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Viewsonic PJD5553LWS Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jun 2015
Projector Native Resolution 3D Projector Brightness Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5553LWS short throw projector features 3,000 lumens with a 20,000:1 contrast ratio, native WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution, and intuitive, user-friendly design. E... More
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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 50 owner reviews this multimedia projector has a brilliant overall owner rating.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewers said in their reviews that this projector was noisy. David Gibbons wrote “The sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies.” in his review of this projector and scored this projector 5 stars. James a Knochelmann mentioned on Amazon “The fan is pretty loud in standard mode.”. James a Knochelmann also said “If you switch it to economy mode (which is plenty bright enough) the fan noise is significantly less”.

Several Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owners reckoned that this projector was quiet. Nick Parsons gave it a very good review score and he wrote in his review on Amazon “It's a quiet unit that stays cool with the fan on the corner of unit”. Pvr mentioned this year “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector”. Pvr also said “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations”.

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Good Picture Quality

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS had good colour saturation. Brandy wrote “It looks near HD from a distance because the colors are so great.”. David Gibbons said in December this year “Nice colours, very bright” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS. Joe he mentioned in his review “The colors are rich and bright”.

A number of customers who purchased it considered that it had good picture quality. In December last year Tony Adams wrote on Amazon “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent” in his Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review.

Several people who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS agreed that it had clear images. Justin Doan said in his review of this projector on Amazon this year “See everything perfectly fine Very big, clear image - We have the projector about 13 ft”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Several customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. An Chen said in her review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS “The sound quality and 3d capability is also decent”. James a Knochelmann gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote “Nice 3D projector”. James a Knochelmann also wrote “The 3d mode is great”.

Good Product Quality

A number of Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. Bryan G. mentioned this month “The picture quality is exceptional for outdoor movies” . J. Walker said a few weeks ago “We loved our old Viewsonic, really liked the quality of this one”. Jim wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade”.

Easy to Use

Nine customers who bought it concluded that it was easy to use. Bryan G. mentioned in December “It's even bright enough to use before dark” and rated it 5 stars. Jim gave it an excellent review score and he mentioned on Amazon in December last year “The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors.”. Jim also wrote “A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house”.

Six customers thought the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned this month “Easy to set up/put away” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS and scored this projector 5 stars. Damion wrote on Amazon “This machine is easy to set up and works great.I don't even have a projector screen yet”. Liberty A. Frederick wrote on Amazon “I absolutely love how easy it was to setup and how light”.

Some Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owners who reviewed this projector wrote that it had a good experience. This year Brad rated the product as very good and he mentioned on Amazon “Used an old 7.1 surround system to get that awesome audio experience”. Karen wrote in her review in the same month “My speakers work well with this and the outdoor movie experience is perfect” .

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. James a Knochelmann wrote on Amazon “If it doesn't ask, you haven't set up the 3d settings in ps3 correctly” in his Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review.

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Good Sound Quality

A few Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewers who purchased this projector agreed that it had good sound quality. Brandy mentioned on Amazon in December last year “My only con is the audio in/out are 3.5mm jacks, not RCA, so there was another purchase for $6 for an adapter”. In December this year Jason Mcduffy said “The picture is very good, easy to adjust, we had no problems hooking up surround sound using an HDMI cable” in his Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review. Also in December this year Jonathan C. mentioned in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS “Made me dock a star is the audio”.

Reasonably Priced

Some customers agreed that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote in December this year “Awesome value and quality!” in their review of this projector. Andyb said on Amazon last year “Great value, seems to work great, prob should have purchased a shorter thro projector” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS. In December last year Jim wrote “The build quality really makes it feel like you've got value for money before you even turn it on” in his review of this projector and scored the product 5 stars.

A number of people who reviewed it thought it was a bargain for the price. Es wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “Cheap and good design as long as you can live with the low resolution” but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. A few weeks ago Patrick Higdon mentioned on Amazon “It was blurry, cheap” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS.

Several customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was cheap. In December last year Grumpyoldman rated the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS 4 stars and said “Simplified optics is probably one reason why this fine projector is so inexpensive, so be happy with the price.”. Liberty A. Frederick wrote in her review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS “I would highly recommend this to anyone who just wants something relatively inexpensive for setting up a backyard theater or for watching movies on a "big screen” and gave the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS a very good review.

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Excellent Brand

Viewsonic data projectors have excellent reviews on average and across all data projectors Viewsonic is one of the top rated brands.

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Nice Design

Some customers who bought this projector reckoned that it was good looking. Bryan G. said this month “The speaker is pretty decent too” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS. Charles Atwater said “I taught two concealed carry courses in the last three weeks in a pretty brightly lit garage” in his review. Joe wrote in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS on Amazon “The Throw ratio is Pretty good I have a 100 inch picture at 12 feet”.

Two people said in their reviews that this projector was a good design. In December last year Jr Ball wrote on Amazon “He said that he has been telling the company that this is a design flaw for years”.

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Good Connectivity

Several Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owners said that the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS was wifi compatible. Mr. R. Case gave the product a very good rating and mentioned on Amazon “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC” in their review.

One person said that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Jr Ball wrote “The BluRay player that I'm using is LG and has only an HDMI output”. One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owner who bought this projector considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Richard Smith said on Amazon “A great projector with good connectivity options”.

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Good Size

Two customers said that it was lightweight. In December this year David Gibbons wrote “Light-weight, easy to focus”. Rolypoly mentioned on Amazon in the same month “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen”.

One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewer who bought the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS thought it was compact. Mr. R. Case said “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers” and rated it 5 stars.

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Robust

A few Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owners who bought the product thought it was well made. Jim wrote on Amazon “The build quality, ease of use and extra features (like sound, HDMI”. A few weeks ago Karen wrote in her Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review “I feel like it is a solid, quility product”. Yulei Tian gave the product an excellent rating and mentioned in December this year “Well built product, full of functions” in their review.

Good Technical Features

Several customers who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS wrote that it had good features. Yulei Tian mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review a few weeks ago “So far so good, lot of features to be explored” and rated it 5 stars.

Good High Def TV

Some Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewers who purchased the product considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Damion said in December this year “At night it's just as good as my HD tv” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. This month Thomas wrote on Amazon “The best HD Beamer for this price” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars.

Good Support

One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewer mentioned that this projector had good technical guidance. Jason Mcduffy gave the product a very good review and he wrote “Instructions were easy to follow also”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Viewsonic PJD5553LWS has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors of this type and age also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think cheaper projectors such as the Epson EH-TW5300[plb_3024661_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to look at including the Optoma HD240W[plb_3856555_price], or the Viewsonic PJD6352LS[plb_2857807_price].

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Supports 3D

The PJD5553LWS supports 3D, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PJD5553LWS.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support 3D and we think the Epson EH-TW5300[plb_3024661_price] which is cheaper; or the Vivitek Q7 Lite[plb_2729937_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D to this data projector and we think the Optoma HD240W[plb_3856555_price] is also worth considering.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The PJD5553LWS is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Across all the data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD5553LWS the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 2,500h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,900h. When compared to other data projectors of this age and type that we have assessed the service life of lamp (economic mode) of, the PJD5553LWS's service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10,000 hours is one of the longest.

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Very Light

Across all the projectors of this spec and age the weights range from 9.7g to 18kg. At only 2.1 kilograms, the PJD5553LWS is quite light compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5553LWS.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewer who bought this projector thought it did not have a good remote control. James a Knochelmann wrote in his Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review on Amazon in December last year “I did run into a problem with the remote.”.

Does Not Support Full HD

Most data projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5553LWS do not support full HD. The PJD5553LWS is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to look at include the Epson EH-TW5300[plb_3024661_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PJD5553LWS do not support wi-Fi. The PJD5553LWS is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Sony MP-CL1[plb_3151534_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The PJD5553LWS has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. The smallest bulb power of multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5553LWS is 50W, the biggest is 380W, and the average bulb power is 240W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5553LWS have RMS rated powers of between 1.5W and 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 6.9W. With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the PJD5553LWS has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst data projectors of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS

Running Costs Are Average

The PJD5553LWS has an average 1 year running cost of £85 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 58 data projectors that were released more than a year ago.

Released Over a Year Ago

This projector has been on the market for over a year.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Viewsonic PJD5553LWS has a pretty average projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5553LWS.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Viewsonic PJD6552LW[plb_3220997_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Infocus SP1080[plb_3696418_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated) or the NEC V332X[plb_3241591_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Video
3D
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Version
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

User Reviews

(50)
Reviewed 16 November 2016 by Jason McDuffy
(Verified Purchase)

The picture is very good, easy to adjust, we had no problems hooking up surround sound using an HDMI cable. Instructions were easy to follow also. This is my first projector and I feel like I made... Read more…

Reviewed 8 October 2016 by Brad
(Verified Purchase)

This is the first projector I've ever purchased so I have nothing to compare it to. Even so, this PJD5555W absolutely kicks ass. We did a quick setup outside just to give it a shot, on an 18ft... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Not worth the trouble! I purchased this projector July last year and within months it was projecting with a line down the screen. The one line turned into several lines. I live in Barbados. When I... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

After weeks of searching, I pulled the trigger and purchased the Viewsonic PJD555W- I was originally searching for a much cheaper product, but after reading reviews of other small units over-... Read more…

Reviewed 7 June 2016 by Lance B. Sjogren
(Verified Purchase)

I got the XGA version of this projector to replace a very similar projector I got in 2012 that I do all my TV viewing on. The one I had was an Epson, also XGA format, but 3LCD rather than... Read more…

Reviewed 31 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great projector! Clear picture, nice color, and easy to set up/put away.

(Verified Purchase)

I'm still in awe that this projector was priced at the point where it was. Since buying a 120" outdoor HD screen I've been searching for 'the right' projector. After reading professional and... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Cheap and good design as long as you can live with the low resolution.

Reviewed 15 May 2016 by N. C. Granby
(Verified Purchase)

Works fine, with a bright picture. There are small speakers in the machine, but not strong enough for any important use of audio. It does lack an HDMI slot, but the price reflects that.

Reviewed 14 May 2016 by David Gibbons
(Verified Purchase)

We have it ceiling mounted in our little shop and it works a treat. Nice colours, very bright, and the sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies, but then we... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £84.93
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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