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Viewsonic PJD7820HD Projector

15000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 35dB Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £87.01 Electricity cost over 5 years
Two industry awards
Unacceptable noise level
Weak audio
76 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This Viewsonic data projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com and it received a "Hot Product" award from Projectorreviews.com.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Advisor.co.uk, PC Mag and 01net.com the average expert rating of this data projector is 70 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 82 owner reviews this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector has an outstanding average owner rating. 46 reviewers (74% of all reviewers) gave this data projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Viewsonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked 686 expert and owner reviews (including 12 verified purchases) for Viewsonic data projectors and found that on average Viewsonic has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Viewsonic has excellent reviews specifically within its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 100% of those that bought a Viewsonic data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

Does Not Have Good Features

One customer who purchased the Viewsonic PJD7820HD thought it did not have good features. Newegg.com wrote “Some color adjustment features are not available depending on what input you use (HDMI”.


Energy

Average Running Costs

The PJD7820HD has an average 1 year running cost of £88 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 73 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three owners who bought the Viewsonic PJD7820HD considered that it was lightweight. Pcmag.com said in their review of this projector on expert website PC Mag three years ago “The ViewSonic PJD7820HD is a lightweight, 1080p data projector that does well in showing sharp text” and gave it a rating of 6 stars. Marcus gave it a rating of 8 stars and he said in his review of this projector “Looks very bright and is lightweight! Colors look very vivid as well”. Zephroth scored it 7 stars and said in their review of this projector on Bhphotovideo.com “Projector is bright, small and lightweight, great for anyone looking at entering into having a projector”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was tight. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this projector “The throw is a tight range”. One person concluded that this projector was compact. Schooltechguy wrote three years ago “Size is delightfully compact.” in their review of this projector.

One person mentioned in their reviews that this projector was heavy and bulky. Z mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “I bought this as an upgrade from my optoma hd720x which lasted me 5+ years of fairly heavy use”.

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Tight

One customer who reviewed it thought it was tight. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this projector “The throw is a tight range”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Two people who bought the Viewsonic PJD7820HD concluded that it had email functionality. Dee101 gave it a score of 6 stars and mentioned “Next I tried typing out an email clearly describing the issue” in their review of this projector. Dee101 also said “I have not got a reply to that email even though it was 3 weeks ago” in their review.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two people who bought it considered that it had good technical guidance. Newegg.com mentioned “The manual states that it's only purpose is to save lamp life when away from the projector for short amounts of time”. Safora gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote “The glasses and instructions however are epic fail”.

One owner who purchased the Viewsonic PJD7820HD considered that it had good customer support. Dee101 gave the product a rating of 78.377477981402 out of 100 and said three years ago “Before I decided to contact customer support, I ensured the problem wasn't something else”.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Five people who purchased this projector wrote that it was noisy. Newegg.com said “Of course a little fan noise (not overbearing) 1 HDMI input is a downer of course” in their review of this projector. Dm wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Bright, clear, not too noisy”.

Noisy Fan

Five people who purchased this projector wrote that it was noisy. Newegg.com said “Of course a little fan noise (not overbearing) 1 HDMI input is a downer of course” in their review of this projector.

Dm wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Bright, clear, not too noisy”.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since April 2017.


Video

Supports Full HD

The PJD7820HD supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector do not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors which support full HD and we think because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030, and the Viewsonic PJD6683WS (£499) is also worth considering.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Viewsonic PJD7820HD has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

The highest resolution of the PJD7820HD is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector the resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PJD7820HD has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including the Viewsonic PJD6683WS (£499) which has better reviews.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Viewsonic PJD6350 (3,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Performance

Fairly Loud Noise Level

The PJD7820HD has a fairly loud noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector. The noise levels of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this data projector range from 24dB to 40dB.

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Viewsonic PJD5232 (£308.66) (32dB).

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Viewsonic PJD7820HD has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Viewsonic PJD7820HD is RoHS compliance. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector also are RoHS compliance.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PJD7820HD has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The PJD7820HD does not have a DVI port, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not have a DVI port.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Thirty-three owners said that this projector was good value for money. Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their Viewsonic PJD7820HD review on PC Advisor.co.uk “The ViewSonic PJD7820HD projector looks like a business bargain at just £720, thanks to its full-HD resolution”. Four years ago expert website Projectorreviews.com mentioned in their review of this projector “We consider it to be a typically equipped low cost portable business projector, of the DLP variety, except that we're used to merely WXGA resolution, half the r”. In the same month Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “In this price bracket, we still prefer the” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7820HD.

One person who bought it wrote that it was expensive. Avforums.com gave it a rating of 7 stars and wrote four years ago “In the past we've been accused here at AVForums of only reviewing expensive projectors and ignoring the cheaper models” in their review of this projector.

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Design

Good Quality

Twelve owners who bought the product concluded that it was good quality. Newegg.com mentioned four years ago “Great picture quality”. Jose Manuel said in his Viewsonic PJD7820HD review “This projector is great for quality at a good price, I'm very pleased” . Colin Gamble gave the product a score of 8 stars and he said “Absolutely amazing! Full 1080p, 3d - amazing, normal quality - amazing”.

Robust

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Yolanda D. wrote “Far from physically durable”. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Three years ago The Student wrote “The built in speaker is a nice touch for making presentations on the go” in their review of this projector.

Accurate Colours After Changing a Few Settings

Seven customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Accurate colours after changing a few settings” in their review of this projector but in spite of that they only gave the product a score of 18.2 out of 100. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Turns out that I wasn't using the proper settings in my 3D driver”. Dyana wrote in their review of this projector on Bhphotovideo.com “100 Once you've applied these settings, press save” and scored it 5 stars.

Six owners concluded that it was easy to use. Newegg.com wrote “Easy to use” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7820HD although they only rated this projector 1 stars. Musicofnite wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The 3000 lumens are amazing, allowing me to use the projector in daylight”. Walter B. said “Lacks some important details that will make it less convenient to use, especially for those who take advantage of its portable size”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Four years ago Thehock rated it 8 stars and said on Amazon “The Projector is easy to setup, practically plug”.

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Well Designed

Three people who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Dyana said “These calibrations produce a striking and beautiful picture whether in 3D or 1080P”. Schooltechguy wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “They are pretty bright, they have decent optics” in their Viewsonic PJD7820HD review. Z said in their review of this projector on Amazon “To be fair the quality out of the box is pretty good.- its louder than you would think”.

One customer who purchased this projector reckoned that it was well designed. Newegg.com mentioned “Great price, easy to install and connect to computer, super bright, light and cool design” in their review of this projector. One person who bought this projector thought it was retro. Walter B. wrote in his review of this projector on Newegg.com three years ago “The glitter adds a touch of retro chic” and gave it a score of 7 stars.

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Weak Audio

Five people thought it did not have good sound quality. Newegg.com said “Mono Sound Output” in their review of this projector. Z said three years ago “Its very noticeable if there isnt any sound playing - annoyingly so.” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7820HD. Also three years ago Julie said on Amazon “You wont notice if you have a decent sound set up”.

Good for Ceiling Mounting

One owner who reviewed this projector concluded that it was good for ceiling mounting. Three years ago Richard Brown said on Amazon “Ceiling mounting best option” in his Viewsonic PJD7820HD review.

Good Remote Control

One customer reckoned that it had a good remote control. Jody R. wrote on Newegg.com “I can't discern a delay between controller and image at all” in his review of this projector.

H Tr Full HD 1080p) Thc

Nine people who reviewed this projector considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7820HD “H tr Full HD 1080p) thc”. Three years ago expert review site Gadgetspeak.com said “For full immersive HD movie watching (in 3D, if you're that way inclined) the ViewSonic's PJ”. Expert website Projectorcentral.com wrote in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7820HD “ViewSonic has cracked the $800 barrier with a capable HD home video projector”.

Accurate Colours After Changing a Few Settings

Seven customers said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Four years ago Newegg.com said “Doing this results in more accurate colors as well as open” in their Viewsonic PJD7820HD review. Newegg.com also wrote “After adjustments, colors really pop, thanks to it's 6-color RGBCYM wheel” in their review. Anthony R. mentioned four years ago “Short of calibration these settings should get you accurate enough colors to please most people” .

Five owners said in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Three years ago Netflix Junky wrote “For $, this is a Great Buy! I am pleased with the picture quality” in their review of this projector. Tony S mentioned in his review of this projector “This is an amazing picture quality” and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Julie said “Picture quality is amazing, 3D is great”.

Two people wrote that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Pc Mag said on PC Mag three years ago “Can project 3D content from Blu-ray players” in their Viewsonic PJD7820HD review. Barry rated it 7 stars and he mentioned “It has a great resolution and Blu-Ray movies look awesome”.

Two owners who bought it mentioned that it was good for playing games on. Newegg.com mentioned “Gamers will fall in love with this projector” in their Viewsonic PJD7820HD review. Anthony R. mentioned four years ago “It makes for a great monitor/TV replacement (you can't get an 80" TV for anywhere *close* to this price) and is ideal for gaming” in his review of this projector.

One person said in their reviews that it was good for watching movies. Anthony R. wrote four years ago “You can't do 3D in 1080p unless you want to be limited to 24Hz (fine for movies since they run at 24FPS anyway.” in his review of this projector.

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Good 3D

Thirty customers who reviewed it wrote that it had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago Pc Mag said “Rendu 3D, sans crosstalk (pas de ddoublement de l'image”. Pc Mag also mentioned “Highquality 3D mode, no crosstalk” in their review. Digitalversus.com said in their Viewsonic PJD7820HD review on Digital Versus “The 3D mode is particularly impressive, with barely any trace of image defects like crosstalk”.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00540758137097, 00766907665314, 00766907752311, 07669076653140

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