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Viewsonic PJD7830HDL Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 3,200 ANSI Lumens Jul 2015
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The ViewSonic LightStream PJD7830HDL 1080p projector features 3,200 lumens, Full HD 1920x1080 native resolution, an intuitive, user-friendly design and a sleek white chassis. Exclusive SuperColor... More
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One Industry Award

The expert at Crowdedbrain.co.uk endorse this Viewsonic projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on three expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar and techradar.com/au/ this projector has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this multimedia projector rated it as superb.

Robust

A few Viewsonic PJD7830HDL reviewers wrote that it was well made. Amazon Customer gave the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The built in speaker is great”. Last year Gary Ging wrote “The image is very bright (very visible in full daylight and even with indoor lights on) and even the built in speaker is more than useable” in his review of this projector. Rob he mentioned on Amazon in December this year “Setup-- Super Easy to setup and adjust for the screen, using the built in projection pattern helps to get the maximum size, sharpness” in his Viewsonic PJD7830HDL review.

One customer reckoned that this projector was reliable. In December last year Amazon Customer gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Quick and reliable delivery from Amazon as expected, very happy!” in their review of this projector.

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Good High Def TV

Ten Viewsonic PJD7830HDL reviewers said in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Alex May gave it a rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL “The projector displayed the full hd perfectly and even the DVD did not look pixelated at all even on an 100"screen”. Amazon Customer mentioned “It's good for watching HD content as a TV replacement” and rated the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL 80 out of 100. John Lynn said “Can be used in daylight / overcast skies and is a faithful HD picture”.

Good Picture Quality

A few customers agreed that it had good picture quality. Dr. D. E. Goldwater wrote in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL this month “It has a fantastic picture quality” . Mr a P Rea said in his review “The picture quality is excellent even allowing for our open living room & when viewed at night with the curtains shut is outstanding” . This month Paul Tatam mentioned in his review on Amazon “Bought for the local village hall Film Nights - excellent image quality and contrast in bright light”.

Several Viewsonic PJD7830HDL owners who purchased the product considered that it had good colour saturation. Dr. D. E. Goldwater wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon this month “The colours are vibrant and clear even in Eco mode” and gave the product a score of 4 stars. Seb rated the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL on Amazon “Brilliant colors”.

Two Viewsonic PJD7830HDL reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for playing games on. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Fantastic for gaming and films!”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The image is very responsive for gaming on the Ps4”.

Some Viewsonic PJD7830HDL owners said in their reviews that it had a good contrast ratio. Mark Thomas scored it 5 stars and he said “1 contrast ratio and flawless focal performance”. Seb said last year “And bright picture with 15K contrast ratio” in their Viewsonic PJD7830HDL review.

One person who purchased this projector said that it had image ghosting. Webvamsi666 said “No ghosting or crosstalk whatsoever” in their review of this projector.

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Good Product Quality

Some Viewsonic PJD7830HDL owners who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned “The image quality is noticeably better as I hoped” and gave it an excellent review score. Beki mentioned on Amazon this year “While Amazon Prime movies look crisp and clear all the way through, iPlayer let buffering hurt the picture quality noticeably through this, to the point that it was annoying” in their review. Dr. D. E. Goldwater mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD7830HDL review “Fantastic picture quality, great features, looks good, lightweight” .

Easy to Use

A few Viewsonic PJD7830HDL owners concluded that it was easy to use. Alexeastaugh said in December “Settings are easy to use and the numb is bright enough to make viewing during the day with blinds closed” in their Viewsonic PJD7830HDL review. In December this year Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “It's easy to use and the projection size is just brilliant with all the clarity you could want” and scored it 5 stars. In December Beki scored it 5 stars and said “The keystone adjustments are really simple and intuitive”.

Several customers wrote that the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL was easy to setup. In December last year Amazon Customer wrote “It was really easy to set up”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “I'm very happy with my choice! Very easy to set up and adjust the picture size”. Gary Ging wrote on Amazon “I have to say I'm absolutely delighted with it! It is easy to setup”.

A number of Viewsonic PJD7830HDL reviewers who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. M Hall wrote on Amazon “The picture quality is absolutely stunning even on default settings - I keep it on Eco mode to preserve the bulb life” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL. M Hall also mentioned “Has all the advanced features and settings you could wish for”. Webvamsi666 wrote in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL on Amazon “Blacks are good you can get good blacks with settings and colour (Note” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

One Viewsonic PJD7830HDL reviewer said in their reviews that it had a good experience. Last year Amazon Customer said on Amazon “As with other reviews online, I'm sure you could get a better 'home cinema' experience if you pay more.” in their Viewsonic PJD7830HDL review and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

One customer who purchased this projector concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Mark Thomas said “Unrefined to make for comfortable listening” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this projector had good sound quality. Amazon Customer wrote “For movies I would probably recommend a TV soundbar or a proper 5.1 surround sound system” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL and rated the product 4 stars. In December this year Beki mentioned “The only other thing I'm going to need now is a decent surround sound system with a bit of grumble in the bass so that I can feel the sound” and rated it as very good. In December Rob gave the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL a rating of 4 stars and he mentioned “Experience-- The built in audio is far louder” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Alexeastaugh rated the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL as excellent and mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “Great projector for price” in their Viewsonic PJD7830HDL review. Alexeastaugh also wrote “Fantastic projector for the price”. Beki mentioned on Amazon this month “A fraction of the price of a decent sized flat screen TV” in their review.

Two Viewsonic PJD7830HDL owners wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. David L. gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said in his review of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL on Amazon “Fairly good deal”. G. D wrote on Amazon “Cracking bit of kit for anybody looking to get into home cinema on the cheap, BR disc's in 1080p have to been seen to be believed” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL and rated the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL as very good.

One customer reckoned that the product was cheap. Super Saver gave the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “Do budget for a decent sound system if your considering buying this” in their review.

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Good Connectivity

Five Viewsonic PJD7830HDL reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL was good in terms of HDMI connections. Dr. D. E. Goldwater said on Amazon “This is a shame as having an unbuilt, powered HDMI slot is very appealing” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL. M Hall wrote “Tested this using an Xbox one via HDMI and wow - projectors have come a long way since my school days when they were noisy, washed out” in their review of this projector. Mr a P Rea said in his Viewsonic PJD7830HDL review in December last year “The product was delivered on time & I found it very easy to set up with simple HDMI connection to our Sky HD box”.

Three customers reckoned that the product was good in terms of USB connections. A few weeks ago Dr. D. E. Goldwater said in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL “The OSD menu allows you to easily activate the USB power and it works now so I would upgrade to 4 1/2 stars if I could”. In the same month M Hall gave the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL a score of 5 stars and said “One hidden behind a cover that I was able to hide my Chromecast in - it even has a USB port for this purpose”.

Three customers who bought the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. In December Mark Thomas said “Boasting extensive connectivity and high-quality image projection at a very reasonable price” in his Viewsonic PJD7830HDL review and rated it as excellent. Mark Thomas also mentioned “The projected visuals are so impressive, backed up by an impressive suite of connectivity options, that it is fully deserving of five stars”. Testedtechnology.co.uk wrote in their review last year “Extremely good price for what's on offer, Thoughtful connectivity”.

One Viewsonic PJD7830HDL reviewer who reviewed it said that it was able to connect to the internet. This year Beki said “Note here that to get the best of streamed HD content from services like BBC iPlayer you will need a decent internet speed” and gave it an excellent rating.

One Viewsonic PJD7830HDL owner considered that the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL was wifi compatible. In December this year Mark Thomas wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “A clever idea for connecting wireless streaming device sticks while keeping cable soup to a minimum”.

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Good Technical Features

Some people who reviewed the product considered that it had good features. A few weeks ago Mark Thomas wrote on Amazon “It's hard to think of ways in which any features could be improved on at this price” in his review of this projector and gave this projector a score of 5 stars. Gadgetynews.com mentioned in their review of this projector “The PJD7830HDL features a bright lamp, boasts accurate colours, Full HD resolution”.

Viewsonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Viewsonic multimedia projectors have excellent ratings on average and across all multimedia projectors Viewsonic is one of the leading manufacturers.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Viewsonic PJD7830HDL reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. G. D mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The 31st January 2015, you can claim 2 free pairs of 3D shutter glasses” in their Viewsonic PJD7830HDL review. Gadgetman 1 gave the product a score of 5 stars and said in their review “Amazon, brilliant delivery, arrived by 8am next day, paid £399.00 also registered for free DVD and 2 pairs of 3d Glasses, superb picture”. Super Saver wrote in their Viewsonic PJD7830HDL review on Amazon “The picture quality is great - gaming or watching 3D movies”.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed this projector considered that it was neat. In December this year M Hall said on Amazon “Included in the box is a vga cable, power cable remote and cable tidy (which was too bulky for me” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL.

One customer who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL reckoned that it was good looking.

One person who bought this projector reckoned that it was a good design. A few weeks ago Rob said in his review of this projector “With this wonderful design, features and ports it’s perfect for any setup” and scored this projector 4 stars.

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Good Remote Control

Some customers who bought it reckoned that it had a good remote control. This year M Hall mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “The included remote is incredibly handy and even includes a lazer pointer for use with presentations etc”.

Good for Ceiling Mounting

A number of Viewsonic PJD7830HDL owners who bought it thought it was good for ceiling mounting. Dr. D. E. Goldwater said “It has a special back piece which can be used if ceiling mounted to hide all the cabling at the back” . Dr. D. E. Goldwater also mentioned “It looks smart enough to ceiling mount if so desired”. Mr a P Rea gave this projector a very good review and he said last year “Am so happy with the product I am in the process of arranging for it to be ceiling mounted Overall a 5 star performance from both the projector & Amazon” in his review of this projector.

Good Size

A few Viewsonic PJD7830HDL reviewers who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL wrote that it was lightweight. This month Dr. D. E. Goldwater wrote “This projector is remarkably light-weight and can be easily stored in a cupboard when not in use” and scored the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL 80 out of 100.

One Viewsonic PJD7830HDL reviewer who bought this projector considered that it was a good depth.

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Good Support

One customer who purchased it thought it had good technical guidance. Rob mentioned on Amazon “It sits within a foam frame, around which is place for the included cables, cable management and quick start guide as well as remote” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Supports Full HD

The PJD7830HDL supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PJD7830HDL do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available including the LG PF1500[plb_2938210_price], or the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer H6518BD[plb_3000586_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PJD7830HDL has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD7830HDL.

Other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider include a cheaper projector such as the Acer H6518BD[plb_3000586_price] or you might consider a higher rated projector such as the LG PF1500[plb_2938210_price], or the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD7830HDL the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of multimedia projectors that have been available for more than a year is 6.8W, and the RMS rated powers range from 1.5W to 20W. At 16 Watts, the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PJD7830HDL.

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5 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

A number of Viewsonic PJD7830HDL owners concluded that this projector was not noisy. Two years ago Corndolly mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD7830HDL review on Amazon “Still a little too noisy”. In December this year M Hall wrote in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL “I found the volume options a bit limiting - 1 seems too loud for late night listening”. Webvamsi666 wrote “1 star is > a) Fan is a little noisy.” in their Viewsonic PJD7830HDL review although they still gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One person concluded that it was not quiet. This year Rob mentioned in his review of the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL on Amazon “Be aware it's not silent” however despite that he rated the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL 4 stars.

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Does Not Support 3D

The PJD7830HDL does not support 3D, unlike most of the other projectors that have been available for more than a year which support 3D.

It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D including the Acer H6518BD[plb_3000586_price], or the Viewsonic PJD6552LW[plb_3220997_price]; or the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PJD7830HDL does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PJD7830HDL also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The PJD7830HDL is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PJD7830HDL have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Only One Audio (L,R) in

The PJD7830HDL is a one audio (L,R) in projector. Most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the PJD7830HDL have between one and three audio (L,R) ins.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL

Released Over a Year Ago

Viewsonic released the PJD7830HDL over a year ago.

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the PJD7830HDL will cost £105 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 63 projectors of this age and type.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared this projector to all the other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors and we think cheaper data projectors such as the Acer H6518BD[plb_3000586_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Power
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AC Adapter Frequency
AC Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
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Expert Reviews

(6)
22 November 2015

With an extra screwable foot, a USB socket inside the second HDMI compartment and a firmware fix to the flashing source switching I'd be happy to give this Viewsonic projector full marks. But even...

Powerful 16W speaker
Full HD detail
Great in daylight
Highly portable
Bright, punchy pictures
Average black level
Potential for rainbows
Lots of rainbow effect
Average black levels
Needs very careful setup
18 November 2015

Magix Movie Edit Pro 2016 Premium reviewThe Viewsonic PJD7830HDL DLP is the company's new flagship digital light processing (DLP) projector. The PJD7830HDL features a bright lamp, boasts accurate...

17 November 2015

Crowdedbrain.co.uk

Design & ContentsHowever for the most part for your £579 ( Amazon price ) the first thing you will find in the box is a shoulder bag; which of course is designed to carry the projector. The... Read more…

23 October 2015

Forget the PJD7830HDL's lacklustre blackout performance; anyone interested in home cinema perfection will just have to pay more. This cost-effective DLP all-rounder is firmly aimed at the...

22 October 2015

Forget the PJD7830HDL's lacklustre blackout performance; anyone interested in home cinema perfection will just have to pay more. This cost-effective DLP all-rounder is firmly aimed at the...

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User Reviews

(52)
Reviewed 15 July 2015 by R. A. Ghuloom
(Verified Purchase)

This exceeded all of my expectations. Bright enough to be used in the living room with the curtains open if needed. Give it a dark room with a nice high def input and it's amazing. The inbuilt... Read more…

Reviewed 17 December 2014 by G. D
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this projector when it was going with the 3D glasses and the Wolverine BR bundle for £370, unfortunatly Amazon cancelled my order after a week because they could not fulfill the bundle,... Read more…

Reviewed 18 November 2015 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

After lengthy research I decided to update and replace my Optoma projector (HD600X-LV) with this to play video games in 1080p and for it's multiple HDMI inputs. The image quality is noticeably... Read more…

Reviewed 20 December 2014 by John Lynn
(Verified Purchase)

Great value for money, really bright image, just be careful if you are mounting on the ceiling as the distance to screen is important at zoomed out setting, there are no height width scaling... Read more…

Reviewed 16 December 2014 by D. Oliver

Excellent buy at this price. Still a little too noisy but not compared to an Epson 5200 which I returned. Picture is fine on Eco mode and you get increased lamp life and presumably it uses less... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic pjd7830, viewsonic pjd7830h, viewsonic pjd7830hd, viewsonic pjd7830hdl
Barcodes 00766907786217, 04250494913645

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