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Viewsonic PJD8633
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Viewsonic PJD8633 Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 34dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Feb 2013
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The ViewSonic PJD8633ws is an advanced networkable widescreen WXGA DLP ultra short throw projector that offers advanced connectivity for classrooms and meeting rooms. With an ultra short throw... More
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11 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 80% from PC Mag. If all the data projectors of a comparable spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector is in the bottom 90%.

Viewsonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Viewsonic has excellent average reviews for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors as well as across its entire projector range.

Good Connectivity

Several people who purchased the product agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity. Pcmag.com wrote in their Viewsonic PJD8633 review on expert website PC Mag “It also has a good set of connectivity choices, including LAN, USB display”. Pc Mag mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic PJD8633 on PC Mag “Good range of connectivity choices”.

Robust

One customer who purchased this projector said that it was well made.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “The Viewsonic PJD8633ws offers solid data-image quality and abundant connectivity in a short-throw projector” in their review of this projector.

Supports Full HD

The Viewsonic PJD8633 supports full HD. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years do not support full HD.

Alternative projectors which support full HD currently available which you might want to consider include the PJD7820HD[pl_1536139_price], or the PRO8600[pl_1596542_price] both from Viewsonic which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PJD8633 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The PJD8633 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors of this age and type the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The PJD8633 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PJD8633 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of data projectors of a comparable type and age to the PJD8633 is 2W and the highest is 30W. The Viewsonic PJD8633 has a quite high RMS rated power (16 Watts) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PJD8633.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of comparable spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD8633 range from 3,000h to 20,000h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 7,000 hours, the Viewsonic PJD8633 has a fairly long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PJD8633.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The PJD8633 does not support 3D, unlike most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago which support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PJD8633 do not support wi-Fi. The PJD8633 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at including the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price], or the Epson EB-Z11000[plb_2549617_price].

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

Across all the comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PJD8633 the noise level (economic mode)s range from 26dB to 35dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 31dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of 32 decibels, the Viewsonic PJD8633 has one of the louder noise level (economic mode)s amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD8633

Running Costs Are Average

The average 1 year running cost of the PJD8633 is £116 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 59 projectors of this age and spec.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Viewsonic released the PJD8633.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 34 decibels, the Viewsonic PJD8633 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD8633.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 34dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PRO8600[plb_1596542_price], or the LG PA72G[plb_1580755_price].

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Viewsonic PJD5533W[plb_1500188_price] (33dB).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PJD8633 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PJD8633.

Other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the PJD6383S[pl_1514462_price], or the PJD6683WS[pl_1514463_price] both from Viewsonic.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the X307[pl_1727619_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens), or the W307[pl_1727438_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens) both from Optoma.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
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
Video
3D
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
29 October 2014

The Viewsonic PJD8633ws offers solid data-image quality and abundant connectivity in a short-throw projector...

Short-throw lens
Good range of connectivity choices
Loud audio
Can project 3D content from Blu-ray players, as well as PCs
Rainbow effect in video
Pixel jitter in some images

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £112.17
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £115.86
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00021112252675, 00086000228040, 00766907665116, 07669076651160

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