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Viewsonic PLED-W800

£515.72
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projectorreviews.com Special Interest Award PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended technopat.net Editor's Choice
A phenomenally economical to run and very cheap moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and 2 further awards from other expert sites
34dB 1280 X 800 120000:1 No Sep 2014
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Viewsonic PLED-W800 Review

With very low running costs and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Viewsonic PLED-W800 number 127 across all projectors.
90
Reviews
35 Reviews + 3 Awards
93
Value for Money
Excellent
76
Features
Good Features
66
Age
3 Years Old
95
Running Costs
£24 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 84?

It has good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others. This projector has received three awards including a "Recommended" from PC Advisor.co.uk and an "Editor's Choice" from Technopat.net. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Viewsonic projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
The PLED-W800 has running costs of only £24 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 5% of all 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report it is easy to use, good picture quality and that it is robust.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
800 ANSI lumens with 120,000:1 contrast ratio for bright, sharp images
WXGA 1280x800 native resolution delivers stunning widescreen picture quality
LED light source provides up to 30,000 hours of usage
Small & light for easy portability
Short throw lens projects large images from short distances in small rooms
MHL-enabled HDMI input for easy connectivity to mobile devices
SD card slot and USB reader with media player support for photo, music, video, PDF, and MS office documents
SuperColor technology for true-to-life color performance
SonicMode delivers optimized audio performance
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £495.97 at Servers Direct 24 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 61% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Viewsonic PLED-W800 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Three Industry Awards

Experts in projectors really like this multimedia projector and have given it three awards.

Two expert review sites thought that this projector was very good. The author at website PC Advisor.co.uk gave this data projector a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from review website Technopat.net who said it was phenomenally good.

One other expert review site concluded that this projector was very good. This was from Projectorreviews.com who gave it an "Special Interest Award".

Average Expert Reviews

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Advisor.co.uk and PC Mag this Viewsonic projector has an average expert rating of 76 out of 100.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 27 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Viewsonic projector is excellent. Over 100% of reviewers gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Viewsonic Has Excellent Projector Reviews

Based on 922 expert and user reviews (including 130 verified purchases), Viewsonic has excellent reviews for its projectors. 95% of those that bought a Viewsonic multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup and three people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Three people wrote in their reviews that the product had good picture quality and two customers mentioned in their reviews that it had clear images.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two people considered that it was well made.

  • Solid image quality…
    Netguide.co.nz February 2015
  • He was impressed with the quality and ease of use too! Sound quality isn't too bad, what you'd expect really from the built in speakers…

Customers Report Good Sound Quality

Four people who bought it wrote that it had good sound quality.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Six people said that the product was good quality.

Value For Money

Marvellous Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £515.72 it is in the cheapest 30% of projectors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Viewsonic PLED-W800 and the United Kingdom price of £515.72 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $659.62 (£914.83).

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The PLED-W800 is one of the cheapest to run projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the PLED-W800 is only £24.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Viewsonic released the PLED-W800 in September 2014.

Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The Viewsonic PLED-W800's noise level of 34dB is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 55% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Viewsonic PLED-W800's contrast ratio (typical) of 120,000 is very high compared to most other projectors. It is in the highest 3% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of data projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the PLED-W800 of only 800 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the dimmest 5% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PLED-W800 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the PLED-W800 of 30,000h is very long compared to most other data projectors. It is longer than 99% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of multimedia projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Viewsonic PLED-W800 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The PLED-W800 has a card reader integrated, unlike 96% of data projectors which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Supports Full HD

The PLED-W800 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The PLED-W800 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Viewsonic PLED-W800 has a carrying case, unlike 82% of projectors which do not have a carrying case.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

viewsonic pledw800, viewsonic 1280x800, visipax 1280x800

Barcodes:

00000011551583, 00766907775723, 00779184220909, 00785123928577, 04913603163941, 05052184952175, 05054629709023, 07669077757236

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