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Viewsonic PLED-W800 Projector

£582.70
£519.02 £63.68 cheaper than 36 days ago
120000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 34dB 800 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
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Three industry awards
Good colour and sharpness
Good connectivity
43 Reviews + 3 Awards
projectorreviews.com Special Interest Award PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended technopat.net Editor's Choice
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

This projector received a "Recommended" award from review website PC Advisor.co.uk, confirming their endorsement and it received a Technopat.net "Editor's Choice" award.

The editor of one more expert review site thought that this data projector was good. This Viewsonic multimedia projector received an "Special Interest Award" from Projectorreviews.com.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk this 120000:1 contrast ratio projector has an overall expert rating of 76 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, PLED-W800 owners rated this projector as brilliant. 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.

Viewsonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Based on 684 owner and expert reviews, Viewsonic has excellent ratings for its multimedia projectors. Viewsonic also has excellent ratings specifically for its 120000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 100% of those that bought a Viewsonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Viewsonic PLED-W800 was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Netguide.co.nz said in their review of this projector “It offers a plenty of connectivity options”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to sync. Av Dave said “Setup was very easy and syncing to the various sources was quick” and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Features

Good Technical Features

One owner wrote that it had good features. Roadmap69 said on Bhphotovideo.com five years ago “It does not have as many features as more expensive models” in their review of this projector.


Price

Price Has Gone Down by £63.68 (11%)

The price has dropped from £582.70 to £519.02 in the last 36 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 59% chance that the price will go back up. However the future is never certain and there remains a 41% chance that the price will actually go down further.

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Reasonably Priced

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Two years ago expert website Techlife.net mentioned “DLP with LED light | 1,280 x 800 resolution | Fixed zoom | LED life 30,000h | Weight 800g |At just $899, this is the most affordable projector in our roundup” in their review of this projector but despite that they scored this projector 60 out of 100. Three years ago Projectorreviews.com mentioned “The PLED-W800 is WXGA resolution has a street price under $710 in the US” in their review of this projector. Four years ago Floyd ( I Hate Computers) gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and said “We spent hours going over the specs of many projectors and this is the best in its price range” in their review of the Viewsonic PLED-W800.


Audio

Loud Audio for Its Size

One person mentioned that it was noisy. Pc Mag wrote “Loud audio for its size” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person mentioned that it was noisy. Pc Mag wrote “Loud audio for its size” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.


Good Colour and Sharpness

Five customers considered that the product had good picture quality. Matthew Dixon said “The picture is sharp and vivid – particularly helpful when viewing graphics and text” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Carl W. mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Great picture quality and clear picture in a room without blinds”. Cris scored it 4 stars out of 5 and she said in her review of this projector on Bhphotovideo.com “In full darkness the picture quality is amazing it was super bright, almost to the point where I thought the neighbors might complain”.

Two owners who purchased the product thought it had a sharp image. Trusted Reviews said “Good colour and sharpness” in their Viewsonic PLED-W800 review. Abba gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “So sharpness of lettering was real important when using Windows 8”.

Two customers said in their reviews that the product had clear images. Workshop Media gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com four years ago “The image clarity is great” in their review of this projector.

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Good Remote Control

Two owners concluded that the Viewsonic PLED-W800 had a good remote control. Jeruedas wrote in their review of this projector two years ago “It comes with all is needed and a remote control, that is a plus for us as well, since we often have to connect multiple devices in the same meeting” .

Good High Def TV

One customer wrote that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Thomg mentioned “I previously had a SVGA project, so the full 1080 HD now using a HDMI cord, is very impressive” in their review of this projector.

USB SD

Three customers who purchased the product agreed that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Two years ago Trusted Reviews said “USB SD card slots”. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Can project content from a USB thumb drive or SD card”.

Good Sound Quality

Nine customers who reviewed this projector agreed that it had good sound quality. Four years ago Thomg mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “No problems with audio synch, set up is very straight forward”. Two years ago Mr Cj Field scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said “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”. Gareth White mentioned “I connected a soundbar to improve the audio (the built in speakers are fine for speech.” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Viewsonic released the PLED-W800 in September 2014.


Power

Long Battery Life

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Projectorcentral.com wrote “Long battery life”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people who purchased it agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Netguide.co.nz said two years ago “As bulky as these screens were, they were also tiny” in their review of this projector. Andy C said on Amazon.co.uk “Either they would put too much pressure on my ears or headband and feel too heavy in general, giving me a headache sometimes” in his review of this projector.

One person reckoned that it was good structurally. One owner who purchased it considered that it was lightweight. Gary Yam gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and he said “Very portable and lightweight”.

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Video

Supports Full HD

The Viewsonic PLED-W800 supports full HD, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PLED-W800 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this data projector and we think the Optoma GT1080 (£584.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Projector

Very Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 800 ANSI lumens, the Viewsonic PLED-W800 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst 120000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The projector brightnesses of projectors of this spec and age range from 600 ANSI lumens to 2,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 1,500 ANSI lumens.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The PLED-W800 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Performance

Fairly Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector is 21dB and the loudest is 34dB. At 34 decibels, the PLED-W800 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Design

Easy to Use

Seven customers who reviewed this projector thought it was easy to use. In April last year Amazon.co.uk wrote “Easy To Use”. Amazon.co.uk also said “Intuitive Controls” in their review. Matthew Dixon said on Amazon.co.uk “Though my presentations don't normally require sound it's very handy to have that option –” and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.

Five customers said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote “Excellent, really easy to set up and use, great picture” in their review of this projector and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Gareth White said on Amazon.co.uk “This great little projector is perfect for me; it's easy to set up - I've preloaded my slides onto the internal memory -” in their review of this projector. Gary Yam said “It was very easy to set up straight out of the box”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Mr Cj Field mentioned “Straight out of the box, set up was simple and the clear on-screen menu was a breeze to navigate through” in his review of the Viewsonic PLED-W800 and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a good interface. Jamie B gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon.co.uk “Just the projector I was after! The setup time straight out of the box took mere seconds and the interface is incredibly user friendly”.

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Well Made

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Amazon.co.uk said “Quality Construction” and gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Expert website Netguide.co.nz said “The ViewSonic PLED-W800 is a solid choice”. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said “Solid state, LED-based projectors are all the rage with hard-traveling road warriors” in their review of this projector and gave the Viewsonic PLED-W800 a score of 80 out of 100.

One owner who purchased this projector reckoned that it was reliable. Three years ago expert website Channelpronetwork.com mentioned in their review of this projector “With an exclusive color wheel design and dynamic lamp control capabilities, SuperColor™ Technology projects images with reliable and true-to-life color perfo”.

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Portable Design

Three people said in their reviews that it was well designed. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of this projector “Portable design” . One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. Projectorcentral.com mentioned “Smooth video playback”.

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good looking. Three years ago Chrisray mentioned in their review of this projector “It works beautifully” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Ten customers who bought the product agreed that it was good quality. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this projector on PC Mag three years ago “Solid data-image quality for an LED-based mini projector”. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned two years ago “A highly practical, ultra-portable model that also sports enough picture quality and flexibility to support both business presentations”. Expert review site Netguide.co.nz said “Solid image quality”.


Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Viewsonic PLED-W800 has a card reader integrated, unlike most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The PLED-W800 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other 120000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not have a DVI port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PLED-W800 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Carrying Case

The PLED-W800 has a carrying case, as do most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Viewsonic PLED-W800 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic pledw800wxga, viewsonic 9yylza00, viewsonic 9yylzs00
Barcodes 00766907775723, 00766907825817, 05052184952175, 07669077757236

Viewsonic PLED-W800 Review Sources

To prepare this Viewsonic PLED-W800 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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