Viewsonic PRO8520HD
Viewsonic PRO8520HD
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Viewsonic PRO8520HD

A classic 8000:1 1920 x 1080 projector with average features
8000:1 1080p (1920x1080) No 34dB Dec 2012
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Viewsonic PRO8520HD Review

With very good reviews but average features, we have ranked the Viewsonic PRO8520HD number 195 across all projectors.
13 Reviews
Average Features
4 Years Old
£145 Over 1 Year
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Why Has it Scored 42?

It has not bad user reviews but ok expert reviews. 56% of buyers recommended this multimedia projector to others. Sony data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Viewsonic projector has running costs of £145 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,758 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
The PRO8520HD has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
1920 x 1080 resolution
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode

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Viewsonic PRO8520HD In-Depth Analysis


Average Expert Reviews

This data projector received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from PC

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Average Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this multimedia projector is 75% based on 12 owner reviews. 56% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Viewsonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 790 expert and owner reviews (including 107 verified purchases) for Viewsonic projectors and found that on average Viewsonic has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Viewsonic has excellent ratings specifically for its data projectors. 94% of those that bought a Viewsonic data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Not Cheap

The cheapeast multimedia projectors that we found costs £106 and the most expensive costs £17,495. We think that this projector looks expensive.


Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PRO8520HD has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The highest resolution of the PRO8520HD is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 data projector, which is the most common resolution. This projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The PRO8520HD has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 2,500 hours) amongst projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h and the longest is 40,000h.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

Across all the data projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The PRO8520HD has a quite big bulb power (350 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The PRO8520HD is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other data projectors.

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Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Viewsonic PRO8520HD has one of the brighter projector brightnesses amongst projectors of this age.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This data projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on data projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD supports full HD. Most of the other data projectors do not support full HD.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released in December 2012.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The PRO8520HD has an average running cost of £145 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,758 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers projectors pro8520hd, viewsonic pro8520hd, acer pro8520hd
Barcodes 00766907644715, 00846829711358, 05054629303313, 07669076447152

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