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Viewsonic PRO8520HD

75

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Viewsonic PRO8520HD

£1,699.73
Viewsonic PRO8520HD
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A fully featured and classic moderate noise level 1080p projector, with alright running costs but representing only average value for money
34dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 8000:1 No Dec 2012
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Viewsonic PRO8520HD Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Viewsonic PRO8520HD number 196 in best selling projectors.
87
Reviews
1 Review
58
Value for Money
Average
87
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Age
5 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£100 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has good user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 72%. Epson projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Viewsonic projector has running costs of £100 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 20% of all 2,026 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The PRO8520HD has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Dual HDMI for true digital picture clarity
Environmentally friendly eco-mode saves money and power
Long-lasting reliable picture quality & superior color performance
Virtually maintenance-free with filter-less design
Easy projection setup with automatic vertical keystone correction
Packed with features
Presentation made easy with advanced display options
Centralized LAN control & monitoring with crestron
Maintenance free with filter-less design
Brighter than average projector brightness
BrilliantColor technology
DLP technology
Stunning picture quality with full HD 1080p resolution
Settings where the pro8520hd is the perfect solution
5000 lumens guaranteed to shine anywhere
Has a handheld remote control
Has a built-in speaker
Peace of mind with industry leading warranty

Viewsonic PRO8520HD Video Reviews

Viewsonic PRO8520HD In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Viewsonic Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 912 expert and owner reviews (including 123 verified purchases) for Viewsonic multimedia projectors and found that on average Viewsonic has excellent ratings compared to other brands. 98% of those that bought a Viewsonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £1,699.73 it is more expensive than 80% of multimedia projectors.

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The PRO8520HD has an average running cost of £100 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 20% of all 2,026 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since December 2012.

Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most data projectors. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The PRO8520HD's noise level of 34dB is relatively average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the loudest 48% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Viewsonic PRO8520HD of 8,000 is fairly typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the highest 41% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the PRO8520HD of 5,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than 84% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PRO8520HD has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Viewsonic PRO8520HD of only 2,500h is shorter than 88% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a handheld remote control, as do 80% of projectors.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the PRO8520HD of 350W is in the biggest 12% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. Multimedia projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Supports Full HD

The PRO8520HD supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

projectors pro8520hd, viewsonic pro8520hd, acer pro8520hd

Barcodes:

00766907644715, 00809392591215, 00846829711358, 05052182917756, 05054484242109, 05054533242104, 05054629303313, 07669076447152

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