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Viewsonic PRO8520HD
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Viewsonic PRO8520HD Projector

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
8000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 34dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Dec 2012
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The ViewSonic Pro8520HD is a high brightness, Full HD 1080p projector ideal for use in any large venue installation even in rooms with high ambient light.Built with BrilliantColor technology, this... More
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One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site decided that this multimedia projector was good. This data projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Expert review website projectorcentral.com scored this Viewsonic projector 91%. Projector experts think this 8000:1 contrast ratio projector is one of the very best projectors of a comparable type and age.

Viewsonic Has Excellent Projector Reviews

Viewsonic is one of the best data projector brands according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all projectors.

Supports Full HD

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD supports full HD, unlike most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the PRO8520HD which do not support full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other data projectors which support full HD currently available including the Sony VPL-FHZ55[plb_1596654_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a built-in speaker(s).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesss of 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years range from 2,600 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens. At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The best resolution of all similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PRO8520HD is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is VGA (640x480).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Projectors of this age and spec have noise levels of between 33dB and 40dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. At only 34 decibels, the PRO8520HD has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Sony VPL-FHZ55[plb_1596654_price] (40dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 20 Watts, the PRO8520HD has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PRO8520HD. The average RMS rated power of comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 11W.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The PRO8520HD is a two number of built-in speakers projector.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The PRO8520HD has more HDMI ports quantitys than most of the 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PRO8520HD. This data projector is a two HDMI ports quantity projector compared to most of the comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have one HDMI ports quantity.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most data projectors of this age and type have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Viewsonic PRO8520HD which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Very Big Bulb Power

The PRO8520HD has a very big bulb power (350 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PRO8520HD. The smallest bulb power of 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PRO8520HD is 240W, the biggest is 350W, and the average bulb power is 280W.

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Very Light

The PRO8520HD is one of the lighter data projectors that are a comparable age to the PRO8520HD (only 3.9 kilograms) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The lightest projector of a similar age and spec to the PRO8520HD is 2.2kg heavy and the heaviest is 22kg.

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Does Not Support 3D

Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PRO8520HD support 3D, however the Viewsonic PRO8520HD does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the PRO8520HD, the PRO8520HD does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Across all the data projectors of this age and type the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,000h to 6,000h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 3,000 hours, the PRO8520HD has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 2,500 hours, the PRO8520HD has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the PRO8520HD. The shortest service life of lamp of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the PRO8520HD is 2,500h and the longest is 20,000h.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The PRO8520HD is a two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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Average Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the PRO8520HD is £145 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 13 projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released over four years ago.

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1 Award

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

(1)
11 February 2014

Projectorcentral.com

The Viewsonic Pro8520HD is a big bright model designed for use in conference rooms and board rooms. Promising up to 5,000 lumens of brightness, the Pro8520HD is designed to be flexible and... Read more…

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 4 April 2014 by Pedro
Pedro would recommend the ViewSonic Pro8520HD (Verified Purchase)

I installed the projector in a bar and it has a great resolution and a wonderful image...

Reviewed 9 February 2015 by RRRoger
RRRoger would recommend the ViewSonic Pro8520HD

We use this for Sunday Morning Services. Projected images are AweSum! Only two problems: 1. Still too bright for my Video Camera to record at 60%. The image wants to over expose/ blow out, the... Read more…

Reviewed 5 June 2014 by The Church Media Guy

5K lumens for this price point is exceptional but I had to return the unit due to a defective HDMI input #1 plus weak output audio. HDMI1 had static and flicker like a bad connection. HDMI2 worked... Read more…

Reviewed 11 July 2014 by Jeff C

Let me start by saying B&H Photo was and is great company to do business with. I wish I could say the same for ViewSonic. We are building a new church building and purchased what seemed to be a... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £144.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £144.22
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers acer pro8520, acer pro8520h, acer pro8520hd, vs14804 pro8520, vs14804 pro8520h, vs14804 pro8520hd, viewsonic pro8520, viewsonic pro8520h, projectors pro8520, projectors pro8520h, viewsonic pro8520hd, projectors pro8520hd
Barcodes 00766907644715, 00846829711358, 05054629303313, 07669076447152

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