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Viewsonic PRO8520WL
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Viewsonic PRO8520WL Projector

5000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB 5,200 ANSI Lumens May 2016
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The Pro8520WL is the perfect solution for large venue Pro AV projection requirements, thanks to a centred lens, sealed engine and multiple adjustment features like vertical lens shift, 1.6x... More
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4 Reasons For

Viewsonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Data projectors manufactured by Viewsonic have an average rating of 90%, which is in the top 5% of all data projector brands that we have analysed.

Only Released Eight Months Ago

This Viewsonic projector is one of the newest projectors to be released.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors that were released in the last year, the PRO8520WL has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the Hitachi CP-WX5505[plb_3255965_price], or the Panasonic PT-VW535NAJ[plb_3878390_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 33 decibels, the Viewsonic PRO8520WL has one of the quieter noise levels amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the PRO8520WL the noise levels range from 33dB to 39dB, and the average noise level is 36dB.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The Viewsonic PRO8520WL does not support 3D. Most of the other recently released 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors also do not support 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a 3D and we think the Benq SX920[plb_3844019_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other recently released similar spec data projectors, the PRO8520WL does not support full HD.

There are a number of other projectors which also support full HD that you might want to look at including the Viewsonic PRO8800WUL[plb_3702946_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PRO8520WL does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the PRO8520WL also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Panasonic PT-VZ575N[plb_3878496_price].

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Across all the projectors that have been on the market for the last year the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 2,500h to 6,000h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 2,500 hours, the PRO8520WL has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the PRO8520WL is 2,000h, the longest is 4,500h, and the average service life of lamp is 2,600h. The Viewsonic PRO8520WL has a fairly short service life of lamp (only 2,000 hours) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the PRO8520WL.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PRO8520WL

Running Costs Are OK

The PRO8520WL is typical compared to the other 6 recently released 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PRO8520WL is £184.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens, the Viewsonic PRO8520WL has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other recently released 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

We compared all the other 5,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PRO8800WUL[plb_3702946_price] is also worth considering.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for the last year.

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Specification

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Zoom Capability
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Video
3D-Ready
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Remote (IR) Output
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
12V Trigger
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £183.95
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Total running cost over 5 years £183.95
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Viewsonic PRO8520WLuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
24
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer pro8520, acer pro8520w, acer pro8520wl, special pro8520, special pro8520w, viewsonic pro8520, special pro8520wl, viewsonic 1280x800, viewsonic pro8520w, viewsonic pro8520wl
Barcodes 00766907644715, 00766907829914

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