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Vivitek D556 Projector

15000:1 SVGA (800x600) 35dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Feb 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £80.60 Electricity cost over 5 years
Vivitek projectors have good reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD
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Energy

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the D556 will cost £81 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 72 projectors that were launched more than two years ago.


Reviews

Vivitek Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked the user and expert reviews of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each projector brand. On average Vivitek projectors have good reviews from users and experts. 100% of those that bought a Vivitek projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was February 2014 when this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Vivitek D556 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector.

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think because of their better review scores, the IN114A, and the IN116A (£242.97) both from Infocus are also worth considering.

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The Vivitek D556 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is in fact the worst resolution amongst all comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as this projector.

The best resolution amongst similar types of projector is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Vivitek D556 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to this multimedia projector.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of its better review score, the Viewsonic PJD8633 (£783.36).

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the Vivitek DX881ST (£530) (3,300 ANSI lumens), or the Optoma EH415ST (3,500 ANSI lumens).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors of this spec and age, the Vivitek D556 does not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Viewsonic PRO8600.

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3D-Ready

The Vivitek D556 is 3D-ready. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector also are 3D-ready.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the Vivitek D556 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 35dB noise level data projectors currently available including the Optoma ML1500E which has better reviews.

Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the W415e (£939.26) (35dB), or the EH415e (35dB) both from Optoma.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Vivitek D556 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Vivitek D556 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector is 190W and the biggest is 2,400W. With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Vivitek D556 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00814964338020

Vivitek D556 Review Sources

To prepare this Vivitek D556 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 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 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.

Other Projectors to Consider

Infocus IN126

Infocus
IN126

£ 250.00
104mm shallower
50W bigger lamp power
Newer by three months
5,000h shorter service life of lamp in economic mode
Epson EB-Z11000

Epson
EB-Z11000

£ 10,182.74
Hugely brighter projector brightness
A lot bigger lamp power
A lot brighter lamp power in economic mode
£261.84 more expensive to run over five years
Infocus IN124

Infocus
IN124

£ 446.99
Hugely shallower
Bigger lamp power
Newer by three months
Shorter service life of lamp in economic mode
Viewsonic PJD6683WS

Viewsonic
PJD6683WS

£ 499.00
97% brighter lamp power in economic mode
80% higher RMS rated power
Bigger lamp power
Shorter service life of lamp in economic mode
Epson EH-TW5200

Epson
EH-TW5200

£ 581.29
One more HDMI ports quantity
Quieter noise level (economic mode)
Bigger bulb power
Two less VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys
Optoma X401

Optoma
X401

£ 689.20
88% higher RMS rated power
33% bigger lamp power
25% brighter projector brightness
43% shorter service life of lamp in economic mode
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