Viewsonic LightStream PJD5555W Projector Review

Viewsonic LightStream PJD5555W Projector Review
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PJD5555W Projector Review
Review Contents
Intro
Key Features
Performance
Limitations
Competition and Conclusion
Evan Powell, March 12, 2015
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With 1920x1080 as the established standard for home
theater projectors, it is easy to overlook the vast
improvements being made in less expensive, lower
resolution products. But there is a lot of exciting action
in the sub­$500 price category. If you want a great
picture on a low budget, you need to look no further
than the new Viewsonic PJD5555W.
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Firing up this small portable projector is a treat. The
first thing you notice is the low fan noise, then the
bright picture. Once you open the menu and flip
through the color mode options, it becomes quite
obvious that Viewmatch and Movie modes deliver
solid color balance and very good contrast right out of
the box­no fiddling with the picture controls is
required.
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ViewSonic PJD5555w The native resolution on this projector is 1280x800,
not the standard 1920x1080 you get on more
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expensive home theater projectors. But the picture is
quite smooth and well­integrated with no visible
20000:1 Contrast Ratio pixelation from any normal viewing distance. Details
3300 Lumens such as hair and fabric are remarkably sharp and well­
PC 3D Ready
defined despite its lower resolution. If you want an
$450 Street Price
inexpensive projector that performs exceedingly well
$499 MSRP with no calibration or muss and fuss required, this is it.
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Competition and Conclusion
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(4 comments)
Posted Apr 18, 2016 7:38 AM
By David M
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THE VIEWSONIC HAS A GREAT HDMI PICTURE WITH ADJUSTABLE SCREEN
4:3,16:9,16:10 OR WIDE WHICH ALLOWS FOR A HUGH AND SUPER CLEAR
PICTURE! GREAT PRICE FOR 10,000 HOURS!
Posted Apr 4, 2015 11:50 AM
By Thom
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Did you do any measurements of the black level, contrast ratio, etc.? I know at
one point a couple of years ago there was a little bit of buzz around the
PJD5533W for having unusually good contrast for the price (nearly 3000:1, I
believe), and I'd be interested to know if this new model is also exceptional in that
regard.
Posted Mar 23, 2015 9:43 PM
By Evan Powell (Editor)
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Yes, it has aspect ratio controls.
Posted Mar 21, 2015 8:01 AM
By AV_Integrated
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Do you know if the menus allow for you to set the screen aspect ratio to 16:9? I
have seen some 16:10 projectors which don't allow for this, so when you plug in a
computer, the resolution goes to 1280x800 and with a 16:9 screen, it doesn't fit
properly. With projectors that allow you to tell it (the projector) that you are using a
16:9 screen, it always uses 1280x720 resolution and doesn't ever use the 80
pixels above/below the image.
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