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7.4 out of 10

ViewSonic PJ551D

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Overall 10
10

Excellent product, easy to use, interfaces well with home video equipment.

1elzie, Ebay
7 August 2012
  • Summary: Good solid performer. Quiet in whisper mode. I bought this for showing movies out doors. It has been a smash hit this summer. Works well with DVD, Blu-ray, and Ipad. My 13 year old son and his friends can set this up and have a movie on the screen while the adults are bringing out the munchies!
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Overall 8
8.0

Overall it's wonderful. Doesn't have HDMI but for the $ to get HDMI it's ok

timothy0101, Ebay
8 June 2011
  • Summary: This isn't the end all to be all projector. It isn't even close to one of the best BUT for the money that you will spend to purchase this unit compared to a high end projector.... well let's just say if you had 2K or more to spend on a projector, you wouldn't even be looking at this unit. Now that we got that out of the way, I like this unit very much. It does leave me wanting a little more but I have used this unit for over 7 years and I have NEVER BEEN EMBARRASSED.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Reliability 8
8.0
Construction 8
8.0

User Review

Bob Abooey, Projector Central
10 November 2009
  • Summary: Personal Experience Used this projector for one year. Amazingly good looking projection on the wall. On a screen it looked even better (of course). Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and PC looked awesome. Problems None.
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Overall 9
9.3
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 10
10
Construction 10
10

User Review

Brad Beerman, Projector Central
8 October 2009
  • Summary: Personal Experience I got this projector just over a year ago to replace my Infocus X1. I would have preferred a 1080p projector, but since money was a bit tight, I decided to save a little and use a cheaper projector for the next year or two. I bought the Viewsonic from Costco for $620 including tax and shipping and it came with a rebate for a free extra bulb.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Projector for home family room (gaming/movies/tv)

nauran99, Ebay
7 August 2009
  • Summary: Projector is perfect for home family theater room for about any viewing needed. Supports HD signal and high in lumens and contrast, perfect with lights on or off.
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Overall 10
10

Great projector for small room.

song_robin, Ebay
19 May 2009
  • Summary: Needed a basic projector for our conference room in the church. Haven't even tried it out yet -- but I'm expecting this will do the trick. Just remember folks: when brightness is an issue, you'll want something with high numbers in the Lumens AND the Contrast Ratio. If you want to see anything on screen properly when the lights are turned on, you better hit at least 1500 in both areas (Lumens & Contrast Ratio).
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Overall 10
10

Great Projector

It Job, B&H Photo
3 February 2009
  • Summary: Great projector for a great price!
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Focus, Sharp Picture
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Overall 8
8.0

little mighty

SMB, B&H Photo
12 January 2009
  • Summary: Great quality for the compact size. It's very quiet also.
  • Pros: Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

Just works

oznet, B&H Photo
1 September 2008
  • Summary: The good: Took it out of the box, connected it, turned it on ,and it autodetected the input and started working. Relatively cheap Supposed to get a free replacement lamp with mail in rebate (still waiting for mine) The not so good: Not Hi-Definition, lack of component or hdmi inputs (even if they scale to the lower resolution) The Component cable is NOT included. Not too much lens zoom.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Lightweight
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Reliability 6
6.0
Construction 6
6.0

PJ551D

b. carras, aboutprojectors.com
22 July 2008
  • Summary: really bright and colors are great for such entry level projector ,if your rainbow prone look somewhere else. i paid $569 got $10 shipping then a $20 paypal rebate total cost $559 then 7 weeks later i got the extra lamp as promised .
  • Pros: XGA, good contrast. HD component input , super low price really good bright vibrant video from HD scaled to XGA or scaled to16-9. 4000 hrs lamp life in eco mode. cheap $200 replacement lamps. almost no screen door . free extra lamp rebate , good warranty service from viewsonic .
  • Cons: Noisy , both sound wise and picture wise .lots of motion problems fast moving scenes. with dark scenes pronounced rainbow . no digital inputs . had to send it back in the first month as it had issues ,they sent me a brand new one.
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