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ViewSonic Pro8200
7.7 out of 10

ViewSonic Pro8200

The ViewSonic® Pro8200 delivers a true HD home theater entertain Read more

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Reviews and Problems with ViewSonic Pro8200

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Overall 4
4.0

Good picture, bad reliability

Serguei, Amazon
8 March 2014
  • Summary: Quality of image is good and impressive. I have mounted this projector on a ceiling and enjoyed watching films. Sometimes projector started with up-side-down turned screen and I had to fix it with remote, which was bothering a bit.
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Overall 4
4.0

Worked Great For a Week

Justin P., Newegg
8 January 2014
  • Pros: Clear Picture
  • Cons: The fans never spun correctly and would randomly stop spinning at all. So the unit overheated and shutdown all the time. RMA'ed it back to newegg. We'll see how the new one does when it arrives.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very disapointed

Jorge A Castillo, Amazon
11 August 2013
  • Summary: After 3 months using it I'm very disapointed, I bought this projector because the Optoma HD20 jumped $ 300,00 in two weeks, I used to have an Optoma HD70 wich was HD720p and I'm 100% sure that this old model has crispier images and better color output, even though the VS PRO8200 is 1080p.
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Overall 4
4.0

Decent Projector, Iffy Quality, Horrible Service

Michael N., Newegg
27 March 2013
  • Summary: I researched projectors for months before settling on this unit. I saw no indications from reviews here and at avsforum that this model had any issues like I've experienced. I really hope that this is a freak occurrence, as I don't have the patience to deal with ViewSonic support again.
  • Pros: This projector has decent reviews and specs for its price point. I did a lot of research before selecting it, and I was initially happy with it. Great out-of-box calibration, colors were very accurate. The thing is a light cannon, easily watchable in daylight. 1080P content looks great at 104".
  • Cons: It's noisy. This is my first HT projector, so maybe i'm expecting too much, but the cooling fan is easily audible at reasonable listening volumes. The issue is exacerbated due to the unit being mounted directly overhead in my installation. All the other 'cons' I was expecting after reading review...
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Overall 4
4.0

HDMI 1 Audio Dies

Chris N., Newegg
23 March 2013
  • Summary: I liked having 2 HDMI ports, it's not nice to only have one that fully works.
  • Pros: Everything else works.
  • Cons: The HDMI audio has blown out, extensive testing proves it's just that port. There's an hdmi 2 but this is really annoying.
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Overall 4
4.0

Does Not Display Shadow Detail

B. Ellis, Amazon
16 January 2013
  • Summary: I got this projector to replace an older Mitsubishi in a home theater setup and move up to 1080p. My initial impression was wow, what a beautiful bright picture. This is true for sports or bright scenes. It is truly a light cannon.
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Overall 4
4.0

Really, really dark

FPGAEngineer, Amazon
7 January 2013
  • Summary: I am baffled what is going on with this projector. I can run all sorts of calibration images from my laptop and set it up so I see every shade of gray and other colors. It's super bright, and the color are vibrant. Every synthetic test pattern looks awesome.
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Overall 4
4.0

Broke in under 1 month

John B., Newegg
5 January 2013
  • Summary: Hopefully this is just a fluke as modt reviews Ive read claim to be between 1,000 and 2,000 hours with no problems so far. Hopefully Viewsonics bad warranty servicing reputation is highly exaggerated.
  • Pros: Delivers as advertised. Great color, great image. No complaints in the performance department. Fan is a little loud, but its not too much of a distraction. After watching a movie after less than a month of ownership, I heard a pop and projector now will not light up. After reading some reviews an...
  • Cons: Broke after less than 1 month of ownership. I had read quite a lot about this projector and had set the quick power on and shut off to off which is recommended for longer life. Also ran it in eco mode and high altitude mode (I'm at 5000 ft.). There shiuld be no reason this went out this fast.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great for Sports not good for Movies with lots of Dark Scenes

Kindle Customer, Amazon
13 December 2012
  • Summary: This is the first projector I have ever purchased. I did a lot of research and I did see that people were saying that this projector's blacks were not the best. However, there were no REALLY bad reviews. Many people loved the projector and it does have DarkChip3 technology.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bright, but soft

Kaylon C., Newegg
16 July 2012
  • Summary: I've contacted viewsonic a few times about some of these issues, mostly firmware issues, and they have been unresponsive or unprofessional to inquiries. A year ago, I was promised a firmware update was coming to fix some of the issues, but one has never been released.
  • Pros: Bright, decent color selection for correcting color. Works well in bright rooms, and has some great built in and user customizable functions to take advantage of ambient room brightness. Lightweight, and comes with a fairly decent carrying case.
  • Cons: Very soft image, especially at 1080p. Even with a silver matte screen, and perfect focusing, the image doesn't stand out at all compared to your standard 720p projector. If you need quality and sharpness, look elsewhere. As a comparison, the text of this review is hardly readable on an 80" screen...
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