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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

Great Deal: $699.99

Reviews and Problems with ViewSonic Pro8200

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Overall 6
6.0

there are much better projectors for the money made by BenQ and Optoma

Westley E. Nunn "Semi-Pro DJ", Amazon
2 May 2015
  • Summary: Owned this for 2+ years. Had to be sent back for repair (under warranty - last I checked these DO have a very long warranty) three times in that period. When the lamp eventually went out, it exploded in the projector (I do mean exploded) which was unexpected to say the least.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great picture until...

Wii Parent, Amazon
17 January 2014
  • Summary: This projector was great - picture, clarity, color - until about the 11-month mark when the bulb exploded while in use. I contacted ViewSonic and arranged for warranty repair, although I had to pay to ship it back to them.
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Overall 6
6.0

So far so good

Love my movie theatre, B&H Photo
1 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Havent had this projector for long, but so far I like everything about it. I only use the projection feature. Audio is played through my Bose Adapt-iq Surround Sound system.. The projector delivers bright sharp colors and we truly enjoy it.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls, Thundering Bass
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Overall 6
6.0

Okay projector. DLP technology just not right for me

Dr. Todd, Amazon
21 March 2013
  • Summary: I've never owned a projector before but with prices so low for such high resolution i figured why not. I have a nice big wall in my living room just waiting to be projected on. This projector was okay. It was fairly small and portable and that was nice.
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Overall 6
6.0

Problems with shadow detail

V. Cooper, Amazon
9 January 2013
  • Summary: After getting this projector I noticed that all the dark scenes lacked detail. I tried tweaking all the settings after getting advice from AVSforum.com. The interesting thing was that if I played a movie from my computer or from an old DVD player then the shadow detail was there.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bright But Mediocre

saclevenger71, B&H Photo
8 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I purchased this projector to replace a Mitsubishi HD1000 projector after its color wheel kicked the bucket. Out of the box, I was very impressed with the brightness of the Pro8200. However, as typical with most projectors, it needed some calibrating with the brightness, contrast and color balance.
  • Pros: Interfaces Well With TV
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Overall 6
6.0

careful about the throw ratio (can't use too close to the projection screen)

Tiger128, Amazon
3 December 2012
  • Summary: The projection is mostly fine, but the throw ratio turned out to be a big problem. I had already studied the throw ratio and according to those calculations, I should have been able to get a large image with the limited distance from the projection wall in my room.
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Overall 6
6.0

Warranty Service is Horrible

Seth, Amazon
13 April 2012
  • Summary: This is a great projector for the money. 1080p and super bright when you need it to be. Bulb life is also great. I have put almost 1500 hours on it, and it hasn't even started to dim. Be warned that even though it has a three year warranty, their warranty service is horrible.
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointing horizontal paning

William Holmquist, Amazon
30 May 2011
  • Summary: After two months of use, I feel I did not make a good choice. Horizontal movements are not smooth at all. It hurts the eyes, especially when watching sports programs and action movies. After buying, I found that it is a 24 frames per second projector instead of a 60fps one.
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Overall 5
4.7
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Reliability 2
2.0
Construction 4
4.0

User Review

Kevin Meyer, Projector Central
18 March 2011
  • Summary: Personal Experience Where to begin.........I just finished trading this unit in for another manufacturer's projector that actually works as intended. Rather than run out of room here I suggest you check out AVS Forum site for the MANY owner's problems with this model and with Viewsonic.
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