Summary: Personal Experience This projector confounded me for the first few months. First I couldn't stop noticing digital noise in the picture, then the color wheel started squeaking, plus I could never get the gamma levels correct. Then after a few hours the wheel stopped squeaking. Then after about 100 hours the digital noise disappeared. Then I realized my PC was outputting YPbPr and switched it to RGB and the gamma was finally fixed.
Summary: This is a great projector. Can show full HD content nicely and pictures that are colorful are perfect. The only problem I have with it is, it does not perform well for darker pictures. When watching movies that have most scenes shot in the dark, it is difficult to distinguish between black background and a person's black coat, for example.
Excerpt: This is my 3rd home theatre projector. My first (Hitachi) one only lasted 1.5 years. My second one (Mitsubishi) lasted 8 years! I would've gone with another Mitsubishi but they were in the $ and up range, I like to stay at or below $.The Viewsonic Pro8200 is bright enough to see in a room with a large window with the blinds open. Of course it looks way better when it's dark in the room.
Pros: Bold Colors, Easy To Set Up, Interfaces Well With TV
Very good Projector for the price with very few drawbacks
17 August 2013
Summary: I love it, this is the best DLP projector I have ever owned. I have a 65" Screen with a 8.5 foot throw and this is the only projector that fills the screen edge to edge. The picture is flawless at 1080P and while I do see the rainbow effect from time to time Its not stopping me from loving this projector. My only problems with this projector are as follows. >The projector is kinda heavy. I have seen worse but my last two projectors were about half the weight of this one.
Awesome projector, as long as you don't use the audio port.
J. Salvador "fluffy_fox", Amazon
16 August 2013
Summary: I've had the ViewSonic PRO8200 for a few months now, and have been very pleased with it. I'd worked with all kinds of projectors in college; projectors with low resolutions and dull-looking picture. With that experience in mind, I was amazed at the results I got out of the ViewSonic. Not only is it incredibly bright (bright enough to simply need a blank wall to project onto), but at 1080p it's the highest resolution projector I've ever been able to play with.
Summary: Recently my wife purchased a discounted projector for our daughter. After using it a few times I got really into the whole "Movie Room" idea. So we turned our extra living room into a movie room. I painted a 100" Widescreen on our wall and framed it out. After a few months with that projector I wanted to upgrade and bought this 1080PDLP Viewsonic. I am very pleased with it. The problem is I don't have much to compare it too. This is my first real projector.
A good Value for the affordable price of a full HD projector.
2 March 2013
Summary: Easy set up, great HD 1080p picture,found very little fault, minor settings may change from use to use. This is a good value for the price, for a full 1080p HD projector, I am pleased with it.
Good value, maybe even great value, but not the deal of a lifetime
22 February 2013
Summary: I am new to home theater so keep that in mind with this review. I purchased this projector in Jan 2013 based on some positive reviews for projectors that can be used for multiple purposes. For me specifically, I want to use the projector for blu ray movies (with little or no ambient light) and sports (with some ambient light). This projector seemed to do a fairly good job at both but I decided to perform due diligence and went ahead and purchased an Epson 8350 as well.
There are a few flaws, but overall this projector is a great value.
23 December 2012
Summary: I bought this to replace an old Optoma EP719. The projector is ceiling mounted at about 14' away from a 92" Panoview GrayWolf screen. This was one a few 1080p projectors that could throw that distance and it was lowest in cost. The projector is primarily used with an XBOX 360 to watch streaming video and play games in our living room. The room does have a lot of ambient light during the day. This projector is brighter than the EP719 ever was.