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: The only reason I am giving 4 stars is because I love this projector so much. I couldn't ask for more given what I initially payed for it. However, be wary of this projector. My lamp failed after only 1000 hours of use when it was stated from multiple sources that there would be a 4000 to 6000 hour lamp life. CAUTION: 3 year warranty doesn't include the lamp. The lamp has a separate 1 year warranty, any failure after that and you're buying a new one.
Pros: Good Resolution Dual HDMI Output Auxiliary for speakers 130" Screen on our apartment wall (Works great on white walls, don't waste the money on a small and super expensive screen)
Cons: Expensive Don't Trust Lamp Life Short warranties
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.
Summary: All in all, it's a great projector that I use very rarely (around 1-hour per/week) to watch a show or two.
Pros: This is my first projector I've actually owned and it rocks. With a little tweaking, you can achieve great quality out of it.
Cons: At this price points, you're bound to have some cons. For instance, this projector is very sensitive to the circuit that it's on. I have a mini-fridge and whenever it's on, I get horizontal lines across the screen more than usual. Yes, this does mean I get occasional lines across the screen on a daily basis, but it's not something that will interrupt your viewing experience (that much). Picture wise, the projector sucks at producing blacks. Then again, I'm spoiled by ...
Summary: The performance of this projector is exemplary, picture wise. it is nearly twce as bright as its predecessor and less than half the size. It has a few problems regarding the firmware. It is a problerm they have known about for months, but appear to haven't bothered fixing on newly manufactured units. The firmware has a bug which prevents it from saving important settings. Every time you turn on the projector, it's mostly at factory defaults, quite annoying.
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.