Cons: The first unit would only stay on for about 1.5 minutes before powering down. Hopefully the replacement will be reliable. It's big & heavy so not the most practical to haul around to conference rooms - it'll be worth it if it lives up to its specs.
Excerpt: This is my first experience with a View Sonic product and even though we have not had it long it is a great improvement over our old Panasonic projector. We purchased this product to use in our church sanctuary and the picture is brighter and clearer than I expected. We bought two units linked them together and we are projecting on front and rear screens simultaneously. We have had nothing but positive comments since we installed them.
Summary: I got this for what I thought was a great deal. I was not looking for the highest quality but really the best bang for my $. I use this everyday in business for demoing my software. I also use it on the weekends for showing movies on the side of the house. It is very bright in the office. It is not bright enough for daytime outdoor viewing at long throws but what projector really is? None really...
Lost brightness within a few months of use. Few hours on bulb.
Jeffrey H. Miller "JHMiller", Amazon
14 January 2014
Summary: Viewsonic's customer service was good, not great. They wanted to take weeks for a replacement to be granted, but they sped up the process a little after I mentioned the "One (1) year Express Exchange Service" copied directly off their website. Still disappointed that a business class projector wasn't good.
Summary: Very pleased with this projector. I use it with an approx 20 foot throw on a 12 foot widescreen. I have it hooked to a playstation 3 via hdmi. I play games, watch bluray and DVD movies, and also stream netflix with this projector. It does very well with everything I've thrown at it. I would give it five stars except that in dark scenes, or with scenes with a lot of browns, it seems to washout a little. Not too terrible though. Bright movies (like Pixar) are spectacular.
Summary: The ViewSonic Pro8300 projector was awesome. However, it did not work after the first time. As a refurbished item, the price was very important to my decision but after this incident I decided not to try another one and ended up buying the ACER H6510BD projector instead. The ACER new cost was about the same as the refurbished ViewSonic item and it is 3D capable.
Summary: This projector is simple to use and easily potable. Having the various ports on the back enable versatility in its uses. I've connected my cell phone for showing YouTube videos to various laptops, DVD, Roku, AppleTV, and other devices flawlessly.
Excerpt: We spent hours going over the specs of many projectors and this is the best in its price range. It should be listed as a business projector that you can even use at home. Clear image. Easy setup. Quiet. It even has the lens cap tethered to it. Nothing bad to say about it as yet, hope it just works and works. We will use it for classroom and trade shows whenever possible. It also has a nice padded case!
Pros: Clear Display, Easy To Use, Padded Case, Quality Construction, Quiet, Small Footprint, Tethered Lens Cap
Summary: 3000 Lumens, 1080p. I have it mounted from my ceiling in my living room. At 96 inches of screen right now. It can go almost double that if given enough room. One of the best purchases I've ever made. Can not go back to TV's from a projector. Even with sunlight flooding in, the picture is of fantastic quality. Watching something when it's dark out with lights off, incredible.
Summary: I have three of these now in our office. We use them for business use, and that actually may be the better market for them to try, as "home theater" implies movies and such. I have an AppleTV hooked to one, and it's fine with video, but ALL DLP systems are prone to a "rainbow effect" that some people get bent about. It doesn't register with me, but here's what I'm on about- say you're watching a movie and it's a scene where a car is driving on a road in the dark.