Amazing, absolutely amazing
Since my price point was anything below $1000, I didn't mind paying a little extra for 1080p. I decided to apply the funds remaining in my projector budget to an Onkyo HT-S7409 5.1-Channel Network Home Theater speaker system with receiver, since in the course of my research I discovered that this projector's speakers leave a lot to be desired. Now that I own the projector and have experienced it first hand, I agree fully with that assessment.
Stunning picture even for a videophile
I use this projector for both video and gaming. It provides a stunning picture even for a videophile like me. If you are looking into setting up a home theater, take a serious look at this projector before considering spending much more money on an HD projector. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
High lumens, Good contrast ratio
This projector is suitable for large conference room or classrooms. For those who need to project their presentation materials, whether for business or education, will find it useful because of it's brightness range.
A quality movie projector and you wonâ??t regret buying it
The ViewSonic PJD5134 SVGA DLP is a quality movie projector and you won't regret buying it. You can game, watch sports, or your favorite movies, even in 3D, and in high enough quality that you shouldn't have to worry about quality. You can get roughly 177" of screen from 25 feet away, and you can watch it with the lights on.
In my opinion this is the highest quality movie projector I've ever had the pleasure of trying.
Current version's Dynamic Iris provides respectable blacks
This is a projector that will be more at home in a theater than a livingroom, based on lumens. Still, the Pro 9000 projector has enough brightness to work in more of a family room environment as long as you don't go too large on screen. Movies can certainly look good at night, and sports can work in the daytime with some ambient light.
Today, thanks to 3D capable projectors needing extra brightness, most of those are simply a brighter proposition for a livingroom family room.
Good placement flexibility, high contrast
At its core, the Viewsonic Pro9000 is a promising concept - a home theater projector built around a hybrid light source. Its LED/laser engine boasts a lifespan of 20,000 hours, making lamp replacements a thing of the past. As one of the first LED/laser projectors to be specifically built for home theater, many people will find themselves salivating at the prospect of a maintenance-free projector.
Excellent colour resolution
Given the extreme contrast demands placed on projectors by many of our favourite Blu-rays, the ViewSonic Pro9000's difficulties handling dark scenes represent a major hurdle to us taking the company's bold new projector technology to our hearts just yet.
That said, the ViewSonic Pro9000 also gets enough things right in both performance and practical terms to convince us that it's a technology worth pursuing. File under "one to watch", then...
Motion resolution is great
Judged solely as a projector, the Pro9000 is vastly outperformed by Sony, Epson, and JVC, all of which are basically the same price as the ViewSonic. Even if you figure in not having to pay for lamps over the lifetime of the projector, it is still not a decent value.
As a glimpse at the possible future of projector lighting technologies, though, it's fascinating.
Quiet, cool operation, Excellent color accuracy
We think ViewSonic has a winner of a projector on its hands with the PRO9000. Its cool and quiet operation, relatively compact size and light weight, excellent color reproduction, stellar remote, and admirable brightness levels are trumped only by its 20,000-hour "lamp" rating. We didn't miss this projector's lack of 3D capability for a second, but we'll let you decide whether lens shifting trumps never having to swap out a pricey light bulb.
Image delivers 1080p clarity
As a technology development, Laser Hybrid LED has a lot going for it. It's only marginally more expensive than similarly specified LCD and DLP models, and its colour performance is striking. However on the Pro9000 it's not quite bright enough to function well in a moderately lit room and blacks still have some way to go before they're Dark Knight approved. Whether the lack of 3D will prove an additional deterrent for buyers remains to be seen.
A great projector
I purchased this projector to be used at functions for a social club. We generally show DVD's in a room that is only slightly darkened, with the projector about 15' from the screen, and club members view it from 20 - 50 ft away. So we needed a projector with some muscle to get an image large and crisp enough to be enjoyed from the back of the room. I researched lots of projectors, and this one seemed to offer the best quality for a reasonable price.
Near excellent data image quality
The PJD6683ws delivers a more than attractive mix of features, starting with the native 1280x800 resolution and the short throw lens. It's also suitably bright; it delivers near excellent data image quality; and it offers all the connections you'll likely need, including HDMI.
The one potential shortcoming is the video quality. However, the video is good enough for short clips, even with the projector's tendency to show rainbows.
Excellent performance for its price
The result is that the PJD5533w has a lot going for it as a multimedia/business/classroom projector. If it were more expensive, its lack of networking capability and meager connection options might be a detriment to sales. While we have not reviewed at direct competitor to the PJD5533w in its price range, a quick look at the competition (same price, brightness and resolution) shows that there are few that offer the contrast ratio, lamp life and warranty of the PJD5533w.
Very sharp image with any resolution and good color accuracy
The Viewsonic PRO8300 does not dazzle with features, but instead targets a specific market quite well. Most high resolution multimedia projectors also come with a fairly high price, well above that of the PRO8300's sub-$1000 street price. While the PRO8300 is 1080p (1920x1080) and the others are WUXGA (1920x1200), that difference in vertical resolution is not going to be visible in most circumstances.
Pictures genuinely watchable in ambient light
If you're thinking about buying a Pro8300 as a cheap movie projector for watching mostly in a darkened room, you should think again. Fast. It's simply not up to the job.
What the Pro8300 does do quite well, though, is serve up sports footage and even at a push animated films with so much brightness and colour richness that you can genuinely enjoy them in daylight conditions. Even if you're just projecting onto a wall or zero-gain screen.
Delivers bright, full-HD resolution images
This full-HD projector excels in well-lit rooms where its powerful brightness can make presentations really pop, be they stills or anything up to 1080p video. All this is assisted by its large selection of inputs, built-in speakers and a handy laser-pointers. However, it fairs considerably worse in colour accuracy in dim home-cinema lighting.
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