ViewSonic offers a range of DLP projectors for different markets and applications. The ViewSonic PJD5255 is a small projector designed for business applications. It features 5 different viewing modes to enhance the viewer’s experience. The projector is also tastefully designed to suit the needs of different buyers.
The projector’s 1024×768 resolution and 3200 lumen lamp ensured that images were bright and crisp. The device was also very easy to connect and use. Hooking it up to my 3D player or PC was a breeze. Whether I was just viewing still jpeg images or watching a movie, the picture quality was brilliant. Other than the sound, which I found a bit underwhelming, the PJD5255 was quite impressive. The projector blends performance with some neat features, making it a device I would readily recommend to buyers.
ViewSonic PJD5255 Main Features:
HDMI/VGA & USB ports- this allows the projector to be connected to multiple devices, making it very convenient and easy to use.
Exclusive SuperColor technology- this feature enhances image projection by offering a broader color range. In so doing, it ensures a richer viewing experience.
3200 lumen lamp- by incorporating a bright lamp, the ViewSonic PJD5255 ensures brighter and more colorful images.
- User-friendly design
- Low power consumption
- 3D ready
- Low quality sound
- High fan noise, which can be a distraction
- Rainbow artifacts while viewing videos
Size and Design: The ViewSonic PJD5255 weighs 4.8 pounds or 2.1kilos. While it may not be as light as other projectors in its category, it’s still convenient to use. It also measures 9 x 12.4 x 4.1 inches (H x W x D), making it very compact. The projector is also user friendly since most of its ports are located at the back of the device and are clearly marked to facilitate connections.
While the PJD5255 is offered as a small business tool, home users can still enjoy this device. Therefore, business users can make presentations while home users can enjoy high quality movies beamed by the projector. The HDMI, VGA and USB ports are located at the back of the device. This implies that cables can easily be tucked away so avoid a messy setup.
Additionally, the device’s rounded metallic edges enhance its aesthetic appeal, while the tactile keypad on the device is a convenient feature for setting up the projector.
Performance: The picture quality from the projector was very good. The images were also clear and bright even while using the projector in a not-so-dark room. The projector’s 3200 lumen lamp tends to enhance the images’ brightness. Furthermore, the device’s15,000:1 contrast ratio enhances color quality, even when you toggle the settings and increase brightness.
The image display size of the PJD5255 ranges between 30 and 300 inches. This is quite impressive, as you can view larger images and even invite your friends to experience the true-to-life projection. Even while using the larger display function, the images are still crisp, with little to no distortions. The large display size means you can part ways with your bulky TV. Being able to view images on a bigger display is also very cost-effective. Imagine how much it would cost to purchase a 100 inch TV, which would still pale in comparison to the display size offered by the PJD5255.
The fan noise from the projector also depended on the mode in use. I noticed in my ViewSonic PJD5255 review that while operating the projector in standard mode, the noise tended to get somewhat high for my comfort level. However, upon adjusting to eco mode, which is a great way to cut energy costs, the fan noise subsided. By the way, while running the projector in eco-mode, you can save as much as 70% of your power consumption. In so doing, the projector’s lamp would last as much as 10,000 hours, according to the manufacturer.
As far as sound quality is concerned, the speakers only offer 2w of sound, which is only useful in a small room. Thus, if you need to use the projector in a large room, you might want to consider connecting it to external speakers. You do not have to worry though, as the projector features a 3mm slot at the back, where you can attach a home theater system to boost the sound.
Most people who conducted a ViewSonic PJD5255 review on Amazon rated the product very highly, with the average rating being 4.7 stars out of a possible 5. This attests to the likeability of the device by a majority of people who’ve experienced the product. Therefore, you can expect that the ViewSonic will work as expected. If your need true color quality and sharp pictures, this projector delivers that and more.
Moreover, it you intend to watch 3D movies, the ViewSonic PJD5255 has you covered. By simply hooking it to a blu-ray player, you can enjoy 3D picture quality in the comfort of your home. The HDMI and VGA ports perfectly complement the device as they enable you to connect it with other appliances easily. Even if you are just a novice, you’ll find that the PJD5255 is easy to set up and use.
Price: The ViewSonic PJD5255 is very pocket-friendly at its current prices. Given the range of options it offers, it is a steal for anyone looking for a robust, yet compact project that offers many features.
The PJD5255 is new model released only in late 2015. It shows considerable improvement in terms of design and performance when compared to its predecessors. Infact, the PJD5255 can be thought of as a worthy successor to ViewSonic’s immensely popular projector the ViewSonic PJD5134.
It is moving in the same direction when it comes to popularity and sales. This device is definitely worth a closer look.