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ViewSonic PJ256D

ViewSonic PJ256D
alaScore 79

10 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of ViewSonic PJ256D. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the noise and price. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the image quality.

usability, size, price, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ViewSonic PJ256D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of ViewSonic PJ256D from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

usability, price

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This summary is based on the products: ViewSonic PJ256D Portable DLP ProjectorViewSonic PJ256D Portable DLP Projector

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : staff (

ViewSonic PJ256D review


A portable projector ideal for business travellers

Set up incredibly easy

Lacking some connectivity

A good lightweight projector that's easy to transport and set up

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


The Viewsonic PJ256D is a good projector for presentations, but the lacklustre quality of moving images rules it out for home theatre usage.

Portable, good VGA image quality

4:3 native aspect ratio, poor moving image quality

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Dave Jansen (

Viewsonic PJ256D


When is comes to quality projection you need to consider cost, size and purpose before deciding what to buy. The Viewsonic PJ256D isn't the best proj...

Portable, good VGA image quality

4:3 native aspect ratio, poor moving image quality

The Viewsonic PJ256D is a good projector for presentations, but the lacklustre quality of moving images rules it out for home theatre usage.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

ViewSonic PJ256D


Weighing only 2.2 pounds, the ViewSonic PJ256D is small and light enough to bring along without a second thought even when you're not sure you'll need it

Impressively small and lightweight, at 2.2 pounds. Surprisingly bright image for its size. Comes with carrying case.

No audio. Needs up to two minutes to cool down between turning it off and unplugging the power cord.

Video from a DVD player also fared well. With no onboard audio, you're limited to silent movies unless you have a separate sound system. But the lack of audio seems a small enough price to pay for a projector that's as convenient to carry with you, as...

Nov, 2005

Consumer review (

Excellent product;


Run & buy it...

small, very light, very easy to use & set-up; also low priced. Product shipped immediately and arrived sooner than expected. Worked right out of the box

Have to press the "Power Off" button twice to shut it off. But it's not a big deal at all, can live with it

Jun, 2006

Product Specifications

The ViewSonic PJ256D micro-portable DLP projector is a small powerhouse that unveils remarkable presentations anywhere your work takes you. Its small footprint easily fits in your briefcase and weighs a mere 2.2 pounds. A perfect image is guaranteed in virtually any setting with the optical zoom lens and vertical keystone correction; in addition to lifelike pictures with incredible contrast and clarity in a 1024x768 native resolution and HD capable images. Added perks include a wireless remote with mouse control and laser pointer. Unlock the power of your presentations with the micro-portable powerhouse PJ256D.


Certification:UL, C-UL, FCC-Class B, CB, CE, TUV/GS, PS-mark, CCC

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:80.5
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:XGA
Image Brightness:1500ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1
Max Image Size:6.25m / 625cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Max Screen Distance:10m
Min Image Size:0.81m / 81cm
Min Screen Distance:1.5m
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:DLP Projector


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic


Bulb power:156
Service life of lamp:4000

Lens System



Category of Accessory:Projector accessories
Product Type:Projector lamp

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Other features

Acoustic pressure emissions:39
Analogue video signal:4-pin mDIN / 4-pin mini DIN
Aspect Ratio:4:3
Digital keystone correction:±8°
Dimensions (WxDxH):198 x 148 x 57 / 200 x 153 x 63
Power requirements:AC 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60Hz
Resolution:1280 x 1024
Video compatibility mode:VGA - SXGA (PC) / SXGA (MAC)
Video in:RCA
Video/data systems:RGB, NTSC M, NTSC 4.43, PAL (B, D, G, H, I, M, N),SECAM (B, D, G, K, K1, L), 480i/p, HDTV 720p, 1080i


Horizontal scan range:31.5 - 79.8
Noise Level:38
Vertical scan range:56 - 85


Power consumption (typical):200


Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1500
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:M-NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL-B/G / PAL-D / PAL-H / PAL-I / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM B/G / SECAM D/K / SECAM K1 / SECAM L
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions