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ViewSonic PJ258D

ViewSonic PJ258D
alaScore 86

26 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of ViewSonic PJ258D. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the usability. The image quality is also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the noise. Comments are divided on the price.

design, image quality, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ViewSonic PJ258D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : staff (

Viewsonic PJ258D iPod Projector review


Podcasts on the wall? Are you mad?

Very sleek design ; Highly portable ; The iPod dock works!

Runs unbelievably hot

Whether running HD video, hi-res gaming or blocky iPod gubbins, the Viewsonic PJ258D is a beaut

Jul, 2007

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Viewsonic PJ258D iPod Projector


Viewsonic PJ258D iPod Projector review: This is the way to roll. I'm playing PES6 at a crisp resolution on my wall. OK, so it's one of those woodchip-finish wallpapers, but that hardly matters when it's this bright and beautiful

Very sleek design, Highly portable, The iPod dock works!

Runs unbelievably hot

Whether running HD video, hi-res gaming or blocky iPod gubbins, the Viewsonic PJ258D is a beaut

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Mark Hattersley (

ViewSonic PJ258D


Projectors are not always the subject of huge excitement, but this is no ordinary projector. Sure, it can connect to any normal DVD player or PC for playback, but an integrated iPod dock is the PJ258D's true defining feature. We have to admit to being...

Despite having our reservations about this device, it is a success. The PJ258D is a stylish projector that matches an iPod nicely and produces great video quality. It hooks up to a variety of other devices, fulfilling all the requirements of a regular...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Dave Jansen (

Viewsonic PJ258D (ViewDock)


The Viewsonic PJ258D is a portable DLP projector with a native resolution of 1024x768. Designed primarily with PC projection in mind, it also has supp...

Excellent image quality, iPod dock, attractive design, good range of connections

Some rainbow effect, iPod functionality is limited

If you are in the market for a good all-round portable projector, the Viewsonic PJ258D will certainly fit the bill.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : James Galbraith (

ViewSonic PJ258D projector


Projector is light and compact ; IPod dock lets you project audio and video from your iPod

No DVI port ; Built-in speaker sounds tinny

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

ViewSonic PJ258D ViewDock


With the iPod dock in the ViewSonic PJ258D ViewDock, you're no longer limited to the Apple iPod with Video's small screen size.

iPod dock for projecting video stored on Apple iPod. Also charges iPod. Good contrast ratio.

Poor audio quality. Extremely obvious rainbow effect from DLP chip.

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Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Rich Malloy (

ViewSonic PJ258D


The first projector with a built-in iPod dock blows up your videos and delivers a bright picture.

Built-in iPod dock ; Lightweight ; Bright picture ; Inexpensive

Noisy fan ; Wimpy Speakers

Mar, 2007

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

ViewSonic PJ258D ViewDock Projector


The ViewSonic PJ258D ViewDock Projector is a budget business unit masquerading as home theatre -- but you're paying for the superfluous iPod dock.

Portable ; Good for presentations ; Laser pointer remote ; Charges iPod

Images can appear washed out ; iPod dock fairly gimmicky ; Hard to adjust positioning when turned on

The PJ258D does a lot of things right -- it's stylish, ruggedly-built, and light. It'll play from a lot of different sources and gives a good amount of brightness. The problem is that this projector is more of a "proof of concept" than a feasible...

May, 2007

Expert review by : ZDNet (

ViewSonic PJ258D ViewDock Projector


The ViewSonic PJ258D ViewDock Projector is a budget business unit masquerading as home theatre -- but you're paying for the superfluous iPod dock.

Portable, Good for presentations, Laser pointer remote, Charges iPod

Images can appear washed out, iPod dock fairly gimmicky, Hard to adjust positioning when turned on

May, 2007

Expert review by : Team Digit (

ViewSonic PJ258D


ViewSonic PJ258D

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

ViewSonic's PJ258D ViewDock projector sets the bar for digital lifestyle projectors for work and play by converging entertainment excitement with professional practicality. The integrated iPod dock lets you project content directly FROM your iPod with video for larger-than-life pictures and videos. The array of projector connectivity options allows you to connect a PC, DVD player, game consoles, and more. The PJ258D uses Texas Instruments DLP technology for razor sharp digital images. Its stylishly contoured design is sophisticated for the contemporary professional on the go and the entertainment aficionado by night. Your projector doesn't have to be lackluster anymore as ViewSonic's PJ258D ViewDock elevates the status of your digital lifestyle.

Audio Output




Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:XGA
Image Brightness:2000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1
Max Image Size:7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Max Screen Distance:10m
Min Image Size:0.76m / 76cm
Min Screen Distance:1.19m
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:DLP Projector


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


Bulb power:200
Service life of lamp:2000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):20.2 - 24.2


Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:1 / 2

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Digital keystone correction:Vertical ± 15º
Dimensions (WxDxH):288 x 190 x 83
I/O ports:1 x 15-pin mini D-sub\n1 x RCA jack\n1 x 4-pin mini-DIN\n15-pin mini D-sub to 3 x RCA \n1 x 3.5mm stereo mini jack\n / PC-VGA: 1 x 15-pin mini D-sub\nComposite Video: 1 x RCA jack\nS-Video: 1 x 4-pin mini-DIN\nViewDock: iPod dock\nAudio: 1 x 3.5mm stereo mini jack\nUSB: USB Typ B
Lens focal range:2.3–2.75
Package dimensions (WxDxH):332 x 195 x 315
Power requirements:AC 100–240V, 50/60Hz
Projection lens:F = 2.3–2.75/f = 20.2mm–24.2mm
Video compatibility mode:RGB, NTSC M, NTSC 4.43, PAL (B, D, G, H, I, M, N60), SECAM (B, D, G, K, K1, L), SDTV/EDTV (480i/p, 576i/p) HDTV (720p, 1080i)
Video in:31-79.8

Packaging Content

Cables included:Composite, VGA
Handheld remote control: Yes


Horizontal scan range:31 - 79.8
Noise Level:37
Vertical scan range:56 - 85

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
Headphone outputs:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):280


Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1
Keystone correction, horizontal:15
Keystone correction, vertical:15
Projection distance:1.2 - 10
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2000
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 7620

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Analog signal format system:NTSC 4.43
Full HD: Yes

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:M-NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL 60 / 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

Package weight:4.6