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Viewsonic PJ358

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Viewsonic PJ358. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the noise and size. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the design and usability.

price, image quality, size, noise

usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Viewsonic PJ358 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Viewsonic PJ358

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Viewsonic PJ358 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ViewSonic Replacement Lamp for ViewSonic PJ358ViewSonic Replacement Lamp for ViewSonic PJ358

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Viewsonic PJ358

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Viewsonic PJ358 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People really like the usability. The image quality is also mentioned favorably.

size, image quality, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ViewSonic PJ358 Ultra-Portable Projector- 3.9 lbsViewSonic PJ358 Ultra-Portable Projector- 3.9 lbs

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Browne (techradar.com)

Viewsonic PJ358 review

 

This projector is starting to show signs of age but it can still push a pixel or two

Lightweight ; Twin VGA ports

4:3 aspect ratio ; No lens cover

A lightweight and portable projector that has reasonably good image quality and some useful features for the business user

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Alex Cox (pcplus.co.uk)

PC Plus review: Viewsonic PJ358

 
May, 2007

Expert review by: Paul Lester (pocket-lint.com)

Viewsonic PJ358 projector

 

Viewsonic has recently expanded their range of projectors quite considerably; we have one on test here in the reasonably priced PJ358. It's touted at mobile workers or businessmen, but its strengths, which include a short throw lens, help it double up...

Fast startup and shutdown, range of effective settings for improving quality, large display with short throw lens, HD up to 1080i

Poor contrast ratio, video playback only really possible in dark environments, better suited for occasional use

All in all this is a pretty well featured projector for the price, but if you’re looking for something to use intensively, particularly in the case of video playback, you might find it a bit of a strain on the eyes. The PJ358’s strengths lie in the...

May, 2007

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Viewsonic - PJ358

 

This LCD projector is available from Viewsonic as the PJ358 and also as the Hitachi CP-X1, although you pay nearly £100 extra for the Hitachi logo. Oh, except that the Hitachi is silver and the Viewsonic ...

This LCD Viewsonic projector displays a good image and is also quiet in operation. Those are two key factors that make it well worth consideration, while the low price is a distinct bonus that plays heavily in its favour.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Richard Leon (macworld.co.uk)

Viewsonic PJ358

 

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Sep, 2001

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

The PJ358 doesn't have the best performance on the market but it remains a fairly good projector considering its price tag.

Good video performance, excellent colour reproduction, USB photo slide show, good price tag

Image quality problems, over-sharpening, overly bright, unattractive design

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Dave Jansen (goodgearguide.com.au)

Viewsonic PJ358

 

The Viewsonic PJ358 is a portable LCD projector with a native resolution of 1024x768 and a brightness level of 2000 ANSI lumens. It is manufactured by...

Good video performance, excellent colour reproduction, USB photo slide show, good price tag

Image quality problems, over-sharpening, overly bright, unattractive design

The PJ358 doesn't have the best performance on the market but it remains a fairly good projector considering its price tag.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: Ryan (newegg.com)

Light Bright!

 

The picture/movie viewing capability is an interesting feature, but is pretty useless IMO. It sounds cool on paper (Hey, I can hook up a USB drive with pictures and have it play a slideshow... oh wait, my PC can do that too...) but it could have been...

Very lightweight and bright. It ran for 12 hours straight at my LAN party and was a real crowd pleaser. Great colors and saturation even with medium flourescent lighting and indirect skylights overhead

No digital input. No RCA audio input/output. Inadequate documenation on how to use the USB picture/movie viewer

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

The ViewSonic PJ358 ultra-portable projector is a performance leader with a rich feature set at an affordable price. The PJ358 delivers 2, 000 lumens and 1024X768 XGA resolution for crisp, detailed images in any lighting situation. The short throw distance enables you to display A 60-inch image from 4.9 feet. At just 3.9 lbs, This projector's portability is enhanced by its small footprint. It's also easy to set up with auto vertical keystone correction and easy to pack up with its direct off feature. A wide array of PC and video connectivity options let you deliver dynamic, versatile presentations and you can connect a USB flash drive to project JPEG and M-JPEG images without a PC. The PJ358 is ideal for table-top or mounted use in the office or on the road.

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.5cm/16.7cm/20.5cm
Height:5.9cm/6.5cm/6.6cm
Weight:1.3kg/1.8kg
Width:21cm/27.4cm

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:XGA
Image Brightness:2000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1/500:1
Max Image Size:7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Max Screen Distance:12m/7.8m
Min Image Size:0.76m / 76cm/0.89m / 89cm
Min Screen Distance:0.81m/1.6m
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Portability:Portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:DLP Projector/LCD projector

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Manufacturer:ViewSonic
Model:PJ260D/PJ358/RLC-033
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic

Lamps

Bulb power:160
Lamp Type:UHB
Service life of lamp:2000

Lens System

Focus:Manual

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Projector accessories
Product Type:Projector lamp

Multimedia

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

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Digital keystone correction:Y
Dimensions (WxDxH):274 x 205 x 59
Package dimensions (WxDxH):375 x 292 x 195
Video in:NTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV/EDTV, HDTV

Performance

Horizontal scan range:31 - 106
Noise Level:36
Vertical scan range:56 - 120

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:3
Composite Video In:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:2

Power

Power consumption (typical):250

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Projection distance:0.8 - 9.3
Projection Technology:LCD
Projector brightness:2000
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:762 - 7620
Zoom capability: Yes

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video

Full HD: Yes

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:M-NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / SECAM/NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM/NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video/Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:4.5
Weight:1.8