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ViewSonic PJ501

ViewSonic PJ501
alaScore 76

5 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of ViewSonic PJ501. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price, whereas the size and image quality get critical views.


image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the ViewSonic PJ501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Richard Jantz (

ViewSonic PJ-501


Fairly inexpensive model complicates focusing and produces somewhat blurry text.

Fairly inexpensive model complicates focusing and produces somewhat blurry text.

Feb, 2003

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ViewSonic PJ501


The ViewSonic PJ501 looks suspiciously like the Hitachi CP-S317W. If both projectors have similar cases and lighted control buttons, that's because Hitachi also manufacturers the ViewSonic PJ501. Despite the PJ501's 1,500-lumen rating (the Hitachi...

Product Specifications

The PJ500 is ViewSonic's ideal, go-anywhere ultra-portable projector. With a bright 1,200 lumens and 300:1 contrast ratio, this SVGA projector delivers clear, crisp images at an excellent price. The PJ500 offers a short focal length for versatility in any setting, digital keystone correction for a square image at any angle and zoom functions. Plus, the component video feature for superior video quality and eco-mode setting for long lamp life make the PJ500 the worry-free choice for the mobile presenter in a small conference-room, office or training-room setting.

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Display Resolution Abbreviation:SVGA
Image Brightness:1200ANSI lumens/1500ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:300:1/400:1
Max Image Size:5.92m / 592cm/7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:800 x 600
Max Screen Distance:5.9m/9m
Min Image Size:0.76m / 76cm
Min Screen Distance:0.7m/0.8m
Type:LCD projector


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

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35

Other features

Analogue video signal:RGB analogue, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL 60, SECAM, 480i, 480p, 575i, 720p, 1080i
Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Compatibility:PC & Mac
Dimensions (WxDxH):277 x 211 x 61
I/O ports:2 - 48000
Interface:RGB Input, Composite Video, S-Video, Component
Lens system:Manual zoom/focus (manual x 1.2)
Light Source:Lamp 150W UHB Compact, 2,000 hour rating
Power requirements:100-120 VAC / 220-240 VAC, 50-60Hz (universal)
Resolution:800 x 600


Horizontal scan range:15 - 78
Vertical scan range:56 - 120


Contrast ratio (typical):400:1
Projection Technology:LCD
Projector brightness:1500
Screen size compatibility:30"- 233" (measured diagonally)

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)
Bulb type:UHB

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions