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Viewsonic PJ503

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of Viewsonic PJ503. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and noise. The image quality and usability also get good views, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability. There are some critical reviews about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Viewsonic PJ503 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Viewsonic PJ503 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 are impressed by the design and noise. The image quality and usability are also appreciated.

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This summary is based on the products: ViewSonic PJ503D DLP ProjectorViewSonic PJ503D DLP Projector

Oct, 2018

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Great Projector Great Price


This is my first projector, its great for movies, pictures and much more.

This Projector has great image quality for the price! The projected image is very crisp and clear, more than i expected from a such low priced projector. Nice Design, even will support hd (with an adapter :( ). Very nice projector and easy to set up

No digital size adjustment, have to physically move the projector for a different screen size, although not much of a problem for me. Only one adjustable foot

Feb, 2008

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Dude if you want a projector and dont wanna spurge on one, this is your baby! Just straight up its awsome!

Wow! For 500 with a 100 mail in rebate! this is great! It works great and has a great response time when playing games. The display is bright enough to use it during the day with just the blinds closed. It has alot of features built in it. and the...

I has an extra port on the back that looks like it could be used for component RGB input but it doesnt come with a cable for it, I think I can use the one I got with my ATI card a while back that has the RGB pigtail, but i dont have any devices that...

Feb, 2008

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ViewSonic PJ503D 800 x 600 DLP Projector 1,500 ANSI lumens (max.) 2000:1


Beats paying 2-3 grand for a plasma or LCD.

Price is right. The picture for DVD and video games is a lot better than I expected. Easy to navigate menus, lots of picture quality adjustments

No throw length adjustment. The size of my living room limits me to a 70x39 picture(16:9). Have it hooked up to my computer(VGA port), text is blurry

Feb, 2008

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Great Product! Great Quality! Great Price!


The adapters and cables are a small price to pay for this projector's performance. My XBOX 360 and PC look sharp as nails when hooked up. The room I use is fairly dark as it is so it all works out well. BUY IT, you won't regret it!

I bought this projector about a month ago and couldn't be more pleased with the experience I've had with it. Projecting at "110 diagonal it looks amazing. I know there are plenty of projectors out there that may be brighter, sharper, ect... but for...

The only cons I could give this awesome machine would be that without a fairly dark room the colors tend to wash out and also that in order to take advantage of any HD content you must have a VGA adapter/converter for whatever source you use

Feb, 2008

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Can't beat the price on this unit!! On screen menu very easy to use

You can only use keystone, when signal is made. Which is ok unless your setting this up before hand

Feb, 2008

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Not bad..


screen size is 6foot Diagonal At 12 feet

This thing is great for playing games on and watching movies, decent m:s response time.Runs great @ 1024/768 Theres not much else to it

Darks are pretty dark, wish it was a little brighter ; Remote is to small for my big hands

Feb, 2008

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Great picture and Cheap!


Remote is cool .. HDTV is available only with optional part purchase seperatly. DLP projector excellent many will think you paid thousands.

CHEAPPPPPP! after rebate can't belive pic quality and brightness You wont be dissapointed

check company website for image sizing and distance setting. image size will vary with distance and no manual adjustments, like my old projector called a zoom ring ; Has auto adjustments for size 16:9 and 4:3 might not help with your specific applications

Feb, 2008

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component adapter


well worth the money, great projector, really clear/bright

Get the adapter at the viewsonic store, it is not listed under this model's accessories, its under one near the top. adpt-002. Works well, leaves almost a third cropped top/bottom since it is 16:9, adjust the output to 4:3 in settings, and it is...


Feb, 2008

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Excellent for Budget


Its a good budget projector. And thats what it stands out as, a budget projector. Or if your filthy rich you can use it to project a Christmas tree on your house during Christmas.

Cheap. Very much a good entry level projector. Good for movies and games on a grand(er) scale. Good idea for a dorm room. As long as someone doesnt steal it

Cheap. Colours dont stand out as much(but unbeatable for price). Rainbow effect. Exceptionally noticeable for white text on black background a la Movie Credits. It doesnt have a lens shift

Jan, 2008

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Great product


Was swayed by reviews and the high rating for this product by other users, and was not disappointed!

Great projector for the money. Projects great on living room wall at about 8'x7'! Movie night will be awesome now

can't think of any right now

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

The ViewSonic PJ503D packs an impressive 1500 lumens in just 2.6kg. This full-featured projector is light, bright and affordable without compromising on quality. With its DLP technology, a contrast ratio of 2000:1 and native SVGA resolution, you'll be impressed by the rich, saturated colors and crystal-clear images. Support of worldwide video signal standards (PAL, SECAM and NTSC) and HDTV plus digital keystone correction and various video inputs provide exceptional versatility. The Eco-mode function even extends your lamp life and reduces the noise output, which makes it also perfect for home video usage. The PJ503D is the perfect choice for professionals, classroom applications and home users who have a tight budget and expect a versatile and solid projector for data and also video applications.


Certification:CE, CB, TÜV/GS, GOST, UL/cUL, FCC-B, C-Tick, WEEE, RoHS / UL, FCC-B, CCC, CE, NOM, PSB, CUL, ICES-003, Argentina GS, RoHS, IRAM, CB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:SVGA
Image Brightness:1500ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1
Max Image Size:3.81m / 381cm
Max Resolution:800 x 600
Max Screen Distance:6m
Min Image Size:0.95m / 95cm
Min Screen Distance:1.5m
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:160
Service life of lamp:2000 / 3000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):22.2


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

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Dimensions (WxDxH):263 x 108 x 218
Package dimensions (WxDxH):370 x 297 x 186
Power requirements:100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz / AC 100–120/200–240V, 50/60Hz


Horizontal scan range:30 - 100
Noise Level:30
Vertical scan range:50 - 87

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):250


Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:±7
Matrix size:1.4
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1500
Projector native resolution:SVGA (800x600)
Screen size compatibility:37.5–150

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)


Analog signal format system:NTSC 4.43, NTSC M, PAL, SECAM / NTSC 4.43, NTSC M, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: 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
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:3.7