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ViewSonic PJ551

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of ViewSonic PJ551. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviews about the size and noise are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the ViewSonic PJ551 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for ViewSonic PJ551

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of ViewSonic PJ551 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. Views about the noise and size are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, image quality, size, noise

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ViewSonic PJ551D 2300 Lumen DLP XGA ProjectorViewSonic PJ551D 2300 Lumen DLP XGA Projector

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: . (techradar.com)

ViewSonic PJ551D review

 

A budget projector that fails to make a lasting impression

Decent performance ; Budget price

Frustrating remote ; Basic connectivity ; Quite noisy

A nice price isn't enough to make this an appealing projector when its rivals have many more features without you having to spend much more

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Laurence Grayson (trustedreviews.com)

ViewSonic PJ551 LCD Projector

 

Data projectors have a variety of uses, from home cinema to portable business presentations, and getting the right product depends entirely upon your intended use. If you're involved in giving business presentations, and need something lightweight and...

Mar, 2004

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Viewsonic PJ551D

 

Budget portable projector

High native resolution, quiet

Low brightness for a new release model

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Viewsonic PJ551D

 

Budget portable projector

High native resolution, quiet

Low brightness for a new release model

The Viewsonic PJ551 is a model that targets the budget-conscious consumer, and it performs solidly. It may not have class-leading specifications, but for the price it's definitely a good choice.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (techtree.com)

Viewsonic PJD6210 DLP Projector [Review]

 

Smooth picture quality makes watching movies enjoyable

Limited connectors, not good for low ambient rooms, minor color bleeding

techtree reviews are amongst the most pathetic and useless reviews that you can read.....!!Even a 10th std student can write a better review

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

ViewSonic PJ551D XGA Projector with 3 Year Warranty

 

Very easy to use - clear menus.

When we first got it, the colours were a little off, & we often saw "rainbow" flashes in the image during busy scenes. Adjusting the colour "temperature" via the menus resolved this & it's been great since.

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

ViewSonic PJ551D XGA Projector with 3 Year Warranty

 

Easy to set up and use- professionally and personally. Great for home cinema purposes.

A little heavy but otherwise great

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

Great product for the price

 

Very good proyector at a really good price. It is worth it.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: principalb (tigerdirect.com)

Good Product, great picture, simple to use!

 

I purchased this as a replacement for an older projector. It is much sharper, brighter, and has better color saturation than the one it replaced. Control range is somewhat limited but it works well.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: gemzoe, (tigerdirect.com)

great so far

 

I have just used this for powerpoint and youtube vidoes but so far has exceeded my expectations

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

The ViewSonic PJ559D DLP projector features 2,700 lumens, native 1024x768 resolution, ultra-high 2000:1 contrast ratio and Brilliant Color technology for precise images in any lighting condition. This full-featured projector includes multiple inputs for connecting several display sources simultaneously, dual 5-watt speakers for complete multimedia presentations, vertical keystone correction for easy image adjustment and direct off feature. Choose from whiteboard, blackboard or greenboard mode for the best picture on your projection surface. Eco-mode extends lamp life and reduces fan noise as low as 34dB. Protect your projector from theft and unauthorized use with the Kensington security port and PIN lock password. Choose the PJ559D for education and business use.

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Certificates

Certification:CB, CE, GOST-R, Hygienic, TÜV/GS, UL/cUL, FCC-B, ICES-003, IRAM, NOM, SASO, UKrSEPRO, PSB, C-Tick, EK SABS, CCC, BSMI, WEEE, RoHS / CB, RoHS, WEEE, UL/cUL, FCC-B, ICES-003, IRAM, NOM, PSB, C-tick, EK, CE, TUV/GS, GOST-R, Hygienic, SASO UKrSEPRO, CCC / UL/cUL, FCC-B, CE, CB, CCC, NOM, ICES-003, IRAM, TUV/GS, GOST-R, Hygienic, UKrSEPRO, RoHS

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Portable
Product Type:Portable projector

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:21cm/22.3cm
Height:10.9cm/11cm/8.4cm
Weight:2.4kg/2.5kg/2.7kg/2.8kg
Width:27.1cm/27.7cm/28.9cm

Display

Built-in Display: No
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:1.78

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Display Resolution Abbreviation:XGA
Image Brightness:1200ANSI lumens/1500ANSI lumens/2200ANSI lumens/2300ANSI lumens/2700ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1/2500:1/300:1/400:1
Max Image Size:6.35m / 635cm/6.48m / 648cm/6.4m / 640cm/7.62m / 762cm/7.6m / 760cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Max Screen Distance:10m/9m
Min Image Size:0.69m / 69cm/0.71m / 71cm/0.76m / 76cm/0.7m / 70cm/0.8m / 80cm
Min Screen Distance:0.7m/1.2m
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:PJ550/PJ551/PJ551D/PJ559D/RLC-034/RLC-036
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic

Lamps

Bulb power:150 / 180 / 200
Lamp Type:UHB
Service life of lamp:3500 / 4000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):4000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):21.9 - 24.2
Focus:Manual
Throw ratio:1.97 - 2.16:1

Miscellaneous

Category of Accessory:Projector accessories
Product Type:Projector lamp

Multimedia

Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
RMS rated power:10 / 5

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 10 - 85 / 10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 0 - 40 / 5 - 40

Other features

Analogue video signal:RGB analogue, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL 60, SECAM, 480i, 480p, 575i, 720p, 1080i / RGB anaolg
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3, 16:9
Compatibility:PC: From VGA up to SXGA / Mac++: Up to SXGA (may require Mac Adapter). / UL/cUL, FCC-B, CE, CB, CCC, NOM, ICES-003, IRAM, GS, GOST-R, Hygienic, UKrSEPRO, RoHS
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Digital keystone correction:±10 °
Dimensions (WxDxH):271 x 110 x 223 / 271 x 223 x 110 / 273 x 215 x 108 / 277 x 233 x 109 / 289 x 210 x 84
I/O ports:1 x RGB Input 15-pin HD;\n1 x D-sub;\n1 x Composite Video RCA;\n1 x S-Video Mini-Din 4 pin;\n3 x Component RCA;\n1 x Audio In RCA;\n1 x Control RS232. / RGB Input 15-pin HD, D-sub (x1) \nComposite Video RCA (x1) \nS-Video Mini-Din 4 pin (x1) \nComponent RCA (x3) \nAudio In RCA (x2) \nAudio Out 3.5mm stereo mini jack (optional) \nControl 15-pin D-sub (RS232 optional)\n
Interface:RGB Input, Composite Video, S-Video, Component / USB (B)
Lens system:F = 2.51 - 2.69 / Manual zoom/focus
Light Source:Lamp 150W UHB Compact, 2,000 hour rating. Running eco-mode extends life beyond 2,000 hours if proper care of lamp is taken.
Menu:OnView: Brightness, contrast, V. position, H. position, H. phase, H. size, colour balance (red), colour balance (blue), aspect ratio, auto, RGB, blank, mirror, start up, volume, menu colour, timer, language, auto off, Sync on Green
Package dimensions (WxDxH):369 x 194 x 296 / 369 x 296 x 194
Power requirements:100-120 VAC / 220-240 VAC / 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz / 100–120V AC / 220–240V AC / AC 100-120/220-240V, 50/60Hz
Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1280 x 1024
Scalable resolution:1,280 x 1,024 maximum
Video in:RGB, NTSC M, NTSC 4.43, PAL (B, D, G, H, I, M, N, 60), SECAM, SDTV/EDTV (480i/p, 576i/p), HDTV (720p, 1080i)

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, VGA
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Horizontal scan range:15 - 78 / 31 - 100 / 31 - 79
Noise Level:34 / 35
Noise level (economic mode):32
Vertical scan range:50 - 120 / 50 - 85 / 56 - 120 / 56 - 86

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 3
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
Headphone outputs:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):9
Power consumption (typical):200 / 210 / 230 / 245 / 250
Power Source:AC

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1 / 2500:1 / 300:1 / 400:1
Keystone correction, vertical:+/- 40 / -40 - 40 / ±40
Matrix size:1.4
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Projection distance:1.2 - 10 / 10
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1,500 Lumens / 1200 / 2200 / 2300 / 2700
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:27.2/250 / 30"- 300" (measured diagonally) / 690.9 - 6350
Supported aspect ratios:16:9
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.1:1

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)/3500hour(s)
Bulb type:UHB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

3D: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC 4.43, NTSC M, SECAM / NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, SECAM / NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM / SECAM
Full HD: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 480p, 720p

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/NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM/NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / SECAM/NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video/Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:5.9 / 6.3
Weight:2.4 / 2.7 / 2.8