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ViewSonic Pro8100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of ViewSonic Pro8100. 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. Reviews about the design and price are overall positive. The noise and usability also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the reliability. There are some less positive comments about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the ViewSonic Pro8100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of ViewSonic Pro8100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on People are impressed by the noise and usability. The price and image quality are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the reliability.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Viewsonic PRO8100 Full HD 1080p Home Theater ProjectorViewsonic PRO8100 Full HD 1080p Home Theater Projector

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : John Archer (

Viewsonic PRO8100 review


ViewSonic finally gets serious about home cinema with its Pro8100 projector.

Superb colour fidelity and detail ; Ultra-quiet

Blacks can look hollow ; Auto-iris can distract

A fantastic projector with plenty to like - excellent picture quality is matched by an impressively low running noise

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

ViewSonic Precision Pro8100 projector


With the cost of going to the cinema rising, does it make sense to bring the cinema to your home? We sit down with a bag of popcorn and the latest home cinema projector from ViewSonic to find out. Okay so it's not the smallest or most practical...

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Okay so it's not the smallest or most practical projector you've seen, and at almost £3000 (RRP is £2899) it won't be the cheapest. However, if you've got a white wall, enjoy your movies or video games and want to bring the cinema into your home this...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by (

Viewsonic Pro8100 review


ViewSonic's Pro8100 is a huge projector with a centre-mounted lens and controls on one side.

Dec, 2008


Expert review by : John Archer (

ViewSonic Pro8100 Full HD LCD Projector


Can this Full HD LCD projector be ViewSonic's finest home cinema effort yet? John breaks out his 140in screen to find out.

Don't, whatever you do, let the fact that we finished the review with a little run of negatives put you off giving the ViewSonic Pro8100 serious consideration. Its good points outweigh its bad ones very comfortably indeed, and its unprecedented...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by (

ViewSonic Pro8100


It's a big ol' unit, but relatively easy on the eye; get past that bulk and you'll find serious picture quality on offer

Entirely painless set-up ; excellent specification ; bright, vivid colours ; impressive detail levels

Not the darkest blacks ; the handling of the toughest motion isn't perfect

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

ViewSonic Precision Pro8100


It's hip to be square

Huge array of advanced features and controls, excellent image clarity and colour fidelity, quiet operation

It's one of the biggest space-hogs we've seen

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

ViewSonic Precision Pro8100


It's hip to be square

Huge array of advanced features and controls, excellent image clarity and colour fidelity, quiet operation

It's one of the biggest space-hogs we've seen

The home theatre projector has fallen on hard times of late, but don't let that stop you from considering this exceptional model. Both user-friendly and feature rich, it delivers an incredible high-def movie experience for the asking price. Ignore the...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (

ViewSonic Precision Pro8100 LCD Projector Review


It strikes me as odd any time I see a projector of any significant price lacking features such as power Zoom & Focus and Lens Shift. With higher cost projectors I've become an unfortunate victim of

Motorized Zoom/Focus ; Motorized Lens Shift ; Beautiful enclosure ; Super Quiet ; Excellent backlit remote

Slow Auto Iris (no Manual mode) ; Minimal Horizontal Lens Shift (10%) ; No HD Noise Reduction ; Convoluted Menu System

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

ViewSonic Pro8100


The ViewSonic Pro8100 is an excellent 1080p projector, which features a Silicon Optix HQV video processor and support for 24p.

Excellent processing capabilities ; Zero "flyscreen" effect ; Detailed, colourful images ; Quiet ; Motorised lens shift and zoom

Black levels suffer with iris mode off ; Huge

We also tested the projector's capabilities displaying a PC desktop, and this presented no problem. We were able to view up to a 1,980x1,080 resolution with no scaling or scanning issues.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by (

ViewSonic Pro8100


A very likeable projector, but not the last word in all-round ability

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications


Audio Decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS


Horisontal Synchronization Range:15-100 kHz
Vertical Synchronization Range:56-90 Hz




Component (3xRCA) input:2
PC Mouse Communication:Serial


Colour of product:Black


On/off switch: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF
Subtitle formats supported:ass, psb, smi, srt, ssa, sub

Image resolution

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Brightness:1000 ANSI Lumens
Contrast (full on/off):13000 :1
Maximum Image Size:300 inch
Minimum Image Size:40 Inch
Standard Resolution:1920x1080 HDTV
Widescreen: Yes


Bulb power:160
Service life of lamp:2000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3000


Horizontal Keystone Range:40 degrees
Lens Aperture:1.8-2.3
Vertical Keystone Correction:30 degrees


Depth:387 mm
Depth (in):15.23 in
Height:156 mm
Height (in):6.14 in
Weight:9 kg
Weight (lb):19.84 lb
Width:543 mm
Width (in):21.37 in


Ethernet LAN: Yes
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):543 x 387 x 156

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AV, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Printed user guide: Yes


Full HD (1920x1080):Yes (1920x1080)
HDTV Compatible: Yes
Supported Picture Formats:720p, 1080i/p

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite Video In:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Interface:HDMI, USB, 802.11g/n, Ethernet
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):18 / 230
Power requirements:100~240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:DC 12V 2A


Projection Technology:LCD
Projector brightness:1000


Audible Noise:23 db
Audible Noise (whisper mode):18 dB
Lamp Effect:160 Watts
Lamp Life:2000 h
Manufacturer Warranty (lamp excluded):3 Years
Power Consumption:230 Watts
Remote Control: Yes


Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Number of hard drives supported:1
Supported file systems:EXT3, HFS+, NTFS


Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum Video Resolution:1080p

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):201.9 x 55.8 x 148.5
Weight:482 / 9