A powerful new projector
As mentioned in other reviews we wrote, buying a new gadget will be very frustrating. You’ll notice a multitude of superb projectors in stores and this truth won’t really help you buy that one which will best satisfy your needs. ViewSonic has decided to launch its own DLP projector named ViewSonic PJD6531w. According to manufacturers, the gadget “is designed for table-top use or can be mounted on the ceiling for classrooms and meeting rooms.” Does it rise up to expectations? Find out the answer from our review below.
A lot of connectors
Is the ViewSonic PJD6531w beautiful or downright ugly? The product comes in black and looks sleek and stylish. It ships with the following measurements and weight: 8.6″ x 11″ x 4.5″ and 2.67kg; the filter-less design with top load lamp offered easy maintenance and low total cost of ownership. What surprised us was the fact that the PJD6531w didn’t feature air filters, so the device is not protected from dust. Fortunately, the optical path and lamp enclosure are safe from dust and other impurities.
On the front of this projector sit the following: IR remote control sensor, elevator key, lens (including a lens cap which is very useful when you don’t use the projector), intake vent, focus ring and an adjustable foot. The rear sports the power port and various ports and inputs, like USB, Audio in, Monitor out, HDMI, S-Video and many more.
Easy to use
Above sit the control panel, power button and zoom ring. The lamp of the product provided, during our test for the review, 5000 hours in eco mode and 4000 hours in normal mode. The ViewSonic PJD6531w also features a remote control. The latter is small, simple and thus easy to use; moreover, it feels comfortable to the touch. The box that contains the projector includes as follows: carrying case, power cable, VGA cable and 2 CDs (with manual and Network control software).
We didn’t encounter problems when it was time to setup this device. The only thing we didn’t like was the fact that we had to set the angle manually. Once everything was in order, we noticed that the projector offered up to 40 degrees of both down and up keystone projection.
3D technology capable
The PJD6531w boasts True 1280×800 resolution along with 120Hz frame rates made sure that the device experienced no distortion whatsoever. It is also packed with 3D ready DLP technology which includes 3D technologies from nVIDIA (3D Vision) and Texas Instruments (DLP Link); the former enabled us to enjoy fully immersive stereoscopic 3D gaming. Another great technology is the BrilliantColor one; when we tested the gadget, this feature offered excellent all-digital clarity; moreover, graphics were sharp, colors were amazing and very accurate and, finally, video content was superb thanks to the 5-segment color (RGBWY) wheel. The 3000 lumens offered both brightness and clarity in any environment.
Network control was possible via RJ-45. We could receive e-mail alerts of the lamp’s and projector’s statuses, easily manage the projector remotely and much more.
For those of you who are concerned about the environment, the gadget sports a filter-less design along with an eco-mode. The latter reduced power consumption, extended the life of the lamp by 50%, had less audible noise output and produced less heat than other projectors. The product features closed captioning decoder for people who are hearing impaired.
As for warranty, the PJD6531w projector comes with 1-year lamp, 3-year limited parts and first year free Express Exchange service.
After all this test, we have a conclusion for you. If you need a good projector, at an affordable price, the new ViewSonic PJD6531w can be what you need.
|Lens shift (lens shift)||Not|
|Resolution||1280 x 800 pixels|
|Autonomy of the bulb / LED Normal (manufacturer data in hours)||4000|
|Autonomy of the bulb / LED Eco mode (manufacturer data in hours)||6000|
|Noise level standard mode (dB)||34|
|Eco mode Noise Level (dB)||29|
|Internal hard drive||Not|
|DVI video input||Not|
|HDMI video input||1|
|Component video input (YUV or Y / Pb / Pr)||Not|
|S-Video (Y / C)||1|
|VGA video input||Yes|
|RCA composite video input (CVBS)||1|
|Memory Card Reader||Not|
|DisplayPort video input||Not|
|Remote control included||Yes|
|Video cable supplied||VGA|
|Can be mounted on the ceiling||Yes|