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Viewsonic PJ503D Portable Projector - PJ503D

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Total Reviews
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4.8
Overall Satisfaction
4.9
Value
4.6
Ease of Use
4.9
Performance

This little projector is working great for use in my classroom. I added computer speakers and my DVD player and have a very portable setup for a big screen effect.

-VP quote

It is a bit misleading to to sell an SVGA (800x600) projector as a "1080i" projector. Those 1080 lines of actual video have to be displayed by 450 lines of actual display, far from rendering high-definition. The brightness was not quite what I expected. I displayed the image at 72 inches width (90 inches diagonal) and thought it to be pretty dim, a single table lamp in the room made the image begin to wash-out. With no lights on at night, it looked fine. I have therefore changed to a smaller screen than orginally planned, to increase the brightness of the image. I tried the 'long lamp life' mode, and although the image is a bit dimmer, it seems a pretty fair trade-off to get 1000 extra hours of lamp life. It's called 'whisper quiet' mode, and I can tell that the fan speed slows somewhat, but it really is not very much lower in sound intensity. It would have been nice to have included the Component video to Computer input converter, otherwise, you can't use the 1080i or 720p input.

-Dan quote

The best budget projector!

on 12/3/2007

I bought this projector a few weeks ago. With the $100 mail-in rebate, it is probably the lowest-priced projector on the market. That said, it does not lack in quality by any means. I'll start off with the (very) few things I do not like. It is very limited in the ability to adjust the physical properties of the picture. You can only change the keystone, though there are buttons to do so right on the outside, though you can go through the menu as well. However, you cannot adjust the skew, zoom, tilt, or other properties that a high-end projector might allow. The upshot of all of this is you need to make sure you can line up the unit directly square with the projection Also, even though it can handle a 1080i signal, it does not have the component video input (YCbCr) used by most high-definition devices. VGA or S-Video are therefore you best options for highest quality video. Otherwise, this is an excellent projector. The picture quality is excellent, and you can change a variety of color options. The projector is small, lightweight & easily portable. I have absolutely no complaints thus far. If you're looking for a quality projector on a budget, you won't do better than this.

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Excellent product, price and service

by L. Ward on 12/10/2007

I selected the least expensive shipping charge and was surprised to find the product arrived the NEXT day! I also saved a substantial amount of money vs. the lowest advertised price at local retail stores and over the internet. The projector works beautifully. I continue to be pleased with Buy.Com!

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Product Overview

Brilliantly affordable mobile projector.

ViewSonic's PJ503D DLP projector delivers the best entry level performance value in the market. Topping the list of performance features is the amazing clarity of DLP Technology. The PJ503D is the right choice for the small offices, classrooms and even home use. This versatile projector offers 1,500 lumens and a high 2000:1 contrast ratio (typ) in only 5.7 pounds. Multiple Inputs, Advanced Image Processing and support for 720P AND 1080I Signals let you connect your PC, DVD player and more. The native 800x600 SVGA resolution, digital keystone correction and zoom lens ensure that you'll get the best possible image in virtually any setting. The PJ503D is a lightweight, versatile projector thats perfect for those on a tight budget or looking for their first home projector.

Specifications

Manufacturer Viewsonic
Mfg Part# PJ503D
SKU 204793844
UPC 766907258417
UPC 14 00766907258417
Features
Bright in virtually any setting with 1,500 lumens
Packs 1,500 lumens in just 5.7 lbs. It's the bright choice for mobile presenters.
DLP technology
Stunning all digital clarity delivers lifelike color, sharp graphics, and outstanding video.
Ultimate video source flexibility
Connect a computer or add a video source for dynamic meetings and presentations.
Advanced video features
Motion adaptive deinterlacer for superior video performance.
Whisper-mode extends lamp life
Extend the life of your lamp up to 3,000 hours and reduce noise output.
OnView® controls for superior screen adjustability
Screen geometry and color adjustments are precisely made via an easy-to-use, on-screen menu.
Tech Specs
Projector
Type: 0.55" DMD, DLP®
Pixel Format: 800x600 SVGA
Lens Manual: focus
Keystone Vertical: ± 7º
Display
Throw Ratio: 2:1
Lamp: 160W, 2,000 hours normal, up to 3,000 whisper eco mode**
Brightness: 1,500 ANSI lumens (max)
Contrast Ratio: 2000:1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (native), 16:9
Input Signal
Frequency: Fh: 30100kHz; Fv: 5087Hz
Compatibility
PC: Analog: from VGA up to SXGA (scaled)
Mac: Analog: up to SXGA (may require a Mac adapter)
Power
Voltage: 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz (universal)
Consumption: 250W (typ)
Dimensions & Weight
Physical (mm): 263mm x 108mm x 218mm
Physical (in.): 10.35" x 4.25" x 8.6"
Net: 5.7 lb. (2.6 kg)
Gross: 8.15 lb. (3.7 kg)
Warranty: Two-year limited warranty on parts and labor, first-year Express Exchange® Service. One-year limited warranty on lamp.
Product Attributes
Maximum Resolution 1280 x 1024
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