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This review is from: ViewSonic PJD5133 SVGA DLP Projector - HDMI, 2700 Lumens, 3000:1 DCR, 120Hz/3D Ready, Speaker (Office Product)
got this projector about a week back. the advantage of this over its prior version PJD5123 is this has HDMI port.
HDMI is the digital medium of signal transmission over SVGA or VGA which is analog. also, most of the newer devices would have HDMI ports, in case you need to use them with the projector - eg blue ray or set top box of your cable
I connect this to my laptop all the time to watch movies from DVD and the picture quality is amazingly crisp. I can project the image directly on the white wall without any problems.
with 5000+ hrs of bulb life, i think this projector can be a replacement for your LCD/LED(if you are planning to buy one). you can hook this up with your cable box and you are good to go!
the in build speakers are not that good but it has a voice out that you can use to plug external speakers(i connect Polaroid U228 USB Powered Speakers to my laptop and this $12 pair works well for me!)
it's very quite unlike few other projectors i saw. the only drawback I can mention is viewsonic does not include lens protection cap with this model.
PA: I haven't tried the 3D feature yet.
Update 02 Jan 2011:
It has been more than 3 weeks that I am using this projector and I am so used to the big picture, that I don't use my TV any more! Really a great buy.
Update 28 Feb 2012
I purchased a $10 pair of 3D glasses from Amazon to check the 3D quality of this projector and guess what, it is great. I watched few youtube 3D videos and really enjoyed them.
Update 15 Feb 2013
The projector still runs strong!
I used to connect a 25 feet HDMI cable to my projector and Laptop and it was working fine. recently I bought sony blu-ray player and when i connected the same HDMI cable to the player and projector , there was no picture(picture was coming for a sec or two and then blank).
so I tried connecting shorter 6 feet HDMI cable that I got from sony and it worked. clearly the blu-ray player is not transmitting strong signal to the projector OR my 25 feet HDMI cable could not handle the blu-ray signal.
I resolved this by purchasing another 25 feet HDMI cable from amazon (10-12 $) and now I can see my blu-ray movies fine.
Also, i talked to the ViewSonic rep about 3D glasses. he recommended the active shutter glasses for this projector.
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Initial post: May 10, 2012 7:26:39 PM PDT
Curious how you got 3d without the Viewsonic VP3D1 converter box? And which $10 glasses did you purchase? Thanks
In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 11:12:59 AM PDT
R. Leyva says:
I am also curious! I just got this projector and love it so far. Though, I am skeptical that you don't need a 3D converter box to get 3D running.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2012 11:56:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 20, 2012 11:57:27 AM PDT
sorry to reply so late! not sure why i didnt see these comments before...
i bought these Pro X Style Red/Cyan 3D Glasses for Movies and Games on Flat Screens
just in case of the link is edited by amazon, search for "Pro X Style Red/Cyan 3D Glasses for Movies and Games on Flat Screens"
search for youtube video "3D Video Anaglyph 3D Movie Trailer - PANGEA The Neverending World - 3D Animation 2009" to test the glasses
you need to select highest available resolution in youtube when you play 3D video.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2013 5:37:52 PM PST
Amazon Customer says:
nice got to get me one of those then cuz active glasses makes ur head n ur eyes hurt....but thks for the info.....
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2013 5:39:36 PM PST
Amazon Customer says:
can u use the ones that they give u in the theaters....
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2013 5:51:52 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2013 5:55:25 AM PST
as far as i know you can watch anaglyph 3d on any kind of display unit. it doesnt have to be a 3d projector rite??
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2013 1:16:35 PM PST
yes I think so...On a different note, I recently talked to the ViewSonic rep to understand what kind of glasses are best to view 3D with this projector, and he mentioned the active glasses.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2013 2:47:21 PM PST
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