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ViewSonic PJD5523w WXGA DLP Projector - 720p, HDMI, 2700 Lumens, 3000:1 DCR, 120Hz/3D Ready, Speaker (Old Version)

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  • WXGA 1280x800 DLP Projector, 2700 ANSI Lumens, 3000:1 DCR; HDMI input connectivity, 120Hz/3D-Ready powered by TI DLP Link, Supports HD 720p/1080i/1080p
  • Requires the ViewSonic VP3D1 3D Video Processor to convert 3D HD formats to display on ViewSonic 3D-Ready or DLP Link 3D-Ready projectors with HDMI
  • Multiple inputs: Dual RGB in, HDMI, composite, s-video, RGB out, audio in/out, RS232, Apple Mac compatible, 1.2x optical zoom lens
  • Integrated Speaker 1w, Digital keystone correction +/- 40°, Portable lightweight 5.7 lbs
  • Lamp life: 4000/6000 (Normal/Eco), Eco Mode for energy savings, longer lamp life and reduced noise, Remote control with batteries included
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Technical Details

  • 3D-ready
  • speakers

Product Description

Product Description

The PJD5523w is an advanced DLP projector which includes Brilliant Color technology to produce more vibrant colors, while the high brightness and contrast ratios make this projector shine in virtually any lighting situation.


The PJD5523w is an advanced DLP projector which includes BrilliantColor™ technology to produce more vibrant colors, while the high brightness and contrast ratios make this projector shine in virtually any lighting situation. The PJD5523w delivers 2,700 ANSI lumens, 3,000:1 DCR with a widescreen 1280x800 WXGA native resolution. This projector is packed with features like HDMI port, 120Hz / 3D-ready for any PC-based 3D applications, supports HD 1080p video and integrated speaker for multimedia. Filter-less design and energy-saving eco mode provide for zero maintenance and longer product life. With an all new design of only 3.2 inch height and lightweight at 5.7 lbs, it’s perfect for use in corporate, education and home theater environments.

Key Features:

  • 2,700 ANSI lumens for clear and bright images
  • Native 1280x800 resolution ideal for HD 720p content and widescreen brilliance
  • BrilliantColor™ technology provides exceptional display quality
  • HDMI for true-digital picture clarity
  • 6-segment color wheel design, auto source detection, supports HD video signals & integrated speaker
  • 3D-Ready & up to 120Hz refresh rate powered by DLP® Link Technology
  • ECO mode & filter-less design for longer product life & easy maintenance
  • New slim design for easy mobility
  • One of the best warranties in the business: 3 years on parts and labor, 1 year on lamp, and free 1st year Express Exchange® service**

Bright in virtually any setting
Using less watts per lumen than other comparable projectors. And with a 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, it’s the bright choice for business, education and mobile presenters

Settings where the PJD5133 is the perfect solution:

  • Home entertainment - watching the big game or movie, sharing vacations or family gatherings and gaming
  • Business - conference rooms, meetings, brainstorming, etc.
  • Classrooms - lectures, videos, project presentations and even auditorium presentations
  • Mobile presentations - ideal for the travelling salesman




Widen your vision
A wide format projector sporting a native 1280x800 (WXGA) resolution offers a tremendous degree of flexibility and compatibility. Whether you are connecting your widescreen notebook in a conference room, or watching the latest HD 720p / 1080p entertainment content in your living room, you are guaranteed a distortion free image with a matching aspect ratio.

DLP Technology
Advanced DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology allows you to experience crystal clear, razor-sharp and lifelike images with the same DLP technology that Hollywood relies on. For fast action, the response time is also on the order of 1,000 times faster than similiar LCD based projectors. And with no air filters to clean or change, the latest generation of DLP based projectors from ViewSonic offer amongst the lowest TCO (total cost of ownership) in the industry. Check out the TCO calculators at http://www.viewsonic.com/viewschool/dlp-tco-calculator/

BrilliantColor™ technology
Color is one of the most important characteristics of a good projection system, and the latest BrilliantColor technology delivers stunning all-digital clarity with lifelike color, sharp graphics and outstanding video. The sophisticated 6-segment color wheel enhances the yellow color performance that is key to accurate and vivid color reproduction. With multi-color processing, colors are richer and more vibrant with exquisite and precise detail.

The HDMI Advantage
Delivers the best high-definition video and audio quality without losing any degradation. It's perfect for connecting to any high definition home entertainment devices like Blu-ray® DVD players, HD gaming consoles and HD receivers.

Packed with features

  • 6-segment color wheel design improves color performance and accuracy to provide natural, vivid colors
  • Auto source detection senses the source input and syncs with your computer automatically
  • Support wide range of digital signals from SD (480i/480p) to HD (720p/1080i/1080p)
  • Integrated speaker ideal for multimedia applications, videos, audio-enabled presentations

3D-Ready / 120Hz refresh rate powered DLP® Link Technology
With support for TI’s DLP Link technology, you’ll have amazing 3D capabilities at your disposal. The projector’s embedded emitter function means all that’s required to unlock 3D capabilities is a pair of DLP Link compatible glasses, such as the optional ViewSonic PGD-250 active shutter glass kit*.

Eco-mode saves money, power and helps the planet
With only a slight 20% decrease in brightness, the ECO-mode function can extend the life of your lamp by almost 50% and up to 6,000 hours in some cases. Other benefits of ECO-mode operation include reduced power consumption, as well as less heat and audible noise output. It´s good for the environment and great for your budget. The ECO-mode function will definitely help lower your total cost of ownership (TCO).

New Slim Design
At only 3.2 inches height and lightweight 5.7 pounds, it´s light and compact, making it ideal for mobility and portability.


We´ll help you calculate the distance
Choose a projector that fits your space, as well as your lifestyle and needs. Simply determine your desired image size and then cross reference on this chart to locate the required projection distance. An interactive distance calculator specific to each and every ViewSonic projector is also available here to help calculate desired image size and throw distance based on your screen size.

Piece of mind with one of the best warranties in the business
Backed by our 20+ year reputation for quality and reliability, ViewSonic offers one of the industry´s best overall projector warranty with 3-year limited parts, 1-year lamp and first year free Express Exchange® service. Don´t be fooled by seemingly longer warranties out there in the market that exclude the more vulnerable systems and moving parts.

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What´s in the Box

  • ViewSonic projector
  • Power cable
  • VGA cable
  • Remote control with batteries
  • Quick Start guide
  • ViewSonic Wizard CD (with User Guide)

Dimensions and other features:

Product Dimensions (w x h x d): 11.2 x 3.2 x 9.2 (in) / 284 x 82 x 234 (mm)

*Power savings may vary based on actual usage and other factors. PGD-250 active shutter glass kit sold separately. **1 year Free Express Exchange® Service requires product registration. Program, specifications & availability are subject to change without notice. Selection and programs may vary by country. See your ViewSonic representative for complete details. DLP® and the DLP logo are registered trademarks of Texas Instruments and BrilliantColor™ is a trademark of Texas Instruments. All other corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies. Copyright © 2011 ViewSonic Corporation. All rights reserved.

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name ViewSonic
Item Weight 5.7 pounds
Product Dimensions 9.2 x 11.2 x 3.2 inches
Item model number PJD5523W
Batteries 2 AA batteries required.
Color Name Black
Number of Component Outputs VGA
Special Features 3D-ready, speakers
Item Display Height 3.23 inches

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,375 in Electronics > Camera & Photo > Projectors > Video Projectors
#5,625 in Electronics > Office Electronics > Video Projectors & Accessories
#20,866 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Shipping Weight 6.8 pounds
Date First Available March 31, 2011

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Verified Purchase
I purchased this projector for use in a home theater setting. I use it on a projector screen that has enough space for about a 55" display size and it looks amazing. Picture is crisp and colors are vibrant. On eco mode it works very well in a well lit room and looks even better in a dark room. Auto input selection is nice so you can just plug anything into it and it will automatically select the source along with auto screen aspect selection (if you enable these options). After reading a review that someone was unable to use their Windows 7 PC with it, I connected my Windows 7 laptop both through the VGA inputs and through the HDMI inputs and both worked perfectly. Obviously the other review where the user says this does not work with Windows 7 doesn't know how to use their PC / Projector (it's easy plug and play). At 720p resolution, it looks just as good as a 1080p TV I have in another room. Additionally, the warranty is a lot better than most projectors (3 years parts/labor and 1 year on the lamp whereas most only offer 1 year on everything).

Cons: (very little, but if I had to pick something...)
The built-in speaker is mono sound only, so some things might not sound right through the built in sound. The speaker does get loud enough to be adequate, but you shouldn't expect much from the single built in speaker it has. Hooking up a pair of external PC speakers to the audio output greatly improves the sound quality.

Overall, I couldn't be happier with this purchase.

FOLLOW UP after 11 months of ownership:

Something I realized long after this purchase that I think is important to mention is that this projector DOES NOT support HDCP video through the HDMI port. This translates to some Blu-ray discs not being able to play in HD.
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I've had the projector for 2 months now. I'm quite satisfied with the product considering the price I paid (refurb)

Here's actual breakdown of real comsumer usecase set up with a home theater, home computer, and an Onkyo multimedia receiver. The unit is mounted on the ceiling 18 feet from the screen in a darkend basement. Actual projection footprint of screen is 120 inch diagonal on a 4:3 setting.

> Color is superior.Great ability to customize contrast, hue, and all sort of projection aspects.
HD conversion is VERY good considering the hoops I had to jump through.
> Its small and lightweight. Easy to mount.
> Interface signal auto-detection is quite convenient.
> Lumens are perfect for a dark basement setup.
> My 18' projection setup actual extends to ~145 inch diagonal on letter box but I can't install a larger screen to
> Great coverage with factory remote and Harmony remote. 45 degrees plus.
> Composite to RGB interface supports HDMI quite well. Why am I doing this? Read on...

> The projector is HDMI 1.4 only! It is not HDMI 1.3 backwards compatible. I have an inwall 1.3 HDMI cable and I
never saw this limitation in the fine print. My Onkyo receiver and bluray player suffers from the limitation. Poor me
but I'll live with it. That means no 3D as a result.
> NO HORIZONTAL KEYSTONE! If you are using this for home theater and have to mount at least 1 foot off perfect center, expect at least a 5 inch skew.
> The fan is fairly noisy. More noisy than I expected but I turn up the volume on the movies and I don't notice it.
> There is a rainbow effect, however, I hardly notice it except for high contrast dark scenes.
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This projector is really amazing. I'm an IT guy, so I see a lot of projectors in and out of the office. Finally, I decided, it was time to get one for my home. I couldn't be happier with it. Even though I saw a negative review on Projector Central, suggesting that it was more of a business projector than a home theater projector, I couldn't disagree more. They said there were "rainbow artifacts" on the screen, but I can't see them unless I shake my head vigorously side to side. The brightness is fantastic. It's perfect, because even though it has high lumens, the colours aren't washed out. I don't even project this puppy on a screen. I just use a white wall. Incidentally, it's so great, it even works decently on a blue wall. The menu is easy to navigate, it's sleek and attractive. The only thing that concerns me is that it doesn't have a lens cap. The lens is recessed though, so unless you stick your finger in there, it won't face any abuse.
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Have had this projector for about a month and used it quite extensively for movies and computer display. Here are some thoughts on a projector that makes it seem like you're in a theatre; not a hyper contrasty digital theatre but a good old fashioned film reel theatre.

-out of the box the colour setting were horrible; over saturated reds mostly and yellow flesh tones, no contrast in mid-tones, overly bright and grey is the new black.
-With adjustment (there is very detailed in projector controls; search for the manual PDF to see) on the projector and running through OSX's colorsync software, I produced a very good result - one user setting for daytime, one for at night (in the end, pulled up a stock image I found and tweaked until I was satisfied.)
-daytime is OK but washed out; much detail is lost but you can see the picture in a sunlit house (good for youtube and the news).
-nighttime viewing is astounding. You will not appreciate this unless you have 720P or higher content to watch. You will not get the same contrast as a LED TV, but it feels like a movie theatre. The detail is astounding, 13 foot throw distance, about 100 inch 'screen' (white wall). Zoom is turned minimal to preserve brightness; I keep on saying WOW!
-Blacks are "good" to "very good" I'd say (compared to review websites w images of much pricier 1080p projectors), but took some fiddling to get there (contrast and brightness controls)
-All preset colour modes are lame, unless its day time and you want 'brightest'; although view match tries to give accurate colors, it greys everything out.
-there IS a slight difference in brightness across the screen (top right is dim) but this is only noticeable with non-moving monochromatic images.
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