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Viewsonic PJD5123 DLP Projector Review

The Viewsonic PJD5123 is an entry-level DLP projector that's bright enough to satisfy most demands.

June 01, 2011
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Calibration

Calibrating a projector can be a bit tricky because it has so many uses. To this end, Viewsonic provides two User modes that use one of their other presets as a starting point. You could set one of these for bright office-room use, and the other for a more color-accurate theater role. Additionally, lamp settings may be set to Eco to decrease power consumption and, consequently, brightness. The PJD5123's video settings are especially mysterious, because they allow you to set each color on the RGBCMY color wheel separately.

We chose the following calibration settings for color-accuracy in a home theater.

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Video Modes

There are a handful of video modes from which to choose, or to use as a baseline for one of the user-calibrated modes. Unless you're using them to modify one of these two User modes, these preset video modes may not be changed.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. 3D
  7. Viewing Effects
  8. Calibration
  9. Connectivity & Media
  10. Power, Noise & Heat
  11. Optoma HD20 Comparison
  12. Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD Comparison
  13. ViewSonic PJD6531w Comparison
  14. Conclusion
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