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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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Input Ports

The ports on the PJD5123 seem to be dedicated to classroom and office use. Video input ports consist solely of VGA, composite, and the antiquated S-video. The manual instructs you to use component video for the best quality, yet there's not even a component video port. An overly complex diagram in the manual seems to imply you should get an adapter to convert it to VGA. HDMI is not even mentioned.

Input Ports Callout

All the ports are listed below.

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Other Connections

There is a VGA-out port, a micro USB for firmware and mouse support, and an RS-232C port that can be used to remotely control the projector with a computer.

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Placement

The port configuration is a little strange, but it's well-labeled and not too cramped. Of course, there are so few connectors that it would be difficult for them to feel cramped.

Menus & Manual

The PJD5123 comes with a quick-start guide and a CD containing PDF versions of the user manual in several languages. It should answer most of the basic questions you might have, such as how to extract the lamp.

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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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