The ViewSonic PJD6531w produced a lot of light and had good color performance—after it was calibrated.
The PJD6531w is a DLP projector with WXGA resolution and a claimed light output of 3200 lumens. It supports 120Hz inputs, making it 3D ready. At 5.9lb, the projector is rather heavy, but it does come with a handy carrying case.
A small, extending leg at the front of the projector and two on the back allow the angle to be adjusted. Three screw holes on the bottom of the body allow the projector to be wall or ceiling mounted.
The lamp of the PJD6531w has a rated life of 4000 hours in normal mode, or 5000 in eco mode. A replacement lamp will cost about $240.
Remote Control Tour
The remote control is a small, simple device that fits well into the hand.
In the Box
In addition to the projector, you'll get the following items:
* Remote control
• Power cable
• VGA cable
• Carrying case
• 2x CDs (Network control software and manual)
We are pleased to see the inclusion of a VGA cable; most projectors come with no cables.
The PJD6531w is a little on the large side to be easily portable: it will definitely take more suitcase space than, say, the Epson 705HD.
We measured the weight of the projector, carrying case and the required cables at 6.4 pounds, which isn't too much.
The setup process of this projector is straightforward: plug it in, wire it up, turn it on, select the source and set the keystone. Unlike some other projectors, there is no automatic keystone setting to sense and compensate for the angle of the projector: you have to set that manually. This projector provides up to 40° of keystone projection, up and down.
The design of the PJD6531w is functional, but it has a nice, clean look to it. One nice touch is the attached lens cap, which helps protect the front element of the lens when it is not in use. Unusually, this projector does not include any air filters or other way to keep dust out. Instead,the air vent is wide open, providing a view of the internals of the projector. The lamp enclosure and optical path are sealed, though, so dust getting in should not be an issue.
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