projectors

ViewSonic PJD6531w

The ViewSonic PJD6531w produced a lot of light and had good color performance—after it was calibrated.

July 09, 2010
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Front

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.

Front Callout

Back

Back Callout
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Sides

Side Callout

Top/Bottom

Top Callout
Bottom Callout

Stand/Mount

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.

Lamp

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.

Lamp Photo 1

Remote Control Tour

The remote control is a small, simple device that fits well into the hand.

Remote Control Image

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.

In The Box

Portability

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.

Setup Assistance

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.

Aesthetics

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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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. 3D
  7. Viewing Effects
  8. Calibration
  9. Remote Control
  10. Connectivity & Media
  11. Power, Noise & Heat
  12. Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD Comparison
  13. Optoma HD66 Comparison
  14. Canon LV-8310 Comparison
  15. Conclusion
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