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ViewSonic PRO8200 1080p Projector Review

The ViewSonic Pro8200 could make for an affordable home theater experience.

January 24, 2012
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Color Temperature

The color temperature on the ViewSonic Pro8200 was a little cooler than the 6500L ideal, but it remained consistent throughout the spectrum from darkest black to brightest white. We score this test based on consistency, and it yielded a perfect score. You may see some deviation off the center line there, but it is not perceivable by the human eye.

Color Temperature Graph

RGB Curves

We knocked down the color saturation a few marks when we calibrated. Had we not, you would have seen all three of these lines peaking very early, topping out in brightness before the brightest possible signal intensity, thereby losing all detail in the brightest values. In fact, if you look at the brightest end, the colors still max out slightly before the brightest possible signal input. Had we not brought the saturation down a bit, the colors would have been totally blown out. Other than the this peaking, these graphs look very strong. All of the colors show consistency with each other, and all of the lines are remarkably smooth, showing accurate reproduction of a given input brightness.

RGB Curves Graph

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Color Gamut

The Pro8200 produces a moderately accurate set of colors. You can see that all of the blue and red values are a bit oversaturated, with the red values showing the biggest error compared to the Rec. 709, the international standard for HD video.

Color Gamut Graph

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity & Media
  10. Power, Noise & Heat
  11. Optoma HD20 Comparison
  12. Epson PowerLite 1775W Comparison
  13. ViewSonic PJD5123 Comparison
  14. Conclusion
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