ViewSonic PRO8200 1080p Projector Review
The ViewSonic Pro8200 could make for an affordable home theater experience.
We like the ViewSonic Pro8200 over the HD20. They are both 1080p projectors intended as affordable home theater setups. The prices are similar, but the ViewSonic Pro8200 is cheaper, with a better peak brightness, a host of connectivity, and some good color performance, the value is with the Viewsonic.
Blacks & Whites
Though the ViewSonic Pro8200 had a low peak brightness, it was not as dim as the HD20. The Pro8200 will prove to be more versatile with this statistic.
Both projectors had perfect color temperature accuracy and similar color curves, as well as color gamuts. The blue values on the HD20 were not as inaccurate as those produced by the ViewSonic Pro8200.
The ViewSonic Pro8200 had better motion performance than the HD20, with fewer visual artifacts in motion.
The ViewSonic Pro8200 had a much better throw score than the HD20, making it easier to setup in a variety of situations. The HD20 had a few video processing modes to handle different types of screen materials, adjusting the colors for various materials. The ViewSonic Pro8200 had no such modes, but we strongly recommend keeping this projector at home with a suitable screen anyway.
The ViewSonic Pro8200 has many more audio connections than the HD20, which may be helpful depending on what you intend to connect.
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