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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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Value

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.

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Color

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.

Motion

The ViewSonic Pro8200 had better motion performance than the HD20, with fewer visual artifacts in motion.

Viewing Effects

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.

Connectivity

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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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
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.
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