ViewSonic PRO8200 1080p Projector Review
The ViewSonic Pro8200 could make for an affordable home theater experience.
The ViewSonic Pro8200 ($899 MSRP, slightly cheaper online) is an HD 1080p projector with HDMI connectivity that we peg as best used for home theater. It is not a projector to be used reliably for presentations or in a classroom. The peak brightness is certainly not terrible, but it's also not suited for projecting a large screen in even medium amounts of ambient light. The 1.5x zoom makes for a good throw, but it is short enough to require you to keep the projector close to the screen, which may not be possible in all presentation settings.
We find that if you can keep the projector reasonably close to the screen and in a dark room, you will get a strong 1080p picture with a good set of colors. At this price, a home theater will not break the bank, nor will you have to sacrifice picture quality. Again, keeping the conditions static is key to enjoying the ViewSonic Pro8200 fully. If you are looking for a cheaper home theater setup, this ViewSonic is a good place to start looking.
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