ViewSonic PRO8200 1080p Projector Review
The ViewSonic Pro8200 could make for an affordable home theater experience.
The ViewSonic Pro8200 is a bit too boxy to be attractive, but for a mid-range model, it will get the job done.
The ViewSonic Pro8200 has two adjustable feet in the back, and one in the center of the front. The foot in the front pops down when you depress a button release there, and the ones in the back are like screws, their height adjustable by tightening or loosening them. You may also permanently mount this projector using the screw holes on the bottom.
The ViewSonic Pro8200 uses a 230W lamp tested for 4000 hours in normal mode, and 6000 hours in eco mode. The lamp is an RLC-061 mode type and can be replaced for about $250, which is not too bad.
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In the Box
The ViewSonic Pro8200 comes with a couple of cables to get you connected right away. In the box were the following:
-Remote control (no batteries)
-Lens cap and strap
-Warranty documents (no paper manual)
There is no full-auto setup mode on the ViewSonic Pro8200. There is an auto keystone function, the default setting has it turned on. In the end, we chose to override the auto keystone setting because it was not quite accurate.
Otherwise, the Pro8200 was much like a normal projector: not the easiest device to setup for a perfect picture.
The ViewSonic Pro8200 is a boxy affair, with many ridges and air vents along the sides. It is not the prettiest projector we have seen recently. There are no rounded edges, or attractive veneer, looking much like other Viewsonic models. It is a bit larger than some of the sleek, compact models we have reviewed recently.
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