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ViewSonic PJ551

ViewSonic PJ551
alaScore 80

86 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and size. The usability and image quality also get good comments.

value for money, image quality, usability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the ViewSonic PJ551 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 86 reviews)

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Excellent low cost projector


This projector displays high definition (HD} signal as well as 1280 x 800 PC screens. A bargain.

Bright projection; good control of keystoning; auto-search for video signal; light weight

No printed manual; some undocumented features (such as USB port)

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Worthless product


Worst projector ever, I returned to the store for an exchange and the second projector had as bad a picture, and the fan broke the first day, and the projector wouldn't work after that.

Guranteed trip to the return counter

Poor picture, noisy fan, fan broke in 1 day

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Great HD on component inputs free lamp!


XGA ,HDTV with component 3 yr warranty 1 yr express exchange .1 yr lamp . free lamp rebate, 3500 hr lamp at full 2300 lumens whats not to like , i have a Panasonic ax200 thats has a better picture but its on its second lamp at 1300 hrs in eco mode . i...

579 for XGA , 4000 hr lamp life free lamp!1 yr lamp replacement

NO digital inputs shared component computer inputs


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Amazon review summary for ViewSonic PJ551


alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of ViewSonic PJ551 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on

value for money, usability, image quality, design, size

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ViewSonic PJ551D 2300 Lumen DLP XGA ProjectorViewsonic PJ550 LCD ProjectorViewSonic’s PJD6210 XGA DLP 120Hz 3D Ready Projector

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Great product for the price


Very good proyector at a really good price. It is worth it.

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Good Product, great picture, simple to use!


I purchased this as a replacement for an older projector. It is much sharper, brighter, and has better color saturation than the one it replaced. Control range is somewhat limited but it works well.

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great so far


I have just used this for powerpoint and youtube vidoes but so far has exceeded my expectations

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Easy to use


This is the first projector of this type that I've owned and found it user friendly and projected an excellent picture. I used it with a PowerPoint presentation and to watch a DVD with the family. I am pleased with my purchase and would recommend it to...

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Please with all of them


I have purchased a number of these projectors to support our classrooms in a variaty of sites and we have been very pleased with all of them. Great product, great Value.

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A Good Basic Machine


Arrived on time, a good basic machine. Does not have a lot of features, but does what is advertized.

Product Specifications

The ViewSonic PJ559D DLP projector features 2,700 lumens, native 1024x768 resolution, ultra-high 2000:1 contrast ratio and Brilliant Color technology for precise images in any lighting condition. This full-featured projector includes multiple inputs for connecting several display sources simultaneously, dual 5-watt speakers for complete multimedia presentations, vertical keystone correction for easy image adjustment and direct off feature. Choose from whiteboard, blackboard or greenboard mode for the best picture on your projection surface. Eco-mode extends lamp life and reduces fan noise as low as 34dB. Protect your projector from theft and unauthorized use with the Kensington security port and PIN lock password. Choose the PJ559D for education and business use.

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Display Resolution Abbreviation:XGA
Image Brightness:1200ANSI lumens/1500ANSI lumens/2300ANSI lumens/2700ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1/300:1/400:1
Max Image Size:21ft / 250in/21ft / 255in/25ft / 299in/25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Max Screen Distance:30ft/33ft
Min Image Size:2.3ft / 27.2in/2.3ft / 28in/2.5ft / 29.9in/2.6ft / 31.5in
Min Screen Distance:2.3ft/4ft
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:DLP projector/LCD projector


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic/ViewSonic LCD Projector


Category of Accessory:Projector accessories
Product Type:Projector lamp

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:2000hour(s)/3500hour(s)/4000hour(s)
Lamp Type:UHB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty /3 years warranty

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM/NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / SECAM/NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video/Composite video / RGB / S-Video