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ViewSonic PJ658

ViewSonic PJ658
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May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of ViewSonic PJ658. The average rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviews are divided on the image quality, but some have doubts about the noise and size.

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awsome absolutly awsome


it is bright.

a bad thing about it is that the lamp only lasts 2000 hours but at 2000 hours thats using it every day for 5 1/2 hours a day it will still last a year which is nice when compairing it to color guns in big tvs.

Nov, 2006

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awsome absolutly awsome


i did 4 months of research on projecters befor i bought this one. its 1024x768 lcd 2500 lumens can go both 4:3 and 16:9 can go HD 720p, 1080i and a quick Horizontal Vertical Refresh Rate the other ones that i looked at were in the 1300-4000$ range buy...

it is bright...i have it in my house with all lights on and windows open and it still a crisp image even on wisper mode. watching football its unbeliveable and has just about every conection you need except cable input but its not required because it...

a bad thing about it is that the lamp only lasts 2000 hours but at 2000 hours thats using it every day for 5 1/2 hours a day it will still last a year which is nice when compairing it to color guns in big tvs. another would be how hot it gets. i dont...

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

The ViewSonic PJ658 XGA projector is highly portable at 6.6 pounds with amazing 2,500 lumens for powerful presentations in any lighting environment. With multiple inputs, you can connect multiple display sources to the PJ658 for dynamic multimedia presentations. Advanced image processing, digital keystone correction and manual zoom and focus ensure that your images are crisp, clear and sharp. The security bar and Kensington security lock port give you the peace of mind that your projector is secure. The PJ658 features a sliding cover that allows easy access to the projector's filter and lamp, especially in installed units. The PJ658 is loaded with features in a portable form factor that won't weigh you down.

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Certification:UL 60950, C-UL, FCC-B, TUV/GS, CB, CE, C-TICK, NOM


Cable lock slot: Yes
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Desktop
Product type:Desktop projector

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in display: No

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:XGA
Image Brightness:2500ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:500:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Max Screen Distance:35ft
Min Image Size:2.5ft / 29.9in
Min Screen Distance:3ft
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:LCD projector

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (typical):310
Power Source:AC


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


Bulb power:200
Service life of lamp:2000

Lens System



Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:1


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 72007.9
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Audio Input:2 x Stereo mini-jack; RCA (L/R)
Audio Output:1 x Stereo mini-jack
Dimensions (WxDxH):12 x 3.94 x 9.8
I/O ports:2 x RGB input 15-pin HD, 1 x D-sub cable; 1 x RGB output; 1 x Composite Video InputRCA jack; Component Video InputVGA DB-15 to HDTV; 1 x S-Video InputMini-DIN 4-pin; Audio InputStereo mini-jack (1 input, 1 output); 9-Pin D-sub for RS232
Video in:RGB analog, NTSCM, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM

Packaging Content

Cables included:RCA, VGA
Carrying case: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Display scan frequency (horizontal):31.5 - 105
Horizontal scan range:31.5 - 105
Noise Level:39
Noise level (economic mode):34
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Password protection:Y
Vertical scan range:56 - 120

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
PC Audio in: Yes
PC Audio out: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:USB Type-B
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:3


AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (typical):310
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Matrix size:0.6
Matrix type:3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Objective projection distance:35.4 - 425.2
Projection distance:35.4 - 425.2
Projection technology:LCD
Projector brightness:2500
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:30 - 300
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.2:1

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:2000hour(s)
Lamp Type:UHB


Card reader integrated: No


3D compatibility: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Full HD:No / Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 720p

Video Input

Analog Video Format:M-NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL-B/G / PAL-D / PAL-H / PAL-I / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM/NTSC 4.43 / PAL / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:16.5