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ViewSonic Pro8100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of ViewSonic Pro8100. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Comments about the design and price are generally positive. The noise and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the size, while there are some mixed views about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the ViewSonic Pro8100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of ViewSonic Pro8100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Reviews about the noise and usability are on the whole positive. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Viewsonic PRO8100 Full HD 1080p Home Theater ProjectorViewsonic PRO8100 Full HD 1080p Home Theater Projector

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (

ViewSonic Precision Pro8100 LCD Projector Review


It strikes me as odd any time I see a projector of any significant price lacking features such as power Zoom & Focus and Lens Shift. With higher cost projectors I've become an unfortunate victim of

Motorized Zoom/Focus ; Motorized Lens Shift ; Beautiful enclosure ; Super Quiet ; Excellent backlit remote

Slow Auto Iris (no Manual mode) ; Minimal Horizontal Lens Shift (10%) ; No HD Noise Reduction ; Convoluted Menu System

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (

Viewsonic Pro8100


Updated 3/24/2010 - Much has changed. the Pro8100 is still out on the market, almost 2 years later. The huge difference though, was that, when launched, the Pro8100 sold for almost $5000 and was only sold by local installing dealers. Apparently that...

Brighter than most 1080p projectors in "best" mode ; Slightly brighter than the average 1080p projector in "brightest" mode ; Very good overall picture performance after calibration ; Good selection of inputs (including 2 HDMI 1.3 inputs with Deep...

Dynamic iris action is perhaps the most noticeable of any 1080p projector reviewed so far. Its "yo-yo" action will be a slight annoyance to some, and will be a deal breaker for most of those who are highly critical of image quality ; Needs basic...

Bright, sharp, good shadow detail, respectable but hardly exceptional black levels, and a good warranty, which is not a bad place to start. Excellent overall color and image richness after a proper calibration

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Bill Livolsi (

ViewSonic Pro8100 Review


High lumen output and solid color performance make the 8100 a competent performer for HDTV and video games, while quiet operation and good connectivity make it easy to use.

The Pro8100 is a solid projector and a good first effort from Viewsonic as far as serious home theater projectors are concerned. Higher than average lumen output, a sharp clean HD image, and vibrant color make it a competent performer for HDTV and...

May, 2008


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ViewSonic PRO8100


ViewSonic is one of the leading competitors when it comes to producing energy-efficient electronics that pack a lot of power. The ViewSonic Pro8100 is one of their many products designed for home use. This LCD projector TV will give you a crisp clear...

The very quiet fan noise and high-quality display are welcome features

A more powerful bulb would enhance the picture quality in rooms with more ambient light

A better-than-average picture quality makes ViewSonic Pro8100 one of the best home theater projectors.

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

ViewSonic Precision Pro8100


It's hip to be square

Huge array of advanced features and controls, excellent image clarity and colour fidelity, quiet operation

It's one of the biggest space-hogs we've seen

The home theatre projector has fallen on hard times of late, but don't let that stop you from considering this exceptional model. Both user-friendly and feature rich, it delivers an incredible high-def movie experience for the asking price. Ignore the...

Sep, 2008


Expert review by : John Archer (

ViewSonic Pro8100 Full HD LCD Projector


Can this Full HD LCD projector be ViewSonic's finest home cinema effort yet? John breaks out his 140in screen to find out.

Don't, whatever you do, let the fact that we finished the review with a little run of negatives put you off giving the ViewSonic Pro8100 serious consideration. Its good points outweigh its bad ones very comfortably indeed, and its unprecedented...

Feb, 2008

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ViewSonic Pro8100


It's a big ol' unit, but relatively easy on the eye; get past that bulk and you'll find serious picture quality on offer

Entirely painless set-up ; excellent specification ; bright, vivid colours ; impressive detail levels

Not the darkest blacks ; the handling of the toughest motion isn't perfect

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

ViewSonic Precision Pro8100 projector


With the cost of going to the cinema rising, does it make sense to bring the cinema to your home? We sit down with a bag of popcorn and the latest home cinema projector from ViewSonic to find out. Okay so it's not the smallest or most practical...

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Okay so it's not the smallest or most practical projector you've seen, and at almost £3000 (RRP is £2899) it won't be the cheapest. However, if you've got a white wall, enjoy your movies or video games and want to bring the cinema into your home this...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : John Archer (

Viewsonic PRO8100 review


ViewSonic finally gets serious about home cinema with its Pro8100 projector.

Superb colour fidelity and detail ; Ultra-quiet

Blacks can look hollow ; Auto-iris can distract

A fantastic projector with plenty to like - excellent picture quality is matched by an impressively low running noise

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

ViewSonic Precision Pro8100


It's hip to be square

Huge array of advanced features and controls, excellent image clarity and colour fidelity, quiet operation

It's one of the biggest space-hogs we've seen

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

The Precision Pro8100 Home Theater projector features state-of-the-art engineering to provide optimal video clarity. With full 1080p HD resolution using a C2Fine liquid crystal panel and a Silicon Optix Reon-VX high-performance video processor with HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) for stunning HD movies, videos and TV. ViewSonic's Precision Color System technology provides sophisticated color tuning, including 33 levels of gamma correction, 3D color management and auto contrast. For your ultimate home theater experience, choose the Precision Pro8100 projector by ViewSonic.


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS




Color of product:Black

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):18 / 230
Power Requirements:100~240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:DC 12V 2A


On/Off switch: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF
Subtitle formats supported:ASS, PSB, SMI, SRT, SSA, SUB


Bulb power:160
Service life of lamp:2000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3000


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 80 / 10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40 / 5 - 35

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless
Dimensions (WxDxH):21.4 x 15.2 x 6.14
Wireless technologies:Wired & Wireless

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AV, USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Printed user guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Interface:HDMI, USB, 802.11g/n, Ethernet
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):18 / 230
Power Requirements:100~240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:DC 12V 2A


Projection technology:LCD
Projector brightness:1000


Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives supported:1
Supported file systems:EXT3, HFS+, NTFS


Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Maximum video resolution:1080p

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):7.95 x 2.2 x 5.85
Weight:17 / 19.8