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ViewSonic Pro8100

ViewSonic Pro8100
alaScore 85

56 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and value for money are on the whole positive, whereas the noise and size get mixed opinions.

image quality, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the ViewSonic Pro8100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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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 4.1/5 for other Projectors on

value for money, image quality, usability

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

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

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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 the establishment. I've come to expect less in the way...

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

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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


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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...


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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.

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ViewSonic Precision Pro8100


The meteoric rise of the widescreen TV has robbed home theatre projectors of much of their former allure. Once considered the ultimate in cinematic lu...

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...

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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

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ViewSonic Precision Pro8100 projector review


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. Priced just under £3000, the ViewSonic Precision...

Picture quality


If you've got a white wall, enjoy your movies or video games and want to bring the cinema into your home this is certainly one way to do it

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Viewsonic Pro8100 review


ViewSonic's Pro8100 is a huge projector with a centre-mounted lens and controls on one side.


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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...

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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

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.