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ViewSonic Pro8100

ViewSonic Pro8100
alaScore 85

59 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and value for money. Many are negative about the size, while opinions about the noise and usability are different.

image quality, value for money, 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

(Based on 59 reviews)

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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 Pro 8100


The Viewsonic Precision Pro 8100 is a Full HD, LCD projector with a stylish design, but which bears some picture-quality problems. Released in January 2008, the device currently sells online for around 2,100 GBP.

Excellent colors ; Electronic, 2D lens-shift ; Superb de-interlacing ; Very quiet

Average contrast ; Auto Iris" exacerbates picture errors ; Conversion to 60 hertz gives juddering PAL-format pictures ; 24p playback also judders

It's the one we've all been waiting for: An elegant, quiet, HDTV projector with flexible positioning. The factory setup is correct, offering well balanced colors, but - at least for discerning movie fans - the Viewsonic Precision Pro 8100 falls short...

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excellent pj produce great image than most of 1080p pjs


1-very sharp ; 2-very colouful ; 3-motorized lens vertical horizental ; 4-classy piano black look and change the cover color ; 5-titanum look illuminated remote control ; 6-extermly quite ; 7-worth more than price ; 8- very bright ; 9- 3 years warranty

1- not availble ; 2- big size ; 3- need to unplug for 30 min some times to eliminate any static from the screen ( for some units)

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Amazon review summary for ViewSonic Pro8100


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

Consumer review by:

ViewsonicVMP71 a keeper w\/qualifications


The included power supply has a plastic piece that slides off and then you slide in its place another piece that has the 2 prongs that slide into the wall outlet. This was not mentioned in the instructions and tech support who I contacted did not...

Can add internal SATA HD","Great connectivity","Great price","Small form factor","Supports many file types

Awkward menu","Firmware updates","Poor instructions","UPnP streaming in 1080p

Consumer review by:

Great Value


Vertical banding can be handled by pulling the power for a few hours each day. Most do this by using a timer. Horizontal banding at this writing has not been solved by ViewSonic or the user community. The auto iris problem is easy to fix by simply...

Motorized lens controls from remote, great pic and bright, quiet, two IR sensors, attractive although large, and has a nice remote

Vertical and horizontal banding, ViewSonic tech support, air filter, menus

Consumer review by:

Another one with problems


Do your research before buying this and decide if you want to take the gamble. The projector is second to few when it's working correctly, but it may take several tries to get a good one.

The picture quality is really outstanding when it's working correctly

After two months of ownership and less than 600 hours the lamp has dimmed to the point of being unwatchable. There is also noticeable horizontal banding

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.