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2000:1 Contrast Ratio
2000 Lumens
Street Price: n/a
$1,099 MSRP

Viewsonic PJ458D
Mobile & Multipurpose Projector

Bill Livolsi, March 31, 2006

Millions of people know the name Viewsonic from the computer monitor they use at the office. But in addition to computer monitors, the company markets an array of data/video display products including more than a dozen models of digital projectors. Their projector product line currently ranges from the ultra-light, 2.2 pound PJ256D, to the auditorium scale, 4500 ANSI lumen PJ1172. Here we want to spotlight the new Viewsonic PJ458D, a 5-pound, XGA (1024x768) projector for the mobile presenter that delivers great data performance as well as surprisingly high quality video, and all for less than $1,000.

Specifications. 2000 ANSI lumens, 2000:1 contrast, native 4:3 format, 1024x768 resolution DLP chip with a 2x speed color wheel.

Compatibility. HDTV 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i. Full NTSC / PAL / SECAM.

Lens and Throw Distance. 1.20:1 manual zoom/focus lens. Throws a 100" diagonal image from 10.5 feet to 12.6 feet.

Lamp Life. 2,000 hours, 4,000 hours in eco-mode.

Connection Panel. One composite video, one S-Video, one 15-pin VGA input, one 1/8" audio input.

Installation Options. Table mount, rear shelf mount, ceiling mount.

Warranty. Three years.

Review Contents: Intro and Specs General Impressions Performance Versus the Optoma EP719 and Conclusion