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15000:1 Contrast Ratio
3000 Lumens
PC 3D Ready
$830 Street Price
$899 MSRP

ViewSonic PJD6683ws Conference Projector Review

Marc Davidson, October 25, 2012

The ViewSonic PJD6683ws offers the kind of sleek good looks that can fit nicely in a conference room designed to impress clients with the d├ęcor. But the really good news is that it works well too. Built around a 1280x800 DLP chip and sporting a short throw lens, it delivers a large-size, high-quality data image from close to the screen, making it an attractive choice in more ways than one.

In addition to image quality, the PJD6683ws earns points for fully living up to its claimed brightness, which I measured at 104% of the 3000-lumen rating. Beyond that it offers a reasonably full set of connectors, including an HDMI port, and it supports 3D with DLP-Link glasses. As is typical, however, the 3D support is a minor feature at most, with no glasses included with the projector. One other noteworthy feature is a relatively long lamp life, at 3,500 hours in Normal mode and 5,000 hours in Eco mode, to help keep total cost of ownership down.

The PJD6683ws is small and light enough to carry at least occasionally, but heavy enough, at 6.6 pounds, so that it's more likely to wind up permanently installed or sitting on a table or cart. The short throw makes it particularly appropriate for smaller rooms or for crowded rooms where it's hard to position the projector behind the audience without casting shadows. Given a $749 estimated street price, however, the bright, high-quality data image makes it worth considering even if a short throw lens isn't an absolute requirement.

Review Contents: Introduction Strong Points Testing and Connectivity Limitations and Conclusion
 

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