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Limitations and Conclusion
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Features
Ease of Use
Value
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15000:1 Contrast Ratio
3000 Lumens
PC 3D Ready
$817 Street Price
$899 MSRP

ViewSonic PJD6683ws Conference Projector Review

Marc Davidson, October 25, 2012

Limitations

Relatively low video quality. The PJD6683ws's video quality isn't the worst I've seen from a data projector, but it's best limited to short clips. Among other issues, I saw some minor posterization, moderate problems with shadow detail, moderately obvious noise, and obviously low contrast ratio. I also saw more rainbow artifacts than with most current DLP projectors. They don't show often enough with data images to be an issue, but with video, anyone in your audience who sees the artifacts easily will almost certainly see them often enough to find them annoying.

Limited 3D. The PJD6683ws's 3D works only over the VGA port, and only with 3D-equipped computers. Arguably the more important limitation, however, is the need to buy enough pairs of DLP-Link glasses -- typically $70 or more each -- for your audience.

Conclusion

The PJD6683ws delivers a more than attractive mix of features, starting with the native 1280x800 resolution and the short throw lens. It's also suitably bright; it delivers near excellent data image quality; and it offers all the connections you'll likely need, including HDMI.

The one potential shortcoming is the video quality. However, the video is good enough for short clips, even with the projector's tendency to show rainbows. And if you use little to no video in your data presentations, the video quality won't matter in any case.

Keep in mind too that the PJD6683ws can be a good fit for more than one kind of use. Small enough to carry with you occasionally if you need to, it's also equipped with a LAN port for easy control over a network in a permanent installation. Be sure to add some extra points also for the relatively long lamp life and long warranty, particularly the full year for the lamp. All this makes the PJD6683ws that much more appealing, and a strong contender for anyone who needs a 1280x800 short throw projector.

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