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From ViewSonic —   The ViewSonic Pro8500 is an advanced high brightness DLP installation projector which includes BrilliantColor technology to produce more vibrant colors. The Pro8500 delivers 5000 lumens, 4900:1 contrast ratio with a 1024x768 XGA native resolution, allowing it to shine in virtually any lighting situation. The Pro8500 provides maximum mounting flexibility with a wide 1.5X optical zoom adjustment and a multitude of connectivity options including Network Display, USB, and WiFi. The filter-less design and long lamp life provide for easy maintenance and low total cost of ownership.

  • Bright in virtually any setting with 5,000 lumens
  • BrilliantColor technology
  • Supports multiple video timing formats from SD (NTSC, PAL, SECAM) to HD 720p, 1080i/p.
  • PC-Less Slide Show Presentation
  • Network Display
  • USB Display
  • Wireless Capability
  • Network control through RJ-45
  • Closed captioning
  • Eco-mode to achieve lower power consumption

ViewSonic Pro8500 Projector Specifications


MSRP
$1,599
Status
Discontinued
Released
November 2010
Warranty
3 Years
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Brightness
5,000 ANSI Lumens
Resolution
1024x768
Aspect Ratio
4:3 (XGA)
Contrast
4,900:1
Dynamic Contrast
4,900:1
Display Type
0.70" DLP x 1
Color Wheel
6 segments
Color Processing
8-bit
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/24, 1080p/25, 1080p/30, 576i, 576p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1600x1200
3D Modes
PC 3D Ready

Lamp Type
280W Metal Halide bulb
Lamp Life
4,000 hours  / 5,000 hours
Lamp Model
RLC-059  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
1.5x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
No
Lens Shift
No
Throw Distance
4.5' - 29.0'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
30.96" - 300.00"
Throw Ratio
1.45:1 - 2.18:1
Projector Placement
For a
"
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 9'-8" and 14'-6" from the screen.
Digital Zoom
Yes
Digital Keystone
Vertical only

Projector Size
4.80" x 13.10" x 10.40"
Weight
8.5 lbs
Audible Noise
32 dB  / 27 dB
Internal Speakers
10.0 Watts × 2
Power
350 Watts 90V - 240V
Connection Panel
Audio In: Mini Jack x 2
Audio In: RCA
Audio Out: Mini Jack
Component: RCA
Composite: RCA
HDMI 1.3
Network: RJ-45
RS232: DB-9pin
S-Video
VGA In: Dsub-15pin x 2
VGA Out: Dsub-15pin

Features
PC 3D Ready
Closed Captioning
Laser Pointer
Crestron RoomView™
Additional Features
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ANSI LUMENS  is the most commonly accepted industry standard brightness measurement. The ANSI lumen rating measures the brightest white that a projector can produce by averaging nine light meter measurements taken across the projected image.

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BUYER BEWARE   Either this projector's brightness specification does not cite an industry-accepted unit of measurement, or according to our calculations it seems unlikely that this projector is capable of producing the manufacturer's cited brightness specification.

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