Viewsonic PJD7822HDL Review
1080p Home Video Projector
With the release of the Viewsonic PJD7822HDL, Viewsonic has added another contender to an already fiercely competitive market. This 1080p home video projector boasts 3,200 lumens, 15,000:1 on/off contrast, and a price of just $789. A 1.3:1 manual zoom lens and three-year warranty make it a great choice for folks shopping for their first projector, as it will give them the big, bright image they crave at a price that's hard to beat. But the PJD7822HDL isn't just another 1080p video projector -- it's also one of the smallest and lightest available, making it great for video on the go.
The PJD7822HDL starts up in Movie mode, immediately giving you the best picture quality the projector is capable of before calibration. At just over 1,000 lumens, Movie mode's factory settings give you a grayscale that's a touch too cool, and highlights that are a touch too bright, but the picture is more than sufficient if you want something quick and easy for movies, games, and television. Contrast and shadow detail are good, while black level is on par with other bright home video projectors. Color in Movie mode shows good saturation, but as expected the projector's brightest image modes sacrifice color accuracy and saturation to gain higher light output. That said, with the variety of image modes available, it's not hard to pick one that suits your needs.
The PJD7822HDL has a manual 1.3:1 zoom lens with a fixed offset, and it will project a 100" diagonal image from as close as 8' 4" from the screen, or as far as 10' 11". This means you can potentially squeeze a 100" diagonal screen into a ten-by-ten bedroom. The fixed offset makes the projector a natural fit for either a ceiling mount or placement on a small table between the seats. A rear shelf mount will be tricky, especially if you want to avoid keystone correction (and you should). The projector's small size and white case mean it will blend into a ceiling, and its light weight is great for travel.
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