ViewSonic LightStream PJD5555W Review

ViewSonic PJD5555W 3300 Lumens WXGA HDMI Projector

ViewSonic LightStream PJD5555W

  • Sleek design.
  • Can handle large screens.
  • Great image quality, with deep contrasts and vivid colors.
  • The 3300 lumens brightness allows this model to perform well even in well-lit rooms.
  • Durable lamp (up to 8,000 hours in the Eco mode).
  • Has some weight to it, which means it features high-quality parts and components.
  • Very easy to set up.
  • Can be mounted on the ceiling.
  • Allows for a very flexible connectivity (works with the majority of modern devices).
  • Super quiet fan.
  • 3-year warranty on parts and labor, plus a 1-year warranty on the lamp.
  • Some customer reviews claim that the absence of the lens cap may be a real issue.
  • Not suitable for smaller rooms since this isn’t a short throw model.
  • Might seem a bit bulky for some users.
  • The zoom is manual, so you will need to do adjustments using the lens zoom ring, which might be irritating, especially if you plan to mount the projector on the ceiling.
  • The built-in speaker might not be enough for a good quality sound and immersion effect.

Guys at ViewSonic really know how to make high-quality equipment, and this model is not an exception. This PJD5555W HDMI projector has a lot to offer and will help you set up a great home theater right in your living room.

The LightStream PJD5555W features the WXGA resolution (1280×800) with a 16:10 native aspect ratio. The 3300 lumens brightness adds to this ensemble, resulting in a good quality, sharp, and rich image. The contrast ratio of 20,000:1 will allow you to enjoy the deep blacks and a well-balanced picture.

This LightStream WXGA DLP projector is not a short throw model. Therefore, if you have a limited living space, the PJD5555W might not be the best option for you. Keep in mind that the required throw distance for a 270-inch screen is 60 ft. For a smaller screen size of 110 inches, the throw distance should be at least 12 ft.

The ViewSonic PJD5555W DLP projector offers a rather flexible connectivity. It has HDMI, composite RCA, VGA, S-Video, mini USB, and audio inputs and outputs. Thanks to such a variety of connectors, this model is compatible with the majority of modern devices, including laptops, DVD players, AppleTV, Blu-ray players, and so on.

The PJD5555W by ViewSonic features a built-in speaker, which allows for portability. You can take it on a trip or move it from room to room without the need to carry an additional sound system with you. However, keep in mind that the integrated speaker may not be enough for an immersive movie experience. It is powerful (given the size of the PJD5555W) but can’t create a strong surround effect.

This model has a stylish black finish, which will easily blend with the rest of your equipment and furnishing. If you want the projector to be out of the way, you can mount it on the ceiling without a problem. Just remember that it has to be far enough from the screen/wall to throw a large image.

Our Verdict

ViewSonic-PJD5555W-3300-Lumens-WXGA-HDMI-ProjectorThe ViewSonic PJD5555W can become a great addition to your home theater setup. There are many things this model can bring to the table, including a crisp, detailed, and colorful image. Its resolution is suitable for movies and gaming, and the 3300 lumens brightness allows for a good image quality even in well-lit rooms.

With its flexible connectivity and high-quality parts, this model will make you forget about the minor inconveniences you might face. It’s a decent mid-level model, which can take your movie nights to a new level.