- Vivid colors
- Great value
- Versatile, portable placement
- Great 1080p resolution
- Extremely bright projector
- Pretty poor sound quality from speakers
- Occasional rainbow artifacts
The 3000 lumens of this projector will minimize image washout, and the resolution is pretty great as well. Another plus is the ViewSonic PJD7820HD’s size. Home video projectors often take up a lot of space, but this model can easily fit on your coffee table. It displays a 100-inch diagonal image at a projection distance of slightly over 8’, so you won’t need to rearrange your whole living room just to get a big picture.
However, you should be aware that the 2-watt speaker on this projector might not be sufficient for a large, noisy weekend crowd. Besides that, this model is a prime candidate for the home video market, and pretty inexpensive one too.
Pretty Simple Setup and Nice Connectivity Options
This is a DLP-based data projector that, as already mentioned, boasts brightness of 3000 lumens. It is really lightweight at 4.6 pounds, and measures only 3.3 x 10.6 x 8.7 inches (HWD), but it lacks a carrying case. Zoom and focus rings are behind the lens, and the 1.3x zoom provides you with reasonable flexibility in this projector placement.
The ViewSonic PJD7820HD projector offers a good range of connectivity options. They include two VGA-in ports (that double as component video), an HDMI port, an S-Video port, an audio-in port, a composite video RCA jack, and a VGA monitor-out. The projector doesn’t have a USB Type-A connector for reading files right from a USB memory key, but it boasts a USB Type-B connector for remote mouse control.
The HDMI connector supports HDMI 1.4a, which is a pretty nice touch, and it means that you are able to connect directly to your Blu-ray player or some other video source for 2D and 3D functionality.
Great Viewing Experience
This projector is really easy to set up with control functions on both the remote and the projector which are easy to recognize, and connectors clearly marked. The icons on the projector’s remote are really well done with unmistakable functionality and high contrast buttons.
This home video projector does a great job of showing computer images evenly and crispy, but it really shines when connected to HDTV broadcast or a Blu-ray player. Colors are well saturated. As long as you utilize one of the two User Modes, you have complete control over projector’s image color settings. ViewMatch is the best preset mode for watching movies. However, the ViewSonic PJD7820HD boasts a 6-segment RGBCYW color wheel meaning you might see some rainbow artifacts on this projector.