ViewSonic PX800HD 2000 Lumens 1080p HDMI Ultra Short Throw Home Theater Projector
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- Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) 16:9 Ultra Short Throw Home Theater Projector with Rec, 709 Color Accuracy, RGBRGB Color Technology, a 100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, Vertical and Horizontal Digital Keystoning, and a Screen Size of 90-Inches from 1,5-Feet; 150-Inches from 2,5-Feet
- Packed with our most advanced color technology, this projector provides an incredibly immersive home cinema experience coupled with ViewSonic's industry-leading durability and dust-resistance
- Offering incredible color accuracy and stunning, razor-sharp images, the ViewSonic PX800HD is the ideal ultra-short throw projector for home theater entertainment
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 38.81 x 43.41 x 15.29 cm; 6.07 Kilograms
- Date First Available : 5 January 2018
- Manufacturer : ViewSonic
- ASIN : B06XD818BB
- Item Model Number : PX800HD
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Offering incredible color accuracy and stunning, razor-sharp images, the View Sonic PX800HD is the ideal ultra-short throw projector for home theater entertainment. Featuring View Sonic's Super Color True Cinema RGBRGB technology, this projector delivers Rec. 709 color accuracy for brilliant, true-to-life images. Designed with ISF-certified day and night modes, the PX800HD delivers customized calibration for a true cinema experience any time of day. With a 0.23 ultra-short throw lens, this projector can be placed just' away from a wall or screen to give you a huge image up to 150'. In addition to the simplicity and convenience of ultra-short throw projection, the Port All compartment is specially designed for wireless streaming devices and PC sticks. Perfectly paired with a View Sonic BCP100 or BCP120 ambient light diffusing screen (sold separately), the PX800HD delivers a brilliant and supersized cinema experience that LED TVs can't match.
From the manufacturer
1080p Ultra-Short Throw Home Entertainment Projector
Offering incredible color accuracy and stunning, razor-sharp images, the ViewSonic PX800HD is the ideal ultra-short throw projector for home theater entertainment. Featuring ViewSonic’s SuperColor TruCinema RGBRGB technology, this projector delivers Rec. 709 color accuracy for brilliant, true-to-life images. With a 0.23 ultra-short throw lens, this projector can be placed just inches away from a wall or screen to give you a huge image up to 150”.
*Highly Rated awarded April 17, 2017 by ProjectorCentral.com
Full HD 1080p Resolution
For a cinema-like experience, you need cinema-like picture quality. With Full HD 1080p resolution, this projector delivers stunning detail, vivid color, and beautifully immersive images that transport you from home to the local cineplex.
Secure MHL/HDMI Port with Built-in Micro USB Cable
This projector includes ViewSonic’s exclusive PortAll feature—a hidden compartment with an integrated and secure MHL/HDMI port that lets you discreetly stream multimedia content from a wireless dongle, or lets you connect to other devices via an HDMI cable. What’s more, an integrated Micro USB cable lets you quickly and easily power Micro USB-enabled devices.
- Ultra-Short Throw Lens
- Exclusive RGBRGB Color Wheel Delivers Rec. 709 Color Accuracy
- Breathtaking Brightness in any Environment
- Reduced Input Latency for Gaming
- A Fully Immersive Experience
- Full HD 1080p Resolution
- SonicExpert Technology
Reduced Input Latency
Ideal for intense action-packed gaming, this projector delivers smooth images without delay. It's ultra-low 16ms input latency provides faster frame-by-frame action.
SuperColor TruCinema Rec. 709
An exclusive RGBRGB color wheel delivers 100% Rec. 709 color accuracy for jaw-dropping, lifelike color you expect to only get at the movie theater. Rec. 709 is a highly exacting international HDTV standard; only projectors that meet 100% Rec. 709 can claim to accurately produce the precise colors of the original content.
Breathtaking Brightness in any Environment
Packed with 2,000 lumens of brightness, this projector produces bright images in any environment - with excellent performance in rooms with high ambient light.
3D Ready HDMI Inputs
Designed with three HDMI ports, this projector is perfect for connecting to any HDMI-enabled device, and can display 3D images directly from 3D Blu-ray players. 3D images can be viewed with optional ViewSonic PGD-350 Shutter Glasses, or any other compatible 3D glasses.
A Fully Immersive Experience
An optional BrilliantColorPanel achieves a contrast ratio 4-times higher than that of an average projector screen. This enhances the most delicate shades of color and produces immersive images that put you right in the middle of the action.
Large Images in Small Spaces
An ultra-short throw lens allows for simple and flexible set up. Placing the projector just inches away from a wall will not only produce a huge image, but also gives the projector a more subtle presence.
|Ideal For||Home entertainment, and gaming around the clock: day or night, in bright rooms or dark||Home entertainment, and gaming around the clock: day or night, in bright rooms or dark||Home Entertainment||Home entertainment and gaming||Home Entertainment||Home entertainment around the clock: day or night, in bright rooms or dark|
|Resolution||Full HD (1920x1080p)||Full HD (1920x1080p)||Full HD (1920x1080p)||Full HD (1920x1080p)||4K UHD (3840x2160p)||4K UHD (3840x2160p)|
|Brightness||3,500 Lumens||3,000 Lumens||2,000 Lumens||2,000 Lumens||2,200 Lumens||3,500 Lumens|
|Throw Type||Normal||Short Throw||Normal||Ultra-Short Throw||Normal||Normal|
|Lens||1.1x Optical Zoom||1.2x Optical Zoom||1.1x Manual Optical Zoom||Manual Optical Focus||1.2x Optical Zoom||1.2x Optical Zoom|
|Speaker||2W Internal||5W Internal||8W Internal||10W Internal||10W Internal||10W Internal|
|RGBRGB, Rec. 709||-||-||Yes||Yes||Yes||-|
|HDR Content Support||-||-||-||-||Yes||Yes|
|Reduced Input Latency for Gaming||Yes - 16ms||Yes - 16ms||-||Yes - 16ms||-||-|
|HDMI/USB||HDMI, USB 2.0 Type A, Mini USB Type B||HDMI 1.4 (HDCP1.4), USB 3.1 Type C||HDMI 1.4 (HDCP1.4), USB 2.0 Type A, Mini USB||HDMI 1.4 (HDCP1.4), Mini USB Type B||HDMI 1.4 (HDCP1.4), HDMI 2.0 (HDCP2.2), USB 2.0 Type A, Mini USB||HDMI 1.4 (HDCP1.4), HDMI 2.0 (HDCP2.2), USB 2.0 Type A, Mini USB|
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I would caution that:
- The projector is very large (see measurements)
- More than regular projectors, ultra short throw requires a good screen and the right setup.
- Very little height/tilt adjustment possible on the actual machine. You will need to rely on your furniture placement.
The ultra-short throw (UST) aspect is the key to the value of this item - you can put it right up against the screen and get a large screen, and slight adjustment will drastically increase the size. For reference, with the back edge of the projector literally touching the bottom of the screen, it still created a roughly 80 inch screen (maybe somewhere in the 70's). Since I wanted a 120 inch screen, I had to move it out roughly 1 foot forward and 1 foot down. As a result, I have created a projection system where all the TV components are where they normally are - right in front/below the screen. This eliminates the problem of mounting, hanging, and/or running cables to a projector that may not be in the most convenient place.
So, here's the summary statement for this projector: If you want a 80-150 inch HD (1080p) screen that is crisp, clear, not laggy, and looks amazing (just watched Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 last night on it, and it was like watching it at an IMAX theater) this is the right device. It is not expensive (compared to regular TVs), has more inputs that you probably need, decent speakers (though would still recommend going through a receiver with a full system), and solves the logistical challenge of using a projection screen in a room that isn't ideal. It really is the ideal system for a bigger TV without the bulk of the actual TV or the associated cost (7k for a 90 inch screen??? HA!)
Some additional information: I used all of the standard out-of the box settings, but there are many still to be tested. From a lighting perspective, it is advertised as a 2000 lumen device, and while I do not have the tools to measure that, I can confirm that with a white projection screen with 1.1. gain, it stands up to a non-ideal room with plenty of ambient light just fine. It is probably ideal for a theater room, but I have lights hanging from the ceiling just above the screen, and even with them on, as long as the scene is bright, it was hardly noticeable.
Gaming - no discernable lag, even in stock mode. I understand from a review on another site that there is a "game mode" that drops lag to 12ms, which is awesome, and I will find that mode, but I was playing Mass Effect on it (an FPS) with no issues in stock settings. So it should stand up to at the very least most casual gaming.
Screen adjustment - a few notes about this; there is no real screen size zoom capability. What I mean by this is that the screen size is primarily driven by the distance from the screen, whereas some other projectors have an ability to zoom in & out in order to size the screen appropriately to the projection surface. With the PX800HD, you are stuck with manually moving the projector up/down & back/forth to find the right size. I will note that the focus will have this effect somewhat, as focusing does slightly increase/decrease screen size. However, you of course want a single focus point (whatever is clear) and thus the best path is to first focus, at about the right position, then move around to find the right final spot. I will also mention that the system does have reasonable keystone adjust as well as corner adjust, but I was (with minimal adjustment) able to position the projector to cast near perfect into the projection space.
Screen - one follow-up note here. I originally wanted to buy a pull-down tensioned screen, and was scared off by several suggestions that it is not sufficiently fixed for use with a UST projector. These seem to be spot on; with how sensitive the projector is to depth and positioning, I think that having a drop-down screen that can/will move slightly every day, or potentially slightly swing when hanging, would be very distracting. I am very happy I went with a fixed screen.
Final note: one challenge I wasn't expecting when building the system was actually the furniture for the entertainment system components. Given a 120 inch screen, you have to have a very high wall in order to have enough vertical room from the bottom of the screen to give space for the projector, if you want it to be a foot or so below it. My projector's sweet spot is actually slightly less than a foot off the floor. As you might expect, this doesn't leave much room for traditional TV stands for the receiver, tv box, game console, etc. etc. So if you go with a big screen, remember that you will have to give some room to the ground for placement, and leave room for the other components. This might actually result in some people preferring a smaller screen solution, where the projector is right up against the screen, but still gives you at least 80 inches of screen AND gives you enough room for more traditional furniture. You might also consider hanging the projector, if you have the room, from the ceiling right in front of the screen (re-introduces the cable problem, but gives much more flexibility for the furniture).
I would also mention that the UST nature of the projector means that there cannot be anything at all behind, or too close next to, the projector. The area of projection almost requires the projector to be the highest thing, with a clear path to the entire screen. It can make cable management challenging, which is something I will address when I solve the furniture problem.
Regardless of all that, if you want a 80+ inch big HD screen that looks and works great, I cannot highly recommend this enough. I've only had it a week, but it's amazing, and as long as it lasts several years and handles lamp replacement well, I do not expect to replace it for some time.
What I like:
- Great picture quality. I have on 120" screen and it is crisp
- It is truly UST, I have about 11" from screen and it projects 120"
- Although I use in dark room it is very usable in full light situation
- Good screen adjustment for keystone, individual by corner
What I don't like:
- The fan is loud. You will hear it except during action movies or shows.
- This thing is huge...really huge. Definitely not portable
- Speakers are crap
- The focus control is clunky and hard to fine tune
I'm utilizing it in my living room, which has tons of ambient sunlight but no lighting directly on the screen. Out of the box, I was immediately impressed with how good the picture looked on a brown wall without curtains to block the nearest window. The picture really is at least as good as my expectations, if not better. Bright scenes, like a newscast look phenomenal unless it's really, really bright outside - then it's super washed out. Dark scenes lose a lot of detail, but I haven't yet had a chance to evaluate the projector with screen at night.
There are 3 things I don't like about the projector so far. 1) It's huge. I'm not quite sure what I expected, but it's way longer and slightly wider than I thought it would be. 2) It's loud. The fan seems to always be running at top speed and to me it's a little loud, even sitting like 10 feet away. I can definitely hear it as a background hum over my sound bar. It also puts out a lot of heat. 3) Its audio processing capabilities strike me as subpar. When I hooked it up initially all I got was loud static because my cable box was set to stereo surround instead of stereo. Since there's no optical audio out, I had to use an analog cable out to my sound bar. Utilizing a receiver or similar to manage the audio definitely seems to be the right play here.
Side note: Another reviewer mentioned the need for lower furniture for it to sit on. After I hung my screen, a STR-169120-G Silver Ticket 4K Ultra HD Ready Cinema Format (6 Piece Fixed Frame) Projector Screen (16:9, 120", Grey Material) , my projector needed to be lower than the tv stand I had planned to use. The projector is currently sitting on the box it came on about a foot off the ground and that's pretty much the perfect height. In hindsight, I might have mounted the screen slightly higher or ordered a smaller screen so I could use a taller stand. Definitely, definitely, definitely plan out your placement in advance.
Update 1: Last night (when it was dark and there was no ambient light) I watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The picture and colors were phenomenal.