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ViewSonic LightStream PJD5255 Projector Review

By: Anthony Garreffa | Projectors in Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 2:12 am
TweakTown Rating: 87%Manufacturer: ViewSonic

What's Hot


Portable & Powerful: The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5255 projector is portable enough that you could carry it with you to a meeting, or over to a friend's house for some big-screen action. It's also packing quite a punch with its vibrant colors and brightness, so you're not losing out in that department.


Great Quality: Reading content like webpages or Word documents, or even the occasional movie or TV episode through Netflix is great on the ViewSonic projector. You could easily have this double as a projector in your lounge room or office without an issue.


Competitively Priced: At under $450, it is priced at a point that makes having a projector in the office or small business worthwhile.


What's Not


Limited By Its Resolution: With just 1024x768, this isn't going to be your next Home Theater or gaming purchase. But, it makes up for it somewhat with its 100Hz refresh rate.



Final Thoughts


There's not much wrong with the ViewSonic LightStream PJD5255, as we've reviewed it from the perspective of a small business or office, which is what ViewSonic is aiming for. This doesn't mean we didn't have some fun with it and played games on it, which it handled quite well.




In an office environment, the projector lived up to what I expected from ViewSonic. It's portable enough to take around an office or small business, and powerful enough to project an 80-inch or bigger image onto a wall or screen. ViewSonic has also designed it well, with all of the buttons you need to control the LightStream PJD5255 right there for your convenience on top of the projector.

Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Performance (screen size/brightness)90%
Quality including Design and Build90%
General Features90%
Bundle and Packaging75%
Value for Money90%
Overall TweakTown Rating87%

The Bottom Line: ViewSonic won't reach gamers with the LightStream PJD5255, but for small business or office users, this could be the one. Great features, a remote, and 1024x768 resolution mixed with portability means ViewSonic has a winner here.

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