ViewSonic X2000B-4K Ultra Short Throw 4K Laser Projector Review – Hardware

June 29, 2022

/ By Projector Reviews Staff

The ViewSonic X2000B-4K chassis is available in white or black. ViewSonic really worked on the aesthetics of this projector. But, of course, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Still, to me, the X2000B-4K is a beautifully modern-looking UST projector. The X2000B-4K measures 17.8-inches wide x 13.0-inches deep x 3.9-inches high and weighs 15 pounds.

CONNECTIONS

Most of the connections and inputs are located on the front (the side facing the projection surface) of the X2000B-4K. The front of the chassis has dual HDMI 2.0b ports with High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) 2.2. HDCP is designed to protect 4K content from being pirated. HDCP 2.2 essentially creates an encrypted system that ensures a secure connection between the source and the display.

In addition, the X2000B-4K has a LAN port, a 3.5mm audio output jack, a 3.5mm A/V input, two USB Type-A ports (Power supply, 5V/1.5A), and an AC power jack. Since I use my Sony ZV-1 digital camera for back-to-back hours while doing reviews, I used a dummy battery (DC Coupler) to provide continuous and stable power to the camera. I used the X2000B-4 K’s USB Type-A port to provide the power needed.

 
An additional USB Type-A port (Power supply, 5V/1.5A) is located on the side of the projector
An additional USB Type-A port (Power supply, 5V/1.5A) is located on the side of the projector

CONTROL PANEL

The X2000B-4K chassis does not have a control panel on it. Therefore, if you misplace the remote control, you will not have any control of the projector ViewSonic vCastSender app. However, with the VCastSender app, you can operate the X2000B-4K with touch control on your smartphone or mobile device. The app is sometimes glitchy, but I recommend downloading it; it works great most of the time.

REMOTE CONTROL

The remote control has the typical buttons for Power On/Off, Source, Focus, Bluetooth,
Settings, Return, Home, Volume, Forwards/Backwards, Mute, Play/Pause, and a D-pad with an “OK” button.

ViewSonic X2000B remote

The remote control has a built-in G-Force sensor, which allows the remote control’s backlit buttons to turn on automatically whenever you pick up the remote to use it. A backlit remote control is great to have with a projector. My testing rooms are usually too dark to be able to use a remote if it is not backlit. Thank you, ViewSonic, for having a backlit remote control!

I have never seen this advertised as a feature, but ViewSonic states the X2000B-4K’s backlit remote control has antibacterial capabilities thanks to a silver ion coating. ViewSonic state, “The special silver ion coating carries antibacterial capability certified by TÜV, protecting your health while being entertained.”

LENS

The X2000B-4 K’s lens is located in a small window recessed on the projector’s top. It can be digitally focused utilizing the remote control. The optical systems of a UST projector like the X2000B-4K are different from traditional projectors. Typically, a UST optical system uses a complex series of mirrors to project images at steep, extreme angles.

UST projectors spread the light out from the lens when sitting on a tabletop (or when mounted to the ceiling). The light travels only a few degrees above horizontal at the far lower right and left. However, light also exits the projector lens from just above horizontal to fully vertical at almost every angle. Therefore, light is projected over an arc of nearly 180 degrees. Even when placing the projector inches away, the X2000B-4K does a great job of spreading light evenly across the screen.

ViewSonic states that X2000B-4K can with screens ranging from 65-inches to 150-inches, The X2000B-4K can produce a 100-inch image at 10.33-inches and a 150-inch image at 20.48-inches away from the projection surface. Keep in mind that the distance from the projector lens to the projection surface, the video format, and the zoom setting all play a factor in the X2000B-4K’s projected image size.

MENUS

ViewSonic X2000B Projector Menu
 

The X2000B-4 K’s Home button brings you directly to the projector’s Home screen. You can access the File Management, Apps Center, Bluetooth, Settings, Screen Mirroring, and Add App menus from the Home screen.

Basic Settings gives access to Language, Projector Projection, Keystone, Warping, Focus, Eye Protection, and Test Pattern.

Advanced Settings gives the end-user access to Power On Source (Inputs), Power On/Off Ring Tone, Auto Power On, Smart Energy, Harman/Kardon Audio, Light Source Level, High Altitude Mode, Reset Setting, and Reset To Factory Default.

Pressing the icon that looks like a gear on the remote control will bring up the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu. The OSD has two tabs, one that says Image Setting and the other that says Advanced. Image Setting gives access to Color Mode, Wall Color, Brightness, Contrast, Color Temp, Tint, Saturation, Sharpness, Gamma, Color Management, Light Source Level, Test Pattern, and Reset Current Color Settings.

The Advanced tab gives access to Aspect Ratio, HDR, EOTF, Frame Interpolation, HDMI Settings, 3D Settings, Audio Mode, Audio Volume, Mute, Audio Out, Keystone, Warping, and Projector Information.

BUILT-IN MEDIA PLAYER

Projectors with built-in media players are becoming more common these days. ViewSonic states the X2000B-4 K’s media player supports the following multimedia formats: H.264, H.265, MP3, MPEG1, MPEG 2, MPEG 4, and DVD-LPCM content. The X2000B-4 K’s media player supports externally connected devices like a USB HDD up to 2 TB and USB memory sticks up to 256 GB. However, only USB storage devices formatted with Windows FAT32 or NTFS file systems work with the X2000B-4K.

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