The PJD5555w is rated at 3300 lumens. As the PJD5555w has a limited 1.1:1 zoom, there was Very little difference in the output throughout the zoom range. At full wide zoom in Brightest mode, we were able to achieve 3089 lumens. At mid zoom (where all other measurements were taken) and the projector displaying a 60” diagonal image, there was a small reduction in output, coming in at 3009 lumens. Full telephoto zoom was 2961 lumens. Consistent with other reviews, the measurements were taken at the brightest point of the image.
Using Dynamic mode, which only has slightly better color balance than Brightest mode, the output dropped to 2810 lumens. Next up, Standard mode, which offered significantly better color balance, dropped significantly to 2373 lumens. ViewMatch mode registered 2270 lumens and Movie mode was 2236.
While the Viewsonic PJD5555w has no network connection available, wireless network presentations can be achieved with the use of Viewsonic's optional wireless gateway (WPG-370). This gateway allows the user to stream from a smart phone or tablet, as well as a computer or USB thumb drive. It also works with any projector. Unfortunately, it has a MSRP of $229.99 which is nearly half of the cost of the PJD5555w, but fore those who need a wireless presenting solution it's worth considering.
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