Posted on September 23, 2016 By Art Feierman
This Viewsonic has a full set of color controls that will allow you, or a calibrator, to fully calibrate this projector, to get the absolute best out of it. Of course we realize you probably won’t spring for a professional calibration, but the controls let anyone try to get the most out.
As you can see from the images in the player above, the PJD7835HD is more than capable of some very good color. When I was reviewing this projector, I was able to fully enjoy sports viewing, despite having more ambient light in the room than I would dare to have with most sub $1000 projectors.
From the hardware side of things, you’ll find a computer input in the back, audio controls and a single HDMI. Here’s the nice extra touch though: Viewsonic has a second HDMI input, hiding in their PortAll. It’s a hidden area so people can plug in their streaming sticks. Hiding it probably not necessary at home, if you stream, but if this projector is hanging in a classroom with a streaming stick plugged into the usual back panel HDMI, that streaming stick is probably going to disappear! No matter, bottom line is two HDMIs, and one of them, the PortAll one, supports MHL, for that Roku or other stick, as well as interfacing with a variety of other mobile device.
A hefty 16 watt speaker system provides an admirable amount of sound. Of course, as I must point out, if you really want great room shaking sound for those action movies, etc., no projector’s internal speaker or speakers is going to do the job right. Get thee a respectable surround sound system, or perhaps a very good stereo system.
While I give the other “bright room award” projector, the edge when it comes to maximum brightness with very good color, this Viewsonic ultimately is the brighter projector.
And as an added bonus, it offers 3D which that Epson HC1040 lacks. Overall not only a very good feature set, but Viewsonic provides a 3 year parts/labor warranty. That’s as long as it gets in this price range, in fact most competitors offer a basic 1 year warranty. Next best warranty is probably that Epson – 2 years, but with a 2 year rapid replacement program. The point is: Great warranty.
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