The ViewSonic LS620X is a 3,200 lumen DLP projector with XGA (1024x768) resolution, intended for applications in business and education such as K-12 classrooms, retail settings and conference rooms. This projector has a short throw, with a throw ratio of 0.61:1, to produce a large image (between 60 and 150 inches) from only a few feet away from the screen; a much cheaper alternative than a comparably sized LCD or LED display.
The laser light engine means this projector will run virtually maintenance free for up to 25,000 hours in Eco mode. Twin 10 Watt speakers are built-in for respectable sound, filling all but the largest classrooms. There’s a decent amount of connectors and inputs to handle the vast majority of sources found in business and educational settings. The LS620X has a list price of $1,216 – not bad for a laser projector!
Now, back to that XGA resolution – some of you are undoubtedly asking why we are still dealing with such low resolution in late 2018. The answer is relatively simple: the primary use for new XGA projectors is as replacements for the antiquated projectors that were installed in classrooms and offices in years past, who just want to replace their old technology with something newer, but without breaking the bank.
Think of it like this – a school district has 500 classrooms with ceiling mounted XGA projectors. They want to replace their old, worn out units with something new. It only makes sense that they would want something similar to avoid the expense of purchasing (and installing!) a new ceiling mount, and new, wide screen. By using a replacement similar to the original unit, most of the existing hardware can be utilized without too much adjustment.
This review of the ViewSonic LS620X will start with a short overview, followed by some highlights. We’ll then take a look at its special features, followed by a tour of the LS620X’s hardware. We’ll discuss picture quality and performance before we summarized it all up on the – you guessed it – summary page. By the time we’re done with this ViewSonic, you should have a pretty good handle on whether or not it will meet your needs. Let’s go!