At mid zoom (where all other measurements were taken) and the projector displaying a 70” diagonal image, there was no change in output, coming in at 2488 lumens as well. Full telephoto zoom was 2486 lumens. Consistent with other reviews, our measurements were taken at the brightest point of the image.
Using PC mode, the output dropped to 1973 lumens, which is still plenty for most uses. The two User modes, Movie, Dynamic PC and Dynamic Movie modes also all came in at 1973 lumens. ViewMatch mode registered 1541 lumens.
Dropping the lamp into Eco brightness mode resulted in a drop of about 20%, which still provided 1973 lumens in Brightest mode. The rated lamp life is a very good 5000 hours in Normal lamp mode and increases to an even more impressive 6000 hours in Eco mode, so either way you’re getting very good brightness and lamp life. As we’ve noted with previous models, turning Brilliant Color (BC) off has a great affect on lumen output.
With the PJD5533w, turning off BC results in a whopping 70% drop in output, dropping the Brightest mode from 2488 lumens to only 720 lumens. As turning BC off has no positive effect on image quality, there’s no good reason to do so.
Above, the Viewsonic PJD5533w projector in its brightest mode.
Viewsonic PJD5533w Projector - Networking
The PJD5533w has no network control or projection capability. If networking is desired, Viewsonic has the PJD6543w projector, which is similar to the 5533w in all other aspects.