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Viewsonic PJD5555w DLP Projector - Setup and Menus

Posted on April 10, 2015 by 
ViewSonic Specs
Native Resolution
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)
Zoom Lens Ratio
Lens Shift No
Lamp Life

Projector Setup

The PJD5555w is somewhat limited in its tabletop setup flexibility as it only has a center adjustable foot in front and the rear feet are not adjustable.   Also, its limited zoom range (1.1:1) does not allow for much variation in the distance the projector is placed from the screen.  Fortunately, as seems to be the case with most projectors these days, the digital keystone adjustment works very well to help square the image when the projector is sitting on an uneven surface.  The PJD5555w therefore is a good candidate for use on a movable cart, where the screen height is set to match and the cart only needs to be moved to the proper distance from the screen, thus resulting in a quick setup.


Once the projector's been properly positioned, bringing up the menu allows the user to select the desired display mode.  There are five display modes available: Brightest, Dynamic, PC, ViewMatch and Movie.  There are also three projection surface colors to choose from with a PC source, whiteboard, blackboard and greenboard.  The usual adjustments (contrast, brightness, color and tint) can also be made to the picture.  There is also a choice of four different color temperatures, but user adjustable color temperature gain and offset (ie: grayscale calibration adjustments) are only available with a PC input.

Rare among low cost projectors, the PJD5555w does offer full color management control.  This means that each of the primary (red, green, blue) and secondary (cyan, magenta, yellow) colors can be adjusted for accuracy.  While this is not something that most users will be able to use properly (as it requires special calibration tools), these controls may come in handy to tone down the excessive green or blue that appear in whites when using the brightest mode, as well as make skin tones more accurate in video presentations.  There are also eight gamma settings and levels of Brilliant Color from 1 to 10, as well as Off.  As with the color management settings, this level of adjustability is almost unheard of in this price range.  Well done, Viewsonic.

The PJD5555w also features Viewsonic's exclusive ViewMatch mode.  ViewMatch switches between high brightness performance and accurate color performance based on the source information.  This, in conjunction with the variety of adjustments possible, gives the user plenty of options to optimize the display to each particular type of presentation.

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Advanced Menu
Color Management Menu
Color Temperature Menu
Picture Menu

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