ViewSonic PX706HD Gaming Projector Review

The ViewSonic PX706HD is a DLP projector with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution. I am particularly excited to be reviewing this ViewSonic, as it is a gaming projector, and I game. In fact, when I injured my hand earlier this year, my orthopedist prescribed several hours of video games each week for physical therapy. Cool doctor, if you ask me. Alright, on with the review.

I’ll start this review with an overview of the ViewSonic PX706HD gaming projector’s specs and features, expanding on those features on the second page. A tour of the hardware and menus will follow. Then we’ll take an in-depth look at picture, video and audio quality, discuss our findings, and find out if it performs as well as I expect. We’ll end our review with a summary page which will allow you to re-cap the highlights, pros and cons, and photos. Game on!

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Viewsonic PX706HD Specs
Price$785
TechnologyDLP
Native Resolution1920x1080
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)3000
Contrast22000:1
Zoom Lens Ratio1.20:1
Lens ShiftNo
Lamp Life4000 hours
Weight5.9
Warranty3 years

Overview

The ViewSonic PX706HD is a $785.99 DLP projector that designed specifically for gaming. Gaming projectors have a reduced input latency to allow for smooth gameplay and a high framerate – I’ll get more into that on the Special Features Page. The ViewSonic’s native 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution provides a crisp, clear image. This is a short throw, meaning the projector sits just a few feet back from the screen to produce up to 100” diagonal. That’s some immersive gaming!

Assassin's Creed Origins as projected by the ViewSonic PX706HD Gaming Projector
The ViewSonic PX706HD is designed to be a gaming projector, with one of the lowest input lag claims around.

The PX706HD claims 3,000 lumens, which is plenty bright for most ambient light conditions. That, combined with its portable nature, allows for this ViewSonic to be taken over to a friend’s house for some co-op gaming. Sadly, the days of split-screen co-op seem to be coming to a close.

The only games I still like to play that is split-screen co-op are Borderlands and Star Wars Battlefront 2 – most games that my friends and I like to play online with each other are single screen, and you need separate gaming consoles and displays to make it work. My friends and I discovered a pretty awesome workaround for that, which I will go into detail about on the Special Features Page.

Though primarily positioned as a gaming projector, the ViewSonic PX706HD will be just as useful as a home entertainment projector for watching movies, TV shows, and sports – I’ve included some images from such things in the slider above. The PX706HD has an impressive lamp life of up to 15,000 hours in Dynamic ECO Mode, so you have the potential to get many years of use from this projector before the lamp needs to be replaced, when using that power mode.

Next up is an overview of the highlights, followed by a close look at the projector’s special features. See you on the next page!

Highlights

  • $785.99 List Price
  • 3,000 Lumens
  • DLP Technology
  • 1080p HD Resolution (1920×1080)
  • 22,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • Lamp Life – Up to 15,000 Hours
  • 16ms Low Latency
  • 60” to 120” Diagonal Projection
  • Compatible with PC, Mac, and Smart Devices
  • Dual HDMI Ports
  • PC-Free Presentations via USB Type-C
  • 5-Watt Mono Speaker

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