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ViewSonic Pro8200 1080p Home Cinema Projector (2000 Lumens, HDMI)

4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

Price: £680.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Auto Keystone correction
  • Full 1080p HD resolution
  • 2000 hours lamp life
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  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 33.3 x 26.4 cm ; 3.9 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 6 Kg
  • Item model number: PRO8200
  • ASIN: B00465W7EC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 9 Nov. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 292,807 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

The ViewSonic® Pro8200 delivers a true HD home theater entertainment experience to even the most discriminating home theater enthusiast. The NATIVE 16:9 WIDESCREEN ASPECT RATIO is ideal for HDTV and movies as well as gaming. The Pro8200 combines state-of-the art DLP® and BrilliantColor™ technology with 2,000 lumens and 4000:1 contrast ratio to deliver a stunning visual experience to any home theater. The innovative seven segment color wheel provides vivid, rich colors. With multiple connectivity, including dual HDMI inputs with HDCP, connects any DVD player, game console and more for complete home entertainment. Get ready for beautifully clear home theater entertainment.

Box Contains

ViewSonic projector, power cable
VGA cable
HDMI cable
remote control/laser with batteries
lens cap
Quick Start Guide
ViewSonic Wizard DVD (with User Guide),
soft carrying case.


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when its good, its great, a lovely clear daylight outdoor picture, dark or shadows its a terrible picture, I have only played with it for a hour or so, so maybe there are settings to improve this problem, I am not good with setting visual things up and think such a expensive item should work well out of the box.
It may be considered a low to mid price projector but to me it is a expensive item
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x88947738) out of 5 stars 160 reviews
69 of 74 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x88e892f4) out of 5 stars Great Buy! 9 Dec. 2011
By Quintin Cantu - Published on Amazon.com
We've been running this projector for a week now. For the price - couldn't be happier! This is our 3rd home theater projector. 1st was an Infocus IN72 (480), second was the Mits HC1500 (720). After 4 years the 1500 was beginning to have issues, plus was due for its 3rd bulb replacement, so decided to upgrade to 1080. Researched the 8200 at Projectorcentral.com and Projectorreviews.com ... Both sites gave it a positive review and said that it was a good buy. Projectorreviews gave it a "Hot Product" rating.

This thing is a light cannon. Super bright. Running it in Eco mode is fine even in a room that has ambient light. Blu Ray and HD-DVD performance is stunning. Awsome image clairity and sharpness. Rich, bright colors, good contrast and shadows. Coupled with the bright image the picture is very, very vibrant. My standard DVD player is an Oppo-981HD... Had to do some tweaking to get an acceptable image for upscaling to 1080... But, once there, all's good.

Cons - The projector does need calibration... Projectorreviews.com has a detail of the suggested adjustments. Basically it's just tweaking of the R/G/B settings and the Brightness and Contrast settings. Downside - every time you power on the projector the R/G/B settings return to factory defaults so you have to go into menu and reset. That's a pain in the a$$ but, allowing for the projector's strong points, the 1-minute that takes is worth it. Other issue is placement. It has a high throw angle. The lens center line has to be about 13" below the bottom of the screen image. It has a vertical keystone adjustment but doesn't have a horizontal keystone adjustment so it will have to be pretty well centered on your screen.

Aside from performance, add in the 3-year warranty on the projector and a 1-year warranty on the lamp, plus the rated lamp life (4000 hrs in bright and 6000 hrs in Eco) and, at this price, this projector is an incredible value purchase.

Buy it!
41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x888f9d20) out of 5 stars Great for Sports not good for Movies with lots of Dark Scenes 13 Dec. 2012
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
This is the first projector I have ever purchased. I did a lot of research and I did see that people were saying that this projector's blacks were not the best. However, there were no REALLY bad reviews. Many people loved the projector and it does have DarkChip3 technology. The final selling point was the price. It was about $300 less than the next step up.

First, a little setup:
We are showing it on an Elite Sable CineWhite 110" screen with the projector mounted at the optimum location according to ViewSonic on the ceiling.
It is in a dedicated home theater so the room has no light leakage into it from windows or doors at night.

Initially I was impressed by this projector. It was watchable even with the lights on although a little faded. We got it just before Thanksgiving and football on TDAY on this project was INCREDIBLE. Absolutely loved it and we had a fantastic time watching the games.

The first movie test was Avatar on Blu-RAY. The colors REALLY look vibrant on this projector. However, the next Blu-Ray we tried was Brave. About 60% of this movie is set in a dark forest or a dark castle scene. The blacks were so bad that you could not make out the body of most people, animals, scenery, etc.

There are a ton of movies such as Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings which have plenty of dark scenes. What I found very quickly was that there really IS a difference in the quality of the "blacks" a projector can produce and how much contrast and details you can make out in dark scenes.

I tried calibrating the projector using calibrations suggested by ProjectorCentral.com. It was no help. On the movie The Green Lantern there is a smoke monster in space...I could only *just barely* distinguish the smoke of the monster verses the black of space. It looked like just a monster's face floating around space. Very disappointing.

I called the company that installed our projector, ModernMediaAV.com, and they quickly came back to view the scenes and agreed that the Pro8200 was lacking greatly.
They suggested a return of the unit and then set out to preview all these scenes on different projector models to help us find a better projector.
Then the guys at ModernMedia did another install with this projector and said it was marginally better. But not incredibly better.
They have worked with me to return the original projector and they were able to get viewings of the same scene on several different projectors for comparison.

They compared a sample scene of a guy sitting around a campfire in the movie Journey to the Center of the Earth 2 with the Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. On our projector you CANNOT make out a guy's face who is sitting next to a camp fire. Then we tried a Mitsubishi HC4000 and it had NO TROUBLE rendering that scene such that his facial details were easy to see. Finally, we tried an Optima HD 20 and it also handled this scene really well. Not as well as the HC4000 but much better than the Pro8200. Ultimately we returned this projector and decided to spend a little more and get the HC4000. I wanted to compare the Epson 8350 as well but we did not have access to that projector. For what it's worth, ProjectorCentral puts HC4000 above the 8350.

Good luck. If you decide on this projector hopefully you will have a better experience. Perhaps mine was just a dud.

12/16 - UPDATE: The HC4000 was installed and all I can say is WOW. It really is worth the extra money. The picture is fantastic and it handles dark scenes extremely well.
I haven't felt a need to tweak the default settings at all.
49 of 53 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x88a3ad14) out of 5 stars Problems with shadow detail 9 Jan. 2013
By V. Cooper - Published on Amazon.com
After getting this projector I noticed that all the dark scenes lacked detail. I tried tweaking all the settings after getting advice from AVSforum.com. The interesting thing was that if I played a movie from my computer or from an old DVD player then the shadow detail was there. But if I used my LG BD550 blue ray player then the shadow detail was missing. But the LG worked fine with my previous projector. I heard from the forum that these projectors seem to be sensitive to the HDMI source setting. So I tried setting the HDMI to RGB on both the projector and the player. But that did not help. Since returning the projector seemed like a pain (already mounted to the ceiling) I decided to buy another, newer and different brand of blue ray player. I ended up getting a Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Integrated Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray DVD Player. I set it up and initially the black crush was still there. I changed the setting on the projector to RGB and on the blue ray I set it to "enhanced RGB" and that seems to have fixed it. The shadow detail was there. Phew!
The colors are a little too saturated but I'm sure I can fix that by tweaking the gamma and color settings.

My wife commented after all this tech drama "how does the average person ever figure this stuff out?!" I never thought twice about the shadow detail and color settings on my old Mitsubishi projector and LG blue ray combo. It just worked. I suppose I was lucky but I am surprised that this new Viewsonic was so picky about the source. Most people are not going to have the patience to try all the things I had to do to get it to work. I'm very happy with the quality of the image now but the setup seems a bit half baked to me.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x890a740c) out of 5 stars Exceeded my expectations! 10 Feb. 2013
By AirBattleMgr - Published on Amazon.com
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OK, I've held off for a couple of months to write my review... Here is my opinion... The projector is awesome overall. I am used to it now, but my friends came over yesterday and thought the 10' wide 1080p screen was obnoxious, but beautifully obnoxious, which created some toy envy:) I have the projector mounted in a recessed box that I built into the ceiling, the throw range is ~ 19', projected onto standard interior wall, painted with killz.... which was very effective. Auto keystone is off since the manual adjustment looks better. Colors are great (several modes), detail is great... the daylight picture is good, but since I watch TV mostly in the evenings the ambient light during the day is not a deal killer for me. It still does very well even in a room with several windows. Direct sunlight might be a different story.

A couple of disclaimers, I had to install a small exhaust fan in the recess since the unit does get pretty hot, even with four-five inches of clearance on all sides. There is a USB port on the back that works great for that purpose (see the item link below for the fan I used). This was my first projector, so I was really concerned with the beam angle and range, but once I got it here, I was able to test the concept before cutting drywall. Picture the beam angle being flat on the bottom and opening to the top... In other words, the beam does not open from the center like the old projectors from elementary school, since it opens flat on one side, it can be tucked in closely to the ceiling. The settings reverting back to factory every time it powered on is not accurate (another review), it will boot and cycle to the settings it was on last time it was on. My advice, buy a good HDMI cable, one of my only regrets since I had to replace the cheaper cable due to signal interruptions. I highly recommend this projector... anything in 1080p is amazing and very comparable to my HD 1080 LG TVs.

Mount Used: Works fine, you'll never see it since it's hidden in the recess. Fit was good and as advertised. The ball mount is a little cheap but works fine.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0048HBGU4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

USE Fan Kit: works great and keeps the projector fan from running at full speed, which can be distracting. I chose this option since the aux fan kicks on when the projector is powered on because it's tied to the projector, not another device.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002MYSR7U/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00

Wireless Wii sensor- Works great. Games and Netflix are in standard 480, still enjoyable
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003SVTEUK/ref=oh_details_o01_s03_i02
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x888fa084) out of 5 stars Your search for a projector stops here!!!! AWESOME 6 Sept. 2012
By prsh - Published on Amazon.com
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This projector is everything I hoped it would have been and more. I had originally bought a cheap projector for a little more than $200, but it didn't do well in ambient light and it didn't have a clear picture. I returned it and decided to go for the 1080p. I read some reviews, and was encouraged for the most part, but a little scared about what someone said of horizontal paning.

No problems whatsoever in horizontal paning. This projector is not a compromise for a tv, it IS a tv. it turns your wall into a tv. I'm telling you, this thing on the wall, in my house, is an 80 inch tv. Not I nor any of my friends were like "wow this projector is so big and it is almost as good as a tv" no... this thing looks exactly like a 1080p tv. no compromise at all.

I played Halo on our xbox, streamed 1080p youtube videos from my computer, and watched the Gladiator starring Russel Crow all in beautiful, tear-bringing, crystal clear 1080p HD. (note, my xbox also streamed How I Met Your Mother on netflix but was only able to stream it in 720p, i think this is because my xbox is older and I am using a HD cable, not an HDMI cable. could also be that netflix only has it available in 720)I'm not usually this nutty, but I am still awestruck by this projector. I can't think of any way it could be improved by buying a more expensive projector, except maybe the sound. The sound is okay, but I hooked up my computer speakers to make it a little louder. Seriously, You will find little difference between this and a more expensive projector. I can't think of any way it could improve (until the next best thing after 1080p comes out.)

This last comment I'll make is that I just got this projector. I turned it out in fairly broad daylight, switched it into eco mode to save the bulb, and could still see it clearly. I'll follow up with this review in a few months to make sure nothing goes wrong, but with a 3-year projector warranty I'm not worried at all. This is my third product from ViewSonic, (a tablet a couple years back, a 1080p computer monitor, and now this projector), and I must say I am now a fan for life of ViewSonic. Normally I'll look at Samsung first to see prices, but now my first pick will be viewsonic. Quality products, great warranty and service, for competitive pricing. This is how companies need to be in the age of amazon-returns. Great job viewsonic!
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