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ViewSonic PRO8500 1024x768 XGA 5000 ANSI Lumens, RJ45 (Crestron LAN Control/Display), HDMI / Dual VGA Inputs, Optional Wireless, 1.5x Wide Optical Zoom, 3D Ready DLP Projector

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  • 4:3 (native), 16:9, 16:10, Auto 1024 x 768
  • 5000 Lumens
  • 4000:1

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The ViewSonic Pro8500 is an advanced high brightness DLP installation projector which includes BrilliantColor technology to produce more vibrant colors. The Pro8500 delivers 5000 lumens, 4900:1 contrast ratio with a 1024x768 XGA native resolution, allowing it to shine in virtually any lighting situation. The Pro8500 provides maximum mounting flexibility with a wide 1.5X optical zoom adjustment and a multitude of connectivity options including Network Display, USB, and WiFi (optional WPD-100 Wi-Fi dongle required). The filter-less design and long lamp life provide for easy maintenance and low total cost of ownership.

  • newegg Bright in virtually any setting with 5,000 lumens Ultra-bright 5,000 lumen output makes this the perfect choice for large boardrooms, conference halls and auditoriums.
  • newegg BrilliantColor technology Latest BrilliantColor technology delivers stunning all-digital clarity with life-like color, sharp graphics and outstanding video. The sophisticated 5-segment color (RGBWY) wheel provides greater color accuracy than standard DLP projectors with a 4-segment color wheel.
  • newegg Network Display With its advanced management software, you can project up to 4 PCs at the same time with the ability to broadcast up to 8 projectors.
  • newegg Network control through RJ-45 Schedule, manage and monitor the projector remotely and receive e-mail alerts of projector lamp status.
  • newegg PC-Less Slide Show Presentation & USB Display Project your pictures or images directly from a USB flash drive without a PC. You can also project your presentations through any USB connection without the hassle of running a bulky VGA cable.
  • newegg Give Greener presentations and save Use the Eco-mode to achieve lower power consumption, reduce overall noise and extend lamp life. Filter less design saves costs and maintenance.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Justin O.
  • 3/8/2013 11:00:06 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBright and crisp image

Pros: This puts out an incredibly bright image. The picture is incredible!

Ease of use with remote.


Cons: It is only black. White option would have been nice.

Other Thoughts: It is being used as a permanent mount, video source for a church audio/video install.

Utilizing HDMI connectivity, video playback is very impressive. Set it up to throw on a 150" screen. Theater quality video, even with ambient light.

Have not used it for 3D.

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  • Kevin U.
  • 7/1/2011 10:31:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs3D Buyer Beware!

Pros: 5000 lumens

auto-keystone correction

Cons: Limited 3D support

120 Hz is only at 1024x768

Other Thoughts: My unit is defective, so some of the issues may be resolved when I receive my replacement, but here are a few observations.

This is a bright projector (2D). It has a clean image in 2D. I have plugged both a 3D blu-ray player (Samsung 2011 model)/UVerse cable box and a Dell XPS laptop with an HDMI 1.4 port. I cannot get the unit to display 3D. The glasses sync, but no 3D.

Uverse does a top/bottom format. The projector does not have the option to switch to top bottom (like most 3D displays). YOU NEED A $300 unit to convert to something the projector can handle.

Blu-ray unit sends a signal that is recognized by the projector, but image is static, multi-colored snow (no-sync).

The laptop wants to see a 3D vision kit plugged into it. You shouldn't need one. I tell Arcsoft Totalmedia 5 that I have a 3D DLP ready unit and it sends an image, but the glasses don't sync up correctly.

If you are looking for a bright 2D DLP, buy it. If you want 3D, be prepared to spend anoth

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/21/2011 8:07:10 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggslight shuts off after 30 sec

Pros: so far there are none

Cons: Upon first opening, the light on the unit would shut off after 30 sec. I called tech support at Viewsonic and they said send it back.

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  • Justin V.
  • 2/3/2011 10:07:34 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid choice!

Pros: EXTREMELY BRIGHT. This was the main focus behind this purchase - a projector that could be used in a brightly lit room. The 8500 delivers. Color accuracy is also quite good for such a bright unit. Easy to set up, reasonable size, and light enough to carry without breaking your back.

Cons: So far none!

Other Thoughts: It's hard to find thorough reviews of business-type projectors. Everyone reviews home theater projectors, but 1600 lumens is not enough for use in business. I agonized over options from NEC, Mitsubishi, Infocus, and a couple others, but decided on ViewSonic. The others may be good as well, but I'm totally satisfied with this choice!

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