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ViewSonic PRO8500 XGA 1024x768 5000 Lumens Home Theater DLP Projector

  • 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.

Learn more about the ViewSonic Pro8500

Model

Brand
ViewSonic
Model
Pro8500
Cabinet Color
Black
Type
DLP

Display

Panel
0.7" Digital Micromirror Device
Lens
1.5× Manual optical zoom / Manual optical focus
Lamp
Lamp type: 280 watt
Lamp life (normal/eco-mode) 4000 / 5000 hours
1-year limited warranty on lamp
Aspect Ratio
4:3 (native), 16:9, 16:10, Auto
Display Size
30"–300" / 0.76m–7.6m
Native Resolution
1024 x 768
Throw Distance
0.9m–10m / 3ft–32.8ft
Brightness
5000 Lumens
Contrast Ratio
4000:1 (dynamic)
Horizontal Refresh Rate
31 – 100 KHz
Vertical Refresh Rate
48 – 120 Hz

Connectivity

Input Video Compatibility
Analog RGB, Digital, S-Video, Composite, Component
NTSC M (3.58 MHz), 4.43MHz, PAL (B, D, G, H, I, M, N, 60), SECAM (B, D, G, K, K1, L), SD 480i and 576i, ED 480p and 576p, HD 720p, 1080i and 1080p
Input Video Connectors
D-Sub, HDMI, Composite, S-Video, Component, USB
Input Audio Connectors
3.5mm mini jack (x2), RCA (L/R) x1 / 3.5mm mini jack

Spec

Built-in Speakers
10W x 2
Users Controls
Basic: Power, keystone/arrow keys, left/blank, menu/exit, right/panel key lock, enter, source
OSD: Picture: Color Mode, Brightness, Contrast, Video Setting, Color Setting, User Color, Gamma Video/Audio: Frequency, Tracking, H Position, V Position, Overscan, Noise Reduction, Audio Setting, Microphone Volume, Speaker Volume, Mute Setting: Auto Keystone, Keystone, Aspect Ratio, Projection, Auto Source, Signal Type, Eco-mode, Filter Mode, High Altitude, Quick Power ON, Quick Cooling, DC 12V Trigger Information: Input Source, Resolution, H Frequency, V Frequency, Filter Hours, Filter Hours Reset, Equivalent Lamp Hours, Equivalent Lamp Hours Reset, Factory Default Option: Blank Screen, Password, OSD Setting, Closed Caption, Others, Display Type, Swap, Function
Power Supply
100 - 240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
350W / <1W (stand-by mode)
Regulatory Approvals
CB, RoHS, SVHC, WEEE, UL/cUL, FCC-B, ICES-004, TUV-S (Argentina), NOM, PSB, C-tick, KC, CE, GOST-R, Hygienic, UKrSEPRO, CCC
Temperature Range
32°F – 104°F (0°C – 40°C)
Humidity Range
10% – 90% (non-condensing)
Compatibility
PC: VGA to UXGA
Mac: Up to UXGA (scaled)
USB: Type A for PC-less slide show presentation – supports JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, GIF from USB flash drive, optional wireless USB adapter Mini-B for direct presentation from computer (not Mac compatible)
Dimensions
13.1" × 4.3" × 10.4"
Weight
8.5 lbs.

Features

Features
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 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.

The filter-less design and long lamp life provide for easy maintenance and low total cost of ownership.

Manufacturer Warranty

Labor
3 years limited
Parts
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Mandy M.
  • 3/8/2013 11:00:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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.

Network-ability.

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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • 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
  • Tech Level: High
  • 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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