ViewSonic Pro9000 projector takes the next step in DLP technology with advanced laser LED technology. The laser LED hybrid light engine technology uses the combination of laser and LED to achieve a lamp-free, mercury projection. Compared with traditional mercury lamp, the laser LED hybrid engines delivers 4x longer light life - over 20,000 hours and contains less hazardous substance, resulting in significantly reduced TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and environment impact. Projected images are crystal clear and brilliant thanks to Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, 1600ANSI lumens and 100,000:1 ultra-high contrast ratio. TI DarkChip3 technology helps produces finer detail in dark scenes, bringing your viewing experience to a new level. Dual HDMI inputs and stereo speakers are included. The ECO mode can extends light life up to 5000 hours by lightly decreasing brightness, offering further saving in energy, cost for maximum earth care.
Comparing new generation projectors
Pros: Lifetime lamp design, next generation video quality (as to DLP contrast ratio; WQHD or 4k or 8k are industrial only resolution levels still); ViewSonic 3 year warranty includes lamp, unlike 1 year or less limit on other projectors (another reviewer posted false information - lamp life on this model is the same spec as found in many panel TV's; IOW, it never gets replaced for projector life absent defects, unlike quartz lamps). This is a zero expected maintenance projector, other than cleaning the lens or cooling path.
Cons: Not overly bright - better to use flat panel unless portability is needed; expensive (for now?). Spec's don't list international compatibility (eg, like Acer K750, their slightly less expensive but lower video quality LED projector). Not as compact or focused on wireless presentations as some Epson's (but those are still 720p only models) (all models NewEgg sells - hopefully then allowable comparisons here). Since portability and ease of setup in different rooms are the main reasons to use a projector for users not needing very high brightness for very large displays, that offsets how this ViewSonic has leading edge video quality.
Other Thoughts: I'm an engineer with pro video experience, thinking about upgrading an older projector, and have not used this model. I suggest using the "compare" function on the linked ViewSonic site to see side by side full spec's of their current models. They've obsoleted their own Pro8x00 models.
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Pros: Good picture. Worked great for everything I needed while it was still working.
Cons: Not even 2 weeks of owning it and it died. Was using it and there was a pop and it shut off and won't turn back on. For the price I would expect something like this to last longer than a couple weeks huge disappointment.
Other Thoughts: I don't know much about projectors but it seemed to be pretty good till it died on me. I'm hoping to get a refund and not an exchange so I can shop around and hopefully get something better than this overpriced piece of junk.
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Pros: Laser/LED projection is definitely the way to go, we've had a Casio one at our company for a couple years now. This is what all projectors should be switching to. Instant on, instant off, much cooler, great color and clarity.
Cons: Expensive. High entry cost, but pays for itself.
Other Thoughts: The guy below who was talking about $180 replacement laser being insanely high after 2 years of continuous use? What a moron. A) You can't run a projector bulb for 1/4 of that time, and B) the cost for the bulbs are about the same if not more expensive anyway.
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Pros: yes, it's expensive to have it replaced, but how many people use it continuously for 2 years!? most projectors are used for presentations or home theater. 2 star review will make this look bad, which it probably is not.
Cons: parts and labor for maintenance might be expensive, but that's expected.
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Pros: no need to change light bulb
Cons: after a total of about 2.25 years of contiual use the laser could die, and would have to be replaced for 180$ plus the cost of the laser and shipping. The warranty will only replace the laser up until 1 year of ownership. cost benefit of laser over bulbs not quite worth it!
Other Thoughts: warning
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