This versatile middle-class projector can serve for various tasks including the cinema-like movie watching and gaming, sports watching, native 3D, and so on. It features a bright lamp and represents a consistent image with a different level of the ambient light. The numerous technologies provide for high contrast and color variety combined with the native Full HD resolution.
The ViewSonic PJD7828HDL review will be incomplete without mentioning the multiple adjustable options of this projector. It has a short throw, large zoom, and the keystone regulation. The connectivity is rich including numerous HDMI and PC ports, the wireless streaming option.
The large front panel, curved corners, and hidden HDMI/MHL port compartment make the highlights of the PJD7828HDL design. The projector is compact with the 12.44-inch width, 8.98-inch depth, and 4.08-inch height and weighs 5.29lbs. It can be mounted on a tabletop, wall, or ceiling. Its three feet ensure stable positioning and fit different surfaces thanks to the regulated front foot.
The front panel houses the large lens with the glossy metal rim, the grilled speaker, and the sliding cover on the right disclosing the compartment with the HDMI port where the streaming dongle can be placed. On the top, there are zoom, focus dials, navigation set, and on/off buttons. The back panel contains the HDMI, USB, VGA, and other connections. The cables are hidden under the back cover with side openings.
The ViewSonic PJD7828HDL manual indicates the DLP technology with Full HD native resolution. Its lamp can emit 3,200 lumens and last for 10,000 hours in the Economy mode. The SuperColor technology is backed up by the 1 billion color palette and the 20,000:1 contrast ratio.
The display size can vary from 30 to 300 inches, with a 100-inch screen available at 8.4ft. The unit supports the vertical keystone adjustment and the 1.3x zoom regulation. The aspect ratio of the display makes 16:9.
The built-in speakers have 10W capacity and are powered with the SonicExpert technology. The noise level of the projector motor makes 35 dB. The input lag is estimated at 16ms. The configuration button on the remote can be programmed for the frequently used function.
Going on with the PJD7828HDL review, there are enough connections for this projector. There are two HDMI ports (one with MHL protocol, both with Blu ray 3D support), a VGA, a monitor output, RS232, USBs (type-A and mini USB), RCA inputs for video and audio, and the audio output. Streaming is available through the HDMI-connected streaming device.
The image produced by the ViewSonic PJD7828HDL is bright and colorful, with high contrast and uniformity of colors. The shades feature a lot of detail and texture, skin colors are natural, blacks and grays look consistent, and the whites are spot-on. The 2D picture parameters can be varied between five color modes (including the ViewMatch sRGB one) while the 3D has a single color preset. The dark room performance provides the most of the color saturation while the Standard mode looks the most natural in a slightly lit room.
The projector is easy to install and control. It retains a sharp rectangular form and can be placed almost anywhere. The response is high making the dynamic gaming enjoyable. The motion is handled well, with a little trail in the active scenes. The sound is room-filling and features distinct bass; still, isn’t loud enough for large rooms.