Hey gang, Valkor here. And the weather on the east coast is ripe for venturing into the open wide. And my travels, guided by three parrots… ooops I mean three colorful finches, lead me to the doorstep of The Muse Hotel. And inside a small area I found the gang at ViewSonic, who were more than ready to allow me passage in order to check out their latest wares.
ViewSonic isn’t an unfamiliar company here at TOV; way back in 2010, we had the opportunity to check out the NexTV Media Player, which received a perfect score from myself and to quote my article “give that home theater enthusiast in your life something to smile about, by making ViewSonic NexTV VMP75 Media Player a part of their setup.” Well it’s been nearly 5 years to the date and this round TOV goes to them, checking out their latest in projects and monitors.
First up are the projectors and on hand two were at the ready showcasing their capabilities with stunning detail. First we have the WXGA (PJD5555W) Projector, which flaunts some serious detail (1280X800 and a 1080p resolution) – the picture quality this baby produces is quite stunning that the image below doesn't do it justice – trust me, it looks stunning in action. It sports a keypad at the top, a programmable remote and an easy access lamp door. And I love the black of the PJD5555W as well as the sleek (as far as projectors go) design and it looks like it can fit well alongside any home entertainment system.
Sticking with the projectors, ViewSonic also brought along another 1080p hooked up to an XBOX One to show off its gaming capabilities; enter the Full HD LightStream PJD7830HDL, which is similar in appearance to the previous projector. However, after closer examination you’ll see there’s definitely a difference. For starters the PJD7830HDL has two HDMI ports (one in the back and the second under a removable cover at the front); the second port is used to add a wireless dongle such as Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick or any other wireless streaming device. In addition, the PJD7830HDL comes with integrated speakers as well as a USB port along with the MicroUSB. Image quality, once again, is quite impressive and it works well with the XBONE’s Kinect; a few party games were used to demo the projector, though I wanted something with a bit more of an “edge” to it. I can’t complain because if you’re a gamer looking for a projector, then this would be the one.
Finally, ViewSonic had a couple of 4K monitors on hand, which would be the VX2475Smhl-4K; I didn’t get a good shot of it, because anytime I was nearby, there was always a pack. But that’s cool, the company provided hi-res should suffice. The VX2475Smhl-4K touts a 3840x2160 native resolution, with crystal (and I mean CRYSTAL) clear picture quality (eventhough it was a windows 7 – or 8 desktop). Unfortunately the rep wasn’t showing off any 4K media (or I missed it... not sure), but we were shown an impressive split screen and picture in a picture (PiP) capability. It would have been nice to see 4K something, but regardless, the monitor looked pretty sweet!
Though my visit was a short one, getting the chance to hangout with the folks at ViewSonic wasn’t a letdown. I would have liked to have seen more in terms of the amount of product on hand, but what was shown was truly topnotch. Want to find out more? Clicking that logo to the right is all you need to do. And stay tuned, we’ll have more from ViewSonic in the near future.