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ViewSonic PJ458D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of ViewSonic PJ458D. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and noise. The price and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ViewSonic PJ458D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of ViewSonic PJ458D from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the design and reliability. The noise and price also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the image quality. Many are critical about the size.

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56% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ViewSonic PJ458D Bright DLP Projector 4.9LbsViewSonic PJ458D Bright DLP Projector 4.9Lbs

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : staff (

Viewsonic PJ458D review


A quirky little projector that needs guidance

Intuitive to set up and use

Images are harsh and uncomfortable to view

Quirks aside, this is a powerful machine that will suit office use well as home

Apr, 2006

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ViewSonic - PJ458D


The ViewSonic PJ458D is a digital light projector (DLP), so you could reasonably expect it to be rather expensive. But you'd be 100 percent wrong, as it sells for significantly less than the psychological price point ...

The ViewSonic PJ458D is a smart DLP projector that delivers a decent specification at a low price. However, we found that the image was very bright and intense, making it very much a matter of personal taste. We strongly recommend that you see the...

Apr, 2006

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Viewsonic PJ458D Mobile Presentation Projector


Millions of people know the name Viewsonic from the computer monitor they use at the office. But in addition to computer monitors, the company markets an array of data/video display products including more than a dozen models of digital projectors....

Mar, 2006

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PJ458D DLP Projector


Bright, lightweight and sharp best describes Viewsonic's PJ458D DLP projector.

Feb, 2006

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PCNation was very prompt in their delivery. The product was packed very carefully to ensure that it arrived undamaged. I highly recommend using PCNation

No Comment.

No Comment.

May, 2008

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Not Exactly Impressed


The only thing that impresses me about this projector is it's 1080i HDTV image and overall high resolution quality.

I'm not impressed with the colors on my PC at all! True color images look grainy with lots of image artifacts, and yellows are horribly represented.

Sep, 2007

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ViewSonic PJ458D 1024 x 768 DLP XGA, 4.9 lbs Projector 2000 lumens 2000:1


Quality construction. Good packaging and includes everything you need to display from most sources. Very easy to install and setup

The case that comes with it is somewhat small. Still fits everything, just very tight

May, 2007

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Great Deal


This projector has a great picture at 96" and zero zoom.

Like another reviewer said this projector has a hard time displaying some shades of yellow.

Feb, 2007

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ViewSonic PJ458D


Very simple interface.. Bought this for my parents to use and if they can understand it anyone can... Well worth the price!

Great picture even in bright room... Use as a home theater projector and very happy

Fan makes a little noise but once the movie sound starts it is drowned out

Dec, 2006

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ViewSonic PJ458D


This is a cost effective alternate to more exspensive Projectors, and with 2000 lumins you can produce awsome results.

Affordable, yet powerful. Used this Projector for a Fire dept training center with a limited budget, and the results were awsome. Definently worth the money. Highly recommended

The focus isn't as good on more expensive models

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

ViewSonic's PJ458D projector features DLP technology to display digitally sharp images. With 2000 lumens in just 4.9 pounds this powerful little projector is ideal for classrooms and boardrooms, on the road or in your home. The native 1024x768 XGA resolution, digital keystone correction and zoom lens ensure that you will get the best possible image for whatever the setting. Advanced video features deliver smooth full-motion video while multiple inputs allow you to connect several display sources at once so you can give dynamic presentations. Whisper mode extends your lamp life further improving the PJ458D's overall value.

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:1.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:XGA
Image Brightness:2000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1
Max Image Size:7.92m / 792cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Max Screen Distance:10m
Min Image Size:0.79m / 79cm
Min Screen Distance:1.19m
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:DLP Projector


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ViewSonic


Bulb power:200
Service life of lamp:3000

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1.2


Number of built-in speakers:1

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):35 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40

Other features

Analogue video signal:RGB
Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Digital keystone correction:± 15°
Dimensions (WxDxH):256 x 200 x 88
I/O ports:RGB-PC(15-pin mini D-sub), Composite video(RCA jack), S-video(4-pin mini-DIN)\nComponent video, Audio(3.5mm stereo mini jack), USB\n
Lens system:F2.4 - 2.57, f = 18 - 21.57
Power requirements:AC 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz
Projector picture size (diagonal):0.79m - 7.9m
Video in:NTSC M, NTSC 4.43, PAL (B, D, G, H, I, M, N), SECAM, HDTV (480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i)


Horizontal scan range:31 - 79
Noise Level:34
Vertical scan range:50 - 85


Power consumption (typical):250


Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1
Projection distance:1.2 - 10
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2000
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:M-NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions