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ViewSonic LightStream Pro7827HD Review - Sound and Conclusions Review

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ViewSonic Pro7827HD – 3D Picture Quality

The Pro7827HD doesn’t ship with any free 3D glasses, and ViewSonic didn’t send in any with the projector. As a result, we didn’t test this aspect of its performance.

ViewSonic Pro7827HD – Sound Quality

I usually begin this section of the review by strongly suggesting that you add a separate audio system, since having the sound coming from a projector that’s sat at a distance from where the pictures it’s displaying is never a perfect solution.

That said, the Pro7287HD’s audio is middling to good by projector standards. It can certainly hit some pretty high volumes without distortion setting in, plus there’s plenty of detail in the mid-range and treble ends of the mix. Bass handling is pretty lightweight, however; the tone of the sound is a little boxy; and the soundstage isn’t cast far beyond the physical confines of the projector’s bodywork.
ViewSonic Pro7827HD

Other Things to Consider

An ultra-affordable projector as rich in colour and contrast as the Pro7827HD clearly has appeal as a big-screen gaming device. So it’s pleasing to find that its input lag – the time it takes to render images – measures only 33ms. This figure should have minimal impact on most gamers’ performance.

Less impressive is the Pro7827HD’s remote control. As well as being rather small it doesn’t carry any backlighting for its buttons, which makes it unhelpful in a blacked out room.

Should I buy a ViewSonic Pro7827HD?

At £600, the Pro7827HD is outstanding value for what it offers – namely, plenty of useful video and data features and good all-round picture quality, regardless of source. It offers better contrast than BenQ’s similarly priced W1110 – although it isn’t quite as sharp – and a more neutral colour performance with less noise than the Acer V7500, which is arguably its closest rival.

Verdict

Whether for watching movies, sports, or doing the occasional business presentation, the Viewsonic Pro7827HD can adapt to your needs far more successfully than I’d have thought possible for £600.

Trusted Score

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Score in detail

  • Value 9
  • Features 9
  • Image Quality 8
  • Design 8

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