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Viewsonic Pro6200 review

Excels with colours, but lacks features

Our Verdict

For

  • Good image quality
  • Good optics
  • Nice colour accuracy

Against

  • DLP rainbow in full effect
  • Only 720p

The real question for the Pro6200 is twofold. Do all 720p projectors fall into the false-economy category compared to more expensive 1080p models? And if not, how does it compare with other offerings in the 720p class?

The first question is somewhat subjective. There's definitely a difference in detail between the Pro6200 and 1080p projectors, including its sister model, the Pro8200.

Exactly how much you'll notice the difference is something you'll need to discover for yourself. Our guess is that it might not be as dramatic a gap in image quality as you might be expecting, even if the pixel grid on the Pro6200 is much more apparent than any 1080p projector.

As for the image quality and other operational metrics, there's not a huge amount in it between our trio of 720p DLPs. They're all a little bit noisier than the larger 1080p models. But they also all have really lovely, clean colours.

In fact, the Pro6200 deserves kudos for what are incredibly natural looking flesh tones. It also performed exceptionally well in our synthetic test images, although that doesn't always translate directly into real-world image quality.

The Pro6200 has higher quality optics than the 720p competition, too, though lens shift isn't on the menu here. Subjectively, the contrast and black tones are very good, too, even if the NEC V300W has it marginally beaten.

Less impressive is the Pro6200's pre-disposition to the DLP rainbow effect. It's a problem that drives some to distraction while others haven't a clue what the problem is. For those who experience it, the Pro6200 suffers slightly more than others.

Something else you'll be missing out on is stereoscopic 3D. Again, we're not massive fans of 3D technologies that require glasses, reduce image quality and come with a lot of baggage. But if you are a fan, this projector isn't for you. Even if you aren't, it's the sort of feature that's nice to have. That's especially true when you consider that the Acer HD5360 packs 3D support while actually being cheaper.

Tech Specs

Product TypeDLP Projector
Native Resolution1280 x 720
Standard Mode Brightness2700 lm
Graphic ModeHD 720
Native Aspect Ratio16:9
USBYes
HDMIYes
Operating Power Consumption235 W
Video Signal StandardHDTV
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Video Signal FormatSECAM, NTSC, PAL
Input Scan Format1080p
Output Scan Format720p
3D Type3D Ready
VGA InYes
Maximum Diagonal Image Size2540 mm
ColourBlack
Brand NameViewsonic
Contrast Ratio3,000:1
Projection MethodFront, Rear, Ceiling
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH, RoHS
Number of Lamps1
Normal Mode Lamp Life5000 Hour
Economy Mode Lamp Life6000 Hour
Maximum Projection Distance10 m
Vertical Keystone Correction-40°/+40°
Number of HDMI Ports1
Height81.5 mm
Width284 mm
Depth234 mm
Certifications & Standards
  • RoHS
  • CB
  • PSB
  • C-tick
  • KC
  • SASO
  • CE
  • GOST-R
  • Ukr
  • ErP
  • SVHC list & REACH DoC
  • UL
  • FCC (including ICES-003)
  • cUL / CSA
  • Argen
  • NOM
Optical Zoom1.2x
Language SupportedEnglish, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Thai, Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Russian, German, Swedish, Turkish, Finnish, Polish
ManufacturerViewsonic Corporation
Product ModelPro6200
Product Name2700 Lumen DLP Projector
Manufacturer Part NumberPRO6200
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.viewsoniceurope.com/uk/
Marketing Information

720p High Definition Projector for Home Entertainment

ViewSonic's Pro6200 720p projector delivers a true HD home entertainment experience by displaying high definition content on a big screen at an affordable price. The 720p 1280 x 720 native resolution supports Full HD for HDTV, movies and gaming. The Pro6200 combines state-of-the art DLP® and BrilliantColor™ technology, with 2,700 lumens brightness and 3000:1 contrast ratio to deliver a stunning visual experience to any home entertainment system. The lamp life is over 6,000 hours, thereby lowering total cost of ownership and extending the projector's lifespan. With a built-in speaker and multiple connectivity, including HDMI input, the Pro6200 connects to any DVD Player, game console and more for complete home entertainment.

Package Contents
  • 2700 lumen DLP Projector
  • Power Cord
  • VGA Cable
  • HDMI Cable
  • Remote Control
  • AAA Batteries
  • Quick Start Guide
  • ViewSonic CD Wizard (with user manual)
  • Soft Carry Case
Throw Ratio1.47 to 1.83:1
Weight (Approximate)2.60 kg