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ViewSonic Projector Packs 5,000 Lumens
The PJ1173 is bright enough to project in rooms of all sizes.
ViewSonic PJ1173
ViewSonic’s PJ1173 boasts 5,000 lumens and HDMI 1.3 to support up to a 1080p signal.
June 19, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

Look into the ViewSonic PJ1173, and you might singe a cornea.

The new projector is a bright one, with 5,000 lumens to light up a lecture hall or other auditorium.

Aside from the brightness, this 15.8-pound unit also boasts a 1024x768 resolution and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. It’s also got 4-watt built-in speakers and a bunch of inputs, including HDMI 1.3 and an RJ-45 jack.

Preset screen modes such as Blackboard, Whiteboard and Greenboard optomize colors and reduce surface glare. There are also easy-to-install lens options, which adjusts the image based on room size. Other highlights include manual zoom, horizontal and vertical keystone correction, as well as a remote that also functions as a mouse or laser pointer.

“With its picture quality and added features, the PJ1173 was developed to create an ‘experience’ for the user and audience at a competitive price,” said Jeff Volpe, VP of ViewSonic’s Global Brand and Emerging Technologies.

Competitive? Maybe. Cheap? Not so much. The PJ1173 is available now for $3,799.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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