ViewSonic LS810 Review

Written by Mark Le. Last updated on September 26, 2020.
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ViewSonic LS810 Review

Writing this ViewSonic LS810 review wasn’t very hard for me. I had done thorough research and knew all that was to know about the model. I am a technician who works at a church, and I had seen the bishop and the clergy struggling with the specs of their old projector. I told them that there was too much light in the church, and hence a unit with less than 5000 lumens would not work properly.

They didn’t understand my reasoning but still trusted me enough to give me the task. I was supposed to do the research and recommend them the most suitable model for the church. I obviously filtered out most units that didn’t offer a good brightness. ViewSonic not only provided 5200 lumens but also came with a 3-year limited warranty. Its contrast ratio was also extraordinary, thus convincing me of its other spectacular specs. So by the end of my research, I was fully convinced that ViewSonic would do the job well.

Things to Consider Before Buying a ViewSonic LS810

I am very much involved with my church and was honored to be given the job. I was looking for a versatile unit that could not only provide good brightness but could also come in handy in other situations. This unit offered advanced features that were perfect for educational as well as modern business environments. The church could use the same model to deliver sermons to children and forward their proposals to the committees.

The screen is also huge and can project up to 150 inches. Its contrast ratio of 100,000 to 1 also allows for amazing resolution and provides you with unmatched clarity. Another thing that really fascinated me was the easy setup of the unit. I knew that the ministers weren’t much equipped with technology, and anything too complex would just make them anxious. ViewSonic came with a 0.23 ultra-short throw ratio and allowed for 4 corner adjustments. This allowed for easy placements and installation.

But regardless of the specs, I was still apprehensive and needed to have 100% surety. I hence asked myself a couple of questions.

  • Can the church afford this?
  • Is it too heavy?
  • Is it durable, and can it last for a longer time?

I did found the model expensive; however, when I reviewed other similar models, I realized that the Church was getting a good value on the money. It also came with a 3 year warranty and didn’t weigh much. So I really didn’t have any choice but to put it on my priority list.

Presenting the Product

I had a huge fanboy moment the first time I opened the package. As a technician, I understood technology and knew this one was built to perfection by the manufacturers. It offered an ultra-throw ratio that allowed me to place the model at a large distance from the screen. This neither distorted the image nor made the colors seem unattractive and unappealing. Moreover, it was powered by an extraordinary SuperColor technology. This enhanced the images and made them appear more realistic than before. Not just that, but there was also another Sonic Expert technology that enhanced the sound and ensured that people at the back could also understand every word clearly.

Pros:

  • Offers greater versatility
  • Very durable and sturdy design
  • Big screen projections
  • Easy setup due to lightweight body
  • Long lamp life
  • 3 year limited warranty

Cons:

  • Expensive

Features & Benefits

Projectors need to come through in a variety of settings, so I wasn’t looking for a unit that would work well with a large audience only. I also wanted a unit that would work equally well in bad weather or strong sunlight. Luckily, ViewSonic offered me the kind of diversity I was looking for. Here is why I couldn’t seriously consider any other model.

Long-lasting light

The model is designed with a long laser phosphorous light that goes a long way and illuminates your screen. It also allows the unit to run for more than 30,000 without needing any repair or replacements. Since it is a strong yet durable design model, you also wouldn’t have to maintain this projector on a regular basis. This largely decreases the overall cost of ownership.

5200 lumens

This was probably the first feature that I absolutely fell in love with. I knew the church had large windows, and a projector with less than 5000 lumens wouldn’t offer clarity. ViewSonic not only offers 5200 lumens but also provides you with an excellent contrast ratio of 100,000 to 1. This guarantees that you will be able to produce extremely large images in public spaces, classrooms, and large halls too. You also get to enhance the sharpness of images and get better color contrast.

Wireless streaming

This was another feature that fascinated us, primarily because not many other projectors offer wireless streaming. This unit comes with a portal feature and a well-hidden compartment that contains MHL and HDMI ports that allow for various connections. You can connect the LS810 with your PC, your mobile phones, and even your laptops. There is also a micro USB cable included that will allow you to connect all micro USB enabled devices easily.

Warranty

But no matter how amazing a unit is, without an excellent warranty, you can’t really trust it to come through. I knew my church spent money very carefully and would expect a good return on the money. This is why I only reviewed the models that offered at least a one year warranty. Thankfully, this one came with a 3-year limited warranty.

Benefits - ViewSonic LS810 Review

  • It offers advanced features that couple with a strong and durable design to allow diversity for modern situations.
  • It can support a range of media players, including mobile devices, Macs, Pcs, and hence allow for flexible connectivity.
  • The long-lasting phosphor light source will allow the lamp to shine brightly for more than 30,000 hours without needing replacements.
  • It has a 0.23 ultra-short throw ratio for easy setup and installation. This saves both your time and energy.
  • It offers 5200 lumens and can project up to 150 inches of screen that ensures a contrast ratio of 100,000 to 1.

Social Proof

I was so amazed by the features that I didn’t think I needed to read what other people think. But I dreaded not making the most amazing choice for my Church. I knew that the minister trusted me with this decision, and I wanted to do right by him. So I looked at some reviews and was awe-struck by what most people had written. The buyers not only loved the specs but also complimented the reliability of the model. They said that ViewSonic was very durable and didn’t break easily. Moreover, the clarity it allows is unlike what any other projector allows in the market.

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Alternatives

With an excellent resolution of 1280x800, there isn’t much that can go wrong with this model, but I still had to be sure. I chose other similar models that also offered me with good resolutions and weren’t very expensive. To my surprise, finding models that offered good value on the money was pretty hard. Some lacked durability, while others were very heavy.

I then stumbled upon 3 good projectors that offered good brightness and were also within my price range. To be fair to my priority choice and to my alternatives, I asked my friend to randomly allocate digits to all my models. I then wrote the pros and cons of each on a piece of paper and then selected the model that best suited my needs. Although I didn’t know at the time, I still picked ViewSonic LS810 as my final choice.

I have shared the pros and cons here for you to help you decide better.

VAVA 4K UHD 

ViewSonic LS810 5200VAVA 4K UHD 
30,000 hours of usage 25,000 hours of usage
3 years of warranty 12-14 months of warranty
Difficult to set upEasier to set up

LG HU80KA 4K UHD

ViewSonic LS810 5200VAVA 4K UHD 
Offers 5200 lumens Offers 2500 lumens
Higher contrast ratio Lower contrast ratio
22 pounds14 pounds  

Optoma CinemaX

ViewSonic LS810 5200VAVA 4K UHD 
5200 lumens  3000 lumens
100,000:1 contrast ratio 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio 
CheaperExpensive

Conclusion - ViewSonic LS810 Review

This review doesn’t do justice to the model. I tried to include all the features of ViewSonic, but there were just so many. Once I submitted my recommendation and the projector was brought in, I knew I had made the best choice.

The model came with an exclusive port. All feature that came with a hidden compartment. This, together with an integrated port system, allowed the church to view content through the wireless mode. But I won’t talk about this anymore. If you are sensible and want to enhance your multimedia experience, you will be buying ViewSonic for yourself very soon.

Article written by Mark Le
An enthusiastic and charismatic Christian – dedicated to living a life of full service to the ministry through helping churches in bridging the gap between the Gospel and Technology.

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