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PJD7383i

Interactive presentations come to life.


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The PJD7383i is an advanced interactive short throw DLP projector which includes BrilliantColor™ technology to produce more vibrant colors, while the high brightness and contrast ratios make this projector shine in virtually any lighting situation. The PJD7383i delivers 3000 lumens with a 1024 x 768 XGA native resolution. Priced at just a fraction of the cost of a traditional 77” interactive white board, the ViewSonic® iProjector provides ultimate flexibility for interactive learning.

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Features

BrilliantColor™ technology

Latest BrilliantColor™ technology delivers stunning all-digital clarity with life-like color, sharp graphics and outstanding video. The sophisticated 5-segment color (RGBWY) wheel provides greater color accuracy than standard DLP projectors with a 4-segment color wheel

Eco-mode extends lamp life

Extend the life of your lamp up to 6,000 hours and reduce noise output

Interactive pen

The self contained (IWB) interactive white board functionality along with the included pen works with a variety of software to get the entire class involved in the learning process

Network control through RJ45

Schedule, manage and monitor the projector remotely and receive e-mail alerts of projector lamp status. Use the unique integrated clock to perform commands even when the host PC is powered down.

Short throw lens for large, stunning images in small places

The short throw lens enables large images to be projected from short distances in small rooms with short throw distances. A screen size of 81-inch is possible from just 39 inches

Supports Crestron RoomView® Express

Manage up to 250 network projectors in real time monitoring and control. Manage assets, schedule events and program email alerts with this amazing software

Specifications

COMPATIBILITY

PC VGA to UXGA
Mac® Up to UXGA (scaled)

REGULATIONS

CB, UL, FCC (including ICES-003), CE, UL-Argentina, NOM, TUV-GS, GOST-R, SASO, Ukraine, PSB, C-Tick, Korean-eK, Hygiene, WEEE, RoHS

CONNECTOR

RGB Input 15-pin mini D-sub (x2)
Composite Input RCA jack
S-Video Input 4-pin mini-DIN
RGB Output 15-pin mini D-sub
Control RS-232 (9-pin mini-DIN)/RJ-45
Audio (input/output) 3.5mm mini jack (x1), RCA (L/R)x1 / 3.5mm mini jack
USB Type A for PC-less slide show presentation – supports JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, GIF from USB flash drive, optional wireless USB adapter. Mini-B for direct presentation from PC (not MAC compatible) PointBlank, mouse control
Mic-In 3.5mm mini jack
Screen Trigger 3.5mm/1A

POWER

Voltage 100~240VAC (Auto Switching), 50/60Hz (universal)
Consumption 298W (typ) / 1W (stand-by mode)

CONTROLS

Basic Power, keystone/arrow keys, left/blank, menu/exit, right/panel key lock, auto, mode/enter, source
OSD Picture: Brightness, contrast, color setting, keystone, aspect ratio, image, white intensity, gamma, 3D sync, 3D sync invert Computer Image Picture: Brightness, contrast, color setting, keystone, aspect ratio, image, white intensity, gamma, 3D sync, 3D sync invert Computer Image: Frequency, tracking, H position, V position Video Image: Saturation, sharpness, tint Setting: Menu position, projection, signal type, lamp hour, lamp hour reset, filter mode, filter hours, filter hours reset, power saving, auto source, Eco-mode, high altitude, OSD timeout

PACKAGE CONTENTS

ViewSonic projector, power cable, VGA cable, laser remote control with batteries, lens cap, soft case, interactive pen, Quick Start Guide, ViewSonic Wizard CD (with User Guide)

OPERATING CONDITIONS

Temperature 32ºF–104ºF (0ºC–40ºC)
Humidity 10%–90% (non-condensing)
Altitude 0~6,000 ft. (1,800m), operational up to 10,000 ft. (3048m)

DISPLAY

Type 0.55" Digital Micromirror Device (DLP™)
Resolution XGA 1024x768 (Native)
Lens Fixed Lens / Manual Focus
Keystone Vertical digital keystone correction: +/– 40 degrees
Display size 30"–300" / .762m–7.62m
Throw Distance 0.37m–3.7m / 1.2ft–12.21ft
Throw Ratio 0.61:1
Lamp type 210 watt
Lamp life (normal/eco-mode) 4000 / 6000 hours
Brightness 3000 ANSI lumens
Contrast Ratio 2000:1 static (typ); 3000:1 (dynamic)
Aspect Ratio 4:3 (native) and 16:9
Brightness 1,000 ANSI lumens
Color Wheel 6-Segment RGBCYW / 7200rpm
Color Gamut 90% NTSC 1931 CIE
Color Depth 24 bits, 16.7M color (8+8+8)

WARRANTY

3-year limited warranty on parts and labor, 1-year limited warranty on lamp, 1st year Express Exchange® service**

NOISE LEVEL

Normal 32dB
Eco-mode 27dB

AUDIO

Speakers 10W (x1)

INPUT SIGNAL

Video NTSC M (3.58 MHz), 4.43MHz, PAL (B, D, G, H, I, M, N, 60), SECAM (B, D, G, K, K1, L), SD 480i/576i, ED 480p/576p, HD 720p/1080i
Frequency Fh: 31–100KHz, Fv: 48–120Hz

DIMENSIONS (WxHxD)

Physical 11.4" x 5.0" x 10.0" / 290mm x 126mm x 254mm
Packaging 15.0" x 8.3" x 15.4" / 380mm x 210mm x 392mm

WEIGHT

Net 7.7 lb. (3.5 kg)
Gross 12.1 lb. (5.5 kg)

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  • CRN raves about ViewSonic PJD7383i interactive projector

    “This is an impressive projector with top-notch performance, support of a strong number of input and other devices and, via Ethernet, support of enterprise management tools. We like it and recommend it.” Read the Full article  

    Ed Moltzen - CRN
  • ViewSonic PJD7383i Interactive Short Throw Projector

    ViewSonic PJD7383i Interactive Short Throw Projector

    Marc Davidson, January 11, 2011

    Introduction

    Interactive projectors may not be common yet, but they're no longer unusual. The latest example is the ViewSonic PJD7383i , a DLP projector with XGA (1024 x 768) native resolution and an assortment of features that it shares with a growing number of other interactive models.

    As with other projectors based on TI's interactive technology, the PJD7383i offers a short throw and an interactive wand that doesn't need to touch the screen. The combination minimizes the chance of accidentally casting shadows. And because the projector doesn't need calibration, you can quickly set it up for an interactive session after moving it. What makes the PJD7383i particularly worth your attention, however, is its extraordinarily low price, at $1099 street, with an educational discount also available.

    Advantages

    It's interactive. As with any interactive projector, the interactivity is both a key feature and the only reason for getting the projector. If you don't need it, you can save money by buying an equivalent model without it. If you need it, however, you can save a significant amount compared to buying a projector and a separate interactive whiteboard.

    Includes Everything you need. As you would expect, the PJD7383i comes with an interactive wand. It should work with any interactive software, but if you don't already have a program, ViewSonic provides ViewDraw, which will let you highlight, draw, write in freehand, and otherwise add annotations. The wand also works as a mouse and even includes left and right mouse buttons and a scroll wheel. One particularly nice touch is that the projector's remote also offers mouse control and a laser pointer, which comes in handy when you're not using the interactive mode.

    No calibration. One of the benefits of the TI interactive technology in the PJD7383i is that it doesn't need calibration. When the projector throws an image, it adds a grid that's invisible to the human eye, but that the wand can see so it can tell the projector where it's pointing. Skipping the need to calibrate helps makes setup easier. If you store the projector in the back of the room, move it from room to room, or take it with you to give a presentation, it can shave a few minutes off of set up time, which will be particularly welcome if you're giving a presentation in someone else's office.

    No need to touch the screen. TI's technology also gives the PJD7383i some other advantages. Because the wand only has to see the screen rather than touch it, you can use any surface as a screen, including rough surfaces that might harm a stylus, painted surfaces that might be harmed by a stylus, and a screen that's simply hanging from a support without a solid backing behind it.

    Being able to interact from a distance also helps avoid casting shadows, since you can stand to one side of the screen or stand next to the projector instead of between the projector and the screen. In a classroom, you can even move to a student's desk without interrupting the session, or stand in the back of the room.

    In our tests, the wand worked at about 30 feet from the screen. Keep in mind, however, that the further you are from the screen, the harder it is to control what you've pointing at. I found that trying to give a command by clicking from more than a few feet didn't work well. The attempt to click was usually enough to move the pointer off what I was trying to click on.

    Short throw. For an interactive projector, a short throw is a near necessity. Being able to project a large image from a short distance lets you stand close to the screen without getting in front of the projector and risk casting shadows. ViewSonic says the PJD7383i can project a 50" diagonal image from just 2 feet. We measured a 99" diagonal (79" wide) from 3.9 feet, which is still close enough to let you stand to the side of the projector without giving up good control for pointing the wand.

    Good data image quality. The PJD7383i's data image quality is easily good enough for any business or educational context. Yellow was a little mustard colored, but not as noticeably mustard as in some earlier generation DLP projectors. More important, colors in general were suitably eye catching and well saturated.

    The projector also did a good job with text, even at sizes smaller than you're likely to use. Black text on a white background held up well even with the smallest sizes we test with, and the less commonly used white text on black was easily readable on all but the two smallest sizes. The projector also did well with screens that tend to show pixel jitter, with images as rock solid as with a digital connection.

    Suitably bright. We measured the PJD7383i using its brightest preset options at 2272 lumens. That's about 76% of the 3000 lumen rating, which is within the typical range for projectors. More important, it's bright enough to throw an appropriately large, bright image for a small to mid-size conference room or classroom with typical ambient lighting.

    That's not the whole story for brightness, however, since you have to turn interactive mode off to get the brightest image. With the feature turned on, the brightness dropped to 1504 lumens. Keep in mind that perception of brightness changes far more slowly than changes in measured brightness, so the one third drop in lumens looks only a little less bright to the human eye. That said, note that when we turned on Eco mode as well, the brightness dropped to 1147 lumens, which is low enough so you may need to dim the lights or be satisfied with a somewhat smaller, but still acceptably large, image.

    Good Connectivity: The projector's back panel lacks an HDMI port, but offers all the other connectors you're likely to need, including two VGA inputs for either computers or component video sources, both composite video and S-Video inputs, and a pass-through VGA port for a monitor. For stereo audio input, the two VGA ports share a single stereo miniplug, and the two video ports share a single set of RCA phono plugs. In addition, the projector offers one miniplug for a microphone and one for stereo output.

    You can also send data to the projector over a network using the LAN connector, over a WiFi connection with an external $99 WiFi option, and can plug a memory key into the USB port to read JPG, BMP, TIF, PNG, or GIF files. Finally, a second USB port lets you connect to your computer to send images or use the interactive feature, and an RS232 port lets you control the projector from a PC.

    Much better than typical audio. The PJD7383i offers far better audio than most projectors in its weight class -- just 7.7 pounds. The single 10-watt speaker is both loud enough to fill a small to mid size conference room or classroom, and offers high enough quality so I could hear words in video clips that get lost with most projectors. For large classrooms, however, you'll need an external sound system.

    Limitations

    Maintaining uniform brightness from edge to edge can be a challenge for short throw projectors, and is a minor problem for the PJD7383i. We measured the uniformity at 61%, with the brightness falling off over a short enough distance to be obvious on a solid light colored screen and still easy to see even with a screen broken up by text or graphics. However the brightness variation was minor enough to be easy to ignore. Few people, if any, would consider it a serious issue.

    Usable, but low quality, video. Video quality is best described as not bad for a data projector. We saw slight posterization in faces in some scenes (with colors changing suddenly where they should change gradually) and a loss of shadow detail in others, but only in test clips that projectors tend to have problems with. Overall, the video quality is better than with some data projectors, but as with most, it's best reserved for short clips and for situations where high quality video isn't needed.

    Moderately obvious rainbow artifacts. Rainbow artifacts, with light areas breaking up into red, green, and blue when you shift your gaze or an object moves on screen, are always a potential concern for a single-chip DLP projector. The PJD7383i shows the effect less often than some other current models, so that even those who are sensitive to it probably won't find it bothersome for data screens. With video, however, it tends to show up frequently enough in dark scenes that some people may well find it annoying for anything but short clips.

    Limited 3D. As with most 3D-ready projectors, the PJD7383i's 3D capability is limited. It won't work with a Blu-ray player; you can't use 3D and interactive mode together; and you need enough pairs of DLP-Link glasses (at more than $100 each) for your audience. All of these limitations are typical, which means that, as with the competition, you may or may not ever be able to actually use the projector for 3D.

    Conclusion

    As one of a growing number of projectors built around TI's interactive technology, the PJD7383i shares many of its features with other short throw DLP interactive projectors. All of these choices have the advantages of not needing calibration, letting you use literally any surface as a whiteboard, and letting you throw a large image from a short distance. What makes the PJD7383i stand out, however, is its unusually low price.

    At $1099 street price, the PJD7383i offers a complete interactive solution for what until recently would have been considered an unheard of low price. That, by itself, is more than enough reason to put it on your short list. Add in the fact that the low price comes without cutting corners, and the closer you look at it, the more attractive the PJD7383i looks.

    Marc Davidson - ProjectorCentral.com
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    4th and 5th Year Extended Warranty (Parts & Labor; Excluding Lamps) & Recycling Disposal for 2 lb to 7 lb Projectors

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  • Extended Express Exchange® (PRJ-EE-08-03)

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    Part Number: WMK-027

    Adjusts from 7" - 67" from the wall - Includes wall-mounted storage box - Integrated cable management - Mounts to single and dual studs, steel studs and concrete - Includes universal projector mount - 360-degree rotation, +/- 16.5-degree tilt, +/- 7.5 degree rotation
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