Viewsonic DLP portable projector, XGA HD res, 2700 lumen, refurb: $199 (Save $430 or 68%)

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MacMall has slashed its prices on its Viewsonic PJD6221 1024×768 pixel portable projector with 2700 lumens and a 2800:1 contrast ratio. It’s 3D ready with support for up to 120Hz frame rates, numerous different ports (full desc. below) and is half the price we could find it new, elswhere.



The XGA-resolution ViewSonic PJD6221 offers a generous array of features in an affordable projector. With 2700 lumens and a 2800:1 contrast ratio it’s got the projection power to fill a medium to large room with a bright, vivid image.
  • MacMall Part #: 9303981
  • Manufacturer Part #: PJD6221-S
  • UPC: 766907343816
  • Platform: Universal

Viewsonic DLP Projector

The Viewsonic PJD6221 DLP Projector is a DLP® powerhouse that delivers sharp and bright images for virtually any environment. The Viewsonic PJD6221 is 3D ready with support for up to 120Hz frame rates. BrilliantColor™ technology produces more vibrant colors, while the high brightness and contrast ratio make this projector shine in the classroom or meeting room. RJ-45 connectivity enables remote network control, while extensive input options, including two RGB inputs and one RGB output, and integrated 2-watt stereo speakers deliver a truly dynamic multimedia experience. The Viewsonic PJD6221 projector even features closed captioning for the hearing impaired. The PJD6221 is ideal for use in classrooms and corporate settings.

The XGA-resolution ViewSonic PJD6221 offers a generous array of features in an affordable projector. With 2700 lumens and a 2800:1 contrast ratio it’s got the projection power to fill a medium to large room with a bright, vivid image.

The projector’s 0.55 inch DMD DLP (Digital Micromirror Device Digital Light Processor) panel by Texas Instruments can take the credit for the stunning images the PJD6221 can project. It features an innovation TI calls BrilliantColor. Unlike other technologies such as LCD that use just three primary colors to produce the image, DLP Technology with BrilliantColor uses up to six separate colors.

BrilliantColor not only improves color accuracy, it brightens secondary colors as well. This combination produces a new level of color performance that increases the brightness of the colors by up to 50 percent over DLP projectors without BrilliantColor for accurate, true-to-life images.

Those millions of microscopic mirrors operate so fast that they can project one image for each eye, making 3-D in your home and office a reality. You bring the 3-D glasses and programming. Your PJD6221 is ready to bring you everything from fantastic scientific visualizations to stunning 3-D movies.

Do you like to watch high definition TV and Blu-ray discs? You can watch them on the PJD6221 in both 720p and 1080i. You can also watch TV in the NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL-60 and SECAM standards. The 90 to 240 volt power supply means the PJD6221 can work just about anywhere.

You can control the PJD6221 from anywhere on your LAN thanks to its RJ45 jack. You can use SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) to monitor, schedule and maintain the projector. You can also send announcements to every PJD6221 on your network. This is great for informing people of weather conditions, closings and emergencies. On the other hand, your PJD6221 can talk to you. You can set it up to email you when it encounters problems like the cooling fan not working or when the lamp is approaching the end of its useful life.

Many projectors these days can do closed captioning from program sources that provide them. But only a handful can handle every single CC channel a source can contain: CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, T1, T2, T3 and T4 like the PJD6221 can.

With the PJD6221’s Off-to-Go feature you can just unplug the projector and be on your way when your presentation is over. There’s no need to hang around making small talk while the projector lamp cools down. You’d expect nothing less from a projector this cool.

2700 Lumens and a 2800:1 Contrast Ratio
With 2700 ANSI lumens at a 2800:1 contrast ratio the PJD6221’s images will be vivid, detailed and true-to-life even if you can’t achieve theater-level darkness in your projection venue.

DMD DLP Panel With Texas Instruments BrilliantColor Technology
The panel is the part of the projector that forms the image. The latest BrilliantColor technology delivers stunning all-digital clarity with life-like color, sharp graphics and outstanding video. The sophisticated six-segment (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta and yellow) color wheel enhances the yellow color performance that’s key to accurate and vivid color reproduction. DLP panels offer a bonus: They require no filters that have to be periodically cleaned and replaced.

3-D Ready For Immersive Educational, Scientific, Gaming and Entertainment Viewing
If you’ve seen a recent 3-D film in a movie theater, chances are the 3-D effect was generated by a DLP Cinema projector. That same technology has been applied to the PJD6221. DLP technology uses millions of Digital Micromirror Devices (DMDs) that reflect light to create a stunning picture. This imaging technology is so fast, it can actually produce two images on the screen at the same time: One for the left eye and one for the right eye. Then 3-D glasses combine the two images to create an amazing 3-D effect. This projector is ready for the revolution. All you need to add is 3-D glasses and 3-D programming that can include lessons developed for 3-D, 3-D games and 3-D movies.

Network Ready With an RJ45 Jack
Remotely schedule, manage and monitor the projector and its lamp status. Use the unique integrated clock to perform commands even when the host PC is powered down.

Accepts a Wide Range of Inputs
Besides high definition formats that include 720p and 1080i at 24 fps, 25fps and 30fps (frames per second) the PJD6221 can accept NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL-60 and SECAM TV signals. On the computer front it can properly scale both PC (VGA to SXGA) and Macintosh (up to 1024 x 768) signals. (Macintosh may require adapter.)

Extend Lamp Life and Lower Fan Noise With Eco Mode
Eco mode extends the life of your lamp up to 5000 hours and reduces noise output from an already quiet 32 dB to a literally whisper quiet 30 dB.

Off-to-Go Feature
This feature allows you to simply unplug the projector and go without waiting for the usual cool down phase. This feature also protects lamp life from sudden power blackout.

Closed Captioning
Closed captioning was developed to make video more enjoyable and useful for the hard of hearing but it also comes in handy for people whose native language isn’t English. CC is more complicated than you might think. Of course the programming source has to provide it but did you know there are many different channels of closed captioning? The PJD6221 can handle all of them: CC1 (closed caption1, the most common channel), CC2, CC3, CC4, T1, T2, T3 and T4.

Security is Built-In
You can password protect your PJD6221 against unauthorized use. For physical security there’s both a security bar through which you can thread an optional steel cable and a Kensington slot for an optional Kensington compatible lock.

Eight Color Modes For a Variety of Viewing Situations
ViewSonic couldn’t anticipate all of the different viewing situations in which you might find yourself to they did the next best thing: They created eight different picture modes so you’re sure to find the one that’s best for your situation:

  • PC: For computer or notebook
  • Movie: For home theater
  • sRGB: For PC standard color
  • White Board: For a white projection screen type
  • Black Board: For a black projection screen type
  • Green Board: For a green projection screen type
  • Daylight: For a daylight environment
  • User: To memorize your customized settings

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