If you’re looking for the best outdoor projector on the market, the ViewSonic PJD7720HD is the perfect candidate. It has got the features, power, low price point and incredible display technology that is required for the crystal clear viewing of outdoor movies and sports.
|3,200 lumens for enhanced brightness||Average speakers|
|Native 1080p resolution||Fan can be noisy at times|
|Very low price for performance|
|10,000 hour lamp|
|3 year standard warranty|
|High quality cooling system|
|Massive screen sizes up to 277"|
Straight out of the box the ViewSonic PJD7720HD comes with an incredible 3,200 lumen lamp which is bright enough for even high ambient light conditions. Having a more powerful lamp enables you to extend the time window in which you can use your projector. Less powerful 1,000 and 2,000 lumen projectors need to be in very dark and ambient light free conditions to function, while 3,000+ lumen projectors are perfect for outdoor environments which have less than ideal conditions before the sun fades. If you want to know a little more about how to choose the best outdoor projector be sure to check out our buyers guide for an in-depth analysis of the right technical specifications, features, and more.
Another item that makes the ViewSonic backyard projector superior to many of its competitors is the 10,000 hour lamp life. Typically on higher power lamps you’ll see decreased lamp life spans due to excessive heat damage. However the ViewSonic PJD7720HD has an incredible venting system and top of the line lamp quality which makes for long lasting lamps and affordable replacements.
The actual projector package includes the main outdoor movie projector, power cable, remote control, batteries (this is a very welcome inclusion), quick start guide and the ViewSonic Wizard CD to get you up an running if you plan to use this projector in conjunction with a computer. You’re also able to connect this outdoor projector to all standard media players as well such as DVD players, Blu-ray players, Amazon FireTV, Apple TV Google Chromecast and more. If you’re using a streaming stick with this unit its got a dedicated PortALL discreet wireless streaming compartment so you can have your streaming stick plugged in, yet still retain the streamlined look of the overall projector.
All of the other input and output ports of this projector are located on the back of the unit. There you will find a single HDMI port for both advanced video and audio transfer, a USB port for maintenance, a VGA-in port, as well as audio ports for external speakers and the main power connection. One of the main things we like about this outdoor projector was that it is very easy to use. There aren’t a million button to fiddle with, nor are there a thousand places to plug in your cables. You simply plug in two cables and your ready to go, no fuss and no time wasted so you can get on with your evening.
If you’re looking for an outdoor project that has and incredibly clear picture, brilliant colors and provide high contrast the ViewSonic is perfect. With its native 1080p 16:9 display you’ll be able to project cinema quality video in any environment. We stress native in this instance because many lower price point projectors simply upscale 720p content, but this unit is able to display full 1080p content in all its glory. Plus with the built in HDMI comparability you can transfer both high definition video and extremely high quality audio over the same cable for a superior entertainment package. The built in 10W speakers provide adequate audio for most circumstance but are not top of the line, as with most projectors. We’d recommend you pick up something like the Bluetooth Outdoor Rock Speakers for an enhanced audio experience that requires next to no setup. Outdoor speakers go a long way to providing an outdoor cinema-like experience.
Size wise this is one of the best projector for movies and sports due to it having a 101 inch screen at only 12 feet away. Plus if you have the space for it, around 30 feet, you are able to create a full 1080p 277 inch display that will blow even the largest of indoor TV’s out of the water. This outdoor projector utilizes the latest in SuperColor IPSMatch technology to combine propitiatory color wheel coatings, advanced optical materials and high-precision adjustments for enhanced color in all conditions. If you were to compare this to a regular wall mounted TV the colors and view would be very similar to high quality IPS LED TV’s which are some of the newest on the market.
If your planning to use this HD projector outdoors you’ll either want to have a large blank space on the side of your house or pick up an outdoor projector screen. We’d recommend the Elite Screens Yard Master 2 for it’s easy setup, stunning performance and affordability. Once set up the ViewSonic PJD7720HD has many different adjustment functions in its easy to navigate menu to allow for the perfect picture. You can adjust zoom, contrast ratio, keystoning and more to quickly get to the action faster.
Another point we’d like to mention about this outdoor movie projector is how durable and dust resistant it is. The fan and vent system is extremely well built and provides solid air circulation and cooling to the entire unit. This is great for extending the overall life of both the lamp and projector. Plus the engineered vents are very good at reducing the dust buildup on internal components which can lead to overheating and degradation of the electronic internals. We would recommend however that you take a can of compressed air and blow of the vents off every so often to prevent even minimal buildup. You’ll want your outdoor projector to be ready to go when the big game is on and not have to worry about it malfunctioning.
However if for some reason you do run into issues with the ViewSonic PJD7720HD, it comes standard with an incredible 3-year limited warranty on parts and labor as well as a 1-year limited warranty on the lamp. That mean if anything happens to the main projector unit for the first three years they will take it back and repair it free of charge. The lamp, which is a bit more prone to failure, still has an impressive 1 year warranty. This is superior to the 6 months that most budget projector companies provide and will go a long way to ensuring your peace of mind.
Overall this is an incredible projector and we voted it as the best outdoor projector in our buyers guide when comparing it to many higher and lower priced units. With its stunningly bright 3,200 lamp, full 1080p HD display, simple to use interface and affordable cost there is nothing we don’t like about this projector. If your looking for the best outdoor projector for a movie under the stars or just a night out with the guys watching some football, The ViewSonic PJD7720HD would make for an excellent choice.