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Ultra Short Throw Networkable WXGA Projector



The ViewSonic PJD8653ws is a WXGA DLP ultra short throw projector that delivers large, widescreen, interactive presentations from a short distance. With an optional interactive package, the PJD8653ws supports dual interactive pens for collaborative teaching and turns any surface into an interactive whiteboard. Dual pens and the ViewDraw2 software allows two users to simultaneously write, draw, or annotate, making presentations more engaging than ever. With an ultra short throw lens, the PJD8653ws is great for use in small areas with space constraints—it can project an 81" image from only 2 feet away. Built with SuperColor™ Technology, this projector produces vibrant colors, while 3,000 ANSI lumens and 15,000:1 contrast ratio deliver sharp images. Equipped with Crestron LAN controller, the PJD8653ws makes it easy for IT admin to remotely control and manage multiple projectors from their workstations.

3,000 lumens shine in classrooms and meeting rooms

Uses fewer watts per lumen than other comparable projectors. And with 15,000:1 contrast (with DynamicEco), the PJD8653ws is the bright choice for business and education.

Settings where the PJD8653ws is the perfect solution

- Small spaces – small to medium size rooms

- Business – conference rooms, meeting rooms, boardrooms.

- Classrooms –projection on whiteboards



Dual Interactive Pens for Collaborative Learning

With the optional interactive package, PJ-PEN-003, the PJD8653ws becomes an interactive projector that transforms any surface into an interactive whiteboard. It also works well with standard dry-erase whiteboards.

With the dual interactive pens and the included ViewDraw2 interactive drawing software, two users can simultaneously annotate, write, or draw on the projected image to interact with the content and share ideas. The ViewDraw2 software offers other user-friendly features such as background templates, a save copy (jpg format) feature, and reveal curtain/spotlight. Users can also use the interactive pen as a wireless mouse to drag or open files.

Widescreen WXGA resolution perfect for 720p HD viewing

A wide format projector supporting a native 1280x800 (WXGA) resolution offers a tremendous degree of flexibility and compatibility. Whether you are connecting your widescreen notebook in a conference room, or showing the latest HD 720p / 1080p content in a classroom, you are guaranteed a distortion-free image with a matching aspect ratio.

Large, Stunning Images from Short Distances

With an ultra short throw lens, the PJD8653ws can project an 81” image from only 2 feet away—making it perfect for small rooms with space limitations. In addition, any blinding lights in front of the presenter, distracting shadows on the projected image, or glaring hotspots on the whiteboard, are all eliminated because the projector’s light source is closer to the screen.


DLP Technology

Advanced DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology allows you to experience crystal clear, razor-sharp and lifelike images with the same DLP technology used in Hollywood. For fast action, the response time is 1,000 times faster than similar LCD-based projectors. And with no air filters to clean or change, the latest generation of DLP-based projectors from ViewSonic is among the lowest TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) in the industry.


SuperColor™ Technology

ViewSonic® SuperColor™ Technology, equipped with an exclusive color wheel design and dynamic lamp control capabilities, delivers the best in superior color reproduction and detail, right to your very eyes. Embrace the difference, share life's true colors, and leave a greater impact on your audience with an unforgettable experience.

LAN Control & Monitoring with Crestron & AMX

IT admin can monitor, schedule, and manage the projector remotely, as well as receive projector status alerts, with the integrated Crestron e-Control system and RoomView Express management software. Because the PJD8653ws is Crestron and AMX certified, IT admin can control and monitor the projector for any size campus or enterprise.


3D Blu-ray ready with HDMI

With the latest HDMI, the ViewSonic PJD6544w projector can now display 3D images directly from 3D Blu-ray players. The PJD8653ws is designed to provide an amazing 3D visual experience for classroom, office, and even home environments.

Command the Attention of Your Audience

With the DynamicEco button on the remote, take command of presentations by dimming the screen brightness by 70%. This feature allows presenters to easily shift the audience's focus when the projector is not in use. When idle, the projector will auto-activate DynamicEco as well. When DynamicEco is activated, the lamp's power consumption is significantly reduced – a great energy-saving design for low total cost of ownership (TCO).


Long-lasting reliable picture quality & superior color performance

ViewSonic DLP projectors provide reliable picture quality you can trust and superior color performance you can count on, after thousands of hours of usage. Built on DLP technology, ViewSonic’s PJD8653ws projector virtually eliminates image degradation known as color decay – a yellow/faded tint that LCD projectors may develop after extended use. Even after years of use, the PJD8653ws will continue to produce a stunning, sharp image that lasts.

Packed with features

- 6-segment color wheel design improves color performance and accuracy to provide natural, vivid colors

- Auto source detection senses the source input and syncs with your computer automatically

- Supports wide range of digital signals from SD (480i/480p) to HD (720p/1080i/1080p)

- Integrated 16-watt speaker ideal for impactful multimedia applications


PC 3D-Ready / 120Hz refresh rate powered DLP Link Technology

With support for DLP Link technology, you´ll have amazing 3D capabilities at your disposal. All that’s required to unlock 3D capabilities on the ViewSonic PJD8653ws 3D-ready projector is ViewSonic’s PGD-series 3D active shutter glasses, 3D content, and 3D-enabled video card. Unleash a vivid 3D experience with the ViewSonic PJD8653ws projector today.

Long lamp life up to 5,000 hours

The new advanced lamp technology from ViewSonic extends the lamp life up to 5,000 hours and saves you on replacement lamp costs.


Environmentally friendly Eco-mode saves money and power

With only a slight 20% decrease in brightness, the Eco-mode function can extend the life of your lamp by almost 50%* and up to 10,000* hours in some cases. Other benefits of Eco-mode operation include reduced power consumption, as well as less heat and audible noise output. It's good for the environment and great for your budget. The Eco-mode function will definitely help lower your total cost of Ownership (TCO).



XGA 1280x800 (native)
3000 Lumens
Contrast Ratio
15,000:1 (DCR)
Lamp Life
7000 hours
Throw Ratio
0.35: 1
Vertical digital keystone correction: +/- 20 degrees
Aspect Ratio
16:10 (native)
Fixed zoom / Manual optical focus
Focus: 70 – 100 in. / 1.8 – 2.5 m (diagonal)
Visible: 47 – 150 in. / 1.2 – 3.8 m (diagonal)
Active: 60 – 100 in. / 1.5 – 2.5 m (with optional PJ-PEN-003)
0.55" Digital Micromirror Device (DLP™)
Throw Distance
1.7 – 2.5 ft. / 0.52 - 0.76 m


1.3 x2
15-pin mini D-sub x2
Mini-Din 4 pin x1
RCA x1
DB-9 x1
15-pin mini D-sub x1
3.5mm mini jack x2


3.5mm mini jack
DB-15 x1




100~240VAC (Auto Switching), 50/60Hz (universal)
300W (typ.)


Normal / Eco-mode
34dB / 32dB


18.3 x 14.0 x 17.7 in. / 465 x 355 x 450 mm
14.1 x 9.9 x 14.4 in. / 357 x 231 x 367 mm


23.2 lbs. / 10.5 kg
16.1 lbs. / 7.3 kg



ViewSonic SuperColor Technology



PJD8653ws Spec Sheet (English, Europe)

User Guides

PJD8653WS User Guide (Arabic)

PJD8653WS User Guide (Deutsch/German)

PJD8653WS User Guide (Dutch)

PJD8653WS User Guide (English)

PJD8653WS User Guide (French)

PJD8653WS User Guide (Italian)

PJD8653WS User Guide (Norwegian)

PJD8653WS User Guide (Polish)

PJD8653WS User Guide (Portuguese)

PJD8653WS User Guide (Russian)

PJD8653WS User Guide (Spanish/Español)

PJD8653WS User Guide (Swedish)

PJD8653WS User Guide (Turkish)

Driver & Software

SP Driver for Mac (ViewDraw 2)

ViewDraw 2 for Linux

ViewDraw 2 for Mac

ViewDraw 2 for Windows