ViewSonic PS501W vs ViewSonic X1

The PS501W is a high brightness WXGA short throw projector for education. With the ability to project 100” images from a distance of 106cm from any projection surface, the projector is flexible enough to fit any classroom design and keeps the presenter clear of the projection beam. For times when lights in the classroom must be kept on, a high brightness of 3,600 ANSI Lumens ensures that images remain clear and detailed. Its lamp life is up to a lengthy 15,000 hours.

ViewSonic X1 is a DLP -based 1080p projector called the X1 comes from ViewSonic, which has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD) and an RGBG LED light source with up to 3100 LED lumens.  Its service life is estimated at 30,000 hours, the color depth at 10 bits, the dynamic contrast ratio at 3,000,000:1, and the projectable image diagonal at 60 to 150 inches (100 inches from a distance of 255 cm from the wall).

ViewSonic X1 has higher resolution than ViewSonic PS501W, and has longer lamp life than ViewSonic PS501W.

Product Name

ViewSonic X1

ViewSonic PS501W

Product Image ViewSonic X1 ViewSonic PS501W
Price $1,068.99
Our Rating 7.8 7.3
Brand ViewSonic ViewSonic
Category projector projector

Optical Parameters

ViewSonic X1ViewSonic PS501W
Brand Brand ViewSonic ViewSonic
Brand Model Brand Model ViewSonic X1 ViewSonic PS501W
Brightness (ANSI lumens) Brightness (ANSI lumens) 3100 LED Lumens 3500 lumens
Display Chip Display Chip 0.65 inch DMD chip
Display Technology Display Technology DLP DLP
Standard Resolution Standard Resolution 1920 x 1080 WXGA(1280*800)
Maximum Supported Resolution Maximum Supported Resolution 1920 x 1080
Image Contrast Ratio Image Contrast Ratio DYNAMIC 3,000,000:1 22000:1
Throw Ratio Throw Ratio 1.15-1.5 0.49:1
Keystone Correction Keystone Correction Vertical (+/- 40º) / Horizontal (+/- 40º) Vertical: ± 40 degrees
Lamp Life Lamp Life 30000hrs Normal mode: 5000 hours, economic mode: 15000 hours
Lamp Type Lamp Type LED Ultra high pressure mercury lamp

Projection Parameters

ViewSonic X1ViewSonic PS501W
Product type Product type Home theater Home theater
Image Size Image Size,projector1 60 – 150 in. / 1.78 – 3.81 m (diagonal)
Screen ratio Screen ratio 16:9
Screen color Screen color 1.07 Billion Colors
Sound System Sound System 6W (x2)
Projection method Projection method Forward casting
Time to market Time to market 2022


ViewSonic X1ViewSonic PS501W
I/O Connection Ports Connection Ports HDMI 2.0 (WITH HDCP 2.2)x2
USB 2.0 TYPE A x1
2 × VGA
1 × composite video
1× Sound input (3.5mm)
WiFi WiFi 5Gn
Bluetooth Bluetooth BT4.2


ViewSonic X1ViewSonic PS501W
Size(HxWxD) Size(HxWxD) 355.0 x 244.0 x 121.0 mm 292 × 236 × 115mm
Power Usage Power Usage 218W 260W, standby power: < 0.5W
Noise Level Noise Level 27dB
Machine weight Machine weight 3.6 2.6kg
Accessories Accessories X1 projector, power cable, remote control, Quick Start Guide host   x1
power cord   x1
Lens cap   x1
VGA cable   x1
Remote control   x1
warranty card   x1
quick start guide   x1
Warranty Warranty 3 years 1 year
other other 1.3x optical zoom Short focus