Home Cinema RedefinedThe IFocus IN8606HD provides CEDIA-level features and performance at a ground breaking entry-level price. Two years in development, the IN8606HD delivers our most significant...
The average owner rating of this Infocus multimedia projector is 90% based on 6 owner reviews.
Two Infocus IN8606HD reviewers considered that the Infocus IN8606HD was good value for money. Expert review site Whathifi.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “With its big picture, compact design and affordable price” in their Infocus IN8606HD review. Whathifi.com also wrote “Great price”.
A few customers who bought it reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Two years ago Tony Cutlan gave it an excellent review score and he said in his review on Amazon “Did a great deal of research before buying this projector - we have a very long room”. Tony Cutlan also wrote “Buy with absolute confidence - while still cheap”.
Good 3D Picture Quality
Four customers who purchased this projector concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Tony Cutlan gave the product an excellent review score and he mentioned on Amazon “No evidence of the dreaded "rainbow" artifacts, in fact the picture in 2D or 3D seemed flawless even from just ten feet away from the screen”. Tony Cutlan also wrote “And the 3D - awesome! Be aware that if you use the glasses I bought - http”. Expert website Whathifi.com said in their review of this projector “With Full HD and 3D credentials”.
Good Picture Quality
A number of people who reviewed it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Anne Eraov-Reviews wrote on Amazon “That works just fine.I wasn't overly impressed with the contrast colours of defined images”. One Infocus IN8606HD owner thought the product had good picture quality.
We calculated the average ratings for all Infocus multimedia projectors and also specifically for Infocus 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases Infocus had good ratings compared to other brands.
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A few Infocus IN8606HD owners who bought the Infocus IN8606HD considered that it was compact.
Two Infocus IN8606HD owners who purchased the product concluded that it was a good design. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned in their Infocus IN8606HD review “The breadth of connectivity on offer is appreciated, as is the compact design” .
Good High Def TV
Two people said in their reviews that the Infocus IN8606HD was good at displaying high definition TV. In October last year Anne Eraov-Reviews gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and she wrote on Amazon “You'd be hard pressed to find another Projector with Full HD, that has several modes of Connection facilities as the Infocus IN8606HD DLP Projector” in her review of the Infocus IN8606HD.
Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Projectorcentral.com rated it 78 out of 100 and said in their review “The IN8606HD is a solid projector.”.
Good Product Quality
One Infocus IN8606HD reviewer who bought it concluded that it was good quality. Tony Cutlan wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is simply fantastic (use the "User" image mode” in his Infocus IN8606HD review.
One customer who reviewed it thought it had good technical guidance. Expert website Whathifi.com said “A better remote would help, as would more controls on the projector itself”.
One person who reviewed it wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity. Anne Eraov-Reviews said in her review of this projector on Amazon last year “You can't fault this Projector for Connectivity”.
Easy to Use
One Infocus IN8606HD owner wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Two years ago Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “It's bright enough to use with the lights on.” in their review of this projector.
Supports Full HD Projection
The Infocus IN8606HD supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of this age and type do not support Full HD projection.
We compared all the other data projectors which support Full HD projection to this data projector and we think the NEC M362[plb_2268470_price], the Acer K335[plb_1598465_price], and the Benq MH680[plb_1998672_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Supports 3D Image Projection
Unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the IN8606HD which do not support 3D image projection, the IN8606HD supports 3D image projection.
We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection to this data projector and we think the NEC M362[plb_2268470_price], the Acer K335[plb_1598465_price], and the Benq MH680[plb_1998672_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Infocus IN8606HD has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the IN8606HD.
Other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Infocus IN1146[plb_2100767_price], the Epson EB-955W[plb_2017457_price], or the Panasonic PT-TW340E[plb_3140214_price].
1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution
The highest resolution of the IN8606HD is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).
Quite Quiet Noise Level
The noise levels of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 28dB to 49dB. The IN8606HD has a quite quiet noise level (only 33 decibels) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.
We compared all the other 33dB noise level projectors to this data projector and we think the Acer K132[plb_1564923_price] which is cheaper; or the Acer K335[plb_1598465_price], and the Benq MH680[plb_1998672_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.
Fairly Big Matrix Size
The smallest matrix size of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the IN8606HD is 0.45" and the biggest is 0.96". The IN8606HD has one of the bigger matrix sizes (0.65 inches) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.
Very Big Uniformity
The smallest uniformity of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the IN8606HD is 0.9% and the biggest is 100%. When compared to other projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the IN8606HD's uniformity of 95 percent is one of the biggest.
Fairly Big Offset
With an offset of 130 percent, the IN8606HD has one of the bigger offsets amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The smallest offset of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the IN8606HD is 8% and the biggest is 140%.
Quite High Number of Colours
With a number of colours of 1,070 million, the Infocus IN8606HD has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago. Data projectors of a comparable age and type to the IN8606HD have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M.
Across all the projectors of this age and type the widths range from 100mm to 970mm, and the average width is 320mm. With a width of only 285 millimeters, the IN8606HD is quite narrow compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.
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Unacceptable Noise Level
One Infocus IN8606HD owner who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was not quiet. Tony Cutlan wrote in his review of the Infocus IN8606HD two years ago “Once fired up it makes barely a whisper (use economy mode” but he gave this projector a rating of 5 stars.
Inferior Remote Control
A few Infocus IN8606HD owners who bought it reckoned that it did not have a good remote control. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review “Flimsy remote” yet they still gave this projector a score of 4 stars. Whathifi.com also mentioned “If you lose the credit-card size remote, you can't change any settings, including volume”.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Most projectors that were released around the same time as the IN8606HD do not support WiFi connectivity. The Infocus IN8606HD is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.
It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the Epson EB-X18[plb_2017449_price], or the Acer P1510[plb_2284610_price] which also has a higher rating.
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the IN8606HD has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the IN8606HD. Projectors of this age and spec have projector brightness of between 300 ANSI lumens and 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens.
If you are looking for a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the PT-TW250[pl_2404089_price] (2,800 ANSI lumens), or the PT-TW340E[pl_3140214_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens) both from Panasonic or the Epson EB-W28[plb_2441061_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.
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Quite Low Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
When compared to other data projectors that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed, the IN8606HD's maximum horizontal synchronization of only 90 kilohertz is one of the lowest. Across all the similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the IN8606HD the maximum horizontal synchronization range from 90kHz to 110kHz, and the average maximum horizontal synchronization is 99kHz.
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
Most projectors of this age and spec have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the IN8606HD which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
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OK Running Costs
The IN8606HD has an average 1 year running cost of £116 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 136 projectors of a similar spec and age.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This multimedia projector has been on the market for over three years.
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