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Viewsonic PRO8600 Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB 6,000 ANSI Lumens Dec 2012
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The ViewSonic Pro8600 is an advanced high brightness DLP installation projector which includes BrilliantColor technology to produce vibrant and vivid colors. The Pro8600 delivers 6,000 ANSI lumens... More
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Viewsonic Pro8600 Review
ViewSonic PRO8600 High Bright XGA DLP Installation Projector with 6,000 ANSI Lumens, 80 Quick Review

8 Reasons For

Viewsonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

15000:1 contrast ratio projectors built by Viewsonic have excellent ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all multimedia projectors (not just 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Viewsonic also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PRO8600 which do not support Full HD projection, the Viewsonic PRO8600 supports Full HD projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the PRO8600 has a built-in speaker.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years the projector brightness range from 700 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,200 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 6,000 ANSI lumens, the Viewsonic PRO8600 has one of the brighter projector brightness amongst projectors of this age.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PRO8600 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the PRO8600 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

Projectors of this age and type have RMS rated power of between 2W and 30W, and the average RMS rated power is 6.8W. When compared to other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the PRO8600 that we have assessed the RMS rated power of, the PRO8600's RMS rated power of 20 Watts is one of the highest.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The PRO8600 is a two built-in speaker projector. Most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the PRO8600 only have one built-in speaker.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

At 350 Watts, the PRO8600 has a quite big lamp power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the PRO8600. Across all the similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago the lamp power range from 190W to 2,400W, and the average lamp power is 290W.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Viewsonic PRO8600 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PRO8600 do support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Viewsonic PRO8600 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PRO8600 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very High Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PRO8600 is £131, which is in the most expensive 17% of all 59 projectors of a comparable age and spec.

Not Cheap

The price range of multimedia projectors of this type and age is from £252 to £16,303. We think that this projector looks expensive compared to other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

When compared to other projectors of a similar spec and age to the PRO8600 that we have checked the service life of lamp in economic mode of, the PRO8600's service life of lamp in economic mode of only 3,000 hours is one of the shortest. Across all the multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the PRO8600 the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,000h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,000h.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

At only 2,500 hours, the PRO8600 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PRO8600. The lamp service lives of comparable spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PRO8600 range from 2,000h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,800h.

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Heavy

The weights of data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PRO8600 range from 1.3kg to 27kg. At 3.9 kilograms, the PRO8600 is quite heavy compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Only One Component Video in Port

The PRO8600 is a one component video in port projector.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The average noise level in economy mode of multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PRO8600 is 31dB. At 32 decibels, the PRO8600 has a fairly loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PRO8600.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PRO8600

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 34 decibels, the PRO8600 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PRO8600.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on data projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

22 May 2014

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Very bright
Fourway laptop hookup
BrilliantColor
Laser pointer in remote
Four, way laptop hook, up
Loudness
Optional WiFi dongle
Poor USB file support
XGA resolution
Single HDMI slot

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 24 February 2014 by Right of Rockies
Right of Rockies would recommend the ViewSonic Pro 8600

We purchased three of these projectors to install in a church auditorium. The results were stunning. The Pro8600 brightness and contrast ratio is fantastic. No matter what level the house lights... Read more…

Brightness
Contrast Ratio
Picture Quality
Lan Interface

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Electricity cost when switched on £130.76
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Total running cost over 5 years £130.76
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic pro8600
Barcodes 00704364196002, 00766907644814, 00801049955340, 00801940459022, 00808112923596, 00809392591147

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