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Infocus IN8606HD Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Nov 2013
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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... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, whathifi.com, projectorcentral.com and prad.de this 10000:1 contrast ratio data projector has an overall expert rating of 70 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this 10000:1 contrast ratio data projector is 90 out of 100 based on 6 owner reviews.

Reasonably Priced

A few Infocus IN8606HD owners reckoned that the product was a bargain for the price. Three years ago Tony Cutlan wrote 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”.

Several Infocus IN8606HD reviewers who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Expert website Whathifi.com gave the Infocus IN8606HD a rating of 4 stars and wrote “With its big picture, compact design and affordable price”. Whathifi.com also wrote “Great price”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Four Infocus IN8606HD reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Tony Cutlan said in his Infocus IN8606HD review on Amazon three years ago “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” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Tony Cutlan also wrote “And the 3D - awesome! Be aware that if you use the glasses I bought - http”. Expert review site Whathifi.com wrote “With Full HD and 3D credentials”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of Infocus IN8606HD owners who reviewed it thought it had good colour saturation. Anne Eraov-Reviews said “That works just fine.I wasn't overly impressed with the contrast colours of defined images”. One person concluded that it had good picture quality.

Infocus Has Good Projector Reviews

Infocus 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good reviews on average and across all projectors Infocus is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Good Size

Two Infocus IN8606HD owners who reviewed it said that it was compact.

Nice Design

A few customers said in their reviews that it was a good design. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned “The breadth of connectivity on offer is appreciated, as is the compact design”.

Good High Def TV

Some people mentioned in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Anne Eraov-Reviews wrote “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.

Robust

A number of customers agreed that the product was well made. Projectorcentral.com mentioned “The IN8606HD is a solid projector.”.

Good Product Quality

One Infocus IN8606HD owner who purchased the Infocus IN8606HD said that it was good quality. Tony Cutlan wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is simply fantastic (use the "User" image mode”.

Good Support

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Whathifi.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said “A better remote would help, as would more controls on the projector itself” in their Infocus IN8606HD review.

Good Connectivity

One person said that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Anne Eraov-Reviews said on Amazon “You can't fault this Projector for Connectivity” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Easy to Use

One Infocus IN8606HD owner mentioned in their reviews that this projector was easy to use. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote in their Infocus IN8606HD review “It's bright enough to use with the lights on.”.

Supports Full HD

The IN8606HD supports full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the IN8606HD do not support full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support full HD to this projector and we think a cheaper multimedia projector such as the Acer H6517BD[plb_3186334_price] or you might consider a better rated multimedia projector such as the Acer LED K132[plb_1564923_price], and the NEC M362[plb_2268470_price] are also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

The IN8606HD supports 3D, unlike most of the other data projectors of this age and spec which do not support 3D.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative projectors which support 3D currently available including the Acer LED K132[plb_1564923_price], or the NEC M362[plb_2268470_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer H6517BD[plb_3186334_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The IN8606HD has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Acer LED K132[plb_1564923_price], and the NEC M362[plb_2268470_price] which has better reviews; or the Epson PowerLite X17[plb_2225045_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The IN8606HD has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the IN8606HD the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The IN8606HD has a fairly quiet noise level (only 33 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago. The quietest noise level of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 27dB, the loudest is 49dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Acer K135[plb_1598409_price] (31dB) which is also cheaper.

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Very Big Uniformity

The average uniformity of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the IN8606HD is 84%, and the uniformitys range from 0.9% to 100%. When compared to other projectors of this age and spec that we have checked, the uniformity of the Infocus IN8606HD of 95 percent is one of the biggest.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer considered that the Infocus IN8606HD was not quiet. Tony Cutlan said in his review of this projector on Amazon “Once fired up it makes barely a whisper (use economy mode” but in spite of that he scored it very highly.

Inferior Remote Control

Some Infocus IN8606HD reviewers who bought it concluded that it did not have a good remote control. Whathifi.com said “Flimsy remote”. Whathifi.com also said “If you lose the credit-card size remote, you can't change any settings, including volume”.

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The IN8606HD does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the IN8606HD also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Infocus IN8606HD has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the IN8606HD. Multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the IN8606HD have projector brightnesss of between 300 ANSI lumens and 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the Epson PowerLite X17[plb_2225045_price] (2,700 ANSI lumens and cheaper) or the Epson EB-575W[plb_2237067_price] (2,700 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the NEC NP-M322X[plb_2324544_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Quite Low Horizontal Synchronization (max)

Projectors of a similar age and type to the IN8606HD have horizontal synchronization (max)s of between 0.1kHz and 110kHz. The Infocus IN8606HD has one of the lower horizontal synchronization (max)s (only 90 kilohertz) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The IN8606HD is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the IN8606HD have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Infocus IN8606HD

Average Running Costs

The IN8606HD is typical compared to the other 134 similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the IN8606HD is £116.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this 10000:1 contrast ratio data projector was released.

Specification

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AC (power) in
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Wi-Fi
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Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
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Expert Reviews

(5)
23 October 2014

There's plenty to like about the InFocus IN8606HD. The breadth of connectivity on offer is appreciated, as is the compact design.A better remote would help, as would more controls on the projector...

Decent detail
Understated colour balance
Deep blacks add punch
Good build
Great price
DVD upscaling isn't the best
Tough competition
Flimsy remote
Shows rainbow artifacts
If you lose the credit-card size remote, you can't change any settings, including volume and source

All in all, the IN8606HD is a solid projector, but stiff competition in the sub-$1000 home video projector market means that it is not the top performer in any particular area, making it a hard... Read more…

Jason and Rachel have been busy bees testing 3D projectors, but which one?s the one for you? Infocus?s IN8606HD makes up the first projector on test this week, but can its 3D chops beat out the... Read more…

26 February 2014

The InFocus IN8606HD projector delivers good-quality 1080p video and can stand up to ambient light in a family room, but it shows rainbow artifacts often enough to be potentially bothersome...

8 April 2014

In Sachen Bildqualität kann der IN8606HD deutlich teureren DLP-Projektoren nicht das Wasser reichen. Das haben wir aber auch trotz der vielversprechenden Leistungsdaten im Prospekt nicht...

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 8 February 2015 by Anne Eraov-Reviews

Excellent Connections.
You can't fault this Projector for Connectivity.
You'd be hard pressed to find another Projector with Full HD, that has several modes of Connection facilities as... Read more…

Reviewed 25 April 2014 by Tony Cutlan
(Verified Purchase)

Did a great deal of research before buying this projector - we have a very long room and most projectors are designed to provide a large picture over a short distance. The InFocus was one of the... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £112.17
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £115.86
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer in8606, home in8606, home in8606h, acer in8606h, home in8606hd, acer in8606hd, infocus in8606, special in8606, special in8606h, infocus in8606h, infocus in8606hd, infocus bll8zs00, infocus bll8za00, special in8606hd, infocus 1920x1080
Barcodes 00782155414771, 04038603487405, 05054533569256, 07972129697290

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