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Viewsonic PRO8600 Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB 6,000 ANSI Lumens Dec 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £130.76 Electricity cost over 5 years
Excellent brand
Good contrast ratio
Does not have a good interface
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Reviews

Excellent Brand

We checked 686 owner and expert reviews (including 12 verified purchases) for Viewsonic data projectors and found that on average Viewsonic has excellent ratings. We also found that Viewsonic has excellent ratings specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 100% of those that bought a Viewsonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Does Not Have a Good Interface

One person who reviewed it thought it did not have a good interface. Three years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Lan Interface” in their review of this projector.

Good Quality

One owner who bought the product concluded that it was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com said three years ago “Picture Quality” in their review of this projector.


Good Contrast Ratio

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Viewsonic PRO8600 had a good contrast ratio. Bhphotovideo.com said “Contrast Ratio” in their review of this projector but they gave it a score of 20 out of 100. One person wrote in their reviews that this projector had good picture quality.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Viewsonic released the PRO8600 in April 2017.


Video

Supports Full HD

The PRO8600 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec do not support full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available including the PJD7820HD, or the PJD6683WS (£582.74) both from Viewsonic or the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 which has better reviews.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PRO8600 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Very High

The PRO8600 is one of the least economic to run projectors of this spec and age that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PRO8600 is £131.


Projector

Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors of this age and type is 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 700 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens. At 6,000 ANSI lumens, the PRO8600 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the PRO8600 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to this multimedia projector.

Other 34dB noise level data projectors currently available that you might want to look at include the Viewsonic PJD6544W (£865.83) which has better reviews.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The PRO8600 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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Packaging Content

Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Viewsonic PRO8600 does not have a handheld remote control, unlike most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Viewsonic PRO8600 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also are RoHS compliance.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The PRO8600 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 350 Watts, the PRO8600 has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors that have been available for more than two years the bulb powers range from 190W to 2,400W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 2,500 hours, the PRO8600 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector. Projectors of this age and spec have service life of lamps of between 2,000h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,400h.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00704364196002, 00766907644814

Viewsonic PRO8600 Review Sources

To prepare this Viewsonic PRO8600 review we compared this projector to 2,059 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,528 product attributes, 14,204 projector reviews and 2,772,200 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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