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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 Multimedia Projectors

Based on 583 user and expert reviews, Viewsonic has excellent reviews for its projectors. Viewsonic also has excellent reviews specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other brands.

Supports Full HD

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

We compared all the other projectors which support full HD to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PJD7820HD[plb_1536139_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PRO8600 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the PRO8600 also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors that were released around the same time as the PRO8600 is 4,200 ANSI lumens. At 6,000 ANSI lumens, the PRO8600 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PRO8600.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The PRO8600 has one of the highest RMS rated powers (20 Watts) amongst projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of a similar spec and age to the PRO8600 the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 30W.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Viewsonic PRO8600 has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the PRO8600. This Viewsonic projector is a two number of built-in speakers data projector compared to most of the multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The PRO8600 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

Across all the projectors of this age and type the bulb powers range from 190W to 2,400W, and the average bulb power is 290W. The PRO8600 has one of the bigger bulb powers (350 Watts) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The Viewsonic PRO8600 does not support 3D. Most of the other projectors of this age and type do support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the PRO8600, the Viewsonic PRO8600 does not support wi-Fi.

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Running Costs Are Very High

The average running cost of the PRO8600 is £131 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is in the most expensive 17% of all 59 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The PRO8600 has one of the shortest service life of lamp (economic mode)s (only 3,000 hours) amongst data projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PRO8600 is 5,900h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,000h to 20,000h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the PRO8600 range from 2,000h to 30,000h. The PRO8600 has a quite short service life of lamp (only 2,500 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the PRO8600.

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Heavy

The weights of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PRO8600 range from 1.3kg to 27kg, and the average weight is 6.5kg. The PRO8600 is fairly heavy (3.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the PRO8600.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The average noise level (economic mode) of projectors of this spec and age is 31dB, and the noise level (economic mode)s range from 26dB to 35dB. At 32 decibels, the PRO8600 has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PRO8600.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PRO8600

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Viewsonic released the PRO8600.

Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the PRO8600 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PRO8600.

Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the Viewsonic PJD5533W[plb_1500188_price] (33dB).

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

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

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Specification

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Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Focus
Video
3D
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package 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

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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…

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Running Cost

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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

Barcodes 00704364196002, 00766907644814

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