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Viewsonic PRO8600

74

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Viewsonic PRO8600

£1,112.10
Viewsonic PRO8600
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A classic and good spec moderate noise level XGA data projector, with alright running costs but representing only moderate value for money
34dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 15000:1 No Dec 2012
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Viewsonic Pro8600 6000 Lumens Xga Dlp Hdmi Rj45 Throw Ratio 1.45:1 - 2.18:1 3d Ready 2 X 10w Speaker
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Viewsonic PRO8600 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Viewsonic PRO8600 number 834 across all projectors.
93
Reviews
11 Reviews
65
Value for Money
Good
74
Features
Good Features
59
Age
5 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£93 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has very good user reviews with 91% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Viewsonic projector has running costs of £93 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report superior product quality.
The PRO8600 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Brighter than average projector brightness
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Key features:
Bright in any setting
Settings where the pro8600 is a perfect solution
DLP technology
BrilliantColor technology
Packed with features
HDMI for true digital video clarity
Centralized remote LAN control & monitoring with crestron
Advanced display options
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Does not have a handheld remote control

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Viewsonic PRO8600 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good User Reviews

Owners have rated this data projector on average 88 out of 100. 6 reviewers (90% of all reviewers) gave this multimedia projector either 4 or 5 stars and 91% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Viewsonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Based on 922 expert and user reviews (including 130 verified purchases), Viewsonic has excellent ratings for its projectors. 95% of those that bought a Viewsonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Two people said in their reviews that this projector was good quality.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £1,112.10 it is in the most expensive 32% of projectors.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Viewsonic PRO8600 and the United Kingdom price of £1,112.10 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $3,468.01 (£4,773.02).

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the PRO8600 will cost £93 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Viewsonic released the PRO8600 in December 2012.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The PRO8600 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Viewsonic PRO8600 of 34dB is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 54% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The Viewsonic PRO8600's contrast ratio (typical) of 15,000 is in the highest 24% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Viewsonic PRO8600 of 6,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 10% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PRO8600 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Viewsonic PRO8600 does not have a handheld remote control, unlike most other data projectors. 81% of projectors have a handheld remote control.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the PRO8600 of only 2,500h is shorter than 89% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the PRO8600 of 350W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 10% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The PRO8600 is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Supports Full HD

The PRO8600 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

viewsonic elewsv6rnaybfu

Barcodes:

00704364196002, 00766907644814

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