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Infocus SP8600HD3D
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Infocus SP8600HD3D Projector

1080p (1920x1080) 30dB 2,700 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
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For 3D that makes as big a splash at home as it does at the Cineplex, you need the powerful IFocus ScreePlay SP8600HD3D home theatre projector. Whether you re watching a favourite movie, catching... More
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9 Reasons For

Supports Full HD Projection

The SP8600HD3D supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that are more than two years old which do not support Full HD projection.

Different projectors which support Full HD projection which you might want to consider include a higher Kagoo Rating™ data projector such as the JVC DLA-X35, or the Epson EH-TW9100.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The SP8600HD3D has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the SP8600HD3D which do not have a built-in speaker.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Infocus SP8600HD3D supports 3D image projection, unlike most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the SP8600HD3D.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection including a higher Kagoo Rating™ product such as the EH-TW9100, or the EH-TW9000 both from Epson or the JVC DLA-X35.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on projectors that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors that have a resolution of 1080p (1920x1080) and we think a higher Kagoo Rating™ projector such as the JVC DLA-X35, and the Panasonic PT-RZ470 ($3,659.99) are also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The SP8600HD3D supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors that are older than two years. In addition, this Infocus multimedia projector supports a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). The best resolution of all projectors of a similar type and age to the SP8600HD3D is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

Data projectors with a higher resolution that might be worth considering include the JVC DLA-X95R (3840 x 2160, 1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA and higher rated), 1280 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+ and higher rated), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+ and higher rated), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA and higher rated), 640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated), 800 x 600 (SVGA and higher rated) and higher rated), or the Optoma HD25 (1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA and higher rated), 1280 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated), 1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated), 1360 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+ and higher rated), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+ and higher rated), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA and higher rated), 640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated), 800 x 600 (SVGA and higher rated) and higher rated).

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1920 X 1280 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The biggest maximum digital resolution of the Infocus SP8600HD3D is 1920 x 1280 pixels. That's 7% more maximum digital resolution than a 1920 x 1200 pixels projector, which is the most common maximum digital resolution.

A 1920 x 1280 pixels maximum digital resolution is in fact the best maximum digital resolution across all multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the SP8600HD3D.

The worst maximum digital resolution across similar types of multimedia projector is 1680 x 1050 pixels.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Infocus SP8600HD3D is a two HDMI port data projector. Most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the SP8600HD3D have between one and two HDMI ports.

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40000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The biggest dynamic contrast ratio of the SP8600HD3D is 40000:1. That's over four times the dynamic contrast ratio of the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 10000:1. Across all comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the SP8600HD3D the dynamic contrast ratio ranges from 2000:1 to 500000:1.

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Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The quietest noise level in economy mode of projectors that are a similar age to the SP8600HD3D is 22dB, the loudest is 33dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 28dB. With a noise level in economy mode of only 26 decibels, the SP8600HD3D has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode amongst projectors of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This projector received an expert rating of 50% from pcmweb.nl. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this data projector.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the SP8600HD3D, the SP8600HD3D does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Offset

The SP8600HD3D has one of the smaller offsets (only 30 percent) amongst projectors of this age. Across all the projectors that are a comparable age to the SP8600HD3D the offsets range from 0.03% to 140%.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The lamp service lives of projectors of a similar type and age to the SP8600HD3D range from 20h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 7,000h. With a lamp service life of only 2,500 hours, the SP8600HD3D has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the SP8600HD3D.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The average service life of lamp in economic mode of multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the SP8600HD3D is 6,900h. At only 4,000 hours, the SP8600HD3D has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the SP8600HD3D.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

Most projectors that are a comparable age to the SP8600HD3D have one built-in speaker, including the SP8600HD3D which has one built-in speaker.

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Fairly Wide

With a width of 457 millimeters, the SP8600HD3D is quite wide compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the SP8600HD3D. Similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the SP8600HD3D have widths of between 26mm and 490mm.

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Fairly Deep

The depths of projectors that are more than two years old range from 12mm to 530mm. With a depth of 399 millimeters, the SP8600HD3D is one of the deeper projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the SP8600HD3D amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Quite Tall

With a height of 196 millimeters, the Infocus SP8600HD3D is one of the taller projectors that are more than two years old amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The shortest projector that was released more than two years ago is 20mm tall, the tallest is 480mm, and the average height is 170mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Infocus SP8600HD3D

Infocus Has OK Multimedia Projector Reviews

Data projectors produced by Infocus generally have ok ratings compared to other brands.

Over Two Years Old

It was over two years ago when Infocus released the SP8600HD3D.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Infocus SP8600HD3D has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that are more than two years old.

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Panasonic PT-LZ370U ($2,279.95) (3000 ANSI lumens).

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Average Noise Level

At 30 decibels, the Infocus SP8600HD3D has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

Other 30dB noise level projectors which you might want to also look at include a higher Kagoo Rating™ product such as the Acer K750.

If you are not worried about having a louder noise level then you might want to also look at the Viewsonic PJD6353s ($400.00) (32dB).

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Version
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in 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
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Safety
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(2)
13 October 2013

Monitoren worden steeds groter en dat geldt ook voor televisies. Wil je écht heel groot beeld, dan loopt dat met een beeldscherm al snel enorm in de papieren. Met een full hd projector valt dat... Read more…

3D
Contrast, kleurweergave
19 August 2013

Beeldschermen en televisies worden steeds groter, maar wil je écht heel groot beeld, dan loopt dat enorm in de papieren. Tenzij je kiest voor een full-hd projector, want daarmee kan je voor... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $74.14
Electricity cost when on standby $5.68
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Total running cost over 5 years $79.82
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sp8600hd3, sp8600hd3d, infocus sp8600hd3d
Barcodes 00797212966902, 07972129669020
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