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Viewsonic PRO8600
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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 Projectors

Based on 534 owner and expert reviews, Viewsonic has excellent reviews for its data projectors. Viewsonic also has excellent reviews specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other manufacturers.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the PRO8600 which do not support Full HD projection, the Viewsonic PRO8600 supports Full HD projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Viewsonic PRO8600 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the projector brightness range from 700 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness 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 comparable age to the PRO8600.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the PRO8600's RMS rated power is one of the highest amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PRO8600. The average RMS rated power of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 7.1W, and the RMS rated power range from 2W to 30W.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Viewsonic PRO8600 is a two built-in speaker data projector. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PRO8600 only have one built-in speaker.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The PRO8600 is a three USB 2.0 port multimedia projector.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

With a lamp power of 350 Watts, the PRO8600 has one of the bigger lamp power amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The smallest lamp power of projectors that are a comparable age to the PRO8600 is 190W and the biggest is 2,400W.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Viewsonic PRO8600 does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the PRO8600.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Viewsonic PRO8600 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The average service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors that are a similar age to the PRO8600 is 5,900h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 3,000 hours, the Viewsonic PRO8600 has a very short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

Across all the data projectors of this type and age the lamp service lives range from 2,000h to 30,000h. With a lamp service life of only 2,500 hours, the Viewsonic PRO8600 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

The average weight of projectors of a similar age and spec to the PRO8600 is 6.6kg, and the weights range from 1.3kg to 27kg. With a weight of 3.9 kilograms, the Viewsonic PRO8600 is quite heavy compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PRO8600

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the PRO8600 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the PRO8600.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 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
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging 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…

Brightness
Contrast Ratio
Picture Quality
Lan Interface

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $101.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $101.84
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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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