Optoma X316 vs Viewsonic PRO8600

Optoma X316
Viewsonic PRO8600

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
A lot longer service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma X316 has a service life of lamp of 4,000h, however the Viewsonic PRO8600 is only a 2,500h lamp service life projector (1,500h shorter).
3D Edit
The Optoma X316 supports 3D, whereas the Viewsonic PRO8600 does not support 3D. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys Edit
The Optoma X316 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Viewsonic PRO8600 only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
11% quieter noise level (economic mode) Edit
The Optoma X316 has a noise level (economic mode) of 29dB, however the Viewsonic PRO8600 is a 32dB noise level (in economic mode) projector (3dB louder).
1.6kg lighter Edit
Optoma X316 is 2.4kg heavy, but the Viewsonic PRO8600 is a 3.9kg heavy projector (1.6kg heavier).
Handheld remote control Edit
The Optoma X316 has a handheld remote control, but the Viewsonic PRO8600 does not have a handheld remote control.
Cheaper by $1,611
The Optoma X316 costs $889.47, whereas the Viewsonic PRO8600 is $2,500.00.
6 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
$40.84 cheaper to run
Over five years the Optoma X316 only costs $56.33 to run whereas the Viewsonic PRO8600 costs $97.17 to run (73% more). Read more
6 Reasons For
47% brighter projector brightness Edit
Viewsonic PRO8600 is 6,000 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 2,800 ANSI lumens brighter than the Optoma X316 (6,000 ANSI lumens).
46% bigger bulb power Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8600 is a 350W lamp power projector. That's 160W bigger than the Optoma X316 (350W).
Full HD Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8600 supports full HD, however the Optoma X316 does not. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Three USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8600 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity projector, whereas the Optoma X316 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.
90% higher RMS rated power Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8600 is a 20W RMS rated power projector. That's 18W higher than the Optoma X316 (20W).
Two number of built-in speakerss Edit
The number of number of built-in speakerss on the Viewsonic PRO8600 is two, but the Optoma X316 only has one number of built-in speakers.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Hugely dimmer projector brightness Edit
Optoma X316 is only 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Viewsonic PRO8600 is a 6,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,800 ANSI lumens brighter).
Significantly smaller bulb power Edit
The Optoma X316 is a 190W lamp power projector, whereas the Viewsonic PRO8600 is a 350W lamp power projector (160W bigger).
Does not support full HD Edit
The Optoma X316 does not support full HD, but the Viewsonic PRO8600 supports full HD. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Two less USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The Optoma X316 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector, whereas the Viewsonic PRO8600 only has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Optoma X316 has an RMS rated power of 2W, however the Viewsonic PRO8600 is a 20W RMS rated power projector (18W higher).
One less number of built-in speakers Edit
The number of number of built-in speakerss on the Optoma X316 is one, but the Viewsonic PRO8600 only has two number of built-in speakerss.
10 Reasons Against
60% shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8600 has a service life of lamp of 2,500h. That's 1,500h shorter than the Optoma X316 (2,500h).
Does not support 3D Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8600 does not support 3D, however the Optoma X316 supports 3D. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

One less VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8600 has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Optoma X316 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
10% louder noise level (economic mode) Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8600 has a noise level (economic mode) of 32dB. That's 3dB louder than the Optoma X316 (32dB).
Heavier Edit
Viewsonic PRO8600 is 3.9kg heavy. That's 1.6kg heavier than the Optoma X316 (3.9kg).
Does not have a handheld remote control Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8600 does not have a handheld remote control, whereas the Optoma X316 has a handheld remote control.
$1,611 more expensive
The Viewsonic PRO8600 is more expensive than the Optoma X316 by $1,610.53.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 seller sell the Viewsonic PRO8600, however 7 retailers sell the Optoma X316. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over one year older
The Viewsonic PRO8600 is older than the Optoma X316 by 21 months.
73% higher running costs over five years
The running costs of the Viewsonic PRO8600 are $97.17 which is $40.84 more than the Optoma X316 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

30 months Ago 51 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 53.59
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 56.33
Purchase price $ 889.47
Total cost of ownership $ 945.80
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 97.17
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 97.17
Purchase price $ 2,500.00
Total cost of ownership $ 2,597.17
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.38T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.65T
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 and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 15000:1
 15000:1
BEST
Projector Native Resolution
 XGA (1024x768)
 XGA (1024x768)
Projector Brightness
3,200 ANSI lumens 6,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Matrix Type
 DMD
 DMD
Maximum Digital Resolution
 1600 x 1200
BEST
 1600 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical
+/- 40 -40 - 40
Matrix Size
0.55" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,070M
Zoom Ratio
 1.5:1
 1.5:1
BEST
Projection Distance
1.2 - 12 0.9 - 10
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
22.9 - 300 30 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp Power (economic Mode)
10,000W Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamps Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,000h
Bulb Power
190W 350W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
4,000h
BEST
2,500h

Lens System

Optical Zoom
1.1x Unknown - Click to provide data
Offset
115% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.41 - 2.55 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21.8 - 23.98 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
 PAL DK
 SECAM B/G
 PAL 60
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
 PAL DK
 SECAM B/G
 PAL 60
Supported 3D Formats
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
PC Audio Out
 PC Audio out
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
1 1
Audio (L,R) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
1 1
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 3
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
3
BEST
2
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
Unknown - Click to provide data 34dB
Noise Level (economic Mode)
29dB
BEST
32dB
Horizontal Scan Range
15.3 - 91.1 31 - 100
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85 48 - 120
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
Password Protection
 Password protection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
2W 20W
BEST
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 2
BEST

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Form Factor
 Portable
 Portable
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
225W
BEST
408W
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
191W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 0 - 1800
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 10 - 90
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data CB, UL, cUL, FCC ICES-003), CE, UL-Argentina, NOM, GS, GOST-R, SASO, Ukraine, PSB, C-Tick, Korean-KC, CCC, CECP, WEEE
RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
 RoHS compliance

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.4kg
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 198mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 390mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 420mm
Weight
2.4kg
BEST
3.9kg
Height
101.7mm 110mm
Depth
222.6mm 263mm
Width
314.6mm 333mm

Packaging Content

Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
BEST
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
BEST
 VGA
 AC

Technical Details

Contrast Ratio
20000:1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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