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Optoma EH415 vs Viewsonic PRO8600

Optoma EH415 vs Viewsonic PRO8600

Optoma EH415
Viewsonic PRO8600

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
500h longer service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma EH415 is a 3,000h lamp service life projector. That's 500h longer than the Viewsonic PRO8600 (2,500h).
3D Edit
The Optoma EH415 supports 3D, but the Viewsonic PRO8600 does not. 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.

Handheld remote control Edit
The Optoma EH415 has a handheld remote control, however the Viewsonic PRO8600 does not.
$2,697 cheaper
The Optoma EH415 costs $2,697.25 less than the Viewsonic PRO8600.
Available from 12 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
26% cheaper to run
The Optoma EH415 is $26.77 cheaper to run than the Viewsonic PRO8600 over five years. Read more
3 Reasons For
1,800 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
Viewsonic PRO8600 is 6,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Optoma EH415 is only a 4,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (1,800 ANSI lumens dimmer).
70W bigger bulb power Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8600 is a 350W lamp power projector, whereas the Optoma EH415 is only a 280W lamp power projector (70W smaller).
Quieter noise level Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8600 is a 34dB noise level projector. That's 3dB quieter than the Optoma EH415 (34dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
43% dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Optoma EH415 has a projector brightness of 4,200 ANSI lumens. That's 1,800 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PRO8600 (6,000 ANSI lumens).
Smaller bulb power Edit
Optoma EH415 is only 280W lamp power. That's 70W smaller than the Viewsonic PRO8600 (350W).
3dB louder noise level Edit
The Optoma EH415 has a noise level of 37dB, however the Viewsonic PRO8600 is a 34dB noise level projector (3dB quieter). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

6 Reasons Against
20% shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8600 has a service life of lamp of 2,500h, however the Optoma EH415 is a 3,000h lamp service life projector (500h longer).
Does not have a handheld remote control Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8600 does not have a handheld remote control, whereas the Optoma EH415 does.
More expensive by $2,697
The Viewsonic PRO8600 is $2,697.25 more expensive than the Optoma EH415.
Not as many stockists
The Viewsonic PRO8600 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Optoma EH415 is stocked by 13 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
Older by over one year
The Viewsonic PRO8600 is 16 months older than the Optoma EH415.
Higher running costs over five years by $26.77
The running costs of the Viewsonic PRO8600 are $102.56 which is $26.77 more than the Optoma EH415 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

38 months Ago 54 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 72.90
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 75.79
Purchase price $ 802.75
Total cost of ownership $ 878.54
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 102.56
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 102.56
Purchase price $ 3,500.00
Total cost of ownership $ 3,602.56
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.48T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
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
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
4,200 ANSI lumens 6,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
40 -40 - 40
Matrix Size
0.65" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
85% Unknown - Click to provide data
Colours
1.07M 1,070M
BEST
Zoom Ratio
 1.6:1
BEST
 1.6:1
Projection Distance
1.2 - 10 0.9 - 10
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
30 - 300 30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
7,000h
BEST
3,000h
Bulb Power
280W 350W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
3,000h
BEST
2,500h

Lens System

Digital Zoom
1.6x Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.42 - 2.97 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
20.77 - 31.05 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
BEST
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL D
 PAL DK
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM B
 SECAM B/G
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC M
 PAL 60
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL D
 PAL DK
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM B
 SECAM B/G
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC M
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
2
BEST
1
Composite Video in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
2 2

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
37dB 34dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
32dB 32dB
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 91 31 - 100
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 120 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

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
10W 20W
BEST
Built-In Speaker
1 2
BEST

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Portable
 Desktop
 Portable
Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector
 Desktop projector
 Portable projector

Display

Built-In Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
290W
BEST
408W
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
250W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

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

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
3.4kg
BEST
3.9kg
Height
124mm 110mm
Depth
266mm 263mm
Width
286mm 333mm

Packaging Content

Carrying Case
 Carrying case
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
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
BEST
 VGA
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