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Infocus IN8606HD
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Infocus IN8606HD Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Nov 2013
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Home Cinema RedefinedThe IFocus IN8606HD provides CEDIA-level features and performance at a ground breaking entry-level price. Two years in development, the IN8606HD delivers our most significant... More
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21 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, whathifi.com, projectorcentral.com and prad.de the average expert rating of this Infocus multimedia projector is 70%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

IN8606HD owners on average rated this data projector 90%.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several Infocus IN8606HD reviewers who reviewed this projector reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Three years ago Tony Cutlan mentioned “No evidence of the dreaded "rainbow" artifacts, in fact the picture in 2D or 3D seemed flawless even from just ten feet away from the screen” in his review of the Infocus IN8606HD. Tony Cutlan also wrote “And the 3D - awesome! Be aware that if you use the glasses I bought - http”. Whathifi.com wrote “With Full HD and 3D credentials” in their review of the Infocus IN8606HD and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers said in their reviews that the Infocus IN8606HD had good colour saturation. Anne Eraov-Reviews wrote on Amazon “That works just fine.I wasn't overly impressed with the contrast colours of defined images” in her review of the Infocus IN8606HD.

One Infocus IN8606HD owner reckoned that the product had good picture quality.

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Infocus Has Good Projector Reviews

On average Infocus 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all projectors manufactured by Infocus.

Good High Def TV

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Anne Eraov-Reviews said “You'd be hard pressed to find another Projector with Full HD, that has several modes of Connection facilities as the Infocus IN8606HD DLP Projector”.

Nice Design

Two people who bought it concluded that it was a good design.

Good Size

A number of people who bought this projector concluded that it was compact. Whathifi.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “The breadth of connectivity on offer is appreciated, as is the compact design”.

Robust

A few customers who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com mentioned “The IN8606HD is a solid projector.” in their review of this projector and gave the Infocus IN8606HD a score of 78 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Infocus IN8606HD was good quality. Three years ago Tony Cutlan wrote on Amazon “Picture quality is simply fantastic (use the "User" image mode” and gave this projector a very good rating.

Good Support

One customer who reviewed the product mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Expert website Whathifi.com wrote in their review of this projector “A better remote would help, as would more controls on the projector itself” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Good Connectivity

One Infocus IN8606HD reviewer who purchased it thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Anne Eraov-Reviews gave this projector a rating of 80 out of 100 and she mentioned on Amazon “You can't fault this Projector for Connectivity” in her Infocus IN8606HD review.

Easy to Use

One Infocus IN8606HD owner concluded that it was easy to use. Expert website Pcmag.com said in their review of this projector “It's bright enough to use with the lights on.” and rated it 4 stars.

Supports Full HD

The IN8606HD supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the IN8606HD do not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support full HD currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the NEC M362[plb_2268470_price], or the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price].

It is worth considering other projectors which also support full HD including the NEC L102[plb_2226819_price].

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Supports 3D

Unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the IN8606HD which do not support 3D, the Infocus IN8606HD supports 3D.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors which support 3D currently available including the NEC M362[plb_2268470_price], the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price], or the Acer H6520BD[plb_2690133_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The IN8606HD has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the IN8606HD.

Other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at include the Acer K335[plb_1598465_price], the NEC M362[plb_2268470_price], or the Benq W1070[plb_1522360_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The IN8606HD has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The best resolution of all 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the IN8606HD is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The IN8606HD has a quite quiet noise level (only 33 decibels) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the IN8606HD. 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago have noise levels of between 28dB and 49dB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 33dB noise level data projectors currently available including the W1070[pl_1522360_price], or the W1400[pl_1731595_price] both from Benq or the Acer K335[plb_1598465_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Big Uniformity

The uniformity of the Infocus IN8606HD of 95 percent is one of the biggest amongst multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago. Projectors that are a comparable age to the IN8606HD have uniformitys of between 0.9% and 100%.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The IN8606HD is a two HDMI ports quantity data projector.

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Quite Big Offset

Across all the multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the IN8606HD the offsets range from 8% to 150%, and the average offset is 110%. At 130 percent, the IN8606HD has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the IN8606HD.

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7 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Infocus IN8606HD reviewer who bought the Infocus IN8606HD considered that it was not quiet. Tony Cutlan wrote in his review of this projector “Once fired up it makes barely a whisper (use economy mode” .

Inferior Remote Control

Two Infocus IN8606HD reviewers who reviewed the product mentioned that it did not have a good remote control. Whathifi.com said in their review of the Infocus IN8606HD “Flimsy remote” although they still rated it 4 stars. Whathifi.com also said “If you lose the credit-card size remote, you can't change any settings, including volume”.

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on data projectors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The IN8606HD does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the IN8606HD has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago. Projectors of a comparable age and spec to the IN8606HD have projector brightnesss of between 300 ANSI lumens and 12,000 ANSI lumens.

If you want a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the TH681[pl_2192820_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the TH682[pl_2448398_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens) both from Benq or the Acer H6520BD[plb_2690133_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Horizontal Synchronization (max)

The Infocus IN8606HD has one of the lower horizontal synchronization (max)s (only 90 kilohertz) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the IN8606HD the horizontal synchronization (max)s range from 0.1kHz to 110kHz.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The IN8606HD is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector.

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1 Other reason to consider the Infocus IN8606HD

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector was released over three years ago.

Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
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Projection Technology
Number of Colours
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3D
Full HD
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HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
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Packaging Content
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(5)
23 October 2014

There's plenty to like about the InFocus IN8606HD. The breadth of connectivity on offer is appreciated, as is the compact design.A better remote would help, as would more controls on the projector...

Decent detail
Understated colour balance
Deep blacks add punch
Good build
Great price
DVD upscaling isn't the best
Tough competition
Flimsy remote
Shows rainbow artifacts
If you lose the credit-card size remote, you can't change any settings, including volume and source

All in all, the IN8606HD is a solid projector, but stiff competition in the sub-$1000 home video projector market means that it is not the top performer in any particular area, making it a hard... Read more…

Jason and Rachel have been busy bees testing 3D projectors, but which one?s the one for you? Infocus?s IN8606HD makes up the first projector on test this week, but can its 3D chops beat out the... Read more…

26 February 2014

The InFocus IN8606HD projector delivers good-quality 1080p video and can stand up to ambient light in a family room, but it shows rainbow artifacts often enough to be potentially bothersome...

8 April 2014

In Sachen Bildqualität kann der IN8606HD deutlich teureren DLP-Projektoren nicht das Wasser reichen. Das haben wir aber auch trotz der vielversprechenden Leistungsdaten im Prospekt nicht...

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 8 February 2015 by Anne Eraov-Reviews

Excellent Connections.
You can't fault this Projector for Connectivity.
You'd be hard pressed to find another Projector with Full HD, that has several modes of Connection facilities as... Read more…

Reviewed 25 April 2014 by Tony Cutlan
(Verified Purchase)

Did a great deal of research before buying this projector - we have a very long room and most projectors are designed to provide a large picture over a short distance. The InFocus was one of the... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $82.86
Electricity cost when on standby $2.72
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Total running cost over 5 years $85.58
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple in8606, apple in8606h, apple in8606hd, infocus bll8za00
Barcodes 00782155414771, 04038603487405, 07972129697290
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