Viewsonic PRO8600
Viewsonic PRO8600
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Viewsonic PRO8600

A classic and fully featured 15000:1 1024 x 768 projector
15000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 34dB Dec 2012
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Viewsonic PRO8600
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Viewsonic PRO8600 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Viewsonic PRO8600 number 177 across all projectors.
11 Reviews
Good Features
$104 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 40?

It has very good user reviews with 91% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Viewsonic projector has running costs of $104 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
The PRO8600 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly big bulb power
1024 x 768 resolution
Does not have a handheld remote control
Very short service life of lamp

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Viewsonic PRO8600 In-Depth Analysis


Owner Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this multimedia projector on average 88 out of 100. Over 90% of reviewers gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars and 91% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Viewsonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Based on 780 user and expert reviews (including 107 verified purchases), Viewsonic has excellent ratings for its multimedia projectors. Viewsonic also has excellent ratings specifically within its projectors range. 95% of those that bought a Viewsonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Product Quality

Two people who purchased it agreed that it was good quality.

Value For Money

Not Cheap

We think this multimedia projector looks expensive compared to other multimedia projectors. The cheapest multimedia projector that we found costs $149 and the most expensive costs $24,000.


Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The PRO8600 does not have a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors do have a handheld remote control.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The PRO8600 has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of a 280 x 800 data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. This projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The best resolution of all projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 350 Watts, the Viewsonic PRO8600 has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst projectors of this age. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W and the biggest is 3,000W.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The PRO8600 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of multimedia projectors is 6,700h. At only 2,500 hours, the Viewsonic PRO8600 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Viewsonic PRO8600 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the Viewsonic PRO8600 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 6,000 ANSI lumens, the PRO8600 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports Full HD

The Viewsonic PRO8600 supports full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since December 2012.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The PRO8600 has an average running cost of $104 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00704364196002, 00766907644814

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