|34dB||1024 X 768 (XGA)||15000:1||No||Dec 2012|
|Noise Level||Projector Native Resolution||Contrast Ratio||3D||Release Date|
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Why Has it Scored 75?
It has great user reviews with 91% of buyers recommending this projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Viewsonic projector has running costs of $79 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
The PRO8600 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
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Value For Money
Disappointing Value for Money
The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $3,468.01 it is in the most expensive 9% of projectors.
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Running Costs Are OK
The PRO8600 is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the PRO8600 will cost $79 over 5 years to run.
Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution
The PRO8600 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).
Average Noise Level
The noise level of the Viewsonic PRO8600 of 34dB is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 54% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.
Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)
The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The Viewsonic PRO8600's contrast ratio (typical) of 15,000 is in the highest 24% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.
Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness
The projector brightness of the Viewsonic PRO8600 of 6,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 10% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The PRO8600 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.
Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control
The Viewsonic PRO8600 does not have a handheld remote control, unlike most other data projectors. 81% of projectors have a handheld remote control.
Very Short Service Life of Lamp
The service life of lamp of the PRO8600 of only 2,500h is shorter than 89% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.
Bigger Than Average Bulb Power
The bulb power of the PRO8600 of 350W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 10% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.
The PRO8600 is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.
Supports Full HD
The PRO8600 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.