Optoma HD8600 DLP Projector Reviewed

By |

Optoma HD8600 DLP Projector Reviewed

Page 1 Page 2

Optoma_HD8600_projector_review.gifHigh Points
• The HD8600 has a 1080p resolution and can accept 24p sources.
• PureMotion2 processing allows you to reduce judder for smoother motion in film sources.
• Dual lamp modes allow you to tailor the projector's light output to suit your viewing environment.
• It has three HDMI inputs, as well as 12-volt triggers and an RS-232 port.
• Three lens options are available, as are ISF calibration modes.
• An anamorphic mode is available, if you'd like to mate the projector with an anamorphic lens system.

Low Points
• The zoom, focus and lens-shift controls are manual, not motorized.
• The horizontal lens-shift function is limited.
• The company opted for a 48Hz output mode, instead of 96Hz, with 24p Blu-ray sources. In general, 96Hz proves to be more effective.

Related Reviews and Content
Compare the Optoma HD8600 against its competition by reading the reviews for the JVC DLA-HD100 1080p 3-chip D-ILA front projector reviewed by reviewed by Jeremy Kipnis and the Sony VPL-VW60 Bravia SXRD 1080p cinema projector reviewed by Andrew Robinson. Learn more about projectors by visiting our All Things Video Projector section.


Conclusion
Much like Epson does with its Pro Cinema versus Home Cinema lines, Optoma targets different projectors at different markets. The HD8600 is aimed specifically at the custom-installation market and sold exclusively through AVAD. In its standard-lens configuration, it has an MSRP of $7,499 (the cost is $8,499 for the short-throw lens and $8,999 for the long-throw lens), which pits this DLP model against top performers from companies like JVC and Sony. The HD8600 offers comparable features and, by all accounts I've seen, more than holds its own in the performance realm. Its higher light output makes it a good choice for someone who plans to use a larger-than-average screen in a dedicated theater environment.
Page 1 Page 2

HTR Product Rating for Optoma HD8600 DLP Projector

Criteria Rating

Performance

4

Value

4

Overall

4

Disagree with our product rating? Email us and tell us why you think this product should receive a higher rating.


Latest Front Projector Reviews

May 25
BenQ HT5550 4K DLP Projector Reviewed BenQ has been on a roll as of late, with the company now offering a large selection of 4K-capable, single-chip...
BenQ HT5550 4K DLP Projector Reviewed

Apr 29
Sony VPL-VW995ES 4K SXRD Projector Reviewed Going through Sony's current 4K SXRD projector lineup, looking solely at the specifications listed for each model, it can be...
Sony VPL-VW995ES 4K SXRD Projector Reviewed

Apr 07
LG HU70LA 4K UHD LED Smart Home Theater CineBeam Projector Reviewed The LG HU70LA 4K Smart Home Theater Projector is an attractive package of features and performance for less-demanding applications.
LG HU70LA 4K UHD LED Smart Home Theater CineBeam Projector Reviewed

Jan 29
JVC DLA-NX9 8K D-ILA Projector Reviewed At CEDIA this past fall, JVC announced (and has subsequently released) a new firmware update for its current generation 4K...
JVC DLA-NX9 8K D-ILA Projector Reviewed

Dec 09
Home Theater Review's Best of 2019 Awards As 2019 comes to a close, we at HomeTheaterReview.com look back at all the products we reviewed this year and pick the best of the bunch, from affordable favorites to flagship products that make us drool.
Home Theater Review's Best of 2019 Awards