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InFocus IN8606HD Projector InFocus IN8606HD
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10000:1 Contrast Ratio
2500 Lumens
Full HD 3D
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InFocus IN8606HD Projector Review

Bill Livolsi, May 22, 2014

Conclusion

The IN8606HD is the latest in a long, long line of InFocus video projectors stretching back more than ten years. With its native 1080p resolution, sub-$1000 price point, and high light output, the IN8606HD is a solid performer in the living room and a decent choice for entry-level home theater. Features like a 1.5:1 zoom lens, 12V trigger, long-life lamp, and VESA 3D port help to distinguish the IN8606HD among the competition. However, the inclusion of a 2x-speed color wheel limits the IN8606HD's appeal, as does the lack of a hardwired control panel, the uncomfortable remote control, and the inability to adjust preset image modes or disable features like Dynamic Dimming.

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 sell to budget-conscious consumers who want the best bang for their buck.

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Chris Cushing Posted May 23, 2014 8:38 AM PST
To quote an InFocus engineer on the AVS forum who helped design this projector:

"Indeed IN8606HD colorwheel speed is 2X but when I made that statement I said it applied to a 1080p60 input. It also applies to 1080i30. However at the slower blu-ray movie 24 fps rate colorwheel speed is 4X with 2D material and 6X for 3D. And that brings up another point. You must use 3D glasses compatible with 144HZ left eye right eye switching. I agree if your main interest is gaming and your game box or PC is set for 60fps and you are sensitive to RBE 2X might be problematic for you."

Dennis

It would be great if you could somehow verify his claims and add the results to this review.
Leandro Posted May 23, 2014 1:23 PM PST
Thanks for the review. One month I have been looking at this projector and yesterday I started to compare to the W1070 ago. Today I decided to buy the Benq.
Sergio Valente Posted Feb 26, 2015 4:41 AM PST
I am looking for a review of the Vivitek H1185HD. Not found any useful at any specialized sites, unfortunately.

This one, based in the rumor that they uses the same base units, Infocus and Vivitek, can reflect truly how the Vivitek performs?

Thanks!

Sergio

ps. a link to a good review for Vivitek projector will be very appreciated too. Thanks.

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