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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

Limitations

Rainbow effect. The IN8606HD uses a 2x-speed, six-segment RGBCMY color wheel, so anyone sensitive to the rainbow effect is likely to see it here. Rainbows are more visible when a dark scene has a few bright highlights or when objects on screen are in rapid motion -- anything that causes your eyes to move rapidly across the screen can trigger them.

No control panel. Aside from a power button, there are no controls on the projector itself. Instead, you're stuck using the credit-card-sized remote control, which has mushy tactile feedback, is not illuminated, and feels finicky about actually engaging the menu option you're trying to hit. The remote takes button-style batteries, so be sure to keep a few spares on hand.

Non-adjustable display modes. If you want to fine-tune your projector but don't want to pay someone to calibrate it, you're stuck with the IN8606HD's single User mode for your calibrations. The included image modes are all locked down, and any settings adjustments will kick you over to User mode.

Non-defeatable DD. Some folks like Dynamic Dimming and think it's a great feature. Others don't. The latter group are out of luck, because DD is engaged whenever you use Eco-mode and there is no menu option available to turn it off.

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Comments (3) Post a Comment
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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