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In Focus SP8600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of In Focus SP8600. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the noise and design. The usability and price also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the In Focus SP8600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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InFocus SP8600 review


Usually projectors that cost less than £800 are either aimed at the business/education markets or absolutely rubbish. And there can be no hiding place for shoddiness when you're watching a picture that's 100in wide or more.

Good value and general picture quality; flexible picture settings; long warranty

Minor rainbowing; dark scenes can lack shadow detail

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: John Archer (

InFocus SP8600 review


Can £800 really buy you a quality hi-def home cinema projector?

Good value and general picture quality ; Flexible picture settings ; Long warranty

Minor rainbowing ; Dark scenes can lack shadow detail

Jul, 2011

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Infocus SP8600 review


It might look more like a business projector than something aimed at the home cinema market, but the InFocus SP8600 makes up for its plain design in other areas – particularly with its price. For less than £700, it's one of the best equipped...

One of the cheapest 1080p projectors we’ve seen, but it’s a false economy. BenQ’s W1060 is better for only a little more

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (

InFocus SP8600 review


One of the cheapest 1080p projectors we've seen, but it's a false economy. BenQ's W1060 is better for only a little more

Even at this price, it’s difficult to recommend the SP8600. It might have more inputs and outputs than more expensive projectors, but it can’t compete in terms of picture quality, particularly if you’re susceptible to the rainbow effect. We recommend...

Dec, 2011


Expert review by: Paul Monckton (

InFocus ScreenPlay SP8600 review


The InFocus ScreenPlay SP8600 is a quality projector for a budget price.

We've seen budget 1080p projectors before, but few are able to offer the level of quality and features required to go beyond mere resolution and deliver smooth life-like moving images. The InFocus SP8600 takes such tasks in its stride and is available...

Sep, 2011


Expert review by: John Archer (

InFocus SP8600


A full HD DLP projector with a DarkChip 3 chipset for under £800? InFocus must be losing its mind.

Incredibly low price ; Great pictures for the money ; Surprising degree of calibration flexibility

Some rainbow effect ; No vertical image shift ; Shortage of shadow detail

Don’t be put off by the little list of negatives we finished up with back there. The bottom line with the SP8600 is that even if it cost £1100 it would be a good projector. So for the measly sum of £800 - with a 5-year parts warranty, let’s not forget...

May, 2011

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InFocus SP8600


It?s not perfect, but the big, pretty pictures are undeniably tempting at ?800

Detailed, balanced, grown-up images; can produce huge pictures; bright lamp; good spec

Blacks are a little light; no lens shift and long throw can make it tricky to position

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InFocus SP8600


At a time where you can buy projectors for under £400, the £800 asking price of the InFocus SP8600 seems pretty high. Then again, this DLP projector has a lot to offer, and the image it's capable of producing actually makes it a bit of a bargain. The...

The InFocus SP8600 is an excellent projector for both home and office use – its stunning array of colours makes it perfect for movie use, with the 1800 Lumens brightness output making it equally ideal for presentations. It may not match LED projectors...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Gaynor (

InFocus SP8600


Excellent projector

Couldnt work out how to focus at first (quite simply twist the focus wheel!!!) and very confused how to flip image over as we mounted ours on the ceiling so image was upside down, was able to change it in the settings eventually ; Lovely now all set up...

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Simon (

InFocus SP8600


Excellent picture quality,sharp and defined,no bleed over.Colours vibrant and natural looking.Dark chip 3 technology at great price.There wont be many projectors on the market for under 1k better than this.very quiet in normal eco operation.Very little...

No battery provided for the remote control-a very silly oversite i think.Lens cannot be shifted up and down,just your basic keystone,although to be fair its usually a function reserved for the more expensive projectors.Limited zoom so check your throw...

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications


Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)