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Optoma HD8600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Optoma HD8600. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and black level. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the design.

image quality, usability, price, black level, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Optoma HD8600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (

Optoma HD8600 DLP Projector Reviewed


The HD8600 is Optoma's flagship product in their custom installation line. Featuring Optoma's most advanced video technologies it's won the CEA's coveted Mark of Excellence Gold Award for Video Product of the Year which is why Home Theater Review's...

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 ;...

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 24pBlu-ray sources. In general, 96Hz proves to be more effective

Much like Epson does with its Pro Cinema versus Home Cinema lines,Optoma targets different projectors at different markets. The HD8600 isaimed specifically at the custom-installation market and soldexclusively through AVAD. In its standard-lens...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : David Birch-Jones (

Optoma HD8600 DLP Projector with Interchangeable Lens Options (Playback 26)


For a number of front projection installation applications, the typical throw distance of today's projectors isn't sufficiently short or long. While virtually all front projectors offer some degree of zoom adjustment, either manual or motorized,...

Dec, 2009

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Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (

Optoma HD8600


It's not easy being a brand new model in the Optoma's price range. As an $7500 (or more, depending on lens) projector, it faces some very stiff competition

Very sharp image (typical of a good DLP projector with quality optics), with a sharper overall image than any of the LCD or LCoS projectors ; Excellent color, post calibration, especially skin tones which tend to almost always look really believable ;...

Dynamic iris is acceptable, but should be further improved. On certain scenes (medium to dark, slow moving scenes - often with a closeup of a face) - tends to be too visible, a bit of yo-yo effect. If I had to pick out just one weakness, the iris would...

Nice job Optoma! Now finish it, with an iris improvement, and you will have a truly great projector

Dec, 2009

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Optoma HD8600 Review


With an HD8600 and a good calibration, you are well on your way to some of the finest HD home theater money can buy.

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Optoma HD8600


Its a best 1920 x 1080 p DLP projector for this price 3 HDMI in put good picture quality at every way vibrant colors auto iris system 50,000 contrast and 1600 lumen brightness i am fan of OPTOMA because i using optoma from long time first i use OPTOMA...

Easy to install, easy to operation in use, 5 years warranty on all parts of projector free replacement bulb within 1000 hours, bulb life 3000 hours, lens shifting

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Jul, 2010