Infocus In8606HD Projector Review

by Jane on December 17, 2014

Reviewed and Rated: June 3rd, 2014

If you’re wanting to bring a home cinema projector into your household for under $1000 there are many models to choose from. But very few are the right choice. If you want to shop smart and receive the most value for your dollar then what you need to know is 2014 saw great improvements in the quality of 1080p high definition available at this $1000 and under price point.

There are more than a few new 1080p models we want to recommend, one is the Infocus In8606HD (Price: $783) a 1080p DLP 3D-Ready Home Movie Projector . The brightness of this model is outstanding, extremely powerful enough the light can be left on. Also, the built-in speakers provide decent sound quality.

It’s important to be aware, these two features (brightness and speakers), have always been notoriously weak in home cinema projectors under $1000 the price point. The Infocus In8606HD Projector shows great quality improvement in these two attributes.

InFocus IN8606HD DLP Projector review

If you are serious about finding the best 1080p home movie model at this price point then also take a look at the following: BenQ HT1075, Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030, Optoma HD26 and the Viewsonic PJD7820HD.

What else about the Infocus In8606HD

Currently! For 2014 and until something much better comes along in 2015, we swear by the Infocus In8606HD and the four other models listed above as the top choices for 1080p home cinema in the $1000 and under price range.

We are currently busy writing side-by-side comparisons to show the strengths and weaknesses of each. Until we complete this project, here’s what we think of the In8606HD on its own.

Strengths: 

  • Inexpensive.
  • Full 1080p (1920 x 1080) native resolution.
  • Includes a HDMI 1.4a port which gives the user the ability to connect to virtually any outside source in high definition (Blu-Ray, gaming consoles) whatever you need.
  • 1.5x Zoom Lens making set-up and overhead installations easier.

Weaknesses:

  • Not terrible, however, there are some complaints about a rainbow artifact around certain colors. A fairly common compliant heard with many projectors in the home movie sector.
  • Small remote-control.
  • The built-in factory settings for images can’t be changed. Very common with projectors in this price range.

Conclusion should you buy

As we said above, in 2014 there were many improvements made in the quality of 1080p home movie projectors available costing less than $1000.

The Infocus In8606HD projector is one of these. It delivers good image quality for movies, its bright enough to where the lights do not need to be shut off and has an HDMI 1.4a port for advanced connectivity.

Should you buy it if the price is right? You could and wouldn’t be disappointed when compared to the quality of the vast majority of models at the same price point.

However, it may benefit you to take a look and also consider our other recommended models: BenQ HT1075, Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030, Optoma HD26 and the Viewsonic PJD7820HD.

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