Is the Optoma HD8600 still worth looking at? - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
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post #1 of 2 Old 11-13-2012, 12:06 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm looking to upgrade my well worn Epson Home Cinema 720. As such, I have come across a Canadian retailer that sells the HD8600 with 2 years of warranty and the standard lens for <$1800.00. Given the original MSRP, this is an incredible price drop.

Like most people, I love a deal. However, if the quality of picture of this 3 year old machine is no longer "that great" in today's marketplace, I will look eslewhere. In other words, is this a killer deal that will knock my socks off (remember, my frame of reference is the HC720)?

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The picture quality on this unit is fantastic. The lens on this projector is great. The higher end Optoma's are said to have some of the highest ANSI contrast around, ~650:1 I believe. That coupled with a decent dynamic iris to boost the on/off contrast numbers and a good cms for calibration, you are looking at a great overall package. This projector will satisfy all but the hardest core in on/off contrast numbers and those wanting the highest end lenses or other parts. For $1800 with a warranty this is a great deal.
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