Projector Reviews

Optoma HD8600 – Performance-4

Optoma HD8600 Image Noise

For reasons I’ve never understood, it seems like DLP projectors have slightly more visible image noise, than other designs. That said, the HD8600 seems as good as any of the DLP’s. There’s still more noise, say than my JVC, but I have no problem with the noise levels I see, and that’s without using the Noise reduction control.

Optoma HD8600 Audible Noise

Optoma says 29db audible noise. They don’t specify if that’s high power mode or low, but the bottom line is that the audible noise of the HD8600, is a little higher than average, but still quieter than a number of projectors. A few people may be concerned with the background noise, but for most of us, it will be just fine. Remember, in a pinch, the HD8600 is a lot quieter in low power, and still has a good amount of lumens.