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InFocus IN72 Projector InFocus IN72
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2000:1 Contrast Ratio
900 Lumens
Street Price: n/a
$799 MSRP

InFocus Play Big IN72
480p DLP Projector

Bill Livolsi, June 28, 2006

InFocus Corporation is one of the largest projector manufacturers in the business, with 13 commercial models and 8 video/home theater models currently in production. The company has been marketing the highly successful Screenplay 4805 as their entry level home theater offering for about two years, and it remains a popular product due to its excellent performance and low price. However, InFocus's newest 480p entry, the Play Big IN72, improves upon the SP-4805 by providing increased lumen output, decreased fan noise, better overall image quality, and attractive casework, all at a retail price of $999 after a temporary rebate that has just gone into effect. (Note: as of this writing, the rebate is scheduled to expire on 7/31/06).

Specifications

ANSI lumens: 900

Contrast (full on/off): 2000:1

Light Engine: 854x480 16:9 0.6" DLP chip with a 4x, 6-segment color wheel

Video Compatibility: HDTV 1080p/24, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p.

Data Compatibility: Computer resolutions up to XGA.

Connection Panel: One composite video, one S-Video, one set of RCA component inputs, one HDMI input, one M1-DA port, one RS-232 port for an external control.

Lens and Throw Distance: 1.20:1 manual zoom/focus lens. Throws a 100" diagonal image from 12.8' to 15.4'.

Lamp Life: 3,000 hours, regardless of lamp setting.

Warranty: One year.

Review Contents: Intro and Specs General Impressions Performance Comparative Performance and Conclusion