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InFocus LP120 User Reviews

InFocus LP120 Projector

InFocus LP120

XGA (1024x768), 1100 ANSI Lumens,
2.0 lbs,
View Specs
3.8 out of 5
6 User Ratings
Image Quality 3.7
Features 4.3
Construction 3.8
Ease of Use 4.8
Reliability 3.2
Value for Money 3.0
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Review by HHK

Very unreliable, gets very hot, is noisy.

Any Problems: Interface (signal processing circuitry) fails every 3 to 6 months, after warranty this is now a $545 repair bill.

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Review by Brian

Although I love the size of the unit and the quality of the picture, it is a high maintenance item. Constant mechanical problems and lack of support from InFocus. You will be waiting forever when trying to reach them for techical assistance. I recomend staying away from this unit and from InFocus.

Any Problems: Constant problems. Expensive replacement bulbs, fan problems, fan control board problems, lack of support from InFocus.

Review by Airwolf

I purchased this projector used from a PC liquidator for $100, so I have not had it since it was unboxed. I purchased this projector for my DIY home theater so it gets used to play movies and games. When I purchased the projector, the bulb was burned out, so I purchased a new one from InFocus for around $400. I spent some time troubleshooting the projector to determine if the problem was a burned out bulb or not and InFocus wasnt very helpful in determining the issue. In my experience, their technical support was average. I didnt want to purchase a new bulb without knowing with some certainty that the bulb was the problem so I wouldnt have to eat $400. InFocus offered to have me ship in the projector and look at it for what I believe was $175 and then if it required repair the charge would increase to almost $400. I ordered a new bulb from InFocus because they would let me return it if it wasnt the issue. The projector worked with the new bulb. I called back InFocus to inquire about getting some new rubber feet for the bottom of the projector since mine had fallen off. They said the only way to get new ones was to send it in for their $175 maintenence program. I found this to be a little absurd, but it seems to be the modus operandi these days with most companies anyways. The picture is nice for such a small projector. The colors are vibrant and the contrast ratio is good. When using my Sega Dreamcast with a VGA adapter, the image projected with VGA is substantially brighter than the image projected from the S-Video port on the same adapter. I do not know if this is an issue with the projector or the adapter. The M1-DA connector is nice for its versatility being DVI+USB in one. I am able to hook up VGA, HDMI, and DVI sources with the appropriate adapters. It is nice that the unit is made out of metal. It is definately a durable chassis.

Any Problems: Again, I must emphasize that the projector was used, but the image it projects is distorted in the upper left corner. The upper left hand corner appears as if it is pulled towards the center of the projector. When using the projector in a dark room, it projects a circular ring onto the wall and ceiling around and above the projector. The unit, being made out of metal, does get quite hot under use. This is no problem as the rubber button membrane on top doesnt get too hot to touch, but its definately something to keep in mind.

Review by Gervase Fen

A delightful little machine spoilt only by unacceptable colour rendition and unsatisfactory customer service.

Any Problems: First machine delivered was DOA (some membrane keys on control panel didn't work). Infocus EMEA don't allow DOAs to be replaced via dealer, instead had to be handled as a warranty claim. Replacement took almost a week. Colour rendition is unacceptabble. In mixed multicoloured images it just about passes muster, but the closest it can get to yellow is a sort of olive green.

Review by Tim

Extremely lightweight good picture tons of features. would recommend it

Any Problems: flimsy height adjustment knob and lenscap is a pain to put on and take off.

Review by John M

I'm frequently lecturing around the world and have used this projector since it first became available. It is lightweight, simple to set up, and excellent for tabletop projection in small to medium meeting rooms. Digital keystone correction works very well. There is no projector that is more versatile for the price. I leave it in my briefcase all the time since the full travel weight with my 3 pound laptop is only 5 pounds total. The only way to get a brighter or quieter projector would be to purchase one that is 50-100% heavier.

Any Problems: Fan is noisy in all the ultra-small projectors and audio is weak: both due to the small size. Fixed lens limits where the projector must be placed, but due to the low lumen rating, it wouldn't be sensible to move the projector too far from the screen. After two years of dragging it around the world, the image started to flicker. Just got it back [on time] from no-charge warranty service where they installed an updated connector that is less likely to wiggle loose. I am totally satisfied with both the projector and the company.