InFocus X10 User Reviews
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Fantastic. Did not expect this amount of quality from a machine of this price when I originally bought it. I have been through multiple projectors including lcd, lcos and dlp. In terms of image quality this has been the best thus far. My list includes machines from Barco, digital projection, Panasonic, Mitsubishi and Sony; none of which can top this $1200 dollar Darkchip 1 dlp projector. Credit the processing (Pixelworks), lens, color wheel or whatever else you may, this machine is outstanding!
Any Problems: Intermittent problem with signal drop out from time to time. But the projector has 5000 hours of runtime on it. Something is expected to not work quite right! Digital vertical image adjustment as opposed to a physical lens shift. I would expect and prefer the latter.
I've used the X10 for a few months and I've had no problems or complaints at all - especially for the price point this projector is targeting. This projector is bright. So bright that I found that using my 1.1 gain screen was actually a detriment. Blacks weren't very good and colour depth was poor. The image rendered flat and I could not adjust the iris, contrast or brightness to make it better. Overall, movies had a white-wahsed look to them. And then I moved. I decided to ditch my screen, and instead, use a painted gray wall with a formula found on projector forums. I've mounted the X10 19 feet from the screen/wall and it throws an image about 130" diagonal at 16:9 format. Colours are deep and rich. Skin tones are natural and blacks are very good. I read a few pro reviews on the X10 which had small gripes about black levels not up to par, but I have a feeling they were using high gain screens which only compounded the black level problem. Now that I'm not using a screen I have none of these issues and am extremely happy with the image. I watched the 2009 Star Trek movie in blu ray and was blown away at how much it looked like a theater image.
Any Problems: To the other reviewer who didn't know why his X10 was switching when watching 60fps material, the projector is probably scaling the source material back down to 30fps. Everytime it scales an image, it needs to refresh the source input, hence the 'pause and searching'. This even happens when watching some dvds where the menu is at a different resolution from the movie itself.
I've had the X10 for about 3 weeks first paying it from a table then recently ceiling mounted. To my surprise the projector automatically adjusted being upside down. Right out of the box the image was bright, black's were better than I expected (this was one knock I read from reviews) and colors were rich. I did tone it down with the Iris and brightness. I was forced to use some keystoning but I don't see any picture degradation. This is all with standard DVD's. I am in the market for a blue ray player but the choices are overwhelming. I might pick up a cheap upscaling player in the mean time.
Any Problems: The stand that comes with the projector when you play it upright is a bit chintzy and did not hold the projector at the proper angle (there was slippage). I had to use a small roll of paper towels to keep the projector steady and at the correct angle.
I bought mine from TigerDirect at a great price. This is a excellent projector. The picture looked great right out of the box. I am completely satisfied.
Any Problems: I've only had it about three weeks but have not encountered any problems.
Bought it from Tigerdirect a month ago. installed it myself (Ceiling) in the basement. I did not get much time for finer adjustments. Picture quality is excellent out of the box. Connected to a BDP-51fd (Pioneer)player. I am using a 125" screen (Elite). Screen positioning was a little challenging because of the throw distance.
Any Problems: 1080p/24 frames works great. But at 60fps projector goes blanch for couple of seconds displaying 'Searching for HDMI'. I am not sure it is really an x10 issue. It could be the player BDP-51fd or the HDMI cable (rocketfish ) I am content with the 24fps performance for now. I'll try investigating 60fps issue later. Highly recommends X10 if you are in market for an entry level 1080p projector.