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InFocus IN2116 Classroom and Conference Projector

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3D: PC 3D Ready
Weight: 7.0 lbs
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Lens:1.2x manual
Lens Shift:No
Lamp Life:3,000 Hrs
4,000 (eco)
Lamp Cost:$249.00
Warranty:2 year
Connectors:  S-Video, Composite, VGA In (x2), Network, USB, RS232
Video Formats:  480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 576i, 576p

InFocus has expanded its line of DLP projectors with the introduction of its $1,099 IN2116. At 3,000 lumens and 7 pounds, it is well suited for use in conference rooms and classrooms with normal ambient light. There are two other models in this new series (the VGA IN2112 and the XGA IN2114), but the IN2116 stands apart with a native resolution of 1280 x 800. With added features like 3-D compatibility and selectable color wheel speeds, the IN2116 represents a significant advancement in projector performance.


Brightness and Uniformity: Our test unit put 2,610 ANSI lumens on the screen in the Bright preset mode with BrilliantColor on. This is a little shy of its 3000-lumen rating, but plenty bright for its intended usage. Uniformity was measured at 83% with the bottom portion of the image a little brighter than the top. Presentation and Video modes delivered 1,235 and 1,140 lumens, respectively while Eco mode reduced brightness by a little more than 20%. The 1.2:1 zoom lens at full telephoto only dropped brightness by 9%, so you're not giving up much picture brightness if you have to use the telephoto setting to adjust image size.

Image Size and Position: With a 100" diagonal image on the screen, the centerline of the lens is 6" below the bottom of the image, so you probably will not have to employ much of the available ±30° keystone correction to position an image of appropriate height for a moderate-size room. The projector can be elevated by dropping and locking the single front foot, and if horizontal leveling is needed, the right rear foot can be adjusted. However, projector positioning flexibility is a bit limited by the 1.2:1 zoom capability.

Connections: The IN2116 has two VGA input connectors for data images and three for video sources (composite video, s-video, and component video via one of the VGA connectors). There is also a USB LitePort for memory sticks with picture files which are displayed in a slide show format. Powerpoint presentations saved in a JPEG format can be displayed via the LitePort without the need for a computer connection. Two audio input mini-jacks are complemented by a single audio output should external amplification be needed.

There is an RJ-45 connector for network connection, and a D-sub 9-pin connector is provided for remote sensing and control, and for added security, a Kensington lock assembly is built in.

Preset modes: Preset modes include three selections that change color emphasis to compensate for non-standard projection surfaces such as whiteboards, blackboards, and painted walls, and there are three others titled Bright, Presentation, and Video that each has their own color and brightness levels. A User mode allows you to store your preferred image modifications if one of the Presets does not fit your needs.

Lamp Life: The IN2116's 185-watt lamp is warranted for 6 months. In normal mode, lamp life is rated at 3,000 hours, but Eco mode can stretch that to 4,000 hours if you can live with the 20% brightness reduction. Replacement lamps are list priced at $249.

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José Bolívar Calderón Posted Jan 11, 2011 5:37 PM PST
See English Below: Estimados, quisiera hacerles una pregunta, InFocus IN2114 tiene la opción de ver videos con sólo conectar el USB?...o sólo se pueden ver diapositivas al conectar el USB?


I ask you a question, InFocus IN2114 has the option to view videos by simply connecting the USB? ... or can slides be seen only when you connect the USB?

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