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InFocus IN3138HD Projector InFocus IN3138HD
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Street Price: n/a
3D: Full HD 3D
Contrast:5,000:1
Lumens:4000
Weight: 6.9 lbs
Resolution:1920x1080
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Technology:DLP
Color Wheel:6 segments
Lens:1.2x manual
Lens Shift:No
Lamp Life:3,000 Hrs
4,000 (eco)
Lamp Cost:n/a
Warranty:2 year
Connectors:  S-Video, Composite, VGA In (x2), HDMI 1.4a, DisplayPort, Network, USB, RS232, 12-Volt Trigger
Video Formats:  480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60

InFocus IN3138HD
1080p DLP Conference Room Projector

Bill Livolsi, October 8, 2014

Key Features

High light output. The IN3138HD is a business and presentation projector, and light output is a primary concern in that application. Our test unit produced a maximum of 3,014 ANSI lumens in Bright mode, with the lens at its wide angle setting and lamp power set to maximum. That's easily enough to light up a 100" diagonal screen in a conference room, or a much larger screen in a room with better light control.

Native 1080p resolution. A native resolution of 1920x1080 gives the IN3138HD the ability to display 1080p HD video without scaling. That means you won't lose any detail in complex spreadsheets, photos, video, or intricate diagrams.

Great connectivity. The IN3138HD's connection panel is crowded with ports, ranging from the standard (two VGA ports, VGA monitor passthrough, HDMI) to the more unusual (DisplayPort, Ethernet, 12V trigger, mini-USB). HDMI, DisplayPort, 2x VGA, VGA monitor out, RJ45 Ethernet, 12V trigger, USB, 1/8" audio in/out,

3D. For those who need 3D, the IN3138HD supports triple-flash 144Hz DLP Link 3D, which is the newest and best available form of DLP Link 3D. The IN3138HD can handle any of the HDMI 1.4 3D input signals, so you can use Blu-ray players or set-top boxes. No glasses are included, but DLP Link glasses are widely available and inexpensive.

Remote control. When we say remote control, we aren't just talking about the credit card-sized piece of plastic that you use to make adjustments. The IN3138HD has an Ethernet port that can be used for network control, monitoring, and support. The projector is also compatible with Crestron RoomView and AMX Device Discovery, so there's a good chance that it will fit into your existing IT infrastructure. That will make your IT department happy and reduce deployment costs.

10W speaker. The projector's onboard 10W speaker is powerful enough to use in a conference room or other small space. For larger rooms, or when presenting content with important audio tracks, an outboard system can provide greater volume and fidelity, but will of course add cost to the installation.

12V trigger. Normally only found on higher-end projectors, a 12V trigger allows the IN3138HD to control a motorized retractable screen or other powered accessory device. This can reduce clutter in the conference room by having the screen retract out of the way when not in use.

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