InFocus Corporation has just begun to ship three new and completely restyled home theater projectors in a new family of 16:9 widescreen products known as the Play Big series. The Poppa Bear of this trio is the Play Big IN76, at 1280x720 resolution; the Momma Bear is the Play Big IN74EX, which is native 1024x576, and the Baby Bear is the Play Big IN72, at 854x480. From the outside they all look the same with sleek, black and silver high style casework and a unique, swivel and tilt pedestal. Yet inside is where the key performance differences are to be found. This review will focus on the high performance IN76, which is priced at $2,999.
Light engine: 16:9 format native 1280x720 resolution DLP DarkChip2, and a six-segment (RGBRGB) 4x speed color wheel.
ANSI lumens: 1000 (video optimized, maximum)
Lens and throw distance. Manual zoom and focus with a 1.3x zoom range. A 100" diagonal 16:9 image is obtained from a throw distance of 11 to 14 feet.
Lamp: Dual mode 160/200W SHP lamp with 3000-hour expected life in normal operating mode.
Compatibility: DVI/HDMI (HDCP), HDTV 1080p50/60 1080p/24, 1080i, 1035i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i, and computer resolutions up to XGA (1024x768). NTSC, PAL, SECAM.
Connection panel: Located on the rear of the unit. Video connectors include one HDMI (HDCP), one M1-DA/DVI (HDCP), one 3-RCA component port, one S-video port; one composite video jack, one RS-232 control, one 12V trigger.
Warranty: One year.
|Review Contents:||Intro and Specs||Observations||Additional Observations||Competition and Conclusion|