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Opinion of azaram - Feb 26, 2003

InFocus LP725 Projector
SVGA (800x600), 750 ANSI Lumens,
12.0 lbs, $8,499 (MSRP)
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by azaram - Feb 26, 2003
Image Quality 3.0
Features 4.0
Construction 4.0
Ease of Use 4.0
Reliability 2.0
Value for Money 3.0

Personal Experience
Don't buy these second-hand. Severe problems at 3-4 years.

When I first got mine it was about 3.5 years old.
It was constantly overheating.. it would be on for 10 minutes then start qutomatically shutting off the bulb and you'd hear the fans speed up. After a few mins the bulb would come back on.
I had it serviced and they just cleaned it out and it had no overheating problems after that.
(note that I DID clean the filter.. the dust buildup was inside the unit).
These units also have 2 things that fail when they're 3-4 years old. 1 - the optical engine, 2 - the input controller.
When the oprical engine goes, you'll gradually get the colours separating until the image has a heavy "ghost" and is almost unwatchable on bright scenes and definately useless for PC applications.
When the input controller goes, you'll get distorted images, flickering, stability problems etc.
The optical engine alone costs more than the second-hand market price for these projectors. Since they've been out of production for a few years now, if you buy one you WILL end up with a dead projector very soon.