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Opinion of Jeff - Jan 10, 2005

InFocus LP70 Projector
XGA (1024x768), 1100 ANSI Lumens,
2.4 lbs, $1,499 (MSRP)
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by Jeff - Jan 10, 2005
Image Quality 5.0
Features 4.0
Construction 4.0
Ease of Use 4.0
Reliability 5.0
Value for Money 5.0

Personal Experience
I've had this projector (IBM iLM-300, which is the LP70 with an IBM label) for 12 months now. Bought a re-manufactured in Jan 2004. It is used for general TV viewing and DVD viewing. I have taken advantage of the XGA by using my computer as the DVD/TV source. You will find with projectors designed for business use, the best video feed will come from your PC.
It still amazes everyone who sees it. It is quiet, compact, and in my opinion, great video sharpness. I can view the image on my 48" screen in daylight, and on my 110" screen in a darkened room (but with a light still left on).

It is a great entry level home theatre projector.

I also use it for computer use, and find the text to be superb. It is nearly as sharp as my LCD screen.

I do not notice any pixelation, from any distance, nor do I notice any rainbow effects found in many DLPs.

Problems
It does overheat, due to its sub-compact size. You must leave it in a well ventilated area, which may make the fan noise more noticable. I put it in an enclosure, but it shut down due to overheating. During the summer, the heat generated from it noticably raises the tempature in my 10x14 apartment living room!

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All in all, I am extremely pleased with my puchase, especially since I pondered over this large expense (to me) for well over a month.

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