InFocus IN114 DLP Multimedia Projector Review
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February 2013 - Anthony Arrigo
InFocus IN114 Projector Overview
The InFocus IN114 is a ultra portable projector that packs a lot of power into a pretty small package. Of course there are smaller projectors on the market, but the IN114 has a really low MSRP of $399 and its performance proved to be quite impressive. What the projector might lack in features, it makes up for in image quality.
This will be the first review I do this season and this year. I have upgraded my laptop to the new Mac Book Pro with Retina Display. This posed a lot of interesting problems when it comes to outputting a signal to the projector. The issues have nothing to do with the projector itself. I have to say the InFocus IN114 really handles the high resolutions that the video card in the Mac Book Pro can dish out considering the projectors native resolution.
The InFocus IN114 is a 2700 lumen projector that weighs in at 4.8 pounds. It has a eye popping 4000:1 contrast ratio so expect much deeper blacks when projecting darker content. InFocus has made this projector 3D ready if you have PC based 3D content. Also impressive is the 6000 hours of estimated lamp life. A definite cost savings. The projector is also ceiling mountable.
The overall design of the projector is not impressive or unusual but it is compact and appears to be durable enough for travel and or sharing amongst colleagues. The lens is recessed and protected from accidental bumping and scratching so that is a definite plus in the projectors design. I will talk more about the design in the physical tour of the projector coming up in the next part of this review.
InFocus IN114 Projector Highlights
- 6000 hours of estimated lamp life
- No filter to replace or clean. Rated for 24/7 operation
- A high contrast ratio of 4000:1
- 3D Ready for PC based content
- A ultra portable projector with two VGA inputs
- Support multiple resolutions like 4:3, 5:4, 16:9, 16:10
Specs for the InFocus IN114
Check out the full specifications for the InFocus IN114
- MSRP IN114 - $399
- Brightness Lumens: 2700 Bright Mode - 2200 Eco Mode
- Resolution: Native 1024x768 XGA Resolution – Supports up to 1920x1200
- Zoom Ratio: 1.1:1
- Aspect Ratio: Native 4:3
- Audible Noise: 30 dB Bright Mode – 28 dB Eco Mode
- Weight: 4.8 lbs.
- Dimensions: 11.81"W x 9.25"D x 2.76"H
InFocus IN114 Projector Special Features
Particularly impressive is the projectors estimated lamp life of 6000 hours when you project using ECO mode primarily. This along with the 6 month lamp warranty makes the IN114 a good choice if a native 4:3 projector is what you are in the market for.
The IN114 has a wide array of inputs and it comes with two VGA inputs which is nice for a projector this size. Even has a monitor out.
The projectors ability to handle high resolutions was very impressive. Feeding the projector its max rated resolution still produced a very nice, small text readable image.
Long Running Time
The IN114 is rated to run 24/7 and you don't need to replace or clean the filter.