InFocus IN2116Projector - Image Quality
04-26-2010 - Anthony Arrigo
InFocus IN2116 Color & Image Quality
InFocus has been talking a lot about their BrilliantColor technology and out of the box it appears they have made incredible improvements in color accuracy. Color accuracy has been a problem that has plagued DLP’s since their inception. Yellows would often be a mustard color and reds often appeared slightly orange. Adjustments to brightness and color modes like Video Mode often helped, but weren’t always perfect.
Well, as I was saying, things seem to have improved quite a bit. In Presentation Mode I found the colors in the color wheel image to be very presentable. Yellows were accurate and reds seemed to be vibrant. It was not until I tried out other color modes that I saw colors start to lose their accuracy, but that is to be expected since the other color modes are designed for different color surfaces like a whiteboard, blackboard or beige wall. Oddly enough, switching to Video Mode hurt color accuracy when displaying primary colors. Switching to Video Mode used to be a trick to improve the image in the past. Keep in mind that if you are showing actual video, then the accuracy issues I discussed above are not a problem. When showing video, Video Mode is often best to use since it will improve contrast and allow you to see more detail in dark scenes.