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InFocus IN116xa Portable Projector Review

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Art Feierman

The InFocus IN116xa is a compact, portable DLP projector that manages to load a ton of ability into a projector that is very reasonably priced at $425. The IN116xa sports a manufacturer claim of 3,500 lumens, weighing a nicely portable 5.5 pounds. With its compact but strong frame, you can feel very confident about carrying this projector around to all your presentations with ease.

The XA series from InFocus includes the 116, 114, and 112 models and all weigh in at 5.5 pounds. The 116xa is the only model in the series delivering WXGA (1280 x 800) native resolution while the latter models sport XGA (1024 x 768) and SVGA (800 x 600) as their native resolutions respectively. The 112xa starts at $299, and the 114xa at $350, while, as stated above, the 116xa is priced at $425, and is the top of line of the series. All the models stake claim to the same 3,500 lumen, 15,000 hour lamp life, and 18,000:1 contrast ratio, and they all come supported with 3D capability using 144Hz DLP Link glasses.

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InFocus Specs
Technology DLP
Native Resolution 1280x800
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim) 3500
Contrast 18,000:1
Zoom Lens Ratio
Lens Shift
Lamp Life


The IN116xa comes with a full Color Management System (CMS) giving you total control over all the color settings should one need the most accurate colors possible in their presentation. As is typical with most DLP projectors, there is also no filter required on the IN116xa, but the option is available to add a filter should you operate regularly in a fairly dusty environment (construction site trailer, warehouse, etc…).

The InFocus IN116xa is ceiling mountable, with an input panel located on the left side of the projector rather than the rear, and which includes 2 HDMI and 2 VGA inputs, two stereo audio inputs, 1 audio output, and more. The lens is recessed for protection and the projector itself has a solid build and appears quite durable.

Overall, the IN116xa packs a great deal of power into an affordable projector that is plenty portable for any presenter on the go, but also a great choice for any classroom or conference room needing a long-lasting bulb, bright picture, and excellent image quality.


  • WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution
  • 3,500 lumens
  • Long 15,000 hour lamp life in dynamic mode
  • High 18000:1 contrast ratio
  • Compact and light weight for easy portability
  • Accurate and vivid color reproduction with BrilliantColor™ technology
  • 2 HDMI connectivity
  • Should be a popular replacement projector for older projectors in classrooms
  • Display 3D content from Blu-ray and PCs

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