Infocus IN5312 and IN5314 DLP Projectors Preview
- Product Name: IN5312 and IN5314 DLP Projectors
- Manufacturer: Infocus
- Review Date: September 28, 2011 04:45
- MSRP: $3499
- First Impression: Pretty Cool
- 3 lens choices (standard, short throw, long throw)
- Horizontal and vertical lens shift
- 4500 lumens
- 2000:1 contrast ratio
- 3D capable
- HDMI, DVI‐D and RGBHV (BNC) inputs
- Native WXGA (1280x800) or native XGA (1024x768) resolution
- 24/7 rated; no filters to clean or replace
- 5-year limited warranty, plus extended warranty options
InFocus announced the release of two new constant-duty commercial projectors in their IN5300 series. The projectors can allow a variety of inputs and sources and there are 3 lens options. With a small form factor and a rich feature set, both the IN5312 and IN5314 seem perfectly suited for large classrooms, conference rooms, or houses of worship. The two new projectors are nearly identical but they differ in realized lumen output and native resolution (the IN5312 is XGA and 4500 lumens and the IN5314 is WXGA and 4000 lumens). Three different lens choices are possible, including a standard zoom lens, short throw lens and long throw lens. The projectors also have horizontal and vertical lens shift, which is almost unheard of at this price with DLP and means custom installers can position the image exactly where it needs to be, or even offset the project a bit as needed to compensate for placement limitations.
The IN5300 series offers exceptional image quality, and users can choose from native WXGA (1280x800 .65" DC2 DLP chip) resolution to match today’s wide format standard in laptops and video content, or select native XGA (1024x768 .7" DC3 DLP chip) resolution for legacy installations. Both the IN5312 and IN5314 support native 720p, so both projectors will have no problems playing back up-to-date content in high definition. Custom installers can use the RS232 port to add the IN5312 or IN5314 to serial control systems, or the RJ45 Ethernet port to link up to networked control systems from as Crestron, AMX, or others.
With up to 4500 (IN5312) lumens, the IN5300 series offers bright, clear images in even well-lit rooms at a high 2000:1 contrast ratio. Additionally, both of the new models are 3D capable and feature HDMI and DVI‐D digital inputs for enhanced connectivity and support now and into the future. They also support RGBHV via 5 BNC connections and are rated to be used 24/7 with no filters to change. But what if you don't want wires? That's OK, too because the IN5300 series can use the optional InFocus LiteShow III wireless adapter. With the LiteShow III, you can switch presenters in seconds and transmit data, audio, and video over a 300-foot range.
Maintenance is easy on these projects - the lamp is accessible when ceiling mounted, so there's no need to remove the projector from the mount to swap out a bulb (which you'll need to do frequently since it only lasts around 1500-2000 hours). Both models are compatible with leading professional switching and signal processing equipment, as well as room control and network control systems.
The two IN5300 series projectors are available through authorized resellers or online at InFocus.com. Both the IN5312 and IN5314 have an MSRP of $3499 but street prices are considerably lower.
For more information, please visit www.infocus.com.