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InFocus IN3108 DLP Projector Review

by December 17, 2009
InFocus IN3108 DLP Projector

InFocus IN3108 DLP Projector

  • Product Name: IN3108
  • Manufacturer: InFocus
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: December 17, 2009 02:55
  • MSRP: $ 1799
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  • Native Aspect Ratio: 16x10

  • Supported Aspect Ratio: 16x10, 16:9, 4:3, 5:4

  • Brightness: (max ANSI lumens)

    • High Bright: 3500 Lumens

    • Eco Mode: 2800 Lumens

  • Contrast Ratio: 2000 : 1 Full On/Full Off

  • Display Technology: DLP 0.65" WXGA DMD with Brilliant Color

  • Data Compatibility: VGA (640x480), SVGA (800x600), XGA (1024x768), SXGA (1280x1024), SXGA+ (1400x1050), UXGA (1600x1200), WXGA (1280x800), WXGA+ (1440x900), WSXGA+ (1680x1050)

  • Video Compatibility: Full NTSC, PAL, SECAM, 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60

  • Color Wheel : 5-segment

  • Native Resolution: WXGA

  • Projector Placement: Front Projection, Rear Projection, Ceiling Projection

  • SMPTE Brightness: Not Available

  • Lamp Wattage:

  • 280 Watts

  • Lamp Life:

    • High Bright: 2000 Hours

    • Eco Mode: 3000 Hours

  • Standard Lens Zoom: 1.1 : 1

  • Standard Lens Throw Ratio: 1.95 - 2.15 (Distance/Width)

  • Standard Lens Image Offset Ratio: 115%

  • Standard Lens Projection Distance: 6.39 - 36.15 ft (1.95 - 11.02 m)

  • Digital Keystone Correction (Vertical): +30°/-30°

Inputs and Outputs

  •  HDMI: 1HDMI v1.3, Deep Color

  • Component (RCA): 1 requires optional VGA to Component adapter.

  • VESA (HD15): 2 15-pin VGA

  • S-Video: 1 4-pin mini-DIN

  • Composite (RCA): 1

  • Standard Definition TV: Composite RCA, S-Video, HDMI

  • Enhanced Definition TV: VGA, HDMI

  • High Definition TV: VGA, HDMI

  • Computer: VGA, USB (DisplayLink), HDMI

  • HDCP Support: Yes

  • Stereo RCA Jacks Inputs: Yes

  • Stereo 3.5 mm Mini-jack Inputs: Yes

  • 12v trigger for motorized screens (3.5 mm mini-jack): No

  • Projector Control: Projector Keypad, Remote, USB, RS-232

  • Speakers: (2) 3 Watt stereo speakers

  • Monitor Output: Yes

  • Audio Output: 3.5mm Stereo Mini-jack

General

  • Audible Noise: 35 dB

  • Actual Dimensions (HxLxW): 3.7 in (9.4 cm) x 9.8 in (24.89 cm) x 12.4 in (31.5 cm)

  • Actual Weight: 7 lbs (3.18 kg)

  • Shipping Dimensions (HxLxW): 13.1 in (33.27 cm) x 8.8 in (22.35 cm) x 18.8 in (47.75 cm)

  • Shipping Weight: 14.3 lbs (6.49 kg)

  • Projector Warranty: 2 years - Filter Free Design and 24 hour operation compatible, 5 year DLP imager warranty

  • Lamp Warranty: 6 months

  • Accessories Warranty: 90 days

  • Operating temperature: (at sea level) 41 - 95° F (5 - 35° C)

  • Maximum Altitude Supported: 10000 ft (3048 m)

  • Typical Power Consumption: 228 Watts

  • Maximum Power Consumption: 288 Watts

  • Power Supply: 100 - 240 Volts at 50 - 60 Hz

Pros

  • Quick cool down period
  • Vertical and Horizontal lens shift
  • Clean look and high tech aesthetics
  • Easy access to lamp

Cons

  • Black detail
  • No deinterlacing

Introduction

A business projector is a different animal than a home theater one. What you are looking for is a projector that is versatile, portable, and bright. While InFocus IN3108 doesn't offer the lowest price, you are getting a lot of features for your money. For those looking for a flexible projector that can be controlled and fed a signal via USB over great distances or just a projector they can break down in 13 seconds, the IN3108 has what you need.

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finishers posts on June 24, 2010 13:04
Ahan.. good review post..
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