InFocus Play Big IN78 Projector

October 20, 2006

InFocus Play Big IN78 ProjectorOne of the surprise hits among many of the attendees at the recent CEDIA Expo in Denver was the InFocus IN78; why a surprise hit you ask? In what turned out to be the biggest showing of 1080p capable projectors ever showcased at CEDIA, the IN78 has a native resolution of 1280×720. Could it be that 720p has a little more life left in it than many would have suspected?

I’m not advocating we all turn our backs on 1080p, far from it but resolution isn’t the only criteria for judging a home theater display. Color performance, black level, shadow detail, brightness and contrast are much more important to the image on-screen than the displays resolution. [Obviously the higher the better – all things being equal]

EngadgetHD’s Matt Burns had this to say about the IN78 “If you don’t fall for all the 1080p marketing hype, this $4,499 720p projector might make its way into your home theater. And, yes, this projector might just look better than the Sony Pearl.”

InFocus IN78 new window at a glance:
•Native 1280×720 Resolution
•720p Darkchip3 DLP from Texas Instruments
•6-Segment, 4-Speed, D65K (6500K) Color Wheel
•Video Compatibility: Full NTSC, PAL, SECAM, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1035i, 1080i, 1080p/24, 1080p/30, 1080p/50, 1080p/60
•ISF CCC (Certified Calibration Control)
•1000 Video-Optimized Lumens with 3500:1 Calibrated Contrast Ratio
•Video Processing: Pixelworks DNX Technology.
•Inputs for HDMI, M1-DA, DVI, Component Video, S-Video and Composite Video

I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on the InFocus IN78 for a full review, stay tuned.

Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Home Theater Projectors