1080p on the Cheap From InFocus

April 2, 2008

InFocus x10It’s my understanding that this is not an April fool’s joke but the timing still has me nervous. Anyway, it would appear as if InFocus is preparing to launch a new low-cost 1080p DLP projector named the X10 (yeah the name was the other thing that made me suspicious).

The single-chip DLP projector is housed in the now familiar IN82/83 shell and sports a 7-segment, D65K (6500K) color wheel, a maximum contrast ratio of 7500:1 with the IRIS engaged (2500:1 with the Iris disabled) and is capable of 1200 Max ANSI lumens at full brightness or 960 max ANSI lumens in whisper mode. The projector is also fitted with the usual assortment of InFocus connectivity options which include: HDMI 1.3 with DeepColor support, M1-DA input, component video input and a RS-232 control port.

If true this could quickly go to the top of my shortlist of must-see projectors, I’ve been in the market for a new projector for well, I guess almost two years now. Here’s the best part the MSRP is rumored at $2299. Yep that’s the third thing that made me suspicious, you know I specifically stayed away from any product announcements yesterday for this very reason, if this is a joke I’m going to go kick a can. Stay tuned.



Posted by Philip Stamps | | Filed Under Home Theater Projectors


Comments

  • Scott

    It is not an April fools, as the X10 is listed on the InFocus website:

    http://www.infocus.com/Products/Projectors/X10.aspx

    Speaking of InFocus, do you know where I could demo the IN83 in the Atlanta area? The InFocus website was not very helpful in finding a local dealer.

  • Scott

    It is not an April fools, as the X10 is listed on the InFocus website:

    http://www.infocus.com/Products/Projectors/X10.aspx

    Speaking of InFocus, do you know where I could demo the IN83 in the Atlanta area? The InFocus website was not very helpful in finding a local dealer.

  • Brett

    Followip to the x1 I guess .. I had one of those and loved it. Great projector and it cost me $600.

  • Brett

    Followip to the x1 I guess .. I had one of those and loved it. Great projector and it cost me $600.