InFocus IN72

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InFocus IN72


India is no stranger to the term 'High Definition'. Although we may not have access to the very latest in the technology but we do have access to the information obviously. But if you've noticed, and I'm sure you have, manufacturers are starting to get the drift that we most certainly don't want to be left behind. Enter the InFocus IN72, high definition projector. This puts a whole new spin on watching movies to gaming on large screens. The day has come for your big screen TV's to take a break and it's time to enter a new era of high definition imagery.

 InFocus IN72

Form Factor
My first impression of the IN72, to be brutally honest, was that it's rather large and bulky. Then again which projector isn't right? Although I think the overall design itself is really cool with black and gray colors. The glossy black surface makes it look really sophisticated and and the curves give it the sleek appearance. What makes it more appealing is the fact that it's light for its size, weighing in at 4.2 kgs.

Like the IN76, the IN72 is also mounted on a ball socket mount. I wont say its the easiest thing to rotate or that it's absolutely smooth, but then again if it were it'd simply keep flopping down a lot. If you ask me I think this was built to accentuate the PS3, they seem to go together like peas and carrots.

It also comes with a full function remote so you don't have to be physically near the projector to adjust any of the settings. Setting this baby up is a cinch. At the rear you'll find all the connectivity sockets. Firstly the power socket and underneath you'll find the DC, 3.5mm 12 volt screen trigger. To the right there's the HDMI input followed by DVI. Further right are the composite / component (RCA) inputs and lastly beside that is the S-Video in. All the labels are clearly marked for simplicity so no worries while setting up.

The problem with setting up the projector was that we didn't receive any cables with the test product. It came with just the power and a video cable. I'm hoping this is not the case when you go out and buy one off the shelf.
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Function and Performance
Initially you will have to spend a little while getting your visual settings customized to your preference. That shouldn't take more that 10 minutes or so though. Once your content with your settings, you can just sit back and have a visual experience of a lifetime. The picture quality is simply great. The colors were quite accurate and there was not much (if any) haziness of any kind. By adjusting the focus as carefully as you can you can manage to lower the jagged edges or reduce the pixels and blurring.

The moment you start up the projector with the main screen itself you'll notice the instant clarity and vibrant colors. The blues, greens and reds are quite justified with negligible amount of any kind of blurriness. Having a contrast ration of 2000:1 definitely makes the experience something to write home about. The IN72 also has a native resolution of 480p, but it still manages to pull of 720p and 1080i resolutions without any noticeable degradation. It is also equipped with a 900 ANSI lens which offers you at least a 3000 hour life. Not bad at all!

Like most projectors the IN72 also offers front, rear and ceiling mode projection. However I should mention the unit tends to get rather hot a bit too fast. But considering the target audience for a product such as the IN72 will have air-conditioners, the heating can be taken care of. It is recommended that all projectors would function best in an AC environment.
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Conclusion

The black coat of the projector tends to show the dust a little too easily and the glossy finish can get quite messed up with fingerprints. But nothing a good rub down won't cure. The remote is also black with a similar glossy finish. The InFocus IN72 is priced at approximately Rs. 69,990 and I think it's just marvelous. With the kind of picture quality I've seen, if you can afford this, you should have it. 'Nuff said!

Specs

InFocus IN72
Type DLP
Brightness 900 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio
2000:1
Native Resolution
854x480 (HD 480p)
Max Resolution
1024x768 (HD 768i)
Color Wheel
6-segment, 6500K color temperature, D65 Color caliberation
Weight 4.2 /kg
Lamp Type
160/200 watt SHP
Lamp Life
3000 hours
Price Rs. 69,990

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