Projectors are for board meetings and showing off your wares to clients, right? In fact, the only time youâ€™re going to see a projector anywhere other than at work or in the classroom is in one of those swanky â€œCribsâ€ style homes with a stand-alone theater room. Iâ€™ve got a theater room myself, and one that multitasks as a living room and dining area, as well. But that aside, let me introduce you to the InFocus IN10 DLP Projectorâ€¦a device thatâ€™ll display content (even HD) at home, the office, or anywhere else, for that matter.
The InFocus IN10 weighs only 2.4 pounds. That means thereâ€™s a good chance that you bag lunch weighs more than it does. This makes traveling with the IN10 easy and painless. Whether youâ€™re going on a business trip or just trying to stave off the boredom from a trip to the relativeâ€™s house, the IN10 makes a good carry-on. (On second thought, maybe you should check it. Or at least check with your airline to see if they let you complicated electronics on the plane anymore.)
The IN10 has a resolution of 1024×768, which is pretty impressive from a projector. This is enough for 720p native resolution content. That means, of course, that you can play 720p and 1080i high definition. Youâ€™ll be missing a bit when it comes to Blu-ray, but considering that the IN10 achieves this kind of definition while projecting an image onto something else (no burn-in here!) and for this price, thatâ€™s pretty impressive. Donâ€™t worry about the IN10 being dim, either: itâ€™s got an 1800 Lumens rating.
The IN10â€™s controls are easy to use. In fact, it should only take you a few minutes to figure out where everything is. Youâ€™ll need an adapter for HDMI devices. For high definition, this is recommended. But this little add-on is a small price to pay for a portable source for High-Def capable of creating an image up to 266 inches diagonal. (When someone asks you how big your high definition display is, say â€œ22-feetâ€ and watch their expression.)
The RunDown: No matter how large your presentation space (Or high-definition Movie watching space), the InFocus IN10 DLP projector will project a clean, vivid image. Integrated XGA native resolution will flawlessly display the most media-rich presentations, including automatic adjustment for 16:9 video and true HD sources. And itâ€™s less than 1200 bucks. â€˜Nuff said.