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Infocus Play Big In1 Gaming Projector - £116.06 Delivered @ Insight.com
Infocus Play Big In1 Gaming Projector - £116.06 Delivered @ Insight.com

Infocus Play Big In1 Gaming Projector - £116.06 Delivered @ Insight.com

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This is it - The InFocus Play Big IN1 - a home entertainment projector with integrated high-output stereo speakers for gaming and video projection, all for this unbelievable price!

Acoustically engineered to mimic the compact performance of high end car audio systems and featuring DLP® chipset technology the IN1 supports full screen and widescreen video with rich contrast and beautiful colours.

Every gaming system you own, movie and TV show can now be projected to huge proportions in amazing clarity with wall-shaking sound. Think of the IN1 like a hi-fi sandwich of home theatre components you can take to another room, outside, to a neighbour?house or on a road trip. You can?pack a plasma TV in your car, but the IN1 will give you an impressive 100" image anywhere.

The stylish IN1 comes in either a metallic black or metallic blue design. It has it's own range of accessories including a padded backpack for easy transport, a gold-plated Wii component connectivity cable and a unique ceiling mirror that flips the image on the ceiling for an above-ground viewing experience. Plus, with component video input, this is guaranteed to ensure your games will be crystal-clear, easier to navigate and track down your on-screen enemies.

The InFocus IN1 Gaming Projector has got to be the ultimate for gamers. It boasts that it can turn your normal gaming experience into an entirely new reality as it projects a 640 x 480 screen in a one hundred inch diagonal. According to the specs, it?maximum is 210 inches. Not only is the vision good, but the speakers are also very kicking with their dynamic sound.


Perfect for Films, Videos

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not HD though is it?

Original Poster

SunTzu;2034460

not HD though is it?



Video Compatibility SDTV (480i/p), EDTV (576i/p) and HDTV (720p, 1080i/p), NTSC, PAL, SECAM.
Video Input Component RGB (RCA), S-Video, Composite (RCA).
(Stereo speakers do not output audio which is connected to projector unit L/R inputs)


infocus.com/~/m…shx

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Projection Technology DLP® by Texas Instruments
Resolution Native 640 x 480 (VGA)
Video Compatibility SDTV (480i/p), EDTV (576i/p) and HDTV (720p, 1080i/p), NTSC, PAL, SECAM.
Video Input Component RGB (RCA), S-Video, Composite (RCA).
(Stereo speakers do not output audio which is connected to projector unit L/R inputs)
Audio Input/Output L/R stereo IN (RCA). 2-speaker stereo, 7W per channel, with built-in amplifier. Head phone OUT (3.5mm mini-jack).
Brightness 500 Max ANSI lumens
Contrast Ratio 1500:1
Image Size/Projection Distance
Minimum 40” diagonal @ 60” (1.5m) distance
Maximum 210”@ 315” (8.0m) distance
User controls Source select, adjustable brightness and volume, lens focus, and elevator foot.
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Projector-only 4.69” x 12.6” x 9.5” (119mm x 320mm x 241mm)
Projector w/audio module 8.50” x 13.35” x 10.39” (216mm x 339mm x 264mm)
Weight
Projector-only 5.7 lbs (2.6 Kg)
Projector w/audio module 9.9 lbs (4.5 Kg)
Lamp 1000 hour life, 132W Philips UHP lamp, user replaceable.
Power Supply 100V – 240V at 50/60 Hz
Operating Temperature 50°F - 104°F (10°C – 40°C) at sea level.
Up to 95°F (35°C) at 10,000 ft (3048m) elevation.
Conformances UL/cUL, FCC Class B, ICES-003 Class B, EN 55022 Class B, CE, IEC and EN 60950-1, CCC, C-Tick, GOST, EK and MIC, NOM, IRAM, RoHS, TUV GS, WEE
Warranty 90 days parts and labor on projector and audio module.
90 days on lamp.
Accessories Replacement lamp (SP-LAMP-30)
Backpack (CA-BACKPACK-IN1)
Wii® Component Cable (SP-WII-COMPONENT)

It says its native resolution is 640 x 480. It says its compatible with HD (720p/1080p etc) devices but I don't think it will be displaying at those resolutions, not at this price anyway (feel free to correct me if wrong).

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Tony Harrison;2034545

It says its native resolution is 640 x 480. It says its compatible with … It says its native resolution is 640 x 480. It says its compatible with HD (720p/1080p etc) devices but I don't think it will be displaying at those resolutions, not at this price anyway (feel free to correct me if wrong).



exactly... what do you expect for £100?

It's 640x480 resolution.

Also, I doin't understand why they are only offering a 3 month "manufacturer's" warranty....everyone else is offering a 12 month one. Are these returns/refurds, or whatever?

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imranmaz;2034550

exactly... what do you expect for £100?



My sentiments exactly...

imranmaz;2034550

exactly... what do you expect for £100?

Not sure if that was aimed directly at me but personally I wouldn't expect much at this price (expect to pay 1.5 to 2 grand for a good HD projector). I was just trying to clear up any confusion people might have over this with the slightly misleading spec sheet.

Banned

Tony Harrison;2034575

Not sure if that was aimed directly at me but personally I wouldn't … Not sure if that was aimed directly at me but personally I wouldn't expect much at this price (expect to pay 1.5 to 2 grand for a good HD projector). I was just trying to clear up any confusion people might have over this with the slightly misleading spec sheet.



Tony Harrison;2034545

I don't think it will be displaying at those resolutions, not at this … I don't think it will be displaying at those resolutions, not at this price anyway (feel free to correct me if wrong).



if it was a HD projector for £100 i wouldnt be posting here... i would be getting a loan from the bank so i could buy all of them and set up my own shop.... would make a killing!

not HD though is it?



is the dumbest post i have seen since i signed up. I would neg rep you if i could... in HD!

imranmaz;2034603

is the dumbest post i have seen since i signed up. I would neg rep you if … is the dumbest post i have seen since i signed up. I would neg rep you if i could... in HD!

Looks like a perfectly reasonable question to me. Maybe you should try and be a bit more helpful rather than just posting smartass comments.

Tony Harrison;2034727

Looks like a perfectly reasonable question to me. Maybe you should try … Looks like a perfectly reasonable question to me. Maybe you should try and be a bit more helpful rather than just posting smartass comments.



I agree - lets be a little kinder to ourselves! Its a bank holiday, the sun is shining (Kids out having a water fight) .. .. . its a wonderful day!

The price is a steal for a projector that will meet (almost) all of our needs - great for parties, movies, FIF08 gaming nights etc - even if you used a few times a year!

Brightness 500 Max ANSI lumens



correct me if i'm wrong but surely you'll need total blackout to see anything?

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So...all in all..........perfect if you want to watch a blocky picture in a totally blacked out room listening to ****** sound all while wearing the projector on your back while hitting your head on the corner of the table........................include me out of this bargain........................

http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/5111/candlechartuy1.jpg

Thanks Jerdeber - but what is the chart showing us?

gsloman;2034848

Thanks Jerdeber - but what is the chart showing us?



I think its the projected picture in a not quite darkened room

Worth remembering

Lamp Life - 1000hrs.:shock:

New bulb £60.00 +p&p. ]http//ww…683

Also warrenty is only 90 days on product and lamp.
]http//ww…spx

Steve.

Ive got a Spiderman torch brighter than that!

Original Poster

VandyB;2034819

Does this page link properly?We're sorry but we experienced a problem … Does this page link properly?We're sorry but we experienced a problem delivering that page to you. If you consider this problem to be serious, you may wish to visit our Customer Support Centre and open a help desk ticket. Alternatively contact us on 0800 443 333.


try this
uk.insight.com/app…GAM

bet its alright for kids parties playing Wii, then at least if the Wiimote comes off its only going to fly against the wall and not your best HDTV.. :thumbsup: worth £100 just for that.

Banned

Tony Harrison;2034727

Looks like a perfectly reasonable question to me. Maybe you should try … Looks like a perfectly reasonable question to me. Maybe you should try and be a bit more helpful rather than just posting smartass comments.



suntzus comment was a rhetorical question. he knew it wasnt HD.

so dont post dumbass comments and you wont get a smartass response

Worth remembering.

Lamp life - 1000hrs.
New lamp about £60.00 +p&p. ]http//ww…683

Warrenty is only 90 days for product and lamp.
]http//ww…spx

500 lumens:
Projectors with:
Generally work best in these environments:
Less than 500 lumens Smaller rooms
Smaller audiences
Dark or dim lighting

500 to 1,000 lumens Normal business-sized conference rooms and classrooms
Medium sized audiences
Reduced lighting

1,000 to 1,500 or more lumens Large conference rooms or classrooms
Normal room lighting

1,500 or more lumens Large venues, including conference rooms and auditoriums
Most lighting conditions

WTF - why do people always seem to want to fight recently?
A lot of people don't know about HD and resolutions, and the thread might inform them that this is not HD if they were confused.

sorry - I couldn't help myself with this info re Lumens - this no nonsense web link explains all, clearly and in very understandable terms (tongue strictly in cheek!) . . . . . pretty much saying that this projector is NOT HD, has NO HD connections and needs to run in a dimly lit room - perfect for a number of needs! Great price for a decent bit of kit . . . .

squ1.org/wik…hod

i think i'm right in saying that this is higher resolution than a standard DVD can output, or a standard sky box can output. So would be ok for dvds, sky and wii's.... it would probably be fine for a 360 or ps3, but woul dbe a shame not to get the hd output that you can get from them.

I've got TWO Sony HS60 projectors and the bulbs alone in these cost £250... so these look good value for what they are.

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butts

Proximo;2035418

butts



Damn, I've been butted...

cokeman123;2035401

i think i'm right in saying that this is higher resolution than a … i think i'm right in saying that this is higher resolution than a standard DVD can output, or a standard sky box can output. So would be ok for dvds, sky and wii's.... it would probably be fine for a 360 or ps3, but woul dbe a shame not to get the hd output that you can get from them.I've got TWO Sony HS60 projectors and the bulbs alone in these cost £250... so these look good value for what they are.




I think you are wrong in saying that this is higher resolution that a standard DVD can output.

Standard def. is 720x576 pixel (PAL), although not all that is generally visible on a TV screen.

However, I completely agree with your sentiment.; it will be absolutely fine to watch a little bit of occasional TV and play Wii games. Your Wii will be doing 480p via component, so this will be spot on for that.

I think the bottom line for this product is. It's cheap. It's cheerful. Even though it isn't HD, it'll still be decent in a darkened room and the sound volume will be decent too, because the thing about expensive projectors is that they tend to assume that you'll be connecting it up to a sound system and, at best, only include a 1-3w speaker,

Oh, and another good this is that bulbs are around £60 delivered, whereas most lamps for a proper projects are upwards of £200.

This is perfect for a kids' room or for fun gaming or even taking in the car to project against the side of a building on a late summer's night.

I just speculatively bought one anyway to check out if it's any good!

HD projectors are only good if using HD content. My SD projector gives a better picture when watching the football on sky than my HD one. If you dont have any HD content then why do you need a HD projector?

If you dont have a huge tv and want to watch the football or play games now and again, pound for pound you cant go wrong.

Ps Change your settings to 4:3 on your sky or freeview box settings as the chipset on this projector is 4:3.

Agreed with some of the replies.

"HD" is confusing to some.
I witnessed various people quizzing the poor sod at Tescos TV department.
Neither customer or retailer knew what they were talking about.

But this projector is a steal.
We still use projectors with this kind of definition in our offices (bought more than five years ago for several thousand pounds) and they do an admirable job.

However, i am not sure they should be centre of a home cinema set up.
If you're into home cinema then a full HD LCD or plasma is far better.

But for the price it definitely something to think about.

Although look out for the replacement bulbs. Cheap projector are getting like ink jet printers.
The consumables are the expensive bit not the initial purchase.

Bulbs Are 60 Quid!

Could Anyone Who Gets One Please Put A Picture Of What The Quality's Like Against A Wall??????

I have a HD projector now but I started off with a 640x480 one and it was great! The size of the screen alone is worth it - you've never sat in the pub watching footy on their projected screen and thought "I bet PES would look top on that!" - well for £100 you can find out! Seriously, great fun and you can watch a DVD on it like you've never watched one before and HD will look better than DVD on it, you'll notice the difference even if it's not true HD. It's not a TV replacement, more of an occasional thing (like a bank holiday treat!) but loads of fun. As for the blackout - treat it like a cinema, and it don't have to be total black, just low.

For a ton, that's a top bargain and MUCH better than those ropey ones on ebay with built in tuners and use cheap bulbs - Infocus are a good make and it uses Texas Instruments DLP which give a nice filimic effect and reduces the blockiness. Oh and £60 for a bulb? Nothing - mines £3-400...

anyone know if this can be ceiling mounted - ie the image can be turned upside down?
secondly what is the throw distance of it - size of picture from certain distances?

seems a nice cheap buy for big screen fun. I have had a Hitachi PJTX100 for about 4years now, its dying and i need a new one but once you have had a projector theres no going back, 100inches for small price its quality!

this will be nice for my mate to try

Tony Harrison;2034545

It says its native resolution is 640 x 480. It says its compatible with … It says its native resolution is 640 x 480. It says its compatible with HD (720p/1080p etc) devices but I don't think it will be displaying at those resolutions, not at this price anyway (feel free to correct me if wrong).



Correct, it will downscale material to its native resolution of 640 x 480

Tony Harrison;2034575

Not sure if that was aimed directly at me but personally I wouldn't … Not sure if that was aimed directly at me but personally I wouldn't expect much at this price (expect to pay 1.5 to 2 grand for a good HD projector). I was just trying to clear up any confusion people might have over this with the slightly misleading spec sheet.



You can buy many 720P HD projectors that are excellent for £600 nowadays, and £300 2nd hand will get you a very good Sanyo Z-3 or similar. So dont expect to pay anywhere near your quoted figure

jough;2034986

bet its alright for kids parties playing Wii, then at least if the … bet its alright for kids parties playing Wii, then at least if the Wiimote comes off its only going to fly against the wall and not your best HDTV.. :thumbsup: worth £100 just for that.



You cannot stand and play Wii, as you will be getting in the way of the PJ to Screen.

GAVINLEWISHUKD;2035502

HD projectors are only good if using HD content. My SD projector gives a … HD projectors are only good if using HD content. My SD projector gives a better picture when watching the football on sky than my HD one. If you dont have any HD content then why do you need a HD projector?.





Incorrect. My HD projector (Sharp XV-Z3000) is excellent with both SD and HD. There is no way that an SD PJ such as this will outperform mine with SD material. Unlike a TV, the 640 x 480 will be massive pixels once you put them on a big screen. More pixels equals smaller pixels which can look a lot better. The best of the best SD PJ's from years gone by could no doubt outperform mine tho on SD

smashed;2035778

Correct, it will downscale material to its native resolution of 640 x … Correct, it will downscale material to its native resolution of 640 x 480You can buy many 720P HD projectors that are excellent for £600 nowadays, and £300 2nd hand will get you a very good Sanyo Z-3 or similar. So dont expect to pay anywhere near your quoted figureYou cannot stand and play Wii, as you will be getting in the way of the PJ to Screen.Incorrect. My HD projector (Sharp XV-Z3000) is excellent with both SD and HD. There is no way that an SD PJ such as this will outperform mine with SD material. Unlike a TV, the 640 x 480 will be massive pixels once you put them on a big screen. More pixels equals smaller pixels which can look a lot better. The best of the best SD PJ's from years gone by could no doubt outperform mine tho on SD



I've got the same PJ - The Sanyo - very good, very, very good! And yes 2nd hand PJs are cheaper (z3, optomas, etc..) just be aware how many hours on their bulbs. Also a 1000hr bulb may not sound much but to be honest that'll last you a few years irregular use, no worries.

If you mount the PJ like mine (high up, upside down, inverted image) you can play on it ok as it'll be above you. Obviously if its at normal height then no, you will be in the way.

I also have the Sharp XV-Z3000 and yes it is a far better projector overall but my Hitachi PJ-TX10 still looks better when watching football in SD from my cable box.

Banned

GAVINLEWISHUKD;2035892

I also have the Sharp XV-Z3000 and yes it is a far better projector … I also have the Sharp XV-Z3000 and yes it is a far better projector overall but my Hitachi PJ-TX10 still looks better when watching football in SD from my cable box.



how come you have so many projectors? :?

here is some useful info projectorreviews.com/inf…php

i've been considering a projector for a while, this one looks way better than the typical sub £150 junk that is going around
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