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Infocus IN1142 Projector

£336.99
4000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 34dB 700 ANSI Lumens May 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £24.52 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average expert reviews
Running costs are very low
Good size
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Energy

Running Costs Are Very Low

The average running cost of the IN1142 is only £25 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the most economic to run projectors of this age and type.


Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

This data projector received a rating of 70 out of 100 from projector expert review site PC Mag.

Infocus Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 145 owner and expert reviews for Infocus multimedia projectors and found that on average Infocus has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Infocus has good reviews specifically for its 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. 100% of those that bought a Infocus projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners said in their reviews that it was lightweight. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of this projector “The InFocus LightPro IN1142 offers WXGA (1,280-by-800) resolution and a 700-lumen rating in a small, lightweight projector.”. Dawn mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “This is small, lightweight, comes with a bag that holds the projector”.


Price

Good Value for Money

Three people concluded that it was good value for money. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Excellent Value For Price” in their review of the Infocus IN1142. Erin mentioned in his review of this projector “I use this to watch roku and it's an amazing projector for the price” . Two years ago Dawn said “The picture is clear and the price was right!”.


Design

Good Quality

One owner who reviewed the Infocus IN1142 thought it was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this projector “Video Quality” although they only gave it a rating of 1 stars.

Easy to Setup

One owner said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Bhphotovideo.com said “Easy To Set Up” in their review of the Infocus IN1142 however they gave it a score of 1 stars.


Good High Def TV

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Contrast Ratio

Two people who purchased the Infocus IN1142 agreed that it had a good contrast ratio. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “High Contrast Ratio” although they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. One owner who purchased it thought it had good colour saturation. Bhphotovideo.com said “Color Saturation” in their review of this projector.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Infocus projector has been on the market since May 2014.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Infocus IN1142 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at include the Acer S1210 (£308.86) which is cheaper.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Infocus IN1142 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support full HD.

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Projector

Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this projector range from 500 ANSI lumens to 13,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,600 ANSI lumens. At only 700 ANSI lumens, the Infocus IN1142 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this projector.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Infocus IN1142 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A WXGA (1280x800) projector native resolution is in fact the best resolution amongst all projectors of this age and type.

The worst resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector is XGA (1024x768).

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Performance

Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 34 decibels, the Infocus IN1142 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector. The noise levels of 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this projector range from 30dB to 42dB, and the average noise level is 36dB.

Other projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Acer S1210 (£308.86) (31dB and cheaper).

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Lamps

Very Long Service Life of Lamp

At 30,000 hours, the Infocus IN1142 has a very long service life of lamp compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago. Across all the projectors of a similar age and type to this multimedia projector the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 30,000h.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Infocus IN1142 has a carrying case. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this multimedia projector also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Infocus IN1142 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Infocus IN1142 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers infocus in1142
Barcodes 00012302575506, 00797212980595, 07972129805954, 08718104742734

Infocus IN1142 Review Sources

To prepare this Infocus IN1142 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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Optoma HD36 vs Infocus IN1142

Optoma HD36 vs Infocus IN1142
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Higher Resolution
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Benq GP30 vs Infocus IN1142

Benq GP30 vs Infocus IN1142
Benq GP30 Infocus IN1142
£ 599.00 £336.99
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67% Higher RMS Rated Power
Two Built-In Speakers
Two USB 2.0 Ports
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Optoma HD91 vs Infocus IN1142

Optoma HD91 vs Infocus IN1142
Optoma HD91 Infocus IN1142
£ 2,998.99 £336.99
Bigger Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1080p (1920x1080) Resolution
Considerably Better Expert Reviews
1.4a HDMI Version
£2,662 More Expensive
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by £29.79
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