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Infocus IN3138HDA Projector

£725.98
5000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 37dB Nov 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £115.86 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Low running costs
Rivals offer deeper blacks and punchier colours
9 Reviews + 1 Award
projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
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Reviews

One Industry Award

Projectorcentral.com gave this projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 77% based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, projectorcentral.com and whathifi.com.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Users have rated this multimedia projector as marvellous on average. 5 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this data projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Infocus Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked 145 owner and expert reviews for Infocus multimedia projectors and found that on average Infocus has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Infocus has good reviews specifically within its 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 100% of those that bought a Infocus projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Rivals Offer Deeper Blacks and Punchier Colours

Two people who purchased it thought it did not have good colour saturation. Pc Mag wrote “Some colors, most notably yellow, are a little dark in some preset modes”. They also said “Rivals offer deeper blacks and punchier colours” in their review.

Inferior Remote Control

Two owners agreed that it did not have a good remote control.


Energy

Low Running Costs

The IN3138 is one of the cheaper to run similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the IN3138 is £113.


Price

Price Has Gone Up by 53% (53%)

There was a cheaper price of £344 on Amazon UK 58 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 57% chance that the price will go back down. However the future is never certain and there remains a 43% chance that the price will actually go up further.

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Competitive Price

Six customers who reviewed it thought it was good value for money. Pc Mag said in their review of this projector “Competitive price”. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned “The IN3138HDa is a fair deal at £800 (you can find it for less online”. Expert website Projectorcentral.com wrote in their review of this projector “$999 price tag are sure to attract folks interested in high-bright” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Design

Flimsy Remote That's Annoying to Use

Two owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was not easy to use. Pc Mag said “Flimsy remote that's annoying to use”. Website Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Remote Control Is Small” in their review of this projector.

Compact Build

Two customers considered that this projector was well made. Pc Mag gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Compact build” in their review of this projector. Three years ago expert review site Projectorcentral.com wrote “The InFocus IN3138 is a solid choice for conference rooms”.

Ceiling Mountable

The Infocus IN3138 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was November 2014 when this multimedia projector was released.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Infocus IN3138 supports full HD, unlike most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector which do not support full HD.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Infocus IN3138 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Infocus IN3136a (£568.98) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

The Infocus IN3138 has a fairly typical noise level (37 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 37dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper projectors such as the Infocus IN3136a (£568.98).

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many data projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Infocus IN3138 has a relatively standard projector brightness (4,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Infocus IN3136a (£568.98) (4,500 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Infocus IN3138 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Infocus IN3138 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also have a handheld remote control.

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Does Not Have a 3D Glasses Included

The Infocus IN3138 does not have a 3D glasses included. Most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector do have a 3D glasses included.

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Other Features

Network Ready

The Infocus IN3138 is network ready. Most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector also are network ready.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to this data projector, the Infocus IN3138 does not have a DVI port.

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Certificates

Not Energy Star Certified

The Infocus IN3138 is not Energy Star certified. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector are also not Energy Star certified.

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Lamps

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 3,000 hours, the Infocus IN3138 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector. Multimedia projectors of this type and age have service life of lamps of between 2,500h and 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,100h.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers infocus in3138hd
Barcodes 00132018331347, 00797212969828, 00797212981356, 05054629627716, 07972129698280, 07972129813560

Infocus IN3138 Review Sources

To prepare this Infocus IN3138 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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