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Infocus IN1146 Projector

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10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 34dB 1,000 ANSI Lumens Dec 2013
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13 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This 10000:1 contrast ratio projector received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag who concluded that this multimedia projector was marvellous.

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

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and projectorcentral.com this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector has an average expert rating of 90 out of 100. This means that experts think this multimedia projector is one of the very best projectors of this age and type.

Infocus Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

On average Infocus 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all projectors manufactured by Infocus.

Good Connectivity

One Infocus IN1146 owner who reviewed this projector said that it was good in terms of connectivity. Projectorcentral.com mentioned “Extensive connectivity options make it a snap to present from” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Expert website Pcmag.com said “The InFocus LightPro IN1146 ($649) is just one more example in long list of projectors that are built around a WXGA (1,280-by-800) DLP chip paired with an LED light source” in their review.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the IN1146, the Infocus IN1146 has a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at including the Epson EB-X24 which is cheaper.

Other projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at include the W1070 ($599.00), or the MH680 ($1,082.62) both from Benq.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Infocus IN1146 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors that are a similar age to the IN1146. Across all comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Long Lamp Service Life

Similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the IN1146 have lamp service lives of between 500h and 30,000h. The lamp service life of the Infocus IN1146 of 30,000 hours is one of the longest amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the IN1146.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Infocus IN1146 is a two built-in speaker multimedia projector.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Infocus IN1146 is more than most projectors of a comparable spec and age to it. This projector supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by projectors of this age and spec. The image format "BMP" is also supported by this data projector.

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Very Narrow

The widths of comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the IN1146 range from 100mm to 970mm. At only 175 millimeters, the Infocus IN1146 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the IN1146.

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Very Light

Across all the similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the IN1146 the weights range from 360g to 54kg. At only 800 grams, the Infocus IN1146 is quite light compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the IN1146 do not support 3D image projection. The Infocus IN1146 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection including the W1070 ($599.00), or the MH680 ($1,082.62) both from Benq.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Infocus IN1146 does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the IN1146 also do not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of other projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might want to consider including the W1070 ($599.00), or the MH680 ($1,082.62) both from Benq.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the IN1146 the projector brightness range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens. The Infocus IN1146 has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 1,000 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the IN1146.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Infocus IN1146 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the IN1146 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Offset

The Infocus IN1146 has one of the smaller offsets (only 50 percent) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Projectors of a similar age and type to the IN1146 have offsets of between 8% and 150%, and the average offset is 100%.

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Very Low Maximum Horizontal Synchronization

The maximum horizontal synchronization of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the IN1146 range from 90kHz to 110kHz. The Infocus IN1146 has one of the lower maximum horizontal synchronization (only 91.1 kilohertz) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the IN1146 have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Infocus IN1146 which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Infocus IN1146 is a one USB 2.0 port multimedia projector.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Infocus IN1146 is a one HDMI port projector.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

Projectors of a comparable age and type to the IN1146 have noise levels in economy mode of between 26dB and 40dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB. The Infocus IN1146 has a quite loud noise level in economy mode (32 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Infocus IN1146

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this projector was released.

Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the Infocus IN1146 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the IN1146.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Epson EB-X24 (37dB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Type
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Headphone Output
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Memory Card
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
Supported Audio Format
Image Format
Video Format
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Document Format
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content

2 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

(2)
17 September 2014

The InFocus LightPro IN1146 shares key features with most other 1,000-lumen WXGA (1,280-by-800) projectors, but stands out for its balance of features, price, and image quality...

PC Mag

Small and light
HDMI and VGA
Can read files from an SD card or USB memory key
LED light source rated at 30 000 hours
Shows scaling artifacts (unwanted patterns added to some screens) at its claimed native resolution

Ultraportable projectors fill a very specific niche. They are smaller and lighter than traditional portables (which tend to be between 3 and 5 pounds), but offer less light output. But they are...

Projectorcentral.com

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 28 May 2015 by Chris
Chris would recommend the InFocus IN1146 (Verified Purchase)

Overall, it is light, bright, quiet, and versatile. Mounts well on a tripod. Took a while to figure out how to project wirelessly, though. For anyone who needs instructions, here is how to connect... Read more…

Lightweight
Portable
Easily Viewed
Full featured
Small
Limited Zoom
Reviewed 6 April 2014 by Galileostudios
Galileostudios would recommend the InFocus IN1146 (Verified Purchase)

Small, lightweight, instant on and off, surprisingly bright. A good compliment of I/O ports. Really easy to use. Purchased for a video art installation in a private residence. The unit was mounted... Read more…

Reviewed 27 February 2015 by E-Photog
E-Photog would recommend the InFocus IN1146

Bought 2 of these for work and have no complaints so far. The small size makes them extra portable compared to our old bulky ones. HDMI input means no having to carry a DVI adapter and cable... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $22.49
Electricity cost when on standby $2.87
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Total running cost over 5 years $25.36
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.16 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00163121425227, 00172304336526, 00718117587719, 00797212969859, 07972129698594

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