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Infocus IN3138HDA Projector

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
8000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 37dB Nov 2014
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Professional Full 3D 1080p ProjectorThe IFocus IN3138HD beams today's high definition content with 4000 lumens of brightness at work or school. Its high resolution is the perfect match for high... More
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22 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that this multimedia projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this data projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This Infocus multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 77 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, whathifi.com and projectorcentral.com.

User Reviews Are Excellent

IN3138 owners on average rated this projector as exceptional.

Popular Choice

The IN3138 is one the best selling data projector currently on the market.

Infocus Projectors Have Good Reviews

Data projectors built by Infocus are some of the better data projectors according to average user and expert reviews.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Two Infocus IN3138 owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good 3D picture quality.

Robust

A few Infocus IN3138 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Projectorcentral.com said “The InFocus IN3138 is a solid choice for conference rooms” in their Infocus IN3138 review.

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed the Infocus IN3138 concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Nice Design

One person thought the product was smooth. Pc Mag said in their review of this projector on PC Mag “Smooth motion”.

Good Size

One Infocus IN3138 owner mentioned that this projector was compact. Pc Mag gave the Infocus IN3138 a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote “Compact build” in their review of the Infocus IN3138.

Easy to Use

One Infocus IN3138 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. In November last year Pc Mag said on PC Mag “Comfortable with 3D” in their review of the Infocus IN3138.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Infocus IN3138 supports 3D image projection, unlike most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the IN3138 which do not support 3D image projection.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Infocus IN3138 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago do not support Full HD projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Infocus IN3138 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Infocus IN3138 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all projectors that are a comparable age to the IN3138 the resolution ranges from VGA (640x480) (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The Infocus IN3138 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. This multimedia projector also support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The best resolution of all multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the IN3138 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Infocus IN3138 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. Most of the multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the IN3138 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however this data projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Very Big Offset

The average offset of 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the IN3138 is 70%, and the offsets range from 10% to 130%. When compared to other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago, the Infocus IN3138's offset of 130 percent is one of the biggest.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The power consumption in economy mode of similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the IN3138 range from 200W to 830W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 430W. The Infocus IN3138 has one of the lower power consumption in economy mode (only 290 Watts) amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Light

Across all the 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the IN3138 the weights range from 2.6kg to 27kg. With a weight of only 3.2 kilograms, the Infocus IN3138 is fairly light compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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Narrow

Across all the multimedia projectors of this spec and age the widths range from 150mm to 540mm, and the average width is 390mm. At only 285 millimeters, the Infocus IN3138 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

One customer who bought the product concluded that it did not have a good remote control. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Flimsy remote that's annoying to use”.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years, the Infocus IN3138 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Low Maximum Horizontal Synchronization

The maximum horizontal synchronization of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the IN3138 range from 32kHz to 110kHz, and the average maximum horizontal synchronization is 89kHz. With a maximum horizontal synchronization of only 90 kilohertz, the Infocus IN3138 has a fairly low maximum horizontal synchronization compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the IN3138.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors of a similar type and age to the IN3138 is 2,500h, the longest is 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 4,600h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 4,000 hours, the Infocus IN3138 has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the IN3138.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most data projectors of this age and type have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Infocus IN3138 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Infocus IN3138 is a one HDMI port projector.

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Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

At 35 decibels, the Infocus IN3138 has a very loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The quietest noise level in economy mode of multimedia projectors of this age and spec is 28dB and the loudest is 35dB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Infocus IN3138

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the Infocus IN3138 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the IN3138.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Infocus IN3138 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Video Processing
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
HDMI Version
DisplayPort
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
3D Glasses Included
Other Features
MHL to HDMI + Mini USB Cable
Package Weight
Aspect Ratio

1 Award

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

(3)
19 May 2015

The InFocus IN3138HDa is a bright 1,920-by-1,080 business projector that's light enough to carry with you...

Inexpensive and light for a 1 920-by 1 080-resolution projector
Bright
Two HDMI ports, one of which is MHL enabled
Clean, bright picture with good detail
Decent colour balance
Shows rainbow artifacts with video
Some colors, most notably yellow, are a little dark in some preset modes
Lacks sharpness and subtlety
Rivals offer deeper blacks and punchier colours
Flimsy remote that's annoying to use
12 May 2015

The IN3138HDa is a fair deal at £800 (you can find it for less online). The fact that it's £200 cheaper than its nearest rivals such as the BenQ W1080ST+ and Optoma HD50 (both at £1000) looks...

8 October 2014

The InFocus IN3138 is a solid choice for conference rooms. It is an inexpensive high-brightness projector that has great connectivity, full 3D capability, and network monitoring. If you need a...

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 19 January 2015 by ProfHankD
ProfHankD would recommend the InFocus IN3138HDa (Verified Purchase)

We watch TV projected from the ceiling 100" across on a plain white wall in our family room. The room has lots of windows, so we couldn't watch TV during bright days with our old 2100 lumen... Read more…

Reviewed 23 March 2015 by Pastor DJ
Pastor DJ would recommend the InFocus IN3138HDa (Verified Purchase)

We use this in a rented space for our church services. Lots of light in the room. We used it for the first time yesterday, showing a video in the sermon and displaying song lyrics. Colors on the... Read more…

Reviewed 26 March 2016 by Alistair Duncan Mackinnon
(Verified Purchase)

First Class...

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Pastor Bell
Pastor Bell would recommend the InFocus IN3138HDa (Verified Purchase)

We bought 2 of these for our church. One for the main sanctuary and one for our kids church area. They are sharp, clear and perfom well. No complaints here...

Reviewed 17 June 2015 by Spinmor the virtual man
Spinmor the virtual man would recommend the InFocus IN3138HDa (Verified Purchase)

You cannot beat this projector for value and performance. Amazing...

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Electricity cost when switched on $84.87
Electricity cost when on standby $2.87
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Total running cost over 5 years $87.74
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers in3138, in3138h, in3138hd, in3138hda, hd3138hda, infocus in3138, infocus in3138h, infocus in3138hd
Barcodes 00132018331347, 00797212969828, 00797212981356, 05054629627716, 07972129698280, 07972129813560

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