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Infocus SP1080 Projector

1080p (1920x1080) 32dB 3,500 ANSI Lumens Dec 2015
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"Very bright, excellent picture. 5/5 stars. The SP1080 has a better, brighter picture than the Epson, and a third of the cost." -- Customer review by "Mike" on B&H.com - Larger-than-life HD video... More
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7 Reasons For

Infocus Has Good Data Projector Reviews

Based on 132 user and expert reviews, Infocus has good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Infocus also has good reviews specifically for its projectors compared to other manufacturers.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Infocus SP1080 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other latest data projectors do not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the X341[pl_3492834_price], the H114[pl_3404096_price], or the H183X[pl_3381810_price] all from Optoma.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the SP1080, the Infocus SP1080 supports 3D image projection.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors which support 3D image projection and we think because of it's better review score, the X345[pl_3913177_price], and the X341[pl_3492834_price] both from Optoma or the Acer X1385WH[plb_3899182_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other latest projectors, the Infocus SP1080 has a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the X345[pl_3913177_price], or the X341[pl_3492834_price] both from Optoma or the Acer X1385WH[plb_3899182_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many data projectors that have been available for the last year.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 10,000 hours, the Infocus SP1080 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the SP1080. The average service life of lamp in economic mode of new projectors is 8,300h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 2,000h to 30,000h.

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Narrow

At only 292 millimeters, the Infocus SP1080 is quite narrow compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the SP1080. Projectors that are a comparable age to the SP1080 have widths of between 140mm and 590mm, and the average width is 370mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This Infocus data projector received an expert rating of 62 out of 100 from Chip.de. This means that experts really don't rate this multimedia projector very highly.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the SP1080, the Infocus SP1080 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price], or the Sony MP-CL1[plb_3151534_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Dim Lamp Power in Economic Mode

Recently released comparable spec multimedia projectors have lamp powers in economic mode of between 61W and 30,000W. At only 61 Watts, the Infocus SP1080 has a fairly dim lamp power in economic mode compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the SP1080.

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Quite Small Offset

Similar spec projectors that came out in the last year have offsets of between 11% and 150%. The Infocus SP1080 has one of the smaller offsets (only 15 percent) amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Infocus SP1080 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the SP1080. Across all the newly released data projectors the RMS rated power range from 1W to 20W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Infocus SP1080 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most new projectors have between one and four HDMI ports, including the Infocus SP1080 which has one HDMI port.

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Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode

The dimmest brightness in economy mode of projectors that have been available for the last year is 2,200 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 6,000 ANSI lumens. The Infocus SP1080 has one of the dimmer brightness in economy mode (only 3,000 ANSI lumens) amongst data projectors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Infocus SP1080

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when Infocus released the SP1080.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,500 ANSI lumens, the Infocus SP1080 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other recently released similar spec multimedia projectors.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 32 decibels, the Infocus SP1080 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors that were released in the last year.

Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the X341[pl_3492834_price] (29dB), or the H183X[pl_3381810_price] (29dB) both from Optoma or the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price] (34dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Focus Mode
Video
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
HDMI Version
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
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
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(1)
4 July 2016

Im Test erreicht der Beamer Infocus SP1080 ein insgesamt befriedigendes Ergebnis. Das Gerät kann uns in keiner einzelnen Kategorie komplett begeistern. Unsere Tests zeigen, dass das Gerät in den...

Balanced component selection
Excellent fouryear warranty
Fantastic temperatures
Great packaging
Impeccable cable management
Case doesn't evoke a premium feel
Higher cost compared to a selfbuild than other systems
Software requires installation
Green PCB
Only available in the US at the time of writing

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 12 January 2016 by Bart
Bart would recommend the InFocus SP1080 (Verified Purchase)

Had an Infocus SP7200 which was the flagship at one time, but it lacked the lumen output I needed. Stayed with Infocus brand and got the SP1080. Fantastic picture, 3D capable, looks super on a... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers code sp1080, code sp1080p, infocus rs232, special sp1080, infocus rs232c, infocus sp1080, infocus sp1080p, infocus sp1080d, special sp1080e, special sp1080eu, infocus vp197318, infocus sp1080dl, infocus 1920x1080, infocus sp1080dlp, infocus inliteshow4
Barcodes 00797212984630, 05057103107346

See How Other Projectors Compare to the Infocus SP1080

Optoma W341 vs Infocus SP1080

Optoma W341 vs Infocus SP1080
Optoma W341 Infocus SP1080
$ 479.00 $399.00
Vastly Bigger Offset
Vastly Higher RMS Rated Power
Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports
Two HDMI Ports
One Less Audio in Port
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Optoma H183X vs Infocus SP1080

Optoma H183X vs Infocus SP1080
Optoma H183X Infocus SP1080
$ 455.73 $399.00
100% Bigger Offset
One More Built-In Speaker
Newer by Three Months
Lighter
4,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
300 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

Optoma S341 vs Infocus SP1080

Optoma S341 vs Infocus SP1080
Optoma S341 Infocus SP1080
$ 299.00 $399.00
100% Bigger Offset
Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports
Newer by Six Months
Lighter
4,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
8W Smaller Lamp Power
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