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Infocus IN1146 Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 34dB 1,000 ANSI Lumens Dec 2013
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12 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The reviewer at one expert review site decided that this data projector was fantastic and gave it their highest award. This multimedia projector received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag.

The expert at one additional expert review site said that this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector was good. This multimedia projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and projectorcentral.com the average expert rating of this Infocus projector is 90 out of 100. This means that projector experts think this data projector is one of the very best 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Infocus Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked 132 user and expert reviews for Infocus data projectors and found that on average Infocus has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Infocus has good ratings specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

Good Connectivity

One Infocus IN1146 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Projectorcentral.com wrote in their review of the Infocus IN1146 “Extensive connectivity options make it a snap to present from”.

Robust

One person said in their reviews that it was well made. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their review “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”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the IN1146, the Infocus IN1146 has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this data projector and we think the Benq W1070 ($599.00) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might want to consider including the Benq W1080.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

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) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of a comparable spec and age to the IN1146. Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the IN1146 the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

At 30,000 hours, the Infocus IN1146 has a very long service life of lamp compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the IN1146. The shortest service life of lamp of similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the IN1146 is 500h and the longest is 30,000h.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Infocus IN1146 is a two number of built-in speakers data projector.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

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

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Very Light

The lightest data projector of a similar spec and age to the IN1146 is 360g heavy and the heaviest is 54kg. With a weight of only 800 grams, the Infocus IN1146 is one of the lighter projectors of this type and age amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Infocus IN1146 does not support 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support 3D.

There are a number of other projectors which also support 3D which you might want to consider including the Benq W1070 ($599.00) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most projectors of this spec and age do not support full HD. The Infocus IN1146 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD which you might also want to consider including the Benq W1070 ($599.00).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the IN1146 do not support wi-Fi. The Infocus IN1146 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesss of similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago range from 300 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens. The Infocus IN1146 has a quite dim projector brightness (only 1,000 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the IN1146.

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Very Small Offset

At only 50 percent, the Infocus IN1146 has a fairly small offset compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The average offset of projectors of a comparable age and type to the IN1146 is 110%.

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Quite Low Horizontal Synchronization (max)

At only 91.1 kilohertz, the Infocus IN1146 has a quite low horizontal synchronization (max) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago. Comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the IN1146 have horizontal synchronization (max)s of between 0.1kHz and 110kHz.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Infocus IN1146 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Infocus IN1146 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Infocus IN1146 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the IN1146 have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

Across all the projectors of a comparable spec and age to the IN1146 the noise level (economic mode)s range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB. The Infocus IN1146 has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) (32 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec 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

Infocus released the IN1146 over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the Infocus IN1146 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the IN1146.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the Benq W1070 ($599.00) (33dB and cheaper).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Headphone Outputs
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AV Input
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Document Formats Supported
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

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 $21.84
Electricity cost when on standby $2.79
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Total running cost over 5 years $24.63
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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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