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Infocus IN3138HDA Projector

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
5000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 37dB Dec 2013
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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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19 Reasons For

One Industry Award

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

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this projector is 77% based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, whathifi.com and projectorcentral.com.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 6 owner reviews this multimedia projector has a fantastic overall owner rating.

Good Brand

On average data projectors from Infocus are rated 84 out of 100, which is in the top 29% of all data projector manufacturers that we have looked at.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Two customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality.

Robust

A few people who reviewed this projector concluded that it was well made. Pc Mag gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and mentioned on PC Mag “Compact build” in their review of this projector. Projectorcentral.com gave the Infocus IN3138 a rating of 5 stars and said two years ago “The InFocus IN3138 is a solid choice for conference rooms”.

Good Connectivity

One person who bought this projector reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com wrote two years ago “It is an inexpensive high-brightness projector that has great connectivity, full 3D capability” in their review.

Nice Design

One person who reviewed it considered that it was smooth. In December last year Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this projector “Smooth motion”.

Good Size

One Infocus IN3138 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was compact.

Easy to Use

One customer said in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Pc Mag wrote in their review of the Infocus IN3138 in December last year “Comfortable with 3D” .

Supports 3D

The Infocus IN3138 supports 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec do not support 3D.

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Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other projectors of this age and type which do not support full HD, the Infocus IN3138 supports full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the IN3138, the Infocus IN3138 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The Infocus IN3138 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all projectors of this age and spec the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is VGA (640x480).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

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) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the IN3138. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. In addition, this Infocus multimedia projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the IN3138 supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Infocus IN3138 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the IN3138. Most of the multimedia projectors of this age and type only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however this multimedia projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Very Big Offset

The smallest offset of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the IN3138 is 10%, the biggest is 130%, and the average offset is 70%. When compared to other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the IN3138 that we have assessed the offset of, the Infocus IN3138's offset of 130 percent is one of the biggest.

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100V AC Input Voltage

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

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Very Light

The Infocus IN3138 is fairly light (only 3.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the IN3138. Projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the IN3138 have weights of between 2.6kg and 27kg, and the average weight is 8.1kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

One Infocus IN3138 reviewer who reviewed the Infocus IN3138 reckoned that it did not have a good remote control. Pc Mag said “Flimsy remote that's annoying to use” in their review of this projector.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago, the Infocus IN3138 does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Low Horizontal Synchronization (max)

At only 90 kilohertz, the Infocus IN3138 has a fairly low horizontal synchronization (max) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The average horizontal synchronization (max) of data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the IN3138 is 89kHz, and the horizontal synchronization (max)s range from 32kHz to 110kHz.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Projectors of this age and spec have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 2,500h and 6,000h. The Infocus IN3138 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) (only 4,000 hours) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Infocus IN3138 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Infocus IN3138 is a one HDMI ports quantity data projector. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the IN3138 have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Very Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The quietest noise level (economic mode) of data projectors of this age and type is 28dB and the loudest is 35dB. When compared to other data projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Infocus IN3138's noise level (economic mode) of 35 decibels is one of the loudest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Infocus IN3138

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 5000:1 contrast ratio projector was released over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 37 decibels, the Infocus IN3138 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the IN3138.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Infocus IN3138 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the IN3138.

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Specification

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Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
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Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
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Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
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Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
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Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Version
DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Ceiling Mountable
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LED Indicators
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Display
Built-In Display
Power
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AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
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Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

1 Award

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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 $83.58
Electricity cost when on standby $2.75
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Total running cost over 5 years $86.33
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 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

Barcodes 00132018331347, 00797212969828, 00797212981356, 05054629627716, 07972129698280, 07972129813560

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