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Should You Buy an Infocus Projector?

Matthew
Updated 26 December 2020
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should you buy an Infocus Projector?

Infocus is one of the most popular projector brands as well as being well known for its .

If you are wondering how Infocus projectors compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 2,600 projectors by objectively and impartially analysing over 21,000 user and expert reviews and 640+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Infocus are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular projectors and start at $225 for the IN124 which has a noise level of 34dB, is a projector that has a high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and go up to $3,000 for the IN5148HD which has a noise level of 34dB, is a projector that has a high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p). The average price of a new Infocus projector is $911.

Infocus are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular projectors.

Is Infocus the Best Projector Brand?

So are Infocus projectors any good? We give every projector a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all projectors we are able to impartially rank all the projector brands.

Infocus is ranked the No. 8 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Infocus is the 8th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,604 reviews
#2
Japan
93%
93%
580 reviews
#3
Taiwan
91%
91%
2,835 reviews
#4
Taiwan
90%
90%
4,614 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
801 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
87%
87%
81 reviews
#7
Taiwan
84%
84%
978 reviews
#8
83%
83%
179 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
80%
80%
712 reviews
#10
United States
80%
80%
191 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
79%
79%
264 reviews
#12
Anker
73%
73%
46 reviews
#13
Japan
71%
71%
52 reviews
#14
70%
70%
39 reviews
#15
Kodak
70%
70%
21 reviews
#16
XGIMI
69%
69%
29 reviews
#17
Taiwan
69%
69%
155 reviews
#18
Netherlands
68%
68%
113 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#20
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#21
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#22
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#23
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#24
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#25
AAXA Technologies
63%
63%
0 reviews
#26
Nebula
62%
62%
21 reviews
#27
Pyle
61%
61%
7 reviews
#28
Christie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#29
Gigabyte
58%
58%
0 reviews
#30
58%
58%
0 reviews
#31
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#33
Smart
54%
54%
1 review

Let's look at how Infocus projectors compare to the other projector brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All projector Brands
Infocus Projectors

Infocus have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Infocus projector being 63%.

There's a smaller selection of Infocus projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 20 Infocus projectors currently on the market in the US. Infocus projectors also tend to be cheaper than most other projector brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Infocus projector is $17 (based on a person typically using a projector for 5 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other projector brands.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$911
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,499
Price Distribution of Infocus Projectors

What Do the Infocus Projector Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Infocus projector to work out the average distribution of reviews for Infocus and then compared this to the other projector brands.

Infocus logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
8
4 stars
19
3 stars
11
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Infocus logo

User Reviews

5 stars
86
4 stars
28
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
3
Infocus has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its projectors than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 69% of expert reviews and 97% of user reviews for Infocus projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 88% respectively across all Projector brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Infocus projectors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other projector brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony Infocus
PC Mag logo
71%
40 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
38 reviews
68%
17 reviews
80%
1 review
71%
10 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
56%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
83%
3 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
18 reviews
94%
19 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
89%
2 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
19 reviews
82%
17 reviews
90%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
15 reviews
78%
15 reviews
70%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
13 reviews
80%
18 reviews
84%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
9 reviews
77%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
whathifi.com logo
80%
7 reviews
82%
9 reviews
85%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
68%
5 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
14 reviews
89%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
87%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
60%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
90%
4 reviews
84%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
71%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
4 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
56%
1 review
CNET.com logo
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
72%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
56%
1 review
audiovideohd.fr logo
81%
6 reviews
76%
5 reviews
100%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
Chip.de logo
86%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
94%
1 review
85%
7 reviews
62%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
69%
191 reviews
71%
83 reviews
70%
91 reviews
71%
103 reviews
74%
73 reviews
50%
7 reviews
Average
78%
422 reviews
78%
264 reviews
76%
217 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
195 reviews
67%
34 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Infocus Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 7 industry awards for Infocus projectors. The table below compares the number of awards received by Infocus to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Infocus has won 7 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony Infocus
projectorreviews.com logo
5
5
25
2
14
1
projectorcentral.com logo
10
12
14
6
6
1
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
1
8
3
Trusted Reviews logo
5
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
3
5
3
2
7
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
Techradar logo
4
6
4
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
2
5
1
01net.com logo
5
1
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
2
3
2
1
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
1
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
f1cd.ru logo
9
Digital Versus logo
3
1
1
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
1
2
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
35
10
32
12
10
1
Total
126
77
109
44
102
7

How Reliable Are Infocus Projectors?

We checked over 21,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Infocus projectors. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Infocus projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% of reviewers think Infocus projectors are reliable.

So, most people think that Infocus projectors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Infocus projectors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

solid engineering
hometheaterhifi.com
My only issue is that it doesn't come with a sturdy lens cover (nor does InFocus manufacture one
Bhphotovideo.com

What is the Best Mid-Range Infocus Projector?

Infocus IN126A

$613.99
Overstock
Infocus IN126A
Buy Now
Infocus IN126A
WXGA
RESOLUTION
34dB
3,300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
0.48:1
THROW RATIO
$57
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $613.99 is the Infocus IN126A, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (14000:1)
Supports 3D
Handheld remote control
Built-in speaker
Ethernet LAN

A classic and staggeringly economical to run WXGA average noise level projector, with an affordable price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D. Owners report that it has excellent picture quality, good features but has bad sound quality.

92
Reviews
21 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
95
Running Costs
$57 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Infocus IN126A has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this data projector to others.

InFocus IN126 WXGA 3200 Lumen Projector, HDMI 1.4 Review | Full Compass
InFocus IN126 WXGA 3200 Lumen Projector, HDMI 1.4 Review | Full Compass
InFocus IN126a Projector Quick Review
InFocus IN126a Projector Quick Review

The cheapest price that we could find for the IN126A in the US is $613.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Infocus Projector?

Infocus IN3138HDA

$999.00
Overstock
Infocus IN3138HDA
Buy Now
Infocus IN3138HDA
1080P
RESOLUTION
37dB
4,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
$75
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Infocus projector then the Infocus IN3138HDA takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 78, but is a bit more expensive at $999.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Bright projector brightness (4,500 ANSI lumens)
Built-in speaker
Supports 3D
Handheld remote control

Our review analysis indicates that this data projector has excellent picture quality and it's easy to setup. It's a very economical to run and classic 1080p average noise level data projector, with a very good spec and a good price. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control.

90
Reviews
18 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Running Costs
$74 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Infocus IN3138HDA has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 77%, based on 18 reviews.

Reviews InFocus IN3138HDA 3D DLP 1080p Projector
Reviews InFocus IN3138HDA 3D DLP 1080p Projector
User Review: InFocus IN3138HDa 1080p Professional Network Projector, 4500 Lumens, 20,000:1 cont...
User Review: InFocus IN3138HDa 1080p Professional Network Projector, 4500 Lumens, 20,000:1 cont...

The cheapest price that we could find for the IN3138HDA in the US is $999.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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$999.00
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What is the Ultimate Infocus Projector?

Infocus IN5316HDA

$1,499.99
eBay
Infocus IN5316HDA
Buy Now
Infocus IN5316HDA
1080P
RESOLUTION
34dB
5,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
1,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
$94
OVER 5 YEARS

For those with an unlimited budget then the Infocus IN5316HDA is the best Infocus projector out there. At $1,499.99 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 69.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Supports full HD

A good spec and economical to run 1080p average noise level projector. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and an Ethernet LAN.

78
Features
Good Features
73
Running Costs
$94 Over 5 Years
69
Kagoo Score
Good
InFocus IN5316HDa Projector | Review | Spece | Price
InFocus IN5316HDa Projector | Review | Spece | Price

The cheapest price that we could find for the IN5316HDA in the US is $1,499.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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$1,499.99
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In This Guide
Should You Buy an Infocus Projector?
Is Infocus the Best Projector Brand?
What Do the Infocus Projector Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Infocus Projectors Received?
How Reliable Are Infocus Projectors?
What is the Best Mid-Range Infocus Projector?
What is the Best High End Infocus Projector?
What is the Ultimate Infocus Projector?

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