While we had every reason to believe that InFocus had another swank 1080p projector waiting to be unleashed last month, it's always good to see a little reassurance from the outfit itself. As of today, the Play Big IN83 is really real, and it's looking to deliver Full HD imagery to your screen later this month. Packed with TI's DarkChip4 DLP chip, this unit sports a native 5,000:1 contrast ratio, 1,600 ANSI lumens, HDMI 1.3, Pixelworks DNX 10-bit video processing and 2.35:1 Cinemascope / widescreen aspect ratio support for good measure. The pain? $5,999 through "exclusive InFocus resellers and installers." Check out the gallery over at Engadget HD (hint: it looks just like the IN82), and click on through for the full release.
INFOCUS INTRODUCES IN83 HOME THEATER PROJECTOR
IN83 comes armed with the latest DLP® DarkChip4TM technology
WILSONVILLE, Ore., (March 11, 2008) – InFocus Corporation (NASDAQ:INFS), the industry pioneer in digital projection technology, introduces the InFocus IN83, a full HD 1080p projector featuring DLP® DarkChip4™ technology with BrilliantColor™ from Texas Instruments. The IN83 is the newest addition to our Play Big home theater projector line.
"We are excited to announce the IN83 as the next member of our award-winning family of home theater projectors," said David Woolf, Senior Director of Product Management. "This stunning product highlights InFocus's dedication to delivering an outstanding home theater experience to our customers."
The IN83 combines state-of-the-art technology with a sleek, low profile design. Featuring the latest DLP® DarkChip4™ technology, the Play Big IN83 offers a native 5,000:1 contrast ratio (with a maximum contrast of 15,000:1) that ensures true-to-life color accuracy. With video-optimized brightness of 1,600 max ANSI lumens, the IN83 is vibrant enough to deliver film-standard, D65K color accuracy, even in ambient light during a daytime movie or sporting event.
Additionally, the IN83 utilizes the InFocus Color Gamut Calibrator with ISF Day and Night presets and comes with integrated Pixelworks™ DNX™ 10-bit video processing technology and the latest HDMI 1.3 with Deep Color™ support providing 1.07 billion colors, so every scene is vivid and crystal clear.
The Play Big IN83 is versatile, providing 2.35:1 Cinemascope/widescreen aspect ratio support without an external scaler (requires the Panamorph anamorphic lens, available separately). It accommodates any home entertainment environment, with easy connectivity to nearly any consumer electronic device including: HD media players, HD cable and satellite receivers, DVD players, computers and video game consoles.
Availability and Pricing
The InFocus Play Big IN83 will be available in March 2008 from $5,999 through exclusive InFocus resellers and installers. For more information about the InFocus Play Big line, please visit www.infocus.com.
About InFocus Corporation
InFocus® Corporation (NASDAQ: INFS) is the industry pioneer and a global leader in the digital projection market. More than twenty years of experience and engineering breakthroughs ensure continuous improvements in the marketplace, and an immersive audio visual impact in business, education and home environments. InFocus elevates the presentation of ideas, information, and entertainment to a vivid, unforgettable experience. With over 1.5 million projectors sold, InFocus sets the industry standard for product innovation and the big picture experience. For more information on InFocus please visit: www.infocus.com.
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