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NEWS: InFocus slashes £500 off its IN81 home cinema projector

We're used to the prices of flatscreen TVs tumbling by the day, but now projector prices seem to be following a similar pattern.

InFocus is the latest projector manufacturer to make its prices more competitive, with a £500 reduction on the IN81, down from £2499 to £1999 with immediate effect.

Far be it for us to suggest that the IN81 might have been overshadowed by its big brother, the Award-winning IN82 (£3000), which was our 2007 projector Product of the Year.

But the IN81 still a great five-star buy, especially at its new reduced price. "It delivers a beautifully bright, colourful picture with HD content, is easy to set up and use and good value," we said when we tested it last November.

Key technical highlights include:

  • Full HD 1080p resolution
  • Texas Instruments' DLP DarkChip 2 chipset with BrilliantColor
  • Pixelworks 10-bit video processing technology
  • Claimed contrast ratio from 3000:1 (native) up to 10,000:1 (iris-enabled)
  • Two HDMI 1.3 inputs with DeepColor support
  • Automatic colour gamut and black level calibration
  • Digital vertical lens shift
  • InFocus projectors are distributed in the UK by CSE Solutions.
Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.