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InFocus shipping new ScreenPlay projector

test 25 March 2010

The InFocus SP8602 (pictured) can beam an image of up to 300in from anywhere in the room, reports David Davies. Featuring native 1080p resolution, the new home theatre projector is said to produce the “deepest blacks and brightest, most vibrant colours for home theatres”.

Described as an ideal upgrade from 480p, 720p or older generation 1080p projectors, the SP8602 provides a specification including: high-performance, adjustable optics; a 30,000:1 maximum contrast ratio; video-optimised 1,300 lumens; centred lens with manual lens shifts (+5%/-30% vertical and +/-15% horizontal); automatic ceiling detection that will flip the image when necessary; image warping to adjust the picture and produce crisp, square images on imperfect surfaces; Texas Instruments DLP DarkChip technology with BrilliantColor; Pixelworks DNX 10-bit video processing; and a complete suite of analogue and digital connectivity, including two HDMI 1.3 ports.

Meanwhile, the outer design offers users the option of interchangeable ‘skins’ to match theatre or living room decor, with a choice of matte black, matte white, glossy black, walnut or pre-primed for custom finishes.

Mark Harris, InFocus country manager UK, told IE Residential: “With SP8602, InFocus is targeting the CEDIA channel of custom installers. It’s a very bright, specialised 1080p engine with a mature array of connections, advanced image processing and innate installation flexibility. Horizontal and vertical lens shift and digital zoom allow it to throw great images from a current ceiling bracket location, making it a versatile high-performance upgrade of existing installations. Its unique choice of colour skins, including a cover primed for a custom colour, is another excellent CI-oriented feature.”

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