InFocus Brings 1080p To All With SP8602 Home Cinema Projector

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InFocus has been a major player in the projection industry for years now, and the company's latest unit appeals directly to home cinema buffs in need of a new 1080p shooter that can put their Blu-ray films up against a 100+ inch wall. The new SP8602 isn't one of those pocketable pico projectors; this is a real-deal projector that would be right at home in your media cave.

Boasting adjustable optics, a 30,000:1 maximum contrast ratio and video-optimized 1300 lumens, the device can project an image up to 300" across a wall. It's a little late for this year's Super Bowl party, but it's always the perfect time to upgrade your screen for movie watching. It relies on Texas Instruments' DLP DarkChip technology and also features Pixelworks DNX 10-bit video processing, 120Hz support, a native 1080p resolution and automatic ceiling detection.

The projector is now shipping, but a public price isn't available.



InFocus ScreenPlay 8602Home Theater Projector Now Shipping

FullyLoaded Digital Projector Brings Full HD, Precision Optics, Broad Connectivityand Customizable Skins to the Home

PORTLAND,Ore., (Feb. 8, 2010) InFocus® Corp., the industry pioneer indigital projection technology, announced today that its newest ScreenPlayprojector, the InFocus SP8602—isnow available to customers. The new projector brings moviesto life in up to 300 inches of crisp, quality images, offering viewers a cinemaexperience in the comfort of their own homes. 

Amazingly BrightColors

This advanced home theaterprojector features native 1080p resolution and produces the deepest blacks and brightest,most vibrant colors for home theaters.  It’s bright enough formultipurpose rooms or viewing with the lights on. The SP8602 offershigh-performance, adjustable optics, a 30,000:1 maximum contrast ratio andvideo-optimized 1300 lumens for stunning clarity, color and vibrancy.

“The sleek design, simpleuser interface and plethora of features makes this projector one of the besthome theater models available on the market,” said Benjamin Joy, productline director at InFocus. “The SP8602 recreates a true cinematicexperience with astounding realism that will amaze both casual and hard-corehome theater enthusiasts.”

Ultra-SmoothPlayback

The SP8602features Texas Instruments DLP® DarkChip technology with BrilliantColor™to display more than 1 billion vivid colors with razor-sharp accuracy. UsingPixelworks DNX™ 10-bit video processing, the SP8602 delivers ultra-smoothplayback of film and video content, including a proprietary motion engine with120Hz support that allows for a faster, fluid transition between frames inmoving images and a fast color refresh for color stability and motion quality.

Easy Upgrade and Installation

The SP8602 is an ideal upgrade from480p, 720p or older generation 1080p projectors. To make installation andperfect projection easier, the unit also offers:

·        Centered lens with manual lens shifts (+5%/-30%vertical and +/- 15% horizontal) that can beam an image of up to 300 inchesfrom anywhere in the room

·        Automatic ceiling detection that will flip theimage when necessary

·        Image warping to adjust the picture and producecrisp, square images on imperfect surfaces

“In addition tooffering breath-taking digital images, the SP8602 comes with a lot offunctionality and flexibility options,” said Doug O’Brien of customintegrator Projectus in Portland, Ore. “For our customers who want toupgrade to 1080p, we love that the SP8602 allows them to replace any priorInFocus home theater projector without moving the mounting location.”

Choose Your Color

The SP8602’s outer designoffers users the option of interchangeable “skins” to match theateror living room décor. The skins allow users to choose from matte black, mattewhite, glossy black, walnut or pre-primed for custom finishes. An integratedcable management system eliminates the unsightly mess of cables for an elegantinstallation. The SP8602 also uses the latest in high-definition connectivity,providing a complete suite of analog and digital connectivity, including twoHDMI 1.3 ports for convenience.

For more information, please visit: http://www.infocus.com/Products/Projectors/SP8602.aspx

About InFocus Corp.

InFocus is the industrypioneer and a global leader in the digital projection market. Thecompany’s digital projectors make bright ideas brilliant everywherepeople gather to communicate and be entertained – in meetings,presentations, classrooms and living rooms around the world. Backed by morethan 20 years of experience and innovation in digital projections, InFocus isdedicated to setting the industry standard for large format visual display. Thecompany is based in Portland, Ore. For moreinformation, visit the company’s Web site at www.infocus.com.


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rapid1 replied on Tue, Feb 9 2010 10:31 PM

I have always wondered about getting a projector, but have limited experience with them. Basically just setting them (3 times) up getting a general image from them and no real at length viewing experience.

Does anyone on here have experience with one especially in contrast to a standing unit? What is the picture quality like compared as well as refresh etc, and any other HD qualities you can think of in comparison.

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Xylem replied on Tue, Feb 9 2010 11:44 PM

My dad has been using a Dell Home projector (non HD) for sometime now. As a projector it is amazing for its picture size, though it used to suffer with the clarity. It is never better than the Samsung 46" 1080p LCD he has. It would be curious to note how the 1080p measure up to playing true HD. Coz you are getting 100+ inches of real estate for 46" LCD kinda money!!

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Feb 10 2010 2:14 AM

Yeah that's exactly why I wanted to know. I know you need a dark room for it really though it is not a requirement. You can darken a room so it could be used anywhere I guess. It was just an option I was thinking on because I will probably be getting an HD set soon.

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acarzt replied on Wed, Feb 10 2010 3:09 AM

I had an old 800x600 Projector and it actually looked pretty decent.

I had it displayed on an 80" screen. I used it as a second display for my computer and I also had my cable box routed to it. I loved that thing! It didn't have THE best picture quality. Sometimes it looked a bit washed out. But it was a cheap low end projector lol

I worked at Acer for a while and they had some much higher quality projectors and they really looked good, even with a lot of light in the room. But that was cuz they had high lumens. The surface you project onto make a big difference too. When I have enough room I intend to run an other projector. I'm thinking maybe a theater room or something like that :-)

Now they've just gotta build in Netflix streaming lol

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gibbersome replied on Wed, Feb 10 2010 11:24 AM

This would have been perfect for the Superbowl. Samsung just came out with a 1080p projector with similar features to this one. Now just to find a screen 300 inches (25 feet) across.

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Feb 10 2010 12:38 PM

Yeah you can get the projection screens at many sizes. They are also relatively low in price. My main worry was the in a lighted room part, as my Den also has windows. The High Lumen ratio is a definite must. The price line for what you get as well as the resolution and refresh rate also make this attractive.

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I wouldn't try and put 1 in a room you can't completely control the lighting in. Windows or not, as long as you can control the light your fine other wise go with a Plasma or LCD. You can get outstanding picture quality from a good projector ranging from 3-5k. Obviously skimping on a projector that is gonna have a display size of say 100" is gonna show imperfections a lot more then a 50" display so quality is important when going for the larger display size. Me personally, I wouldn't get 1 unless I had a room dedicated as a theater room that was designed around it not the other way around. 

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acarzt replied on Wed, Feb 10 2010 9:53 PM

Lumens and Contrast retio is a delicate balance with Projectors. If you crank up the lumens the contrast suffers.

You can get a business class projector with Native 1080p Support that has 4,000 ANSI Lumens but a contrast ratio of only about 3,000:1.

Business class projectors are incredibly bright and very clear and visible in any lighting conditions... contrast however... is no where near what a HT Projector can produce. But HT Projectors are intended for Light Controled rooms as Nelson pointed out.

I wouldn't suggest one a primary display.

An other option tho... would be to run an LCD or Plasma in your (room of choice) and have a screen that can drop down in front of it and you can blast movies on a giant screen at night during movie time ;-)

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