Summary: This projector is great for the money. It's not exactly HD but I have it hooked up to an HTPC and I can watch all my media over it. Movies look very good and there is no lag when watching them. However, if you want to watch sports or play video games, the refresh rate is not good enough. You will have noticeable lag on these types of media. I have also had a few issues with the HDMI input tinting the picture blue from time to time.
I LOVE this product: InFocus IN116 Portable DLP Projector, 3D ready, WXGA, 2700 Lumens
13 March 2014
Summary: I purchased this 6 months ago. It has been on well more than 50% of the time since purchase. In fact i rarely turn it off. The bulb is still working. I got a 8'x4' sheet of styro-foam. Painted one side eggshell brilliant white and the other side a darker eggshell silver. I use the darker silver side for better contrast in a near blacked out room. black duct tape around the edges. I watch this on ~100' diagonal screen sitting 10 feet in front of it.
Summary: I was looking for a reasonably portable projector with HDMI and VGA inputs that provided enough brightness (no less than 2000 Lumens) for a professional presentation. Have had this projector now for a few months and love it. I have traveled with it several times and do frequent presentations and have been very satisfied. Note that it does take a few minutes to come up to full brightness.
Summary: I have had this projector for almost two years. No overheating problems, no shutdowns. It does great with HDMI sources and HD content. It requires a bit of finagling to get the best quality, but once you understand the difference between the settings and what the dominant colors the content your watching has.. everything will be fine. Mine is a little loud has a slight whine, but when the stereo is up you can't hear it. Possibly swap for a quieter fan in the future.
Summary: I bought the IN116 around 2 months ago, and couldn't be happier with it. I did an extensive amount of research in low cost projectors, and I'd like to share my findings with those of you looking for something similar. (IMPORTANT COOLING NOTICE AT END, PLEASE READ!) There are three main types of projector technology on the market; DLP, LCD, and LED. LED is new and expensive; only portable projectors with low lumens are in this price category.
Summary: I use this in a school setting. It stinks. The picture is fine, but t overheats and shuts down constantly - even in a cool room with plenty of air flow. It's just undercooled. C'mon folks, the fan can't be that big a deal.
Summary: Great price for performance. Used it for movies and presentations during a convention. Quality was solid, picture was clear even with a somewhat bright room. Lots of connection options. The speaker is pretty poor, but I don't expect any device of this size to have one that can cover any more than the few feet around it. Use the audio output to connect to a better speaker.