Summary: Personal Experience Good picture, runs a bit hot/noisy. Problems Will never buy another Infocus product. The power supply board gave out a few months ago, $500 to replace that, and now the ECM PCB has died. Infocus has stopped supplying replacement parts (only 4 years after they stopped selling them?), and I'm told it's now non-repairable.
Summary: Personal Experience Easier to set up and use than I expected. Using the IN76 for home theater with cable box, DVD player and BlueRay attached to it. Occasionally, we attach a laptop. Used primarily indoors on a 5' x 9' screen for TV or movie viewing, but on occasion outside for a "drive-in movie". Even when outside, rear projecting onto a sheet, it's very good quality. Never a minutes problem in over 2 years of use. My worse complaint?
Summary: Let's get the bad things out of the way first. The projector can be a bit on the noisey side, particularly when ceiling mounted. There are not a ton of inputs on the back (one each of the major ones). There has also been issues reported by some people with the screen flickering a bit during warm up. I experienced this a bit myself with the first unit, but had it repaired/replaced for free.
Summary: I made a lateral move from an Optoma HD72 to the Infocus IN76. These projectors have a very similar spec and street price. I switched because the HD72 required a new bulb every 900 hours. At $400 per bulb (every year) this was too much. HDTV looks great on both units. I have had both set to 120" screen in a 13'x13' room with some ambient light. The IN76 is noticeably brighter. The IN76 was easier to setup.
Summary: Personal Experience This has to be the worst experience in buying a projector ever! InFocus has of yet to do anything about my current problems. Problems I had 4 of these projectors, the first one had a bad pixel. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th all died. They just went dead, no LED, no power, nothing. I had a Pure AV power conditioner installed, still the projector died.
Summary: - The picture is stunning! - Easy instalation - Greate input options with HDMI/DVI - HD video/TV looks...well it brings a tear to my eye - Bright enough to use with "some" light - Fills a 100" screen with ease But - The unit stoped working after two weeks. No power at all. Infocus customer service has been great to work with though. If you can't live without your system I recomend getting the exchange program.
Summary: Personal Experience 260 hours on the lamp now without a single issue. I still have the original firmware. I bought the PJ the first week they came out. I went with InFocus because of reliability relative to it's competition. Even though I think the image quality is good, I have to wonder that a dark chip 3 would be better. The image quality and colors are top notch for anything in it's price range ($1800-$2300 USD). Viewed HD72 and HC3000U ...