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: I just bought this projector after reading a review from projectcentral.com. I also just got a DirecTV HD DVR. I am projecting onto a 137" Dalite permawall screen in a light controlled room. The image quality with recent HD material is stunning. When looking at bright daylight images it looks like a window, with amazing detail. I am replacing an Infocus X1. I also had a Sanyo Z4 for about two weeks.
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 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 ...
Summary: Personal Experience I have had this projector for over a month now and I am extremely happy with it. I have the DirecTV DVR and watching the Soprano's in high defination is like looking through a window. The projector is ceiling mounted and I am using this with a Dalite permawall. I bought my projector for $2300 and then called Infocus and found out that I purchased it from an unauthorized dealer and my warranty would normally not be valid, but since I contacted them,...
Summary: Personal Experience First of all I have to mention that I got this projector for 2189$. This projector is beautiful in every way, comestically it is surely impressive.Picture quality, it certainly delivers a very beautiful image with rich colors, deep black level and has plenty of details in dark scenes, and all this right out of the box with no tweaking.
Summary: I've been investigating projectors for nearly 5 years, and finally took the plunge with the InFocus IN76. Having read plenty of reviews of the product, no-one had bad words to say about this projector, and I can agree with those professional reviews now that I've used it. Firstly, the projector is a 720p, which therefore its HD Ready.