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InFocus Work Big IN42

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of InFocus Work Big IN42. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the price and image quality are generally positive. The reliability and size are also appreciated.

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Expert review by : Paul Lester (

Infocus IN42 projector


The increasing interest in HDTV combined with falling prices of projectors is encouraging more and more people to invest in some form of home cinema setup. If you're planning on buying a projector primarily for home entertainment use you'll find the...

Large available screen size, easy to use, very adaptable, range of inputs and display resolutions, HD up to 1080i

Pretty bulky, poor contrast ratio, performance not as impressive for video

If you’re planning on buying a projector primarily for home entertainment use you’ll find the IN42 lacking in the contrast control and consistent image clarity that we strive for today. It’s certainly adaptable enough, with an impressively large screen...

Sep, 2006

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Projectors have been dropping in price for some time now, making it far easier for the everyday consumer to go some way towards building a home cinema on the cheap. Many people may have forgotten that ...

The IN42 will have a crack at playing back your movies, but for the most part the picture is a little washed out. Where it really comes alive is in business presentations, where still images through a VGA or DVI port are exceptional even in bright...

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

Freeing your colleagues to focus on the flawless delivery of their next big presentation or lecture is what you do best, that's why you're looking for a projector that you can count on. With its rock-solid reliability the InFocus Work Big IN42+, delivers on the promise of exceptional quality, unrivaled power and ultimate simplicity. The IN42+ also provides crisp, clear pictures and bright, rich colors that pack more punch into presentations - giving users the ultimate power to persuade. This high-performance projector is loaded with features, yet sports a price tag that's bound to make you smile.

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:2.03

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Display Resolution Abbreviation:XGA
Image Brightness:3500ANSI lumens/4000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Max Image Size:12.68m / 1268cm/8.89m / 889cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Max Screen Distance:13.3m/19.02m
Min Image Size:0.76m / 76cm
Min Screen Distance:1.14m
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:LCD projector


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:InFocus Work Big


Bulb power:285
Lamp Power:285
Service life of lamp:2000

Lens System

Throw ratio:1.5 - 1.8:1


Number of built-in speakers:2
RMS rated power:6

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 5:4, 16:9
Audio output:Line Level Stereo Audio (3.5mm)
Dimensions (WxDxH):419.1 x 315 x 129.8 / 556.3 x 477.5 x 243.8
Lens shift:Manual
Projection lens:1,16 - 10 m
Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1600 x 1200
Video compatibility mode:Full NTSC, PAL, SECAM, 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i
Video in:4-pin mini-DIN


Horizontal scan range:15 - 91
Vertical scan range:50 - 120

Ports & interfaces

DVI port:Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in:Y
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):460


Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Keystone correction, horizontal:±20
Keystone correction, vertical:±40
Projection Technology:DLP / LCD
Projector brightness:3500 / 4000
Projector native resolution:XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:8.9

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)
Bulb type:UHP


Full HD: No

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / PAL / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:1.16 / 7120