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InFocus IN83

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of InFocus IN83. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the InFocus IN83 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of InFocus IN83 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on

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This summary is based on the products: InFocus Play Big IN83 - DLP projector - 1600 ANSI lumens - 1920 x 1080 - widescreen - High Definition 1080pInFocus Play Big IN83 - DLP projector - 1600 ANSI lumens - 1920 x 1080 - widescreen - High Definition 1080p

Dec, 2018


Expert review by : John Archer (

InFocus IN83 DLP Projector


The InFocus IN83 may look familiar, but the new DarkChip 4 system lurks within.

A round-up of all the breaking news and hands-on previews of the latest tech from IFA 2011 in Berlin.

Jul, 2008

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InFocus IN83


InFocus had to raise the bar, and it has superbly

Sleek styling; simple to set up and use; superb, colourful image; great detail, three-dimensionality and realism

Perhaps just out of reach, pricewise, for some

Expert review by : John Archer (

InFocus IN83 review


The first DLP projector with TI's eagerly-awaited DarkChip 4 technology is finally here.

Groundbreaking black levels and colour fidelity for this price bracket

Runs quite noisily ; A bit fiddly to set up ; Limited zoom ; Rainbow evident on high-contrast subjects

A stunning projector, offering great value and an unrivalled performance

Sep, 2008


Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

InFocus IN83 home theatre projector


The InFocus IN83 is a 1080p home theatre projector using a 7 segment DLP colour wheel. In conjunction with the newest DarkChip4 video processor, this ...

DarkChip4 video processor means contrast and natural colour are fantastic, high brightness, crisp detail

Pricey, no adjustable lens shift, limited zoom, no dynamic iris

If you can find a suitable location to set it up, the InFocus IN83 home theatre projector produces crisp, detailed 1080p images with great natural colour after a small amount of tweaking.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Philip Wong (

InFocus Play Big IN83


The InFocus IN83 works beautifully out of the box, delivering smooth, rich pictures. That said, it fails to sizzle, plagued by a mild black crush despite a new DarkChip4 engine.

Clean, smooth and film-like pictures ; Accurate primary and natural colours ; Unique swivel stand ; Handy touchlight remote ; Three 1080p24-enabled inputs

Black crush ; Noisy even at low power ; Chassis lacks on-board controls ; No lens cover ; A bit chunky

Late into the full-HD race, InFocus is definitely catching up with the release of the Play Big IN83. The on-board DarkChip 4 engine may have failed to sizzle, but this is still quite a solid-performing 1080p DLP set. If you've already set your sights...

May, 2008

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InFocus Play Big IN83


InFocus had to raise the bar, and it has – superbly. A desirable piece of projection tech that fully justifies the outlay.

Sep, 2008

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Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (

InFocus IN83


The biggest difference is that the IN83 sports the new Darkchip4 DLP processor (perhaps the first to ship under $10,000), while the IN82 has inside it the widely used Darkchip3. I don't know the full technical differences, but apparently it's enough...

Extremely bright home theater projector, both in "best" and "brightest" modes ; Outstanding color accuracy after calibration (in part thanks to starting with better color accuracy than most competitors, to start with) ; ISF Certified ; Darkchip4 DLP...

Limited placement flexibility due to lack of lens shift and limited, 1.2:1 zoom lens ; Still uses their proprietary MD-1A connector (a DVI adapter is included), a regular DVI or HDMI would be preferred. (there is one standard HDMI port as well) ; While...

Congratulations to InFocus - they've nailed it this time! If your budget allows, you definitely need to place the InFocus IN83 on the shortest of your short lists

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : 411Team Specialist (

InFocus IN83 Projector Review


Blu-ray™ high-definition DVDs and HD DVD™ movies from major Hollywood Film Studios are now available for home-viewing. These high-definition DVD movies are recorded in Full 1080P resolution at the frame rate of 24fps. Cinema-like picture quality is now...

May, 2008

Product Specifications


Certification:UL, c-UL, TUV GS, GOST, C-Tick, NOM, IRAM, FCC B, ICES-003 B, CISPR22/EN55022, EN55024/CISPR24, CB IEC60950-1/EN60950-2, MIC, CE, VCCI, WEEE


Ceiling mountable: Yes


Bulb power:300
Lamp Type:UHP
Service life of lamp:2000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):2500

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):39.1 - 46.9

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):476.3 x 431.8 x 148.1
Lens focal range:F 2.6 - 2.8
Package dimensions (WxDxH):548.6 x 594.4 x 266.7
Power requirements:100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Horizontal scan range:31.5 - 80
Noise Level:30
Vertical scan range:50 - 85

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):350


Contrast ratio (typical):5000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:-13/13
Projection distance:1.5/10
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1600


Analog signal format system:PAL, SECAM
Full HD: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:9.62