Brief Review of Infocus X1

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  1. Ben Harper

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    Here is a brief review of the X1 for those considering a DLP:

    1. Picture is awesome at any price under $10K. Although the only thing I could compare it to side by side is my Toshiba MT-2, it is clearly a superior picture. The image is also much sharper than what I have seen from the Yamaha model that Hifi Buys is pushing (at $12,000). The darks are much darker than on the LCD units.

    2. Although the unit is rated at 1100 lumens, I doubt it is achieving that high an output. However, the image is plenty bright in my dedicated theater with little ambient light.

    3. Setup is simple. However, it will only accept progressive scan DVD or HDTV via a VGA breakout cable, which is not included. This is a little confusing because it does come with an odd S-video to component breakout adapter.

    4. Keystone correction is somewhat disappointing. Too much curvature at the edges. This problem might be solved by mounting the projector level.

    5. Nice remote, however doesn't illuminate. On-screen menu a breeze to use.

    6. Overall unit is fairly quiet, although I have heard quieter models (Marantz, Runco)

    7. Absolutely best value going. I paid $1,400 from an authorized dealer with free shipping and no taxes (out of state). Additionally, there is a $100 factory rebate AND an additional 3-year warranty (brings warranty coverage to 5 years).

    Hope this helps if you are considering a "budget" DLP.

    Ben
     
  2. Neil Joseph

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    Good stuff. Have you tried any highdef material on it yet?
     
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    Wow! That's a great price! I'm in the market for an X1 and am just waiting for the right price [​IMG] Where did you purchase the X1? Sounds like the best deal I've come across.

    Thanks!
     
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  5. Ben Harper

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    Michael,

    Guess I need to read the instructions! Can't help but ignoring them as I'm an engineer.

    I'll try to "light-up" the remote tonight!

    Thanks!

    Ben
     
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    Nathan,

    Call Andy at projectorshopper.com ([email protected]). The $100 mail-in rebate and extended warranty are available at the Infocus website http://www.infocus.com/x1promo/index...site_region=1&

    Also, Andy sold me the ceiling mount for $200, and a VGA breakout cable for $30. Shipping is free and there are no taxes unless you live in Washington state.

    Ben
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    How is internal deinterlacing? Does it have a decent linedoubler?
     
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    Ben, good luck...and by the way ,love your song "burn one down" !!!!
     

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