InFocus Corp. has released the InFocus X1 digital projector. Targeted at the multi-use market, the new X1 model has been developed for small to medium sized businesses, SOHO users and educators who are looking for a high-performance projector for use at work and at home.
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The new X1 displays images at 1000 max ANSI lumens, sports a 2000:1 contrast ratio and has a lamp with a 3000 hour life rating. It features Faroudja’s DCDi video processor technology and a 0.55 DMD chip made by Texas Instruments — it can display 16.7 million colors. The X1 weighs in at a scant 6.8 pounds and measures 9.8 x 12.5 by 4.2 inches.
The X1 has native 800 x 600 pixel (SVGA) resolution, and is capable of displaying in either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios. It’s suitable for front, rear or ceiling projection with a projection distance of 5 – 32.3 feet. The X1 has a 1.2:1 zoom lens with manual focus and manual zoom adjust.
The X1 is compatible with Macs and PCs through a VGA 15-pin female interface. Video is supported through an S-Video interface; component RCA is also supported through an included S-Video adapter. The X1 works with a range of video signals: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, EDTV and HDTV (1080i and 720p RGBHV).
The X1 also sports color-coded cables and a quick-start guide for easy setup. A keypad on the top of the project provides access to most of the projector’s functionality, through menus that InFocus likens to those on a cell phone.
The InFocus X1 has a street price of US$1,699 in the US and Asia-Pacific regions, or €1,799 in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (excluding VAT). It comes with a two-year warranty, and through the end of March, the X1 is being offered with a free three-year extended service plan too.