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InFocus IN83

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 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 Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the InFocus IN83 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = 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 Projectors on

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

Dec, 2015

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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


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: 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: 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

Expert review by: (

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: 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

Product Specifications

The InFocus IN83 brings true cinema experience to a wider audience. This projector integrates very latest in digital imaging technology with the 1080p DLP DarkChip4 chipset from Texas Instruments. Rendering the most lifelike images possible with enhanced contrast and greater brightness, the IN83 is the most powerful home cinema projector in InFocus' lineup. The IN83 delivers 1600 Max ANSI lumens after D6500K calibration, producing vivid and bright images with film-standard color accuracy. A rich 5000:1 native contrast further enriches the image in theater rooms, and if desired, the contrast can be boosted to a maximum 15000:1 by activating the onboard iris. The IN83 utilizes the very latest in high definition connectivity thanks to onboard HDMI 1.3 inputs with Deep Color support. This HDMI standard will display up to 1.07 billion colors for a smooth picture without color band artifacts. The IN83 also provides a complete suite of connections, including HDMI, DVI, component and computer inputs, screen triggers, RS232, and an IR repeater input. Leveraging the latest Pixelworks DNX 10-bit video processing, the IN83 is a master of full-HD reproduction. The IN83 hosts unrivaled built-in scaling support for 2.35:1 aspect ratio, for true Cinemascope/widescreen without an external scaler. InFocus Color Gamut Calibrator and ISF day and night presets allow optimized performance at all times. Installers can "lock in" these ideal calibration settings for clients - an excellent value-add opportunity.

Audio Output

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Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Color Support:Up to 1.07 billion colors
Color Support:Up to 1.07 billion colors
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1600ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:5000:1
Max Image Size:17ft / 203in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Max Screen Distance:33ft
Min Image Size:3ft / 36.6in
Min Screen Distance:5ft
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:InFocus Play Big

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:2000hour(s)
Lamp Type:UHP

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / PAL / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI) / High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)