Reviews say the InFocus IN3114 is a terrific portable digital projector if image quality is a top concern. The IN3114 delivers superior performance, even in large, well-lit conference rooms. Despite the 3,500-lumen brightness rating, blacks are reasonably dark and colors are unquestionably vivid and saturated. Sharpness is excellent as well, even in image corners. The XGA resolution means even fine details and small type will hold up well on the screen. Though there aren't many noteworthy negatives, a few bear mentioning. The sophisticated projector is easy to use once you know how, but the learning curve can be steep. Some issues with the fan, particularly noise, are also raised. At 7.1 pounds, it's a little heavy for a portable digital projector. Like many projectors in this class, the IN3114 uses DLP technology, which means that a very small percentage of viewers will see rainbow-effect artifacts.
While the IN3114 is well regarded, the Epson PowerLite 1775W (*Est. $1,150) draws a few more kudos, especially from reviewers who have tested both; picture quality and portability are among that projector's strengths. If budgets are tighter, the Vivitek D511 (*Est. $475) isn't nearly as bright, but its performance and features are impressive considering its price tag.
The InFocus IN3114 gets good coverage and top ratings from several reviewers. Both ProjectorCentral.com and PC World (Australia) put the projector through comprehensive testing and give it editorial recommendations. A report at BizTech Magazine looks at the IN3114 from a business users' point of view
Reviewer Allan Abbott says the InFocus IN3114 is one of very few projectors that deliver superior graphics and video that won't wash out even in a well-lit room. He continues that the projector offers a lot of bang for the buck. In bestowing ProjectorCentral.com's Highly Rated award, Abbott says, "It is easy to give the IN3114 our most enthusiastic recommendation, and a solid 5 stars for both performance and value."
Review: InFocus IN3114 Projector, Allan Abbott, March 9, 2010
2. PC World (Australia)
The InFocus IN3114 receives an Editors' Choice award from reviewer Campbell Simpson, who calls the projector's image quality impressive and endorses it for use in most business applications. Another reason to buy it, he says, is the unit's outstanding five-year warranty. It receives a 4.5 out of 5-star rating.
Review: InFocus IN3114 Business Projector, Campbell Simpson, March 31, 2010
3. BizTech Magazine
This review, written by an analyst for an insurance company, is helpful in assessing how a business user views the InFocus IN3114. Positives and negatives are balanced. He says that the projector goes a long way toward leaving a positive impression in both small meetings and large presentations.
Review: Bright Idea: InFocus DLP Projector, Jeffrey Sheen, April 29, 2010