Approach the InFocus IN78 with caution. It may look harmless but despite its dinky dimensions and glossy black finish what we might have here is the giant-killer of the home projector world.
The InFocus IN78 comes from a long line of champions, following on from the award-winning IN74 and IN76 (which came in at £999 and £1400 respectively) in this high-quality budget range.
So, the question is: can the IN78 live up to its illustrious older siblings? Is it a Serena Williams or a Ralph Schumacher?
Luckily for home cinema fans, it’s the former. The IN78 puts in an absolutely storming performance and heaps shame on projectors costing up to £1000 more.
The picture quality is sumptuous with DVDs, excellent with HDTV and it isn’t even tripped up by the stumbling block that is standard-def Freeview. It’s richer, more lustrous and just plain better than its cheaper sibling and easily worth the £600 premium.
And that’s because InFocus hasn’t just grabbed the cash and run off whooping in the general direction of Amsterdam.
Instead, it’s slapped down all the extra money on a batch of new Texas Instruments DarkChip3. The black magic this chip performs deep inside the IN78 ensures a denser, richer picture and sees the contrast ratio improve from 3000:1 to 3500:1. Money well spent, we say.
InFocus IN78 review
Sure, it’s more expensive than the already pretty super IN76, but that cash hasn’t been wasted and it certainly won’t let the family down