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InFocus IN35W and LiteShow II Wireless Projector - InFocus IN35W and LiteShow II
What's more, with a brightness rating of 2,500 ANSI lumens and a DLP optical engine, the picture is incredibly stable and bright. I saw little evidence of the dreaded rainbow effect, even at large screen sizes, and colours were bright, realistic and natural all at once. It's easily bright enough for business presentations, and with that resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio it's also a natural fit for projecting HD video - although not 1080p obviously. It could even double up as an occasional movie projector if you wanted, especially as the M1-DA DVI socket is HDCP compliant. I was less impressed with the optics: the screen distorted at maximum and minimum zoom levels, with a slight bowing at the top and bottom edges, but this is easy to overlook with the rest of the display so impressive.
Elsewhere, the IN35W exhibits Infocus' usual attention to detail. Build quality, for instance, is superb, especially on the focus ring and zoom lever, which makes fine adjustments easy to carry out. The button panel on the top of the projector is well laid out and easy to understand, as is the menu system. The latter boasts a number of useful colour presets, designed to make light work of projecting onto problem surfaces such as beige walls and whiteboards - handy if you plan on carting the IN35W around with you. And this is a possibility, despite the installed projector target market: it may not be the most portable projector in the world, with a minimum throw of 1.85m that isn't designed for small rooms, but it does come with a shoulder bag and at 2.27kg isn't that heavy.
Finally, connections are good too: you'll find D-SUB inputs and outputs on the rear of the projector, plus a digital input in the form of Infocus' extended M1-DA socket and there's also S-Video and composite analogue video connections. The only thing missing, in fact, is component input, but you can add that capability via a VGA adapter cable, so it's not a huge problem.
In all, the IN35W and LiteShow II make a highly capable meeting room projector system. The wireless capability and simple software install make it easy for occasional users to hook up to the projector when it's installed, while the projector itself is highly competent in its own right, boasting excellent build, good features, very good image quality and a modern-notebook-compatible resolution of 1,280 x 800.
It's not the cheapest wireless projector around - the aforementioned Taxan KG-PS125X is still available, and for around £660 - but when you take into account the higher resolution, the InFocus looks to be a better overall package.
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