My InFocus ScreenPlay 333 arrived today, so I thought I'd start a thread devoted to it.
Yes, you read that right--the InFocus ScreenPlay 333
, little brother of the 777.
Although I wouldn't exactly call this monster... little
Here you see the box in which the 333 arrived. Just to give you a hint of the scale, I put an ordinary household toaster on the left for comparison.
Here is the flying saucer unpacked and sitting on the island in my kitchen/family room. That's a 42" wide countertop the 333 is sitting on... as you can see, like its big brother the 333 is no shrinking violet.
Here's all the goodies you get in the 333 shipping crate--which is to say, not a whole lot! A power cord, a remote, two AAA batteries and a thin installation manual. Oh yeah, and the 333. The lack of printed matter is no biggie, imho... since the 333 is functionally identical to the 777, you can download the complete installation manual for the 777 from the InFocus website.
Other than the sheer bulk of my new flying saucer, I have to say my initial impressions of the 333 are highly favorable. I definitely wouldn't call it a quiet
projector, but considering the light output it's acceptable. Also, the 333 was in my very "live" family room--I think when it's positioned in its new home in my sound-optimized HT the noise will be even less noticeable.
As for the picture quality, I'll post screenshots when the 333 is installed and properly calibrated, but I have to say that the 3100-lumen rated output is no lie--this is a BRIGHT
projector. I already have two ND filters on order, and I'm definitely going to need 'em. Even projecting an eight-foot-wide image on my dark brown living room walls was not enough to attenuate the light output of this photon cannon. I can't wait to see what the picture looks like with proper calibration on a proper screen, but if tonight's sneak peek is any indication it should be spectacular.
Speaking of installing the 333, I think I seriously underestimated the level of effort required for installing this beast on my home theater's ceiling. Anybody wanna recommend a good installer (with a strong back) in the Washington, DC area?! p.s. For everyone who has been PM-ing me about where to buy the 333, the sponsors of this forum are selling it... click here