Quoting Mupi: "What kind of an idiot would spend some $300 on a power conditioner to save a $599 projector" "We are only interested in spending some $599 and may be some $50 more for adapters, surge protectors etc. Nothing more."
Mupi, what "we" are you talking about? I'd appreciate it if you didn't assume everyone thinks as you do. I think when you make statements like the above you speak only for yourself. I've never found the InFocus users who participate in the forum here particularly cheap. They know a good bargain when they see it, but often have components and speakers that are far from the low end. They're looking to maximize their home theater and power management is part of that equation. Something like a basic Monster Power conditioner (not my recommended brand) can be quite effective at lowering audio haze, helping dialogue to be more intelligible. It can prevent a whole system from a lightning surge ( that actually happened to me), some notice less hash in their picture making blacks more solid and colors pop. How much people notice depends on the AC quality in their area. The benefits go on and on, but the point is, peace of mind is a valuable thing and if a power conditioner prevents someone from having to wait a month or more while their projector is getting fixed, it's more than worth the original cost.
Second, a price of $599 is deceptive. The 4805 I had cost me $1400 and the IN72 is superior and strangely underpriced for some reason only the InFocus execs know. Many people gladly paid $1299 and then $999 and I bet most of them have a DVD player and a receiver and cable box and speakers and all of them are affected by the quality of the AC they receive, and could benefit from a power conditioner. Who said anything about a whole house?
If you want a very inexpensive system, I can appreciate that. You made a great choice in the IN72 because it's is not a low quality product, despite the relatively low price. So I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I think I'm quite welcome here and will happily stick around and enjoy this thread.
Now back to the IN72, if my DVD player is on when I'm watching TV, I lose the signal when changing from standard def to high def. It switches to the DVD source. Anyone else find this?