InFocusJanuary 03, 2006 08:00 AM US Eastern TimezoneInFocus Sets the Ultimate Stage to Play Big; InFocus Play Big: Digital Projection Has Never Looked So Good
InFocus brings home entertainment to a new level with the introduction of the Play Big series of digital home projectors. With curved lines, a high-gloss black finish and satin chrome accents, the projectors connect to home-electronic devices including: DVD players, satellite receivers, high-definition broadcast receivers, TVs, computers, and major video game consoles.
WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2006--Knowing the action is just minutes away, the crowd cheers in anticipation of the raw energy about to rush over them. Rock concert or football game, being there used to be the only way to experience the intensity and thrill of these moments. Not anymore. Now fans at home can share in the excitement, fill their field of vision with the action and surround themselves with the experience. InFocus(R) (Nasdaq:INFS), the industry pioneer and leader in the projection market, brings the world a new level of entertainment at home with the introduction of the InFocus Play Big series of digital home projectors.
InFocus introduces the Play Big entertainment portfolio, delivering outstanding performance with a look reminiscent of a sports car. Design meets digital projection with a stylish edge including curved lines with a high-gloss black finish and satin chrome accents to complement any decor whether the lights are on or off.
And the view is breathtaking. InFocus Play Big projectors are brighter than most plasma TVs
and offer consumers the best value per diagonal inch for big screen viewing. InFocus Play Big produces a stunning image ranging from 60"
to filling a wall with 144"
diagonal. All this in a clean, sculptural package that can be proudly displayed in any home environment.
"InFocus' innovation is hard at work in the Play Big portfolio," said Scott Ballantyne, chief marketing officer, InFocus. "With the combination of style, a vivid picture and affordability, InFocus is creating a new category of digital projection that delivers a theater size experience in an affordable, easy to use and sleek package."
Big Picture Solutions
The new InFocus Play Big IN72, IN74EX and IN76
fill the wall, or a screen, with bright, vivid and crisp images, capturing every detail of a movie, sporting event, video game or other big picture viewing event. Whether it's the most hilarious line in a comedy, a suspenseful plot twist in a drama or the moment the underdog team makes an incredible comeback, InFocus Play Big projectors deliver an amazing big picture experience.
-- For consumers looking for their first home entertainment system, the InFocus Play Big IN72 is an affordable 480p
resolution projector bringing the big picture experience to home entertainment and gaming.
-- The InFocus Play Big IN74EX features native 576p
resolution, which provides a nice balance between DVD resolution and HDTV. The IN74EX is available exclusively through authorized custom home theater dealers.
-- The InFocus Play Big IN76 is a performance-rich 720p
native HD front projector, bringing a superb big theater experience to the home of the video enthusiast.
The Play Big portfolio is easy to use, featuring auto-ceiling mount detection
, integrated table-top pedestal, quiet operation and a patented low light pollution
case. The perfect choice for the discerning home theater enthusiast, the Play Big projectors feature true 16:9
aspect ratio and video optimized
light output, colors and contrast (model dependent) for excellent video quality and an image larger than traditional plasma, LCD or RPTV options.
InFocus Play Big projectors easily connect to nearly any home-electronic device including: DVD players, satellite receivers, high-definition broadcast receivers, TVs, computers, and major video game consoles. They include an integrated cable cover
to hide unwanted wires when ceiling mounted and a unique, integrated swivel pedestal that simplifies tabletop set-up and is easily removed for ceiling mount applications.
InFocus Play Big includes the latest Texas Instruments(R) enhanced definition DLP
(TM) (Digital Light Processing) chip, the benchmark for video projection. The video image is enhanced with Pixelworks(TM) DNX video processing
for superb brightness, contrast and overall video quality. All models come calibrated to D65
color standards to ensure cinema-quality color reproduction. Additionally, InFocus Play Big projectors include the latest inputs such as HDMI
(high definition multimedia interface), which provides the easiest and highest-quality video interface available from DVD players, HD receivers and new HD game consoles enabled with HDCP
(high-bandwidth digital contents protection).
With the introduction of Play Big, consumers can select their stage of choice, sit back and let InFocus Play Big do the rest.
The InFocus Play Big projectors will be available in Q1 2006
. The InFocus Play Big IN72 will be available for $1,299
, the IN74EX is priced at $1,999
and the IN76 is $2,999
. For more information about InFocus Play Big and complementary products, please visit www.infocus.com
About InFocus Corporation
InFocus(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:INFS) is the industry pioneer and worldwide leader in the projection market today. Nearly twenty years of experience and engineering breakthroughs are at work here, constantly improving what you see in the marketplace, and delivering immersive audio visual impact in home entertainment, business and education environments. Being the inventor and leader is simply a great bonus of making the presentation of ideas, information, and entertainment a vivid, unforgettable experience.
With over 1.5 million projectors sold, in a category that is expected to grow to $10 billion in revenue and more than 9 million units in 2007, we believe our product contributions set the standard for what a big picture experience should be like. For more information, visit us at www.infocus.com
or call us toll-free at 800-294-6400 (U.S. and Canada).
InFocus, ASK, Proxima, ASK Proxima, LiteShow, ScreenPlay and LP are trademarks or registered trademarks of InFocus Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Digital Light Processing and DLP are trademarks of Texas Instruments.
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