Ore. – In the first home-theater
announcement since new ownership has taken control, InFocus said Wednesday that
it is reviving the ScreenPlay projector line for home-theater placement with
the introduction of the SP8602.
The DLP projector, which will ship in late September at $4,999
suggested retail, features 1,300 lumens of brightness, native 1080p resolution and
a 30,000:1 maximum contrast ratio.
“When we decided to build on the tradition of the InFocus
ScreenPlay series, we knew that we had to make this projector one of our
best home-theater models yet,” said Benjamin Joy, InFocus product line
director. “The InFocus ScreenPlay 8602 combines rich styling, stunning imagery,
full features and connectivity to create a truly immersive cinema experience
that will amaze both casual and hardcore home theater enthusiasts.”
The ScreenPlay 8602 incorporates Texas Instruments DLP DarkChip
technology with BrilliantColor, capable of displaying varying shades of blacks
and more than 1 billion colors.
Video processing is handled with a Pixelworks DNX 10-bit processor,
and includes a proprietary motion engine with 120Hz support for fluid fast-motion
For installation purposes, the projector includes a centered lens
with lens shifts (+5 percent/-30 percent vertical, and +/- 15 percent
horizontal) for up to a 300-inch screen sizes; an automatic ceiling detection
system to flip the image when necessary; and image warping to adjust the
picture on imperfect surfaces.
The SP8602’s outer design features optional interchangeable
“skins” to match the dÃ©cor of most media room. The skins allow users to choose
from matte black, matte white, glossy black, walnut or pre-primed for custom
Inputs include a complete suite of analog and digital
connectivity, including onboard HDMI 1.3 support.