InFocus IN5148HD Projector Review

January 28, 2017

/ By Art Feierman

The InFocus IN5148HD is intended for use in large venues where a high light output projector is called for.  While the IN5148HD carries a list price is $6889, the street price is just over $4000 from a number of on-line dealers.  This model is smaller (but still fairly large), lighter and less expensive than most "heavy metal" class of installation projectors.  However, many of those larger and more expensive installation class projector offer more flexibility with such features as interchangeable lenses.   The IN5148HD does come equipped with a zoom lens with a wide 2:1 zoom ratio that offers a moderate-to-long throw ratio range of 1.49:1 to 3.02:1, which should accommodate most installation needs.

While the projector is not provided with built-in wireless connectivity, an optional dongle that InFocus calls a "LightCast Key" is available for about $300.  This optional accessory enables wireless connectivity to mobile devices and to other networked devices supporting Airplay, Miracast or Chrome.  The "LightCast Key" was not included with the reviewed unit.

The IN5148HD received our Special Interest Award as an affordable (~$4000 street price) installation class projector offering a very sharp image with full HD resolution, good image quality in the best picture modes, and a good feature set.

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