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Fairy tales come to life with the InFocus IN72, IN74 and IN76

"We need a projector," said the Big Bad Wolf, "so we can see the big picture." "No problem," said the people at InFocus. "We'll huff and we'll puff and we'll blow you away with our Play Big projectors, otherwise known as the IN72, IN74 and IN76

Red Riding Hoodie and her best mate the Big Bad Wolf were planning a big night in. They had all the ingredients for a big meal, including a big enchilada, a bigger fish to fry, a big apple and a big cheese. After dinner they were going to kick off their boots, which they were too big for anyway, and settle down for a triple bill of big movies: The Big Sleep, The Big Chill and The Big Lebowski. There was only one problem: they didn't have a big telly.

"We need a projector," said the Big Bad Wolf, "so we can see the big picture."

"No problem," said the people at InFocus. "We'll huff and we'll puff and we'll blow you away with our Play Big projectors, otherwise known as the IN72, IN74 and IN76. If you're looking for an entry-level projector, we recommend the IN72 (£899), a 480p model that's ideal for watching DVDs or plugging in a console for life-size gaming. The IN74 (£1,299) steps the resolution up to 576p, or for true high-def viewing, there's the 720p IN76 (£1,699). They all offer 16:9 output and use DarkChip 2 DLP chips from Texas Instruments."

"Cool," said Red Riding Hoodie, flicking through the brochure. "They've got swivel bases, so we can set one up on the table -- or if the Woodcutter comes to visit, we can get him to mount it on the ceiling, and the picture will flip round automatically. The remote control is backlit and has a built-in flashlight, so we won't fall over our big feet if we have to switch the cables around in the dark. They've got HDMI and component inputs, and we can use adaptor cables to connect other stuff to the M1 port."

And so the three little projectors found a new home… but that's another story altogether. -ML

Crave got a sneak preview of the IN76 at CES 2006. Visit our Special Report to find out more about the show, or watch our video to see the IN76 in action.