At $6,219, the Insight Projectors Is 870 is an impressive beast in a compact case. Weighing just 13 pounds and equipped with a short throw lens, it’s easy to handle for setup, and it can throw a big picture in a tight space. It’s also a light cannon, delivering a solid 4,500 ANSI lumens at 3840 x 2160 4K UHD resolution. The combination lets it show images with fine detail at a brightness level suitable for a large conference room or classroom or a small auditorium.
At 3,205 lumens with its presentation-optimized settings, the IS870 is bright enough to light up a 165-inch 1.3-gain screen at its native 16:9 aspect ratio in moderately bright ambient light. And along with high brightness and resolution, it delivers vibrant color for presentations.
For video and film SDR input, the IS 870 offers realistic looking color and a big image that can stand up to ambient light in a sports bar or a home theater set up in a family room. It can also do a credible job with HDR at image sizes as large as 100 inches in a dark room.
The Optoma Insight Projectors IS 870 performance and mix of features easily makes it a strong contender for a wide range of applications including large rooms and small auditoriums; digital signage, displays, and exhibits; sports bars and even home theaters with ambient light. It even offers a DICOM Sim mode for medical presentations and education as well. And at $6,219, it is the least expensive 3840 x 2160 short-throw projector it can brightness class, a final touch that makes it a sterling value and helps it earn our Road Test Certified award.
Insight Projectors IS870