Acer's Compact H5380BD Projector Supports 3D Movies, Won't Drive Up Your Power Bill

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John Pombrio

For an extra 100 dollars, Acer has the same projector but with true 1080P native resolution. H6510BD

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vrmlbasic

The Full HD model has lower contrast and blub life. Oddly enough, it is also smaller and lighter than the model in this article.

Are these bulbs _really_ LED? Only 4000-5000 hours seems mighty low compared to what I've come to expect from LED lighting.

Both of these claim to be 120 Hz. I wonder what gaming would be like on one of these. I wonder what motion interpolation would look like at 120 Hz; non-interpolated 24 fps gets to me at times.

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vrmlbasic

720p? C'mon Acer, the LED bulb sounds like it is one step forward but such a crappy resolution is at least three steps back.

If the projector is being marketed for movies, perhaps it should have a 21:9 resolution? Give it a mode to "revert" to 16:9 1080 if desired? Either way, 720 is NOT "movie quality". It isn't even "TV show on bluray" quality.

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SliceAndDice

Newegg has it for $400

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John Pombrio

Yes! An LED bulb. That is what I have been waiting for! I might give this one a go.

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SliceAndDice

Well, my wait is finally over. I've been using a 60" Mitsubishi DLP 3D HDTV for a little over a year since my 720p projector blew up on me. Decent 3D projectors have been out of reach financially for me but this one is right in the price sweet spot. Time to list my 60"-er on craigslist.

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aldenf

Sounds like a great little home theater projector. One huge piece of info has been omitted in this article... Technology? Is it LCD, DLP or LCoS?

After visiting Acer's website, the projector utilizes DLP technology. Strange it wouldn't be included in a press release or included by the author...