Projector pricing has fallen sharply in the past 12 months.
For some people, investing in a projector is a no-brainer, now that prices are comparable to LED televisions. For example, Acer's new H5370BD runs $549, beams images up to 300 inches, supports 720p HD, and is 3D ready, to name a few of the features. If you have a mancave (or womancave) that's suitable for a projector, it might make more sense than plunking down the same amount of cash for a 42-inch LED TV, which is about what you can get on that budget (sales notwithstanding).
Affordability is what Acer's pitching.
"Our newest home entertainment projector is a great choice for consumers wanting an affordable way to enjoy the excitement of both HD and 3D movies and games at home," said Chris White, senior director of product marketing, Acer America. "Two HDMI ports enable two devices including PCs and gaming consoles to be connected at once, and offer flexible connectivity and instant switching. Plus eco-friendly functionality saves power and extends lamp life, which lowers the total cost of ownership over the long-term."
The H5370BD features 2500 ANSI lumens brightness and 13,000:1 contrast ratio with "Dynamic Black" technology. It supports popular 3D technologies such as Blu-ray 3D, DLP 3D, and Nvidia 3DTV Play, and is also able to convert 2D content to 3D in real-time with no extra software required.
Acer's newest projector is available now and backed by a 1-year warranty.