I finally have gotten my ACER H5360 up and running the way I want it to and I thought I would share my story in hopes it may help someone else.Equipment:
AVR = Sony STR-DN1000
Projector =ACER 5360
Source=HTPC Q6600, W7, Nvidia GT430
HDMI Switch = Mono Price 4-to-1 HDMI 1.3 spec (not the newer 1.3b or 1.4)
Nvidia 3d Vision Glasses & Emitter
The first issue I had was a 65 ft HDMI cable from EForcecity – it would carry the 60HZ signal just fine, but when I tried to switch to 120HZ it would blink on and off. I pulled out an older, but 25% thicker, as well as only 50 Ft long HDMI cable and ran it and this cleared up and it worked just fine. Later I tried to run the 50ft cable under the house, only to come up about 3 ft too short. I added a improvised HDMI female/female connector using 2 HDMI-to-DVI (male/female) connectors I happened to have + a 6ft HDMI cable for extension, and I was now able to at least get picture at 120HZ, but it was severely degraded with red pixels popping up all over. I ordered a passive/bus powered HDMI booster cable joiner connector off of Ebay for $12 from Eforcecity and replaced the jury-rigged connection and now it works perfectly at 120HZ.
Booster Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/HDMI-1080P-Signa...ht_1746wt_1097
The second issue I had involved my non-3d capable receiver – Sony STR-DN1000. I bought it March 2010, just before the 3D capable 1.4 HDMI receivers came out – DOH! When run through the Sony AVR the HTPC would not recognize the ACER and I was not able to switch to 120Hz or enable Nvidia 3d Vision. The solution was to run the HDMI out of the GT430 card to the AVR for bitstream audio, and the the GT430 DVI port (with DVI-to-HDMI adaptor) to an old 1.3 spec Mono Price 4-to-1 HDMI switch (I had bought long before I had the HDMI switching AVR - no need to have a 4-to-1, as a 2-1 would work just as well here). For the Monoprice HDMI switch, the Sony AVR OUT was hooked up to 1 of the IN ports and the HTPC was hooked up to another IN port, the ACER H5360 was hooked up to the OUT. With this setup, it works great with the HTPC DVI (video) feeding directly to the Monoprice switch, and the other components (+ HTPC HDMI (audio) feeding into the Sony AVR.
Overall I am very impressed with the system. The extra brightness of 2500 Lumen of the H5360 over my previous Acer PH530 720P (1000 lumen) has allowed me to pitch the old Mitsubishi 65” CRT Rear projection TV that I had kept around for daytime viewing. I now project directly on the white wall at 152” diagonal. I sit about 17’ away from the screen and can only see a slight amount of screen door effect occasionally. Conversely with 3D I can sit 8’ away and the picture still looks smooth as silk! It is very immersive at that distance. The one remaining issue is that at 17’ the Nvidia 3D vision glasses lose sync for a few frames intermittently…I need to look into DLP-Link Glasses.
I love this projector!