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Well I took the plunge with the Acer 7531D and should have it by Weds. I have been happy with the Acer 5360 so decided to take the 1080P plunge.
You are right that there is not much out there about the projector but
for under 900.00 I don't know of anything that would give me a better
picture so I decided to dump my Nvidia 3D setup. I almost went with the
BenQ 1100 with the 4X color wheel vs 3 but since I don't see rainbows on
the 5360 why would I on the 7531D.

I will try and post some screenshots when I get it setup and give a review
vs the 5360 which I still have for now. The features that made me interested were:
Full HD 1080p
True 24p, PIP (tested works)
DynamicBlack technology (See if it works with out side effects) medium mode works great!
Acer ColorBoost / ColorBoost II / Color Boost II+ Technology color looks great and plenty of adjustments
Acer SmartFormat Technology
ColorSafe II.


I also like added feature in the menu found here:
http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers in the owners manual.
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Keep us posted. This is one I've been looking at very closely, but there no reviews anywhere online for the H7531D, and only a few for the H7530D.
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I'm going the reverse route. Currently own a BENQ W6000 Full HD 2D projector and thinking to get the Acer H5360BD for 3D only. Will mount 2 projectors in my room. Any reason you abandon the 3D setup?
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Well I took the plunge with the Acer 7531D and should have it by Weds. l.

Wow, I have been waiting for a review of this model for the longest time. Thanks in advance.
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I will keep you posted and the reason is there is not much content in 3D
at least for me since I use off air tv and am to cheap to buy the movies.
My setup worked great and my kids enjoyed it but until they come out
with 1080P 3D for under 1000.00 I am going to wait. I sit 11ft back from
a 10ft picture and don't want the pixels on 2d content which is what I watch the most.
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Projector made it so I will give some feedback later tonight.
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After watching the Acer 7531D for a few hours I would say if you have
the throw for DLP this is a great machine. Notice no rainbows or effect
and black enhancer setting medium works great. I am running eco user mode and a few adjustments in the the color management settings.
Tried 1080P 24ps and the display said I was in that mode but haven't
tested a bluray yet. Also the Sharpness and brilliant color works great.

I sell the 8350 Epson and the Acer 7531 wins hands down if you
can use DLP and not sensitive to rainbows like me. Blacks are a
little better on the RS1 but the Acer is close and beats it in color
and pop with no blurring. The Hw15 Sony blacks were not as good
As the Acer and the picture looks at least to me better for 899.00.
The Sharp 1200mk11 that I owned has no chance against the Acer.

All I am trying to say they were all great machines in my theater
but in no way worth the money over the 7531D. I am sure that
the mits 4000 or benq 1100 are equal or better but for more money.

Glad a took a chance and am very happy And Cheap!!!!!!!!
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Can you comment on the brightness?

You are using this 10ft wide screen? Can you comment on how it would look on a 10 ft wide screen?

Have you seen the Mits4000? You say you sell the 8350?
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Can you comment on the brightness?

You are using this 10ft wide screen? Can you comment on how it would look on a 10 ft wide screen?

Have you seen the Mits4000? You say you sell the 8350?
Plenty of pop on the 10ft screen or 12ft. As far as the Epson goes The Acer
looks like a Giant Led flat panel and with the Black Enhancer on medium
it takes the projector to another level. The iris doesn't have a pumping
action but a slight fade which doen't bother me at all. While the Epson
the blacks seem soft and and color is flat in comparison. The
Acer has more usable light output at a higher picture quality.

I guess to answer your question I prefer to use Eco mode which has
plenty of brightness even with ambient light. The black levels and detail
is quite good for 899.00. Have not seen the Mits 4000 but alot of people
speak highly of it on the forum. I would say that Acer does
do an amazing job for so little money and calibrates very well.
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What other projectors have you seen that you can compare the PQ to?

Where did you buy it?
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What other projectors have you seen that you can compare the PQ to?

Where did you buy it?

I have owned these projectors in my theater on the same screen and have
added some insight on how the Acer compares.
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Just a few quick shots no camera expert but happy with the image.
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How is the noise level for this pj? Are Acers about average in that area?

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How is the noise level for this pj? Are Acers about average in that area?

I would say average in normal mode and in eco can't hear it from 5 feet.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=24-009-286
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I have owned these projectors in my theater on the same screen and have
added some insight on how the Acer compares.



Maybe I am missing something---

You mentioned you owned the 8350 and have found the Acer to be better. What else?


I am very interested by this thread and information. Thanks greg
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Hawkson: What do you want to know? The pics posted were a 2.1g mkv file and
look better in person. I listed the projectors that have been in my theater on a
10ft da-lite HP screen. You could drive over if you want to see it. I will try to
help you if I can! Or if you have specific question as to the other projectors listed
compared to the Acer. They all have there strong points and weakness. To me
the Acer looks like a Samsung Led 55" tv that is 120". Has that glass look to it that
looks real.
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Greg,

Thanks for your review. How does the black level/contrast on the Acer compare to the Epson 8350? Is the black enhancer on the Acer for setting the iris?

WTB: DPI Cine LED 1000 projector
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Greg,

Thanks for your review. How does the black level/contrast on the Acer compare to the Epson 8350? Is the black enhancer on the Acer for setting the iris?

The blacks on the Epson are flat like you want to walk up 5 ft from the screen and watch
the picture where as the 7531 pop out at you even sitting back 11 feet
back.

The iris medium is the adjustment but on high it has a pumping action.
Picture 3 was taken to show the key next to the detonator. No iris no
key! Spoiled by the iris I guess but the picture still looks good off but
once you taste the forbidden fruit Hope this helps!
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Hello. I am looking to buy the Acer 7531d today, and can't really see what the difference is between its predecessor, the 7530d. Aside from the contrast levels rising to 50,000:1 from the prior's 40,000:1, is there anything else? Is the dreaded rainbow effect less visible in the new model? Also, since the contrast level is significantly higher in the Acer models (other brands are more in the 4,000:1 area code), how come there is no mention of it in reviews? And what is the explanation of how little reviews there are? These seem to be suspicious signs for me as a prospective buyer... I would imagine a sub $1000 projector that blows its competitors out of the water as far as contrast ratio would make alot more noise...

Your swift answers will be appreciated! thank you
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Hello. I am looking to buy the Acer 7531d today, and can't really see what the difference is between its predecessor, the 7530d. Aside from the contrast levels rising to 50,000:1 from the prior's 40,000:1, is there anything else? Is the dreaded rainbow effect less visible in the new model? Also, since the contrast level is significantly higher in the Acer models (other brands are more in the 4,000:1 area code), how come there is no mention of it in reviews? And what is the explanation of how little reviews there are? These seem to be suspicious signs for me as a prospective buyer... I would imagine a sub $1000 projector that blows its competitors out of the water as far as contrast ratio would make alot more noise...

Your swift answers will be appreciated! thank you

I don't see rainbows or effect in the 7531 or have I seen the 7530 so I can't help with the comparison. Black Enhancer works and so does the 24fps 1080p. As far as blows out of the water I wouldn't go that far but 899.0 price there will not be a huge improvement with any projector except for black levels but at what expense? Double the money is not worth it
for me and am happy with my purchase. I like the Iris feature hence the
better black levels and numbers mean nothing it is what comes out of the
projector. Lot's of great choices out there I'm sure you will figure it
out.
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greg1292, the Black Enhancer and iris medium you are talking about is that the Dynamic Black or the Degamma you are talking about.

Just have an Acer H7531D coming from Newegg and was looking at the owners manual and trying to figure out what you are talking about.

Just asking because I am confused and this is the first projector for me.

Thanks Kenny
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Black enhancer set to medium is the iris adjustment. Give the projector
about 2 hours on and the lamp will settle in before you try to calibrate.
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Any idea on an estimate for the offset of this unit? PJCentral Calculator doesn't seem to have the lens to top of screen offset.. Just wondering if it's fairly small like the HD20 or BenQ W1000 or if it's a little higher..

Great shots BTW.. PJ looks good!

EDIT: I found the H7530D on an actual Acer calculator here - http://www.acer-euro.com/pjcalculator/ - Looks like offset on a 100" screen is actually pretty small at about 8" which is actually really low in my situation and may work.. That's assuming the H7531D has roughly the same offset. I'll definitely do some more looking into this one..
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Hello. I am looking to buy the Acer 7531d today, and can't really see what the difference is between its predecessor, the 7530d.
The diffs are: contrast ratio, 1080p24, 2x HDMI
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The offset is still 8 inches with the 7531.
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Does anyone know if this would work with something like the VIP 3D Theater at 120hz?
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If anyone was scratching their head regarding the warranty, it is NOT what the original press release stated 5yr/1yr parts/lamp. It is in fact 1yr/90 days parts/lamp for U.S. orders. I don't know when this changed but it's sad that they stated 1 thing in a release and did another. Shame on them. (original release: http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/press/2010/3831 )

Anyone compare the Acer H7531D | Viewsonic Pro8200 | Benq W1100 ?? I suppose not...
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If anyone was scratching their head regarding the warranty, it is NOT what the original press release stated 5yr/1yr parts/lamp. It is in fact 1yr/90 days parts/lamp for U.S. orders. I don't know when this changed but it's sad that they stated 1 thing in a release and did another. Shame on them. (original release: http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/press/2010/3831 )

Anyone compare the Acer H7531D | Viewsonic Pro8200 | Benq W1100 ?? I suppose not...

It states 5 years for the chip only? Do they even fail that often. I have
not compared but doubt there any better projector if at all. All these projectors with higher pricing is a lateral move at best for the under
1500.00 projector class. I like my 7531d so much I bought an I7 2600k for
extreme frame doubling
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I wanted that lamp warranty of 1 year unlimited. I think the Pro8200 still offers a better lamp warranty for the same out of pocket costs. I love that you LOVE your Acer and it's encouraging but would like confirmation from others who own this unit. There's just not enough feedback (minus yourself) on this unit or the pro8200 w/ the possible firmware glitch.

I want to pull the trigger on this but can't just yet...
Thank you for posting your thoughts!!!
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The 5 year warranty is for the DLP chip only and is from TI. It is the case for all the single chip DLP's. It covers if there are any stuck (dead) pixels or the chip breaks down. The instances for it in the DLP world are very rare.

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