Hey guys. I received my Acer K330 today and I'm sad to to say that I'm disappointed. I guess my expectations were too high.
I don't find the picture bright enough with my Da-Lite High Power 2.8 (slightly off-axis) and it just looks pretty washed out, maybe because of the lowly ANSI contrast? I didn't realize that I'm a lumens whore but time spent with my Optoma HD67 and Epson 3200 projectors combined with Da-Lite screen has spoiled me.
I didn't spend too much tweaking the thing because out of box it should
look at least decent but no. The image looks soft and dull and that's why I'm returning this baby first thing tomorrow. Too bad, I love the fact that it powers on and off blazingly fast and of course the non-lamp factor. Been watching only 1080p Blu-Rays with this.
I think it's not that noisy in ECO mode, pretty similar to my Optoma HD67, perhaps even quieter but the tonal pitch is definitely higher. In the brightest mode it's somewhat noisy but tolerable depending on where it's installed.
Sorry guys, I promised pictures and video but I don't think I will open that box anymore. I couldn't get satisfying picture watching it with my own eyes and the camera cannot do better job.
I was actually bit surprised reading Zombie's user experience with the Vivitek Qumi and comparing it with his Acer H5360 (pretty much the same machine my Optoma HD67 I believe) He found the Vivitek sharper looking and comparable in PQ to Acer H5360. I find this to be quite the opposite with my Acer K330. And this is supposed to be better projector?
This was my first dip into cheap LED projectors and I'll still wait couple of product generations for things to mature and stick with antique lamp projectors I'm afraid.