I have been using my new acer 9500 for 2 days now. After quite a bit of time integrating it into my pretty complex system i must say the 3d is beyond my expectations. As far as 2d goes it is fine however it is very glitchy especially when watching hd cable channel surfing. It periodically looses sync and it goes into the acer splash screen then says image processing. It is fine if i dont change the channel, Once it is on a source it seems stable. I am rainbow prone and do see rainbows when watching 2d. If this was going to be my main projector for 2d watching i would send it back to tiger direct. I use my sony vw85 for that so no worries there.
3d is a real pleasure. I dont see any rainbows in 3d. I run my panasonic blu ray directly to the acer since my onkyo 5007 will not pass it and use optical to the onkyo. I have ( now for sale) a dvdo iscan duo that just did not like the acer. It has the latest 3d firmware but i was having video drop outs during 3d and 2d with the iscan. Once i took it out of the loop things improved quite a bit. I sometimes have to manually turn on 3d in the acer i always have to turn it off when going to a 2d source, no big deal, however it is alittle annoying.
I watched imax under the sea 3d and it was fantastic. the potato cod was even closer than on my samsung 3d plasma. My wife actually jumped, and she has seen it many times on the plasma. The 3d image is absolutely pristine imo . I have never seen anything better. It is plenty bright on my carada 110 1.4 screen. Sure alittle brighter would be nice but it is more than acceptable. I watched avatar about an hour ago. I only planned on flipping through but ended up watching the last 90 min of the movie. It was stunning. I really could not believe just how great it looked. I like having the option to have accu motion on or off in 3d. I leave it on low which works nicely.
I had alot of trouble mounting it next to my sony. It was too close to fill the screen so i made a makeshift mount ( my universal would not fit it anyway ) and moved it back a foot behind the sony and mounted it to an overhead beam. I had to angle it up slightly since i have a low ceiling in my basement. I was able to get the image nearly perfect on the screen without any distortion that i could notice.
I run the acer in eco mode it is just about as bright as regular and is much quieter. It is about as loud as my old epson 8700 in economy. The epson does however have a better 2d picture imo. The first day i was thinking about returning it due to the many glitches and instillation problems. But once i resolved most of them I am keeping it. I would really miss the stellar 3d. Maybe next year there will be something that trumps the acer in 3d for less money, but for now this seems like a fantastic buy for 3d.
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