hey guys, what I read so far, the pa70g sounds to be quite a good deal if the cost is really below 500$. Unfortunately here in Europe, the rate for the pa70g is about 700€ (880$)!! I would prefer the smaller pb60g (rate in Europe is 550€=690$) anyway , because I like the projector to be very handy so I can easily carry it to other places. And I already noticed for myself, after having owned an ACER C20 with just 20 lumens, that I probably will be fine with everything above 200 lumens. Also because I just watch/play in the evening or when it's darker.
I loved the ACER C20 btw, pretty decent picture and sharpness for that small unit (size of a smart phone!) and cheap price (150€). Unfortunately, it just lasted for a week. After using it everyday, somehow a lot of pixels started to disappear, I had to return it and didn't bother/risk to get a new one. I figured, it was because of the heat building up in that small projector because of the none existing fan (which on the other hand made it completely silent!), or because it simply had been build by ACER...That still is also a concern for other LED projectors, because I read that this just happens. Hence, who cares that the lamps hold 10 years if the panels/pixels or however just break...what good is a warranty of 2 years then...
Anyway, about ACER, that brings me to my actual question. As one of the cheapest and smallest/best projectors available at the moment seems to be the ACER K130, I wanted to ask here if anybody has info an this one. It has been out since April already, but it is still hard to come across tests, reviews or even comments. I find this one very attractive and for a price of 420€ I am really close ordering one.
The only user info I found so far are these 2 opinions: http://www.projectorcentral.com/Acer-K130-user-reviews.htm
and 1 video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsaz_ydDknI
which leaves a good impression.
I also would just love to know, how it plays hd files from usb. The LGs seem to do a good job on that, but I read for example, that the ACER K330 has problems with some files...
I am not posting the specifics, because you find them online anyway. But here are some points:
+very good contrast, 10 000:1
+good colour adjustment options
+focus seems to be sharp all over...
+cheaper than others
+warranty, 5 years on the DLP chip, which also promises that the colors stay the same!
~has no audio out, but Composite Video/Audio (3.5mm 4-pin mini jack), therefore it should be fine
~noise, 29db, but it doesn't seem to annoy and I am not sure if that is for ECO-mode...
-it's from ACER
-still no tests/reviews
So, if you have any info on the ACER K130, please share.