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Acer H5360 HD3D (DLP 1280x720) Video Projector

post #1 of 1760
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The chic white Acer H5360 projector transforms the living room into a home theater via native 16:9 HD-ready projection, HDMI™ connectivity, and brilliant color reproduction. Furthermore, immersive Stereoscopic 3D entertainment is now brought to your home! Immersive 3D visuals for games, movies, photographs beamed from the Acer 3D-ready projector. Certified for leading 3D solutions: nVidia 3D Vision and DLP 3D.

The Acer H5360 projector is certified for leading 3D solutions: NVIDIA® 3D Vision and DLP 3D. NVIDIA® 3D Vision kits transform hundreds of PC games to full stereoscopic 3D. DLP 3D Ready kits with high (120 Hz) refresh rates render a flicker-free 3D experience.

Native 720p (HD-ready) resolution sharpens movie details; true 24p frame rate preserves real film quality for a cinema-like experience; and higher brightness and contrast ratios project crystal-clear images. Wall-color compensation lets you project accurate images even on colored walls, and HDMI™ connectivity portrays brilliant games and entertainment in the comfort of your living room.

Display Technology

* DLP™, Digital Light Processor

Native Resolution

* Native 720p (1280 x 720)

Compressed Resolution

* Maximum UXGA (1600 x 1200), 1080p (1920 x 1080)

Typical Colors

* 1.07 Billion Colors

Brightness (ANSI lumens)

* 2500 ANSI Lumens (Standard), 2000 ANSI Lumens (ECO)

Contrast Ratio

* 3200:1

Throw Ratio

* 58"@2m (1.55 ~ 1.70:1)

Noise Level

* 32 dBA (Standard mode), 27 dBA (ECO mode)

Weight

* 2.2 kg (4.9 lbs)

Dimensions

* 268 x 192 x 80 mm (10.6" x 7.6" x 3.1")

Computer Compatibility:

* IBM PC and Compatibles, Apple Macintosh, iMac, and VESA Standards 1080p (1,920x1,080), WSXGA+ (1,680 x 1,050), WXGA+ (1,440 x 900), WXGA (1,280 x 800, 1,280 x 768), UXGA (1,600 x 1,200), SXGA+ (1,400 x 1,050), SXGA (1,280 x 1,024), XGA (1,024 x 768), SVGA (800 x 600), VGA (640 x 480)

IR Remote Control

* included

Video Compatibility

* NTSC (3.58/4.43), PAL (B/D/G/H/I/M/N), SECAM (B/D/G/K/K1/L), HDTV (720p, 1080i, 1080p), EDTV (480p, 576p), SDTV (480i, 576i)

Aspect Ratio:

* 16:9 (Native), 4:3 Compatible

Horizontal Scan Rate:

* 30k ~ 100k Hz

Projection mode

* Front, Rear, Front-Ceiling, Rear-Ceiling

Vertical Scan Rate:

* 50 ~ 85 Hz, 50 ~ 120 Hz (Available from Dec 2009)

Projection Distance:

* 3.3’ (1.0m) ~ 33.8' (10.3m)

Projection Screen Size (Diagonal):

* 27" (67cm) ~ 300" (762cm)

Digital Zoom

* Yes, 2X

Keystone Correction:

* +/-40 Degrees (Vertical ), Manual & Auto

Lamp Life

* 3000 Hours (Standard), 4000 Hours (ECO)

Lamp Type

* 200 W user replaceable P-VIP lamp

Ceiling Mounting Capability

* Yes, with Auto ceiling-mount correction

Power Consumption:

* 224 Watts (Operation), <1 Watts (Standby)

Power Supply

* AC Input 100~240V auto-switching power supply

I/O Connectors

* Analog RGB/Component Video (D-sub) x 1 Composite Video (RCA) x 1 S-Video (Mini DIN) x 1 Component (3 RCA) x 1 HDMI (Video, Audio, HDCP) x 1 PC Audio (Stereo mini jack) x 1 RS232 (Mini DIN) x 1

Bundled Accessories:

* AC power cord VGA cable Composite video cable Remote control Battery for remote control Lens cap Carrying case User's guide (CD-ROM) Quick start guide Security card

Warranty

* Acer projectors support a 2 year carry-in warranty and 1 year warranty for the lamp.

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Owners ?
post #2 of 1760
Wow!!

However the next big question is the price...
post #3 of 1760
Hmm the 120hz option is only available in December 2009. Another "I bet we could adapt our firmware to make this 3D compatable" projector. With 2500 ansi and 3200:1 contrast it's at least going to be bright enough to watch through shutter glasses.

Hey if they can do it with firmware why can't most new projectors be adapted?

(I don't get the brightness from a 200watt lamp though--seems questionable)
post #4 of 1760
Any word on this projector? I don't see if for sale anywhere...
post #5 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Rainier2 View Post

Any word on this projector? I don't see if for sale anywhere...

I spoke with Acer America sales on Friday Nov 27...they hadn't heard of the projector, or 3d for that matter.

Here's the longer tale. I only reached sales after the receptionist first transferred me to technical support in response to my "product availability request". Tech support was horrible, had not heard of the product, and finally told me that I should not be talking to them (duh).

I called the receptionist back and explained how poor tech support was. The receptionist agreed and then pleaded with me to tell Sales Management to change the policy requiring them to transfer all product related calls to tech support - because in her words it only upsets pre-sales customers who then call back. Huh? Who gets paid to come up with these ideas? A pre-sales call to Acer Tech Support definitely causes one to seriously reconsider buying the product...I shudder to think of trying to communicate regarding a true technical problem!

Sales was only marginally better than Tech Support. The person did speak English natively but knew nothing of the product (or 3d) much less any plans for release. He apologized for the poor phone experience. I explained that he should be selling this great product rather than apologizing. I left my email address with him and he promised me to forward any information he could find. Can you guess whether I've gotten any email? If the receptionist thinks that she can't personally reach the right people in the company to reform a poor policy, it probably follows that the organization is not highly responsive in any way.

It seems the Acer H5360 is a miracle. Amazing that a good product could be conceived and manufactured in spite of the poor personnel in all other areas of the company. Clearly, the product engineers have an enormous anchor to deal with - and it's called Acer America. We shouldn't be surprised that it's Europe released first.

Acer = good Product Engineers - piss poor Marketing & Sales + 0 Technical Support.
post #6 of 1760
Damn, thanks for the insight. Quite an entertaining read!

I still have no projector though because I was waiting for these specs/price range. I am considering the Viewsonic pjd6210, but it's less resolution.
post #7 of 1760
I've ordered an Acer H5360 and hope to get it within next 10 days. ---> htt**p://geizhals.at/eu/a476106.html

Till now I worked with a very fine ZALMAN 120 Hz 22" 3D monitor.



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post #8 of 1760
Looks like it's on the same platform as the Optoma HD66.

http://us.acer.com/acer/product.do;j...&CRC=542373464
post #9 of 1760
Still no release date on this? I am ready to pull the trigger! I already beat the Avatar game in 3D, but I'll play through it again on a HOOOOOG screen.
post #10 of 1760
Acer Germany said Dec 11 .... now Dec 21
post #11 of 1760
Sux.
post #12 of 1760
Yesterday I got it!

Small, silent ... all okay!

I cannot see any rainbow effect :-) ... tried 2D movies with 1080p, 720p, divx, avi etc.
post #13 of 1760
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Originally Posted by DagoDuck View Post

Yesterday I got it!

Small, silent ... all okay!

I cannot see any rainbow effect :-) ... tried 2D movies with 1080p, 720p, divx, avi etc.

You in the U.S. or U.K.? Where did you get?
post #14 of 1760
Hi!
I'm new here.
Looking for info about this projector.
How is it working, DagoDuck?
I'm thinking about buying one to use with my ps3... (for both games and movies)

Looking forward to hear from you!

Cheers!

Nuno
post #15 of 1760
And I have another question...

How does it work with the PJ location in the room?
I was thinking about placing it in a small table next to the sofa (some 50cm above the floor)... will i be able to adjust the image so that it will be "aligned" with the sofa?
I hope I'm making myself clear...
Looking forward for your answers!
Thanks!

Nuno
post #16 of 1760
Thread Starter 
post #17 of 1760
Available in the U.S. yet?
post #18 of 1760
When somebody gets their hands on one of these, could they please test it out with a PS3 or Xbox 360 and the game Avatar? I'm curious as to how it works with the consoles. I've seen the thread about it in the Nvidia forums, and it's getting alot of great reviews from people playing Batman Arkham Asylum and stuff like that, but I don't have a gaming PC right now.

My primary concern is whether or not this projector would work well with the Playstation 3 in Stereo 3D. Right now, there are only two PS3 games that feature Stereo 3D, Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao (available via download from PSN), and Avatar the game. I know Sony is going to be making a big push for more Stereo 3D going forward, so I'm hoping this projector would work well with PS3 in 3D.

Also, anybody have any idea what the US price is going to be for this thing?


Last nite, I was reading about this projector quite a bit and got really excited about it, because it's a relatively cheap projector that can do 3D, and I was thinking that it could be a good 3D stopgap projector to go with until the whole 3D situation matures. But, as I started thinking more and more about it, it would be pretty foolish of me to get one of these, considering I don't have a PC capable of playing any of the modern day games. The only thing I would be able to see in S3D on this thing would be the two S3D games that are currently available for Xbox 360 and PS3, and I'm sure that would get really old, really quick. I wish I knew more about any upcoming Stereo 3D games for the consoles, but haven't heard anything concrete. Also, don't really know when the 3D Blu Ray players will be out, or how much they will cost. Hopefully the PS3 can somehow play the 3D Blu Ray's with a firmware upgrade, and hopefully it would work with this projector. Maybe I'm jumping the gun a bit with this projector, but I was super excited about it last nite. Playing Avatar in Stereo 3D on my 50" Samsung Plasma in 3D is a very cool experience, but the thought of playing it on my 120" screen really got me hyped.
post #19 of 1760
Hello People,

I ordered one of these for 599 EUR.
I don't know about the consoles but for PC you need one of two things:
1) If you have a recent Nvidia GPU and have another 120 EUR yo ucan get the Nvidia 3D Vision and off you shoot. You need to cough another 100 EUR for another pair of shutter glasses since the package comes with only one. If your Nvidia is older, that might hit you with another 150-500 EUR for one of the newer GeForce
2) If you are an ATI fan, as I am with a dualcore GPU, ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2, you just need to sit down and be patient. Google Cualron shutter glasses (I am new to the forum and was not allowed to paste the links. To your great luck this Acer is the only other beamer than the outrageously expensive InDepth that has this simple shutter-glass plug, which as you can read in the cauldron articles opens a window for a cheap alternative to the proprietary, money making, dead-end technology of Nvidia.

I expect to get the projector this week and when the branded cauldron glasses appear - test the Batman game and a couple of other 3D DVD/Blue-Ray films.

Keep in mind - the only thing you are searching is a beamer that can project at 120Hz, shutter glasses where each of the lenses refreshes at 60Hz and a GPU capable of DirectX 10.1-11. The rest is software.

Greetings,
M
post #20 of 1760
Anyone heard updates if it's coming to the U.S.?
post #21 of 1760
I'm new to projectors and 3d.

Just got confused by what I've read in another website:

(Being a newbie, I can't post URL's so this is what was quoted

Quote:


The projector is on sale now for a measly £549.99. Not bad for a brand new piece of kit so if you’re thinking ahead its not too bad an investment. If you want use out of it now however, you’ll need an NVIDIA 3D vision powered PC to use it.

Am I correct in understanding that you would need the abovementioned PC requirement for 3D viewing? I am planning on using it with my AV receiver. Would that work? Even on 2d? Sorry if its kind of a lame question. Just wanted to make sure before I went out and bought one.
post #22 of 1760
Not totally sure I know what you're asking, but it will work perfectly fine with any 2D content (Blu-Ray, DVD, TV). For 3D, it's a bit complicated. There are no 3D movies right now, but as for games you can run it on a PC with nVidia 3D Vision (certified for use on the H5360) and get 3D for virtually any game. You need an nVidia video card (min 8800 series), OR on the PS3 or 360 there are a whopping 2 games that support 3D w/out a PC. You will need specific glasses though, and I'm still not even certain which glasses work w/ console and projectors. Things will get easier when the 3D revolution rolls out this summer.
post #23 of 1760
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Originally Posted by Rainier2 View Post

Not totally sure I know what you're asking, but it will work perfectly fine with any 2D content (Blu-Ray, DVD, TV). For 3D, it's a bit complicated. There are no 3D movies right now, but as for games you can run it on a PC with nVidia 3D Vision (certified for use on the H5360) and get 3D for virtually any game. You need an nVidia video card (min 8800 series), OR on the PS3 or 360 there are a whopping 2 games that support 3D w/out a PC. You will need specific glasses though, and I'm still not even certain which glasses work w/ console and projectors. Things will get easier when the 3D revolution rolls out this summer.

Just wanted to make sure because where I'm from, you can get the Acer from computer shops and not AV shops. And computer shops have it on order basis so if you order it you have to get it. No demo or auditions. Pretty difficult to demo a projector anyway in our tiny computer shops. My question was simply whether you can connect the projector to a dvd, BD player or AVR and that was already answered.

Was just concerned because of the whole 3D thing and was wondering if 3D projectors are presently made just for PC's with Nvidia 3D.

In any case, noticed that this unit doesn't have optical zoom. Anybody who has this already have any difficulty positioning this projector?
post #24 of 1760
Just ordered mine today. Replacing my old Acer PH530 that had the color wheel crap out on Sunday.

Will post my experiences with the new rig.

Curious about the 3D capabilities, not sure I'll ever actually use it for that, but after seeing Avatar in 3D at the theater it would be way cool. Not sure what would be entailed to actually use the 3D.

Anyone interested in a Retro PH530? Makes everything look.. um.. Black and White!

TH
post #25 of 1760
Got my unit Thursday.

Had to make some changes to my setup as the H5360 has a shorter throw distance than my old PH530. For a 100" image I had to move my mount forward about 24". I had considered just moving to a 120", but with only 720p I was worried the "Screen Door" would be visible on that big of an image.

Brightness is noticably brighter than my PH530, Color is excellent although shifted toward the RED out of the box. Clarity is another issue however.

I use the projector with my Media PC as an oversized monitor, and the H5360 image is definitely not as clear as the PH530 was. Given my setup some Vertical Keystone adjustment is needed and I think this may be the issue. The scaling involved for the keystone is not as smooth as the older PH530. This is really only noticable when viewing computer text on the screen. When playing other content the difference isn't visible. "Screen Door" is the same as the PH530, for my setup my seating is just beyond the "noticable" limit. Here again it is more obvious when reading computer text versus playing a movie.

Rainbow effect doesn't appear to be any better/worse than before. I don't think I am that susceptable so I may not be a good reviewer for this, but I only notice them when the credits roll on a black background.. Never anytime else.

Menu is pretty straightforward. I did find one "tick".. When you set the ECO mode it isn't retained when the projector is turned off. Starting the projector always starts in normal mode. (The PH530 saved this setting.)

Overall I'm happy with this projector, for the price the image is nice and bright, the only issue I have is image clarity (which might be due in part to my setup needing Keystone correction.)

Anyone with specific questions? Feel free to post to this thread I'll answer any I can.

One note.. In the start of this thread it was posted that the warranty was 2 years. That is incorrect. The material packed with my projector states that it is a 1 year warranty (90 days on bulb).

TH
post #26 of 1760
I'm assuming this projector has hdmi 1.3 right ? I wonder when we will see a 3D projector with hdmi 1.4 ? Then it might actually work with 3D Blu Ray players, etc, etc.
post #27 of 1760
Pretty sure you could do that now with some new versions of blu-ray capable meida players, Nvidia and a PC.
post #28 of 1760
Anyone try the Xpand 102 Glasses with the unit
post #29 of 1760
Anyone try the Playstation 3.3 update yet on this device?
post #30 of 1760
Based on comments/reviews in this thread versus threads for the HD66 the H5360 does not seem to have as claer an image for 2D or for 3D.

I would like to be able to just get going with the H5360 without driver headaches as with the HD66 however if the image is not as good maybe the driver headaches are worth it.

Also, ProjectorCEntral gave a great review of the HD66. Basically they said the image quality is better then typical for a $700 PJ.

Can you guys weigh in on whether the 2D quality is better than you would have expected ? What about 3D.

Contrast is 3200 versus 4000 for the HD66. Anyone verify what this translates to ?

Someone seems to have a solution for drivers for the HD66. Would you have bought the HD66 now that drivers seem to be in place ?

Any comments that will help my decision would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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