My thoughts and experience with the Acer H6510BD:
I think this is the best 1080p + 3D projector for under $1000 that has ever been released so far.
I was waiting on the new 720p LED PJs mainly because I don't want to keep buying bulbs but after trying out the LG PA75U for $700 and then trying the Acer H6510BD for only $100 more from newegg.com I couldn't help feeling that I would have been disappointed and angry forever if I didn't return the PA75U. The 720p LED projectors simply don't compare to the brightness, contrast, and detail, from the bulb based 1080p projectors. To me 720p is too low for a true HD experience, and this can be very bothersome when you have 1080p content but you still have to play it on a 720p PJ. Now the Acer H6510BD is simply an amazing achievement for the price and thanks to all the advancements in the tech behind it. I am not concerned about buying replacement bulbs because the picture quality makes it completely worth it, especially over those 720p LED PJs.
Here were my concerns before I bought the Acer:
1. frame jitter or stutter during gaming in 3D because of 48Hz (96Hz) per eye spec instead of 60Hz (120Hz)
2. fragility of the projector because of it being bulb based instead of LED
3. 1080p not being much better than 720p
1. no frame jitter or stuttering during gaming in 2D or 3D, BUT! make sure you use the HDMI port for gaming in both 2D and 3D because the VGA port cannot handle 1080p as smoothly, more below
2. the projector feels built like a brick and seems very solid or compacted, I've moved it several times while it was projecting with no issues
3. 1080p is so much better that now I find 720p unacceptable for a PJMAKE SURE YOU USE THE HDMI PORT
when gaming both in 2D or 3D, when I used the VGA port to game at 1080p there was noticeable frame stutter and it was unpleasant to play that way, once I switched to the HDMI input with an HDMI cable from my PC to the projector then the frame stutter in gaming was gone!
I am completely satisfied and beyond with my purchase so for anyone still waiting, Acer H6510BD will not disappoint!
Now for my questions, why does setting the "HDMI Color Range" from "full" to "limited" give me better contrast and a brighter image? I though "limited" gave less contrast but it seems opposite in this case.
These are some pics I took on a grey/green wall in complete daylight inside my room, I keep my 100" white screen downstairs for movies and use the PJ in my room for gaming,
For those who think it looks bright even at daylight, it looks ten times brighter at night and much better than my 52" Sony, again it will not disappoint.
Guru64Edited by Guru64 - 8/2/13 at 5:12pm