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Acer H6520BD Projector

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10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Oct 2014
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Movies are massive at 300 inches (762 cm) and a billion colours. Action sequences are thrilling at an authentic 24p frame rate1 and with AcuMotion's blur control.1 With the superb clarity of... More
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Acer Has Good Projector Reviews

We checked 623 user and expert reviews for Acer projectors and found that on average Acer has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Acer has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the H6520 which do not support Full HD projection, the Acer H6520 supports Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Unlike most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the H6520 which do not support 3D image projection, the Acer H6520 supports 3D image projection.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the NEC M352[plb_2250187_price], or the Optoma ML550[plb_1947306_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer H6520 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Acer H6520 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all projectors of a similar spec and age to the H6520 the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Acer H6520 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by data projectors of this age and spec. This data projector also supports a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the H6520.

The worst supported resolution amongst similar types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors of this spec and age is 3,300 ANSI lumens. At 3,500 ANSI lumens, the Acer H6520 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the H6520.

If this Acer projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the 1980WU[pl_2746486_price] (4,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the 1985WU[pl_2785330_price] (4,800 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Epson.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 33 decibels, the Acer H6520 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The noise levels of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the H6520 range from 28dB to 49dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

There are a number of other 33dB noise level projectors currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the NEC M352[plb_2250187_price], or the Benq GP3[plb_2027406_price].

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Acer P1515[plb_2417211_price] (33dB).

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

This projector has a maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum digital resolution on projectors of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

With a lamp power of 250 Watts, the Acer H6520 has one of the bigger lamp power amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average lamp power of data projectors of this type and age is 240W.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the H6520 the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 40dB. The noise level in economy mode of the Acer H6520 of only 27 decibels is one of the quietest amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the H6520 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Acer H6520 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at alternative multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price], or the Epson PowerLite 1222[plb_2225031_price].

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the RMS rated power range from 1W to 20W. At only 2 Watts, the Acer H6520 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the H6520.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Acer H6520 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port data projector.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 5,000 hours, the Acer H6520 has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the H6520. The average service life of lamp in economic mode of data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the H6520 is 7,400h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 1,000h to 30,000h.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Acer H6520 is a one USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 1.1 times zoom factor, the Acer H6520 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst projectors of this age. The smallest optical zoom of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the H6520 is 1.1x, the biggest is 2.1x, and the average optical zoom is 1.4x.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer H6520

Average Running Costs

The H6520 has an average running cost of £100 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 136 projectors of this spec and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 10000:1 contrast ratio projector was released over two years ago.

Specification

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Expert Reviews

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4 March 2015

Dass die beiden preiswerten Testkandidaten Filme, Fotos und Videos mit optimaler Full-HD-Auflösung darstellen, ist auch im Einsteigerbereich keine Überraschung mehr. Jeder Hersteller hat... Read more…

8 January 2015

Strahlend hell, kompakt und transportabel ist der Acer H6520BD, er eignet sich als mobiler Beamer für gemeinsame Videoabende in größerer Runde unter nicht ganz perfekten Heimkino-Bedingungen...

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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers h6520b, h6520bd, acer h6520, acer h6520b, acer h6520bd, acer 1920x1080
Barcodes 04053162597334, 04713147280186, 04713147280193, 04713392489426

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