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Acer H8550BD
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Acer H8550BD Projector

1080p (1920x1080) 34dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Aug 2015
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Movies are massive at 300 inches (762 cm) and a billion colors. Action sequences are thrilling at an authentic 24p frame rate and with AcuMotion's blur control.1 With the superb clarity of... More
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9 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Acer projectors have good ratings on average and across all multimedia projectors Acer is one of the superior brands.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for more than a year which do not support Full HD projection, the H8550BD 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 VPL-VW350ES[pl_3231569_price], or the VPL-VW320ES[pl_3026757_price] both from Sony or the LG PF1500G[plb_2896881_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The H8550BD has a built-in speaker. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age also have a built-in speaker.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The H8550BD supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the H8550BD also support 3D image projection.

Alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might also want to consider include the Sony VPL-HW65ES[plb_3022934_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the H8550BD is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all projectors that have been around for around the same time as the H8550BD the resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).

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Two HDMI Ports

Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age only have one HDMI port, however the Acer H8550BD has two HDMI ports.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the H8550BD range from 1.1x to 1.9x. With an optical zoom of 1.4 times zoom factor, the H8550BD has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The H8550BD has a maximum maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more maximum digital resolution than the most frequently found maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This projector's maximum digital resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels) is actually the best maximum digital resolution amongst all projectors of a similar type and age to the H8550BD.

The worst maximum digital resolution across comparable types of projector is 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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Quite High Maximum Horizontal Synchronization

Projectors of a comparable type and age to the H8550BD have maximum horizontal synchronization of between 72kHz and 110kHz. The H8550BD has a fairly high maximum horizontal synchronization (100 kilohertz) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the H8550BD.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The H8550BD does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than a year also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider including the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors of a similar age and spec to the H8550BD the projector brightness range from 500 ANSI lumens to 8,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens. At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Acer H8550BD has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the H8550BD.

If you would prefer a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL[plb_3244300_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of only 3,000 hours, the H8550BD has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. Across all the projectors that came out around the same time as the H8550BD the lamp service lives range from 2,000h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 7,800h.

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Very Low Maximum Vertical Synchronization

The H8550BD has one of the lower maximum vertical synchronization (only 0.12 kilohertz) amongst projectors of this age. The maximum vertical synchronization of projectors of a similar age and type to the H8550BD range from 0.12kHz to 120kHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most multimedia projectors of this age and type have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Acer H8550BD which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

Most projectors that are a comparable age to the H8550BD have one built-in speaker, including the H8550BD which has one built-in speaker.

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Very High Power Consumption During PowerSave

Across all the multimedia projectors of this age and spec the power consumption during PowerSave range from 0.41W to 270W. When compared to other data projectors that were released around the same time as the H8550BD that we have checked the power consumption during PowerSave of, the H8550BD's power consumption during PowerSave of 270 Watts is one of the highest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer H8550BD

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Acer released the H8550BD.

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the H8550BD is £105, which is typical compared to the other 60 projectors that were released more than a year ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 34 decibels, the H8550BD has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 34dB noise level projectors currently available including the Viewsonic PJD5255[plb_2831063_price], or the LG PF1500G[plb_2896881_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Number of Colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Plug and Play
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

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12 November 2015

Les bonnes surprises sont les plus inattendues, l'adage se confirme. En bien des points, l'Acer V7500 nous fait penser...

3 November 2015

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30 December 2015

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Electricity cost when switched on £104.16
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Total running cost over 5 years £104.16
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer h8550, acer h8550b, acer h8550bd
Barcodes 04053162960459, 04713392001062

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