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20000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 30dB May 2016
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Even in bright rooms, your presentations will shine as brilliantly as your ideas. After prolonged projector use, colors and text will still be vibrant and crisp, thanks to Acer's advanced color... More
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27 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This 20000:1 contrast ratio projector received a score of 100 out of 100 from multimedia projector expert review site projectorcentral.com. That puts this data projector in the top 1% of all the new 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

Nice Design

Four Acer P6500 owners who purchased this projector mentioned that it was good looking. Projectorcentral.com mentioned “Beautiful world” in their review of the Acer P6500 and scored it 5 stars. Projectorcentral.com also mentioned “Beautiful red chassis”. Projectorcentral.com also mentioned “Her er mere overskud og kraft end hos de andre samt elegant gengivelse af bde film og musik”.

A number of customers wrote that it was a good design. Projectorcentral.com mentioned in their Acer P6500 review “Comfortable overear design”. Projectorcentral.com also wrote “Great design”.

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Good High Def TV

A number of people concluded that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Projectorcentral.com mentioned in their Acer P6500 review “Full HD resolutie”. Projectorcentral.com also wrote “Dobrej jakoci goniki, doskonae warunki gwarancyjne, podwietlana klawiatura z blokiem numerycznym, zgrabna obudowa moe si podob 263, matowa matryca Full HD, wydajne podzespoy”. Projectorcentral.com also wrote “Pannello IPS matto, con contrasto elevato, risoluzione Full HD”.

Reasonably Priced

Some Acer P6500 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert website Projectorcentral.com wrote “The Acer P6500 is the lightest weight and lowest price 1080p projector on the market with a rating of 5000 lumens or more” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Projectorcentral.com also mentioned “The Acer P6500 stands out as an extraordinary price value for both conference room”. Projectorcentral.com also wrote “Reasonable price”.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers who reviewed it wrote that it was good quality. Projectorcentral.com gave the Acer P6500 a very good rating and mentioned “It delivers solid image quality for data and presentations with good color balance” in their review of this projector. Projectorcentral.com also said “Good audio quality”.

Robust

A few Acer P6500 owners thought the product was well made. Projectorcentral.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned this year “Solid introduction of RPGlike elements” in their Acer P6500 review.

Good Size

One Acer P6500 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. This month Projectorcentral.com mentioned “Lightweight, impressive, accommodates a wide range of devices, leather cushions”. One Acer P6500 owner who purchased it mentioned that it was a good weight.

Good Sound Quality

One customer considered that the product had good sound quality.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer said in their reviews that the product was quiet. Projectorcentral.com said this month “Matte display, silent operation” in their review of this projector.

Good Environmental Credentials

One Acer P6500 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of power usage. In October this year Projectorcentral.com gave it a score of 5 stars and said “PS VR adds a new energy to an already fantastic game”.

Easy to Use

One person who purchased the product wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Good Picture Quality

One person who purchased the product thought it had good picture quality.

Good Battery Life

One Acer P6500 owner who purchased the product thought it had a good battery life. This year Projectorcentral.com said “Good battery life”.

Just Released Seven Months Ago

As one of the newer data projectors, this 20000:1 contrast ratio projector is likely to use more advanced technology.

Acer Has Good Projector Reviews

Projectors produced by Acer are some of the better projectors according to average user and expert reviews.

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Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the P6500 which do not support Full HD projection, the Acer P6500 supports Full HD projection.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Acer P6500 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the P6500.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer P6500 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the P6500.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness

The Acer P6500 has a quite bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other new data projectors. The average projector brightness of latest 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors is 3,300 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 300 ANSI lumens to 5,400 ANSI lumens.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Acer P6500 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all comparable spec data projectors that came out in the last 12 months the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

This data projector supports a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)|1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), which is the most frequently supported graphics resolution on 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Acer P6500 has more built-in speakers than most of the 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the P6500. Most of the recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors only have one built-in speaker, however this projector has two built-in speakers.

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Three HDMI Ports

The Acer P6500 is a three HDMI port multimedia projector. Most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months only have between one and two HDMI ports.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Acer P6500 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for the last year have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 1.6 times zoom factor, the Acer P6500's optical zoom is one of the biggest amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months. The average optical zoom of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the P6500 is 1.3x.

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Very Big Lamp Power

The average lamp power of similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the P6500 is 220W, and the lamp power range from 190W to 370W. When compared to other projectors that are a similar age to the P6500 that we have assessed, the lamp power of the Acer P6500 of 365 Watts is one of the biggest.

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Narrow

The widths of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the P6500 range from 90mm to 500mm. The width of the Acer P6500 of only 90 millimeters is one of the narrowest amongst multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the P6500.

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11 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £253.53

The price of the P6500 increased by £253.53 in the last fortnight.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Acer P6500 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other latest projectors also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Pricey

The cheapeast recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that we found costs £129 and the most expensive costs £3,358. We think that this multimedia projector looks expensive for a data projector that was launched in the last year.

Very Low Number of Colours

The average number of colours of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the P6500 is 880M, and the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M. At only 1.07 million, the Acer P6500 has a quite low number of colours compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the P6500.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The average service life of lamp in economic mode of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the P6500 is 6,200h. At only 4,000 hours, the Acer P6500 has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of only 3,000 hours, the Acer P6500 has one of the shorter lamp service lives amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The average lamp service life of new 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors is 6,700h, and the lamp service lives range from 3,000h to 20,000h.

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High Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the P6500 is £148 based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 3% of all 49 recently released comparable spec data projectors.

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Heavy

New 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have weights of between 110g and 40kg. With a weight of 4.5 kilograms, the Acer P6500 is one of the heavier similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P6500 amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Very High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The Acer P6500 has one of the highest power consumption in economy mode (367 Watts) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The average power consumption in economy mode of latest 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors is 230W.

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Very High Power Consumption During PowerSave

The average power consumption during PowerSave of latest comparable spec data projectors is 220W. When compared to other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the P6500, the Acer P6500's power consumption during PowerSave of 367 Watts is one of the highest.

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Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

New 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have noise levels in economy mode of between 22dB and 35dB. The Acer P6500 has a very loud noise level in economy mode (35 decibels) compared to most of the other new projectors.

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1 Other reason to consider the Acer P6500

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 30 decibels, the Acer P6500 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P6500.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
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
Compatible Screen Size
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
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Fixed Focal Length
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
DC-In Jack
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
AC Power in
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Technical Details
HD Type

Expert Reviews

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23 October 2016

The Acer P6500 stands out as an extraordinary price value for both conference room and classroom applications. Its combination of light weight, high lumen output and 1080p resolution is hard to...

Lightweight, impressive, accommodates a wide range of devices, leather cushions
Comfortable overear design
Easytouse and intuitive controls
Automatically pauses when removed
Good audio quality
VR's Phone holder and high in price
Not very compact
Beaten by much cheaper routers for everyday file transfers
QoS options are basic
Mobile app is horrific

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer p6500, acer p6500d, acer p6500dl, acer c7swza00, acer c7swzs00, acer p6500dlp, acer 1920x1080, home 1920x1080, acer mrjmg11001
Barcodes 00888863227549, 04713392096273

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