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Acer U5220 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Apr 2015
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The Education series projectors are great for both small rooms and classrooms. Positioning the projector close to the screen lets you easily point out details without casting shadows or being... More
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8 Reasons For

Good High Def TV

One Acer U5220 owner who reviewed the Acer U5220 concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Ican mentioned in their review of this projector in October last year “Amazing amazing hd projector, PS3, PC, Video files all look stunning” .

Good Brand

Acer is one of the better rated projector manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Acer also has good ratings for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the U5220 which do not support Full HD projection, the Acer U5220 supports Full HD projection.

Alternative projectors which support Full HD projection currently available which you might also want to consider include the Acer U5320W[plb_3386553_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to look at including the Benq MH684[plb_3146470_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Acer U5220 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the U5220.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection and we think the Acer U5320W[plb_3386553_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Benq MH684[plb_3146470_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer U5220 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the U5220.

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at including the Benq MW724[plb_2770285_price], or the Acer U5320W[plb_3386553_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Ricoh PJ WX3351N[plb_3011582_price].

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Two Built-In Speakers

Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec only have one built-in speaker, however the Acer U5220 has two built-in speakers.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The Acer U5220 has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode (only 27 decibels) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The quietest noise level in economy mode of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the U5220 is 27dB and the loudest is 34dB.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Acer U5220 owner who purchased this projector concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. Mai Thanh Son wrote on Amazon “A bit bulky”.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the U5220 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Acer U5220 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Acer U5220 has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 3,000 ANSI lumens) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the U5220 is 3,000 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 4,200 ANSI lumens.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the PJ X4241N[pl_3011571_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens), or the PJ WX4241N[pl_3011581_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens) both from Ricoh or the Benq MH684[plb_3146470_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens).

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Expensive

We think this 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector looks expensive compared to other data projectors of this spec and age. The cheapeast projector of this spec and age that we found costs £213 and the most expensive costs £828.

Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At only 4,000 hours, the Acer U5220 has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the U5220 is 500h, the longest is 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,000h.

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Quite Short Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of only 3,000 hours, the Acer U5220 has a quite short lamp service life compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the U5220. Across all the data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the U5220 the lamp service lives range from 2,000h to 6,000h.

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Fairly High Power Consumption During PowerSave

Projectors that have been around for more than a year have power consumption during PowerSave of between 190W and 270W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 220W. With a power consumption during PowerSave of 235 Watts, the Acer U5220 has one of the higher power consumption during PowerSave amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Very Heavy

Across all the data projectors of this type and age the weights range from 1.8kg to 5.5kg. When compared to other data projectors that were released one year ago that we have assessed the weight of, the Acer U5220's weight of 5.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Projectors of this age and spec have optical zooms of between 1x and 1.1x, and the average optical zoom is 1.1x. With an optical zoom of only 1 times zoom factor, the Acer U5220 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the U5220.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer U5220

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the U5220 is £96, which is typical compared to the other 24 similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Acer U5220 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the U5220.

Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Benq MW724[plb_2770285_price] (34dB and cheaper).

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The Acer U5220 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
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
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
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Input
Audio Out Port
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
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

User Reviews

(2)

Amazing projector,the image quality from PS3 & PC using Duronic MPS90/43 Manual Pull Down Screen ( bought from amazon) is stunning i have settled for 83 inch 16:10 image size. this projector can... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2014 by Mai Thanh Son
(Verified Purchase)

A bit bulky but in overall, it's a good projector. The image is clear & crisp.

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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 acer p238837, acer bcw3zs00, acer p238837p, acer bcw3za00, acer mrjl211001, acer mrjl211002
Barcodes 04053162839946, 04713147621576, 04713147621583, 05054629947302

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