Acer H9500BD
Acer H9500BD
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Acer H9500BD

Good Gear Best Buy Digital Versus 5 Star Special Interest Award Highly Rated
A multi award winning but 5 year old 1920 x 1080 projector with a best buy award from one expert review website
1080p (1920x1080) No 2,000 ANSI Lumens 280W Nov 2012
Projector Native Resolution 3D Projector Brightness Bulb Power Release Date

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Acer H9500BD Review

With excellent reviews, we have scored the Acer H9500BD as follows for Summary.
12 Reviews + 6 Awards
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 34?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 84%, based on 12 reviews. This projector has received seven awards including a "Recommended" from and a "Best Buy" from Good Gear Sony multimedia projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Acer projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
The H9500BD is missing some features:
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not have a built-in speaker
Very short service life of lamp

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Acer H9500BD In-Depth Analysis


Seven Industry Awards

This Acer projector is one of the most highly awarded by expert review sites of all the multimedia projectors.

The authors at three expert review sites liked this multimedia projector. The author at website gave this projector a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Best Buy" award from website Good Gear who said it was was a sensible purchase. This data projector also received a "5 Star" award from review site, confirming their endorsement.

The experts at three other expert review sites all decided that this projector was very good. This Acer projector received an "Special Interest Award" from, gave it a "Highly Rated" award and Digital Versus gave it a "5 Star" award.

The expert at one other expert review site thought that this data projector was very good. This was from Les who gave it an "5 Star".

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 12 expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, PC Mag and the average expert rating of this Acer projector is 84%.

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Acer Has Very Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 999 owner and expert reviews (including 198 verified purchases), Acer has very good reviews for its projectors. 93% of those that bought a Acer data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


1920 X 1080 Resolution

The H9500BD has a 1920 x 1080 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most multimedia projectors. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The best resolution of all multimedia projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Acer H9500BD of only 2,000 ANSI lumens is quite dim compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the dimmest 12% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average projector brightness of all multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The H9500BD does not have a built-in speaker. 75% of multimedia projectors do have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The service life of lamp of the H9500BD of only 2,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 9% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Bulb Power

The H9500BD's bulb power of 280W is pretty average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the biggest 75% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The H9500BD supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The Acer H9500BD has a DVI port, which is unusual. 88% of multimedia projectors do not have a DVI port.

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The H9500BD is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of data projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since November 2012.

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