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Acer U5220 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB Apr 2015
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9 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” .

Acer Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 654 user and expert reviews for Acer data projectors and found that on average Acer has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Acer has good reviews specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range.

Supports 3D

The Acer U5220 supports 3D, as do most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the U5220.

Alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available which you might also want to consider include the MW632ST[pl_3028640_price], or the MW571[pl_3402568_price] both from Benq which is cheaper.

Other projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to look at include the Benq MH684[plb_3146470_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer U5220 has a built-in speaker(s), 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 projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the MW632ST[pl_3028640_price], the MW571[pl_3402568_price], and the MX631ST[pl_3089359_price] all from Benq which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Acer U5220 has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the projectors of a comparable age and type to the U5220. Most of the projectors that were released one year ago only have one number of built-in speakers, however this multimedia projector has two number of built-in speakerss.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Acer U5220 is a two HDMI ports quantity data projector. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the U5220 only have one HDMI ports quantity.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The Acer U5220 has a maximum maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more maximum digital resolution than the most common maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 1920 x 1200 pixels maximum digital resolution is actually the best maximum digital resolution amongst all similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the U5220.

The worst maximum digital resolution amongst similar types of data projector is 1280 x 1024 pixels.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Across all the projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the U5220 the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 20W. The Acer U5220 has a quite high RMS rated power (10 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released one year ago.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

Across all the comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the U5220 the noise level (economic mode)s range from 27dB to 34dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of only 27 decibels, the Acer U5220 has a quite quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the U5220.

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10 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 Wi-Fi

Most projectors of a similar age and type to the U5220 do not support wi-Fi. The Acer U5220 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Acer U5220 does not support full HD. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago also do not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support full HD which you might also want to consider including the MW571[pl_3402568_price], or the MX631ST[pl_3089359_price] both from Benq.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors that are a similar age to the U5220 the projector brightnesss range from 3,000 ANSI lumens to 4,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Acer U5220 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the U5220.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the MW632ST[pl_3028640_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens), the MX631ST[pl_3089359_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens), or the MW571[pl_3402568_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens) all from Benq which is also cheaper.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At only 4,000 hours, the Acer U5220 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age. The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of projectors that have been available for a similar time to the U5220 range from 3,500h to 10,000h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the Acer U5220 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp of data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the U5220 is 3,800h, and the service life of lamps range from 2,500h to 5,000h.

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Very Low Vertical Synchronization (max)

Across all the projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the U5220 the vertical synchronization (max)s range from 0.12kHz to 120kHz, and the average vertical synchronization (max) is 40kHz. At only 0.12 kilohertz, the Acer U5220 has a quite low vertical synchronization (max) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the U5220.

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Quite High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The Acer U5220 has one of the higher power consumption (PowerSave)s (235 Watts) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The power consumption (PowerSave)s of data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the U5220 range from 200W to 270W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 220W.

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Very Heavy

The Acer U5220 is one of the heaviest 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the U5220 (5.5 kilograms) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The weights of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the U5220 range from 1.8kg to 5.5kg.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the U5220 is 1x, the biggest is 2x, and the average optical zoom is 1.3x. The Acer U5220 has a quite small optical zoom (only 1 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the U5220.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer U5220

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the U5220 is £96 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 23 multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Acer released the U5220.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Acer U5220 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the U5220.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The Acer U5220 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Number of Colours
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Focus
Video
3D
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables 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
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A bit bulky but in overall, it's a good projector. The image is clear & crisp.

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Total running cost over 5 years £95.82
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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 bcw3za00, acer 1024x768, acer p238837p, acer bcw3zs00, acer mrjl211002, acer mrjl211001
Barcodes 04053162839946, 04713147621576, 04713147621583

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