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Acer U5520B Projector

£1,042.66
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 35dB Aug 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £112.49 Electricity cost over 5 years
Acer has good multimedia projector reviews
Supports full HD
Has a built-in speaker(s)
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Acer Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 820 expert and owner reviews (including 57 verified purchases), Acer has good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Acer also has good reviews specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors compared to other brands. 94% of those that bought a Acer projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Average Running Costs

The U5520B has an average running cost of £113 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 109 similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when Acer released the U5520B.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Acer U5520B supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this data projector do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative data projectors which support full HD currently available including the Hitachi CP-TW2505 (£1,072.44), or the Panasonic PT-VW355N (£939.76) which is cheaper.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the Optoma EH490 (£1,034.42) is also worth considering.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer U5520B has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to this data projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including cheaper projectors such as the Hitachi CP-TW2505 (£1,072.44), or the Epson 1970w.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Optoma EH490 (£1,034.42).

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Performance

Average Noise Level

The Acer U5520B has a relatively average noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

We compared all the other 35dB noise level projectors to this data projector and we think cheaper projectors such as the EB-575W (£880.79), and the EB-585W (£959.99) both from Epson is also worth considering.

If you are not concerned about having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the Benq MH856UST (£1,150.30) (37dB).

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Acer U5520B is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than a year the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of multimedia projectors of this age and type range from 600 ANSI lumens to 16,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Acer U5520B has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the NEC M403W (£882.35) (4,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Acer U5520B has a zoom capability, which is unusual. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this multimedia projector do not have a zoom capability.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Acer U5520B has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this multimedia projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Acer U5520B has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than a year ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Acer U5520B does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 3,000 hours, the Acer U5520B has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than a year. Across all the projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,900h.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers mrjl311001 u5520b, acer u5520bdlp, acer bcw0za00, acer bcw0zs00
Barcodes 04053162942295, 04713147621675, 04713147621682, 04713147621699

Acer U5520B Review Sources

To prepare this Acer U5520B review we compared this projector to 2,059 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,528 product attributes, 14,204 projector reviews and 2,772,200 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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Epson EB-S27 vs Acer U5520B

Epson EB-S27 vs Acer U5520B
Epson EB-S27 Acer U5520B
£ 329.97 £1,042.66
£713 Cheaper
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Significantly Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
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Three Times Lower RMS Rated Power

Epson 965H vs Acer U5520B

Epson 965H vs Acer U5520B
Epson 965H Acer U5520B
£ 350.86 £1,042.66
£692 Cheaper
Lighter
60% Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Two Audio in Ports
Only One Built-In Speaker
40% Smaller Lamp Power

Epson EB-945H vs Acer U5520B

Epson EB-945H vs Acer U5520B
Epson EB-945H Acer U5520B
£ 465.89 £1,042.66
£577 Cheaper
90% Lighter
Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Two USB 2.0 Ports
Only One Built-In Speaker
1,068.93M Lower Number of Colours
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