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Acer H9500BD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Acer H9500BD. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the black level and design. The usability and image quality also get good views. Many are critical about the reliability, while comments are divided on the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Acer H9500BD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer H9500BD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Acer H9500BD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the black level and price. The noise and usability also get good views, but there are some critical views about the reliability. Views about the design and image quality are mixed.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer H9500BD 3D 1080P Home Theater ProjectorAcer H9500BD 3D 1080P Home Theater Projector

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer H9500BD review

 

High quality 2D and 3D video quality and it's great to see lens shift, but the lamp life is a little disappointing

May, 2013

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Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Acer H9500BD home theatre projector

 

This cheap home theatre projector is an absolute bargain

Excellent, detailed, bright video ; Smooth 3D with no cross-talk ; Affordable price

Few calibration options ; Default sharpness slightly too high ; Motion smoothing slightly too eager

Acer’s relatively cheap H9500BD was a surprise. We were expecting a same-y, not-too-bad home theatre projector but the quality of its 2D and 3D video was very impressive given the low retail price.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: (pcworld.idg.com.au)

H9500BD

 

Acer's relatively cheap H9500BD was a surprise. We were expecting a same-y, not-too-bad home theatre projector but the quality of its 2D and 3D video was very impressive given the low retail price.

Excellent, detailed, bright video Smooth 3D with no cross-talk Affordable price

Few calibration options Default sharpness slightly too high Motion smoothing slightly too eager

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

Acer H9500BD Review

 

Acer's H9500BD 3D video projector is the most expensive of the three models here, but it has a couple of features the other two lack. Its overall image quality, however, is only on par with projectors in this price range. We'll leave it up to you to...

Not as bright as the Epson 3010, especially in 3D mode; only one pair of glasses included

Not as bright as the Epson 3010, especially in 3D mode; only one pair of glasses included

May, 2012

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Acer H9500BD

 

The Acer H9500BD is one of a new generation of projectors that's lowering the cost for 1080p 3D.

Notably low price for 1080p 3D. 3D works directly with video sources. 2D to 3D conversion. Zoom. Lens shift.

Minor to moderate image quality issues include rainbow artifacts, noise, loss of shadow detail, and 3D crosstalk.

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Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Gash (audioholics.com)

Acer H9500BD 3D Projector Video Review

 

Hi, I'm Andrew Gash and this is 3Dprojector. Audioholics has reviewed 3D projectors in the past,but this one is from Acer, a company well-known for their notebooks,netbooks and PCs... but they also have a line of excellentprojectors. Well, excellent if...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

Acer H9500BD 3D Projector Review

 

Audioholics has reviewed 3D projectors in the past, but the Acer H9500BD 3D Projector is excellent if you're really into black levels and have a budget of around $1500.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (projectorreviews.com)

Acer H9500BD

 

The Acer H9500BD, turned out to be a most pleasant surprise. Shows you what trouble one can get in by starting off with a lot of pre-conceived thoughts

Bright - not the brightnest in the class, but up there ; Handles large screens for 2D viewing ; Respectable overall color ; Skin tones are very good post calibration ; Dynamic iris for black level performance that's excellent for the price range, and...

Colors controls do not allow for calibrating the grayscale. While color is respectable, a grayscale calibration would further improve it ; Warranty is a basic one year. That's less than average - the low end of the range ; Brilliant Color sometimes...

That's it, folks. Tough call on this one, not a "slam dunk" or "pretty much best around", just a projector with lots of good things, and a number of rough edges. I gave it the Special Interest award, because, when "push comes to shove" their target...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (projectorcentral.com)

Acer H9500BD Review

 

At $1,699 street, it has the brightness and punch necessary to put up a compelling image, whether in 2D or 3D...

Consumer review by: sdenmark (newegg.com)

Get an extended warranty

 

Acer 3D galsses are hard to find. I've tried other brands but the ACER's have the best image due to their contrast and being made for the projector itself.

Picuture is great, 3d is awesome

First Unit arrived damaged. NewEgg replaced it. Second item had (apparently) had already been registered by somone else.... so I guess I received someone's return? It took a submission of the purchase receipt to Acer to get the right purchase date...

Jan, 2013
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Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Grey / Silver
Form factor:Desktop
Product Type:Desktop projector

Display

Built-in Display: No

Lamps

Bulb power:280
Lamp Power:280
Lamp Type:UHP
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:2000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):2500

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.45 - 2.9
Digital Zoom:8
Optical Zoom:1.5

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s):N / No

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N / No
Wi-Fi:N / No

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
F-number (relative aperture):2.45

Performance

HDCP: Yes
Horizontal scan range:0 - 100
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Noise Level:30
Vertical scan range:0 - 85

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y / Yes
Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port:Y / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:2
Microphone in:Y
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:3

Power

AC adapter input voltage:110 - 220
AC input voltage:110 - 220
Power Source:AC

Projector

Contrast ratio (dynamic):50000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:±15
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Number of Colours:1.07 / 1.073 billion colours
Projection distance:1 - 10
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2000
Projector brightness (economic mode):1600
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:7620
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9
Uniformity:90
Zoom capability:Auto/Manual / Manual
Zoom ratio:1.5:1

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

3D: Yes
3D compatibility:Y
3D-Ready: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD:Y / Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:31
Height :13
Weight:7.2 / 7200
Width:39.8