While we are still waiting for Acer’s first 120Hz LCD gaming display (beginning next year if there is not additional delay), the company is going to make us happy with making available the first affordable wide format 1280×720 (720p) native resolution projector with support for 3D Vision and DLP 3D. The projector was one of the recently announced three new Stereo 3D compatible models from Acer that got officially certified by Nvidia. The projector started appearing on some markets already and is expected to be widely available in December… and at a good price point.
What is making this model interesting for people wanting to watch movies and play games in stereoscopic 3D is the fact that H5360 is with 720p native resolution… finally a wide aspect projector with 3D capabilities. There is also an HDMI connector present with the projector also accepting 1080p signal, but of course downscaling it to 720p, although I’m not yet sure if the HDMI will be able to accept 120Hz signal from the PC in order to be used in S3D mode. So far the other 3D-compatible DLP projectors have used the analog D-sub connector for sending the 120Hz video signal to the projector, but this needs to be verified.
The main specifications of Acer H5360:
Display Technology: DLP, Digital Light Processor
Native Resolution: Native 720p (1280×720)
Compressed Resolution: Maximum UXGA (1600×1200), 1080p (1920×1080)
Typical Colors: 1.07 Billion Colors
Brightness (ANSI lumens): 2500 ANSI Lumens (Standard), 2000 ANSI Lumens (ECO)
Contrast Ratio: 3200:1
Throw Ratio: 58″ at 2 meter distance (1.55 ~ 1.70:1)
Noise Level: 32 dBA (Standard mode), 27 dBA (ECO mode)
Lamp Life: 3000 Hours (Standard), 4000 Hours (ECO)
Lamp Type: 200 W user replaceable P-VIP lamp
I/O Connectors: Analog RGB/Component Video (D-sub) x 1 Composite Video (RCA) x 1 S-Video (Mini DIN) x 1 Component (3 RCA) x 1 HDMI (Video, Audio, HDCP) x 1 PC Audio (Stereo mini jack) x 1 RS232 (Mini DIN) x 1
Dimensions: 268 x 192 x 80 mm (10.6″ x 7.6″ x 3.1″)
Weight: 2.2 kg (4.9 lbs)