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Acer H5360 is the First Affordable 720P 3D Vision-ready DLP Projector

November 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments · General 3D News


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)

More information about the Acer H5360 3D-capable 720p projector…

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Doug M // Nov 30, 2009 at 22:31

    I spoke with Acer America sales…they hadn’t even heard of the projector, or 3d for that matter.

    Here’s the longer tale. I only reached sales after the receptionist first transferred me to technical support in response to my “product availability request”. Tech support was horrible, had not heard of the product, and finally told me that I should not be talking to them (duh).

    I called the receptionist back and explained how poor tech support was. The receptionist agreed and then pleaded with me to tell Sales Management to change the policy requiring them to transfer all product related calls to tech support. Huh? Who gets paid to come up with these ideas? A pre-sales call to Acer Tech Support only causes one to seriously reconsider buying the product…I shudder to think of trying to communicate regarding a true technical problem!

    Sales was only marginally better than Tech Support. The person did speak English natively but knew nothing of the product (or 3d) much less any plans for release. He apologized for the poor phone experience. I explained that he should be selling this great product rather than apologizing. I left my email address with him and he promised me to forward any information he could find. Can you guess whether I’ve gotten any email?

    Acer = good product engineers – piss poor marketing & sales.

  • 2 Bloody // Dec 1, 2009 at 02:23

    Great for them… not knowing their own products?!

  • 3 Jorge Pinheiro // Dec 27, 2009 at 16:36

    i ve one ( got it 22 Dec ).
    Overall a great budget 720p projector…but not a Panny ….
    Black levels could be better and the keystone features could be better. As for the 3D , ive no way to test it for now.
    Regards from Portugal / Europe.

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