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Acer H6510BD FHD 1920x1080 (Up to 300” Display Size) 2 HDMI Inputs w/ Carrying Bag 3000 ANSI Lumens 3D DLP Projector
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: 1080P and comparatively inexpensive.

Cons: Mount holes off center and high fan noise when not using eco mode, which means I may never use it or only when using 3D (if I use it), since 3D kills the brightness (each eye doesn't see the full brightness by themselves). I like 3D, just not straining to see what I'm looking at. Passive is better in the long run.

Other Thoughts: I've only tried it out for a day so far. Upgraded from the Acer 5370BD (720p version) which I would easily give 4 or even 5 stars. I was hoping things would match up better and it would just be a swap. Luckily my mount plate holes matched, but the mount holes for the 6510 are way off from center making weight distribution severly off balance.
the throw ratio is quite different as well. I should have wired the ceiling for a tighter throw ratio, but I wasn't aware of throw ratios as much, so I wired for the older projector (distance) I had. Worked great for the 5370. Not this one. Had to mount it about 3 feet closer and even then I should be at least another 2 feet. This also means there are 3 feet of wires going from the ceiling outlets to the projector. This isn't that big of a deal, since I kind of expected it eventually. Shorter ratios have their own benefits.
I'll probably never run it off eco mode because the fans noise really cranks up, and so does the heat. I usually run projectors as bright as they'll go. Didn't run the 5370 in eco. It's fan adjusted itself to temperature. It would sometimes turn on stronger to cool things off then slow back down. I'm ok with that. I may give this back. I'm picky about little things like that.

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Acer H5370BD WXGA 1280x720 HDMI w/ Bright ECO Mode 2500 ANSI Lumens w/ Carrying Bag 3D Ready DLP Projector
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Great color. Standard wide screen. 3D, particularly 2D-3D. Price...after the $50 cut, I paid what for 3D and a massive screen size? $400?

Cons: Mostly problems associated with all projectors. Video sync is slower than a standard TV, not as bright as a TV. Uses more power, more noise (fan) and high heat producing. Small compared to all the benefits though. I did have problems setting up Crysis 2/3 in 3D. I think it had something to do with my PC wanting to default to the non 3d 720P (there is a standard and one for 3d) in the Nvidia menu, with the refresh rate particularly, and would only show the image on half the screen. Tomb Raider worked great in 3D though.

Other Thoughts: I spent a lot of time looking at getting either a big (preferrebly 70 inch) TV or projector. As usual walked away with nothing. Can't take the weighing of this over that for too long. That's when I realized inexpensive is really what floats my boat over features. I saw this little gem and new it was what I wanted. Sacrificing full 1080 rez was a small sacrifice for this price and the other features that come with it (2D-3D), especially considering how well high def signals still look in WXGA resolution. For every 10 decisions I make 9 of them are dumb. This one was the good one. I saw the 3D as more of a side benefit. I watch things in the 2D-3D conversion a lot. It's not great 3D, but definitely adds depth to any picture.

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Famous Brand TSS-27X11 LED Black 27
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great picture (with current setting). The colors are vibrant and the blacks and whites stand out quite well.

Cons: Bent aluminum frame - Took monitor out of box and noticed the top plastic frame was seperated. Snapped it back in but then noticed there was a lot of play in the black frame on top. Finally realized the aluminum frame on both top and bottom were bent convex. The top was worse so I put steady force (Yes, Star Wars force) in two places and bent it back, not with the intentions of full straight, that would have been pushing my luck. What I notice now is when moving your head back and forth while monitor is off, your reflection warps a bit when passing over about mid point on top. Cluncky buttons to make adjustments, bad purple rings in 'photo' mode.

Other Thoughts: To get a picture (good for desktop and gaming) I was satisfied with, I had to mess with the settings for a while, finally settling on the 'text' picture setting, but I didn't exactly set it to that, I had to fiddle with it to change the colors to 'standard'. The next thing I know it's on 'text'. The other modes usually looked like crud either on the desktop or in game, or both. The 'photo' mode looked great until I started seeing purple rings around the sunset from desktop wallpaper, and I noticed it in Dead Space 3 when looking at a light. The strange purple hue would also be all over the ground/area the video game 'light' would be illuminating. I swapped out on the fly with another 22" HP LCD and it looked as it should (not purple) . Overall despite having to bend the frame back and 'settle' with the fact only one picture setting will ever work for me, I am satisfied with how it looks at this point and found it worth keeping, not to mention I lucked out with getting the right power supply. I'm sure 4 out of 5 of these things are fine. People are just not paying enough attention. Probably trying to text while they box these things up.

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Jason H.'s Profile

Display Name: Jason H.

Date Joined: 03/26/08

  • Reviews: 17
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 04/08/08
  • Last Review: 06/25/14
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