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Acer H7550BD
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Acer H7550BD Projector

16000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 30dB Jan 2015
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ClearerMovies are massive at 300 inches (762 cm) and a billion colours. Action sequences are thrilling at an authentic 24p frame rate1 and with AcuMotion's blur control.1 With the superb clarity... More
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Good Expert Reviews

This data projector received an expert rating of 80% from hifitest.de. Data projector experts are not sure about this projector.

Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this multimedia projector rated it as 89%.

A Best Selling Projector

Across all projectors, the H7550BD is one the most popular products currently available for purchase according to sales data from Amazon.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Nine people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Last year Denton said “I was skeptical about active 3D due to people reporting eyestrain” and scored it 5 stars. Denton also said “I've never understood what people meant when they refer to rainbowing in relation to active 3D projectors”. Denton also wrote “That means this projector is brighter and makes the 3D effect better”.

Easy to Use

A number of Acer H7550BD owners who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Denton wrote on Amazon last year “The menu is detailed and allows a lot of tinkering”. P. Horn wrote on Amazon in the same month “Easy to navigate menu once you get used to which buttons do what”. Quality Enthusiast scored it 4 stars and said in their review on Amazon this year “Adjusting setting is a bit tiresome, as the menu goes off very quickly”.

Three Acer H7550BD reviewers who purchased this projector thought it was easy to use. Canaidan scored it 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Acer H7550BD in November last year “Excellent projector (albeit with minimal use so far), bright and seems easy to use”. Eden Griffith said in the same month “The remote is easy to use and very functional” although she rated it 1 stars.

A few Acer H7550BD reviewers considered that the Acer H7550BD had a good experience. D N Reynolds wrote in their review of the Acer H7550BD on Amazon “Movies are now "Cinema experience”. Last year Eden Griffith wrote “I've got to say, its improved my whole experience ten fold”.

Several customers who reviewed the product thought it was easy to setup. Eden Griffith she wrote in her review of this projector “Once I got it out it was really easy to set up (like a TV, just plugged it in”.

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Good Product Quality

A few Acer H7550BD owners agreed that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Acer H7550BD review “Being Acer I expect the longevity to be excellent as the build quality is clearly of high standard”. Denton rated this projector as excellent and said “I can project a 120inch screen in perfect quality, which allows complete immersion unlike any experience you get from the cinema”. Last year Eden Griffith said on Amazon “The sound quality is suprisingly good and the 100" screen makes me wonder how I ever dealt with my tiny 40" flat screen TV” however she gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

Several Acer H7550BD owners concluded that the Acer H7550BD was good for playing games on. Kev F scored it 5 stars and said on Amazon “Alright for gaming” in their review of this projector. Prefix wrote this month “Edge to edge I'm getting a clear 66inch screen good enough for gaming and films with no ghosting that I have seen” and gave the product a very good review.

Some Acer H7550BD reviewers agreed that the Acer H7550BD had good picture quality. Kev F said in their review of the Acer H7550BD “Starts up quick, picture quality is perfect, sound is actually quite good, wouldn't need to rush out”. Scf mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “Bad remote control unit with no back light and a terrible menu, pity as the picture quality was great”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few Acer H7550BD owners who reviewed it agreed that it had good sound quality. Eden Griffith said on Amazon “Colours blew me away! The built in speakers are pretty decent (unlike many projectors) so I can hold off getting a surround sound for now” but even so she gave the product a score of 1 stars. Mk said “Sound is great” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. P. Horn rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Acer H7550BD review “Amazing sound - I bought a soundbar to go with this.”.

Good Connectivity

A number of customers who purchased it considered that it was wifi compatible. Denton gave it an excellent review and wrote on Amazon “That's not a problem as I can wirelessly connect to my surround system” in their review of this projector. P. Horn scored it 4 stars and said on Amazon “I've since realised I need to buy a special Wireless dongle to do this” in their review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of USB connections.

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Good High Def TV

Some Acer H7550BD owners who purchased this projector concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. A few weeks ago Yorkshire Petrolhead mentioned “I've set up my projector for a 90" screen and in HD the picture is brilliant” in their review of this projector.

Robust

Two Acer H7550BD owners said in their reviews that the product was well made.

One Acer H7550BD reviewer thought this projector was easy to damage or scratch. In November last year Eden Griffith mentioned “Subsequently the "dmd" chip has become damaged, now all I see is white pixels, can barely make out the image on screen” in her review of the Acer H7550BD.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several Acer H7550BD reviewers considered that it was noisy. Kev F mentioned in their Acer H7550BD review “Fan noise is only really noticeable if you have it on mute or very low volume”. P. Horn gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “Not too noisy” in their review. P. Horn also said “The projector's audio is great, very loud and clear”.

Nice Design

One person said in their reviews that it was good looking.

Good Remote Control

Some people who bought it mentioned that it had a good remote control. P. Horn mentioned in November last year “Remote is great - quick to switch to different views” in their Acer H7550BD review.

Good Brand

Acer is one of the better rated projector manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Acer also has good ratings for its 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The H7550BD supports 3D image projection, unlike most of the other 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the H7550BD which do not support 3D image projection.

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Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for more than a year which do not support Full HD projection, the H7550BD supports Full HD projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Acer H7550BD has a built-in speaker. Most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago also have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker which you might also want to consider including the Epson EB-535W.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The H7550BD has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors of this age and spec the worst resolution is nHD (640x360) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Three HDMI Ports

The H7550BD is a three HDMI port projector. Most of the other data projectors that came out more than a year ago only have between one and two HDMI ports.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The Acer H7550BD has a maximum maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more maximum digital resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels projector, which is the most common maximum digital resolution.

A 1920 x 1200 pixels maximum digital resolution is actually the best maximum digital resolution across all comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the H7550BD.

A 1280 x 800 pixels maximum digital resolution is the worst maximum digital resolution across similar types of multimedia projector.

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Very High Number of Colours

Across all the 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the H7550BD the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 430M. When compared to other 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released one year ago that we have checked the number of colours of, the H7550BD's number of colours of 1,070 million is one of the highest.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of data projectors of a similar type and age to the H7550BD is 34dB. The H7550BD has one of the quieter noise levels (only 30 decibels) amongst projectors of this age.

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Epson EB-535W (37dB).

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Very Light

Projectors of a comparable age and spec to the H7550BD have weights of between 3.4kg and 3.7kg. With a weight of only 3.4 kilograms, the Acer H7550BD is quite light compared to most of the other 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the H7550BD.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Support

Some customers who reviewed the Acer H7550BD agreed that it did not have good technical guidance. Canaidan mentioned on Amazon “Manual terrible, though packaged CD has files with better manual on it” in their review but even so they rated the Acer H7550BD 4 stars. P. Horn mentioned on Amazon “Manual is useless” in their review of the Acer H7550BD.

One Acer H7550BD reviewer who purchased it said that it did not have good customer support. Eden Griffith wrote “Acer customer support are useless so I can no longer recvomend this product, avoid at all costs! (See photo) I have wanted a projector for a while now.” .

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Not Good in Terms of Size

Some Acer H7550BD owners who purchased it concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. Canaidan said in their review of this projector “Will update once it gets some heavy usage” however they still gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Yorkshire Petrolhead wrote on Amazon “Really pleased with it overall after 9months of heavy use” in their review of the Acer H7550BD.

Not Good for Ceiling Mounting

One Acer H7550BD owner reckoned that the product was not good for ceiling mounting. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Acer H7550BD “It even looks good, now ceiling mounted and isn't a strange looking piece of tech 'dangling' from above like I was worried it would be” but in spite of that they rated the product as excellent.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The H7550BD does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the H7550BD also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity to this data projector and we think the Epson EB-535W is also worth considering.

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Very Low Maximum Vertical Synchronization

The Acer H7550BD has one of the lower maximum vertical synchronization (only 0.12 kilohertz) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. Multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the H7550BD have maximum vertical synchronization of between 0.12kHz and 240kHz.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the H7550BD have lamp service lives of between 4,000h and 5,000h. With a lamp service life of only 4,000 hours, the H7550BD has one of the shorter lamp service lives amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the H7550BD have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the H7550BD which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the H7550BD have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the H7550BD which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Across all the 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than a year the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 6,000h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 8,300h. At only 6,000 hours, the H7550BD has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the H7550BD.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the H7550BD is 13W, and the RMS rated power range from 10W to 16W. At only 10 Watts, the Acer H7550BD has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the H7550BD.

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Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

At 33 decibels, the H7550BD has a very loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 16000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than a year. Projectors of a similar type and age to the H7550BD have noise levels in economy mode of between 28dB and 33dB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer H7550BD

Released Over a Year Ago

This 16000:1 contrast ratio projector was released over a year ago.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Acer H7550BD has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
DisplayPort
Headphone Output
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Typical Power Consumption
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
13 October 2015

Auch der H7550BD erweist sich als Beamer für besondere Fälle. Sein Angebot an ?smarten? Schnittstellen, wie Googles Chromecast, MHL, WiHD und Co. ist in dieser Preisklasse enorm, zumal er sich...

User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 by Prefix

Got this to use with a playstation 4 and i think its great. I currently project it on to a reversed black out bind until I can source a screen that fits my space. Edge to edge I'm getting a clear... Read more…

Reviewed 21 June 2016 by Richard
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing product. : excellent quality to work action movies. -easy to set up. doesn't come with the WIFI kit - it gives a lot of heat and mild noise- but you learn to ignore it when you dazzled... Read more…

Reviewed 6 February 2016 by Marc
(Verified Purchase)

I really wasn't expecting this to be as good as it is!! Even in day light it's really not bad!! Much cheaper than a big tv and I'm using it as such!!! Honestly if your thinking of buying... Read more…

Reviewed 3 February 2016 by Scf
(Verified Purchase)

Bad remote control unit with no back light and a terrible menu, pity as the picture quality was great.

(Verified Purchase)

On first set up, and compared to my old projector, this is amazing. In fact found it too bright as my set up was with it behind us as this is not short throw version which would be much more... Read more…

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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer p238839, acer b44qza00, acer b44qzs00, acer p238839p, acer h7550bdz, acer mrjl71100, acer 1920x1080, acer mrjl71100j, projectors h7550, projectors h7550b, projectors h7550bd
Barcodes 04053162789654, 04713147684663, 04713147854400

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