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Acer H9500BD
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Acer H9500BD Projector

Digital Versus 5 Star Good Gear Guide.com.au Best Buy projectorreviews.com Special Interest Award projectorcentral.com Highly Rated Les Numeriques.com 5 Star
1080p (1920x1080) 2,000 ANSI Lumens 1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Nov 2012
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13 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Amongst projectors that have been around for more than two years, this projector is one of the most highly awarded by data projector experts.

Two expert review sites both liked this data projector. This Acer projector received a "Best Buy" award from Good Gear Guide.com.au and the editor of Altomdata.dk gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Digital Versus gave this projector a "5 Star" award, Projectorcentral.com gave it a "Highly Rated" award and it received an "Special Interest Award" from Projectorreviews.com.

The writer at one more expert review site wrote that this Acer projector was good. This data projector received a "5 Star" award from Les Numeriques.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, PC Mag and Good Gear Guide.com.au the average expert rating of this data projector is 84%.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. Goodgearguide.com.au gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Acer H9500BD on Good Gear Guide.com.au “The quality of its 2D and 3D video was very impressive given the low retail price”. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of the Acer H9500BD on Digital Versus “The Acer H9500BD is the first projector we've seen that makes a decent job of 3D video, with a picture that doesn't suffer any crosstalk”. Expert review site Audioholics.com said in their Acer H9500BD review “Audioholics has reviewed 3D projectors in the past.”.

Good Product Quality

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good quality. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned in their review of this projector “Displaying surprisingly vivid, bright and detailed picture quality”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their Acer H9500BD review on expert review site Expert Reviews “High quality 2D and 3D video quality”.

Good High Def TV

A number of customers reckoned that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned three years ago “The H9500BD is Acer's top-end projector, complete with several high-end features we wouldn't expect to find, particularly on a Full HD (1,920x1,080) DLP model, including lens shift” in their review.

Easy to Use

One Acer H9500BD owner who bought it thought it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Digitalversus.com mentioned “Strangely, 'Presentation' mode has the best settings” in their review of the Acer H9500BD.

Good Picture Quality

One Acer H9500BD reviewer who purchased this projector considered that it had good picture quality.

Good Technical Features

One Acer H9500BD reviewer said in their reviews that this projector had good features. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned four years ago “That doesn’t stop it from packing in a comprehensive suite of features and displaying surprisingly vivid, bright” in their Acer H9500BD review.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We checked 620 user and expert reviews for Acer multimedia projectors and found that on average Acer has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Acer has good ratings specifically for its projectors.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The H9500BD supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the H9500BD which do not support Full HD projection.

Other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[plb_2301495_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on data projectors of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Acer H9500BD is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA). This multimedia projector also supports a graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). The worst resolution of all projectors of a similar type and age to the H9500BD is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Resolution

The native resolution of this multimedia projector is 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many projectors of this spec and age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The H9500BD does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago which support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The H9500BD does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Benq W750[plb_1561747_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The H9500BD does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At only 2,500 hours, the Acer H9500BD has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years. The average service life of lamp in economic mode of similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the H9500BD is 6,900h.

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Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode

Across all the multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the H9500BD the brightness in economy mode range from 1,600 ANSI lumens to 7,100 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 3,900 ANSI lumens. With a brightness in economy mode of only 1,600 ANSI lumen, the Acer H9500BD has one of the dimmer brightness in economy mode amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

At only 2,000 hours, the H9500BD has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago. The shortest lamp service life of projectors that were launched around the same time as the H9500BD is 1,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 7,900h.

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Very Low Number of Colours

With a number of colours of only 1.07 million, the Acer H9500BD has one of the lower numbers of colours amongst data projectors of this age. The numbers of colours of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the H9500BD range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 830M.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer H9500BD

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released over four years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The H9500BD has a relatively average projector brightness (2,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Optoma HD50[plb_2578841_price] (2,200 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Brightness in Economy Mode
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Native Resolution
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Aperture Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Composite Video in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

6 Awards

Digital Versus 5 Star Good Gear Guide.com.au Best Buy projectorreviews.com Special Interest Award projectorcentral.com Highly Rated Les Numeriques.com 5 Star altomdata.dk Recommended

Expert Reviews

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4 May 2013

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

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...

Good Gear Guide.com.au

Wow, I really like some things about the Acer, and also have several complaints. While there are some really good strengths, and I really wanted to give the Acer H9500 projector our Hot Product...

Projectorreviews.com

27 February 2012

Projectorcentral.com

The Acer H9500BD is quite the package. Its high lumen output makes it powerful enough for large screens or even use in the living room, while its good out of the box color means only minimal... Read more…

27 February 2012

The Acer H9500BD home entertainment projector delivers 1080p 2D and 3D plus such niceties as lens shift and a 1.5x zoom at a notably low price, but with some minor image quality issues...

27 February 2012

The Acer H9500BD is the first projector we've seen that makes a decent job of 3D video, with a picture that doesn't suffer any crosstalk. Better still, once it's set up probably, it doesn't have...

Digital Versus

9 February 2012

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 excellent projectors.... Read more…

20 April 2012

Peu souvent cité en exemple par les passionnées de Home Cinéma, Acer propose depuis quelques temps déjà une gamme de vidéoprojecteurs dit « de loisirs » tout à fait dans l?air du temps.... Read more…

20 February 2012

Le H9500BD est le premier vidéoprojecteur à afficher une si bonne qualité en 3D. L'image est dénuée de crosstalk. De plus, une fois les petits réglages effectués, l'image ne présente pas...

Les Numeriques.com

12 December 2011

Ce nouveau modèle Acer est la bonne surprise DLP de cette fin d'année 2011. En effet c'est à l'heure actuelle, le premier et le seul modèle de résolution Full HD 3D équipé à la fois d'un...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers h9500b, h9500bd
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