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Acer P1173 Projector

17000:1 SVGA (800x600) 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
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Crystal clear in any roomWith projection this crisp and bright, even your most complex concepts will be easily grasped by associates, clients or students. The power of your ideas will shine... More
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Acer P1173 SVGA DLP Projector, 3000 Lumens, 3D, White Quick Review

8 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This multimedia projector received a score of 80 out of 100 from projector expert review website macnn.com. If all the projectors of this age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this Acer projector is in the bottom 100%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 7 owner reviews this data projector has an average owner rating of 86%.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Acer has good average ratings for its 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors as well as across its entire projector range compared to other manufacturers.

Supports 3D

Unlike most of the other projectors of this type and age which do not support 3D, the Acer P1173 supports 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer P1173 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the P1173 also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Very High Vertical Synchronization (max)

The vertical synchronization (max)s of 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P1173 range from 0.12kHz to 120kHz, and the average vertical synchronization (max) is 30kHz. With a vertical synchronization (max) of 120 kilohertz, the Acer P1173 has one of the highest vertical synchronization (max)s amongst 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

At 3 Watts, the Acer P1173 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P1173. The average RMS rated power of similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P1173 is 2.1W, and the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 3W.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the Acer P1173 is fairly light compared to most of the other 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the P1173. The lightest 17000:1 contrast ratio projector that has been around for more than two years is 2kg heavy and the heaviest is 2.7kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One Acer P1173 owner reckoned that the product was not good quality. Last year Macnn.com wrote “Poor speaker quality” nonetheless they gave the Acer P1173 a score of 80 out of 100.

Not Robust

One Acer P1173 reviewer who bought the product concluded that it was not easy to damage or scratch.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Acer P1173 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the P1173 also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Acer P1173 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P1173 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The Acer P1173 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the P1173 the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is VGA (640x480).

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Very Low Horizontal Synchronization (max)

The horizontal synchronization (max)s of 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the P1173 range from 0.1kHz to 100kHz. With a horizontal synchronization (max) of only 0.1 kilohertz, the Acer P1173 has one of the lower horizontal synchronization (max)s amongst 17000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer P1173

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Acer P1173 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the P1173.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Full HD
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
8 December 2015

Everyone loves big screen TVs, right? But what if you're not willing to drop a couple grand on the latest flat screen TV? What if you're feeling a little dubious about taking the time to mount... Read more…

Inexpensive compared to flat screen TVs and smart projectors
Doesn't damage walls, inexpensive and easy to mount
Bright light can even be used in welllit rooms
Poor speaker quality
Expensive lamp bulb replacement
Runs at high temperature

User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 24 September 2014 by AlexHG00
AlexHG00 would recommend the Acer P1173 (Verified Purchase)

This is my first projector purchase and I get impressed with the image quality and functions it has this device. Built in HDTV, HDMI, VGA, S-Video, 3D display and speakers....wich are the only not... Read more…

Durable
Easy To Set Up
Good Focus
Lightweight
Powerful
Reviewed 9 September 2014 by Professoronthego
Professoronthego would recommend the Acer P1173 (Verified Purchase)

The projector is lightweight and easy to carry. Sets up quickly and has a great picture...

Reviewed 10 November 2014 by IllinoisHS
IllinoisHS would recommend the Acer P1173

Projector was shipped and delivered within 3 days. Everything said about the projector in the description was accurate. Very pleased with the overall product and ordering experience...

Reviewed 1 June 2015 by Anonymous

We use this projector in our Sunday School class and it works very well. The images are bright and very clear...

Reviewed 7 May 2015 by SJosey77
SJosey77 would recommend the Acer P1173 (Verified Purchase)

I purchased this to show clients my work for photography and it has been wonderful! I love being able to show them what a wall portrait size truly is instead of just a proof. This projector was so... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $56.82
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer mrjh511002
Barcodes 00013201101834, 00132018331842, 00887899297359, 04053162597259, 04713147022298, 04713147022304, 04713147022311, 05054230598467, 08878992973594

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