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Acer U5520B
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Acer U5520B Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 35dB Aug 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
Acer's Education Series projectors portray clear, large images from either a distance, or when positioned conveniently close to the projection screen. This makes them ideal for use in education... More
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 655 expert and owner reviews, Acer has good reviews for its projectors. Acer also has good reviews specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

Supports 3D

The Acer U5520B supports 3D, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than a year do not support 3D.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors which support 3D and we think cheaper data projectors such as the NEC M403W, and the Panasonic PT-VW355N ($1,226.95) is also worth considering.

Alternative data projectors which also support 3D that you might want to look at include the NEC M403H ($899.99).

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Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than a year which do not support full HD, the Acer U5520B supports full HD.

Other data projectors which support full HD currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper projectors such as the Hitachi CP-TW2505 ($1,392.99), or the NEC M403W.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think the NEC M403H ($899.99) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Acer U5520B has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the U5520B also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including the Hitachi CP-TW2505 ($1,392.99) which is cheaper.

We compared all the other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the Benq MX882UST, or the NEC M403H ($899.99) is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Acer U5520B is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than a year the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the U5520B is 2W and the highest is 20W. The Acer U5520B has a quite high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the U5520B.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Acer U5520B has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the projectors of a similar age and spec to the U5520B. Most of the 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the U5520B only have one number of built-in speakers, however this multimedia projector has two number of built-in speakerss.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys, including the Acer U5520B which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

This data projector has a maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, which is typical of many data projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 2 times zoom factor, the Acer U5520B has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the U5520B. Across all the comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the U5520B the digital zooms range from 1.1x to 2x.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

Multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the U5520B have bulb powers of between 170W and 420W. With a bulb power of 280 Watts, the Acer U5520B has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released one year ago.

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Supports Five Video Formats Supporteds

The number of supported video formats on the Acer U5520B is more than most projectors of this type and age. This data projector supports an MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the U5520B. The video formats supporteds "H.264", "MPEG1", "MPEG2" and "VC-1" are also supported by this projector.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Acer U5520B has a greater number of supported image formats than most projectors that are a comparable age to it. This multimedia projector supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the U5520B. The image formats supported "BMP" is also supported by this projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than a year ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Acer U5520B does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi including the PT-VW355N ($1,226.95), or the PT-VX425N ($1,282.95) both from Panasonic.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Acer U5520B has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 3,000 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age. The projector brightnesss of data projectors of a comparable type and age to the U5520B range from 600 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,600 ANSI lumens.

We compared this data projector to all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors and we think the Benq MH680 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Benq MW855UST ($1,299.99) (3,500 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year range from 1,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 7,100h. The Acer U5520B has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) (only 4,000 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the U5520B.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the Acer U5520B has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than a year ago is 1,500h and the longest is 30,000h.

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Only AAC++ Audio Formats Supported

This projector audio formats supported, which is the most frequently found audio formats supported on comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most comparable spec projectors that were launched more than a year ago have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Acer U5520B which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

Similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago have power consumption (economy mode)s of between 170W and 760W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 250W. The Acer U5520B has a quite high power consumption (economy mode) (289 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released one year ago.

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Heavy

The Acer U5520B is one of the heavier similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the U5520B (5.5 kilograms) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors that were released around the same time as the U5520B the weights range from 2.2g to 68kg, and the average weight is 5.2kg.

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Very High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than a year ago that we have assessed, the Acer U5520B's power consumption (PowerSave) of 289 Watts is one of the highest. The average power consumption (PowerSave) of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released one year ago is 140W.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the U5520B have optical zooms of between 1x and 1.8x, and the average optical zoom is 1.3x. At only 1 times zoom factor, the Acer U5520B has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer U5520B

Released Over a Year Ago

This 10000:1 contrast ratio projector was released over a year ago.

Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the Acer U5520B has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the U5520B.

Other 35dB noise level projectors currently available which you might want to consider include the Epson EB-585W which is cheaper.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Focus
Video
3D
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Other Features
Audio Input
Audio Output

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $85.18
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Total running cost over 5 years $85.18
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer u5520, acer u5520b, acer p238838, acer u5520bd, acer bcw0zs00, acer bcw0za00, acer p238838p, acer u5520bdl, special u5520, acer u5520bdlp, special u5520b, mrjl311001 u5520, mrjl311001 u5520b
Barcodes 04053162942295, 04713147621675, 04713147621682, 04713147621699
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