|Acer’s 3D Projector is Rolling Out|
|Home Theater News LCD Front Projector News|
|Written by Dick Ward|
|Friday, 12 February 2010|
Let’s start with the good. Acer’s S5200 sports a 120Hz refresh rate that makes the projection of 3D video possible. You’ll need glasses, of course, and an appropriate video card if your PC is your source. It’s got a short throw and can display 81” images at a distance of just one meter.
The S5200 offers technology that enhances and extends the life of its lamps, and plenty of color boosting features. It’s got a 2,500:1 contrast ratio and illumination up to 3,000 ANSI lumens. The S5200 is even compatible with Crestron home automation systems.
Unfortunately, the downside is pretty huge. Acer’s 3D projector may have a solid refresh rate, but it’s only got an XGA (1024 x 768) resolution. It’s not HD, and it’s got a native aspect ratio of 4:3.
If you’re waiting for a great HD 3D projector, the S5200 isn’t it. But if you’re satisfied with major sacrifice in the resolution department, Acer’s new projector can be yours for right around $1,000.