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Street Price: $716
MSRP:$799
3D: Full HD 3D
Contrast:10,000:1
Lumens:3000
Weight: 4.8 lbs
Resolution:1920x1080
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Technology:DLP
Lens:1.3x manual
Lens Shift:No
Lamp Life:4,000 Hrs
7,000 (eco)
Lamp Cost:$179.00
Warranty:1 year
Connectors:  S-Video, Composite, Component, RGB, HDMI 1.4 (x2), USB, RS232
Video Formats:  480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/24, 1080p/50, 576i, 576p

Acer H6510BD
1080p 3D Home Video Projector

Bill Livolsi, April 12, 2013

Key Features

Image quality. Acer's home theater projectors have always been alluring specifically because they outperform users' expectations for the price. And for $799, it's hard to find fault with the H6510BD. The H6510BD is a bright projector with solid shadow detail and color that, while it needs work out of the box, can be calibrated to a reasonable approximation of 6500K without too much work. The picture is sharp and clear, and detail from high-definition sources comes through cleanly.

Bright picture. The H6510BD can crank out up to 2524 lumens in its brightest image mode, called Bright. What Bright mode lacks in color fidelity and contrast it makes up in sheet lumen power. But the H6510BD has other modes, like Standard and Movie, which still produce north of 1300 lumens after calibration to 6500K. That makes the H6510BD a wonderful projector for living rooms where light control is not perfect, or very large screens in a more traditional dark-room theater environment.

Full HD 3D. At $799, the H6510BD is one of the least expensive ways to show 3D movies and television. It lacks a lot of the fancy bells and whistles you find on more expensive 3D projectors, like frame interpolation and super-fast refresh rates. It uses DLP Link for synchronization rather than infra-red or radio-frequency sync. It does not come with any 3D glasses, though DLP Link glasses are fairly common and often inexpensive. The H6510BD also lacks a VESA port, meaning you cannot connect the projector to external 3D accessories such as emitters or switching polarizing panels. All of that said, though, it's a full HD 3D projector for $799, something which is unique in today's market.

Quiet fan. Often, small bright projectors are quite loud. While the H6510 isn't whisper-quiet, its fan noise is a low rush of air rather than a loud blast or a high whine. It is easy to ignore, especially if you are seated more than a couple of feet from the projector.

Long life lamp. The H6510BD's estimated lamp life is 4,000 hours in full power mode and 7,000 hours in Eco mode. This is impressively high for any projector. There is no guarantee that any lamp will last its entire specified life, but the manufacturer's estimation is the closest thing to real data that exists on a projector this new.

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Reader Comments(16 comments)

Posted Mar 25, 2014 7:58:44 AM

By Spectre

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This info is clearly listed in the specs:

Lamp Life: 4,000 Hrs 7,000 (eco

Posted Mar 5, 2014 1:09:26 PM

By RAMA

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Please tell me guys which glasses work with this projector. I bought the Xpand Yuniversal X104 adn X103 but I failed to make it working. TIA

Posted Dec 3, 2013 11:13:20 AM

By Jeff

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Any idea how long the bulb should last? It would be a shame if replacement costs over time outprice the unit. Had this issue with a Mitsubishi in the past.

Posted Aug 29, 2013 1:00:55 PM

By Laggy?

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Bill,

What was the input lag test results?

Posted Jul 30, 2013 5:13:57 PM

By jcc

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Can you use a higher frequency glasses? This projector has a 96Hz, would the 3d work with let's say a 125 Hz?

Thanks

Posted Jul 24, 2013 11:07:08 AM

By Joey

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That's normal, it's called horizontal keystone. Basically the projector is not squared to the wall. If the horizontal edges converge to the right, you need to aim the picture more to the right (the distance the light travels will dictate the amount of keystone). Most projectors have vertical keystone correction but not horizontal, so you have to adjust the projector position appropriately.

Posted Jun 10, 2013 4:28:58 AM

By Angel

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Hi! you say:

"Color wheel. With a six-segment RGBCMY color wheel spinning at 7200RPM, the H6510BD has a 2X-speed color wheel. This means those sensitive to rainbows will see them in droves. As there are other projectors around this price range with faster color wheels, the H6510BD could be a poor choice for anyone with a known sensitivity to color separation artifacts."

"Rainbows. The W1070's 4x-speed RGBRGB wheel shows significantly fewer rainbows than the H6510BD's 2x-speed RGBCMY wheel. If you are sensitive to rainbows, that's worth considering."

The h6510BD at 7200rmp --> 2x at 60hz + six-segment wheel = ¿4x at 60hz? ¿or its 2x because w1070 is RGBRGB and h6510bd is RGBCMY?

I have the h6510bd and I've noticed that putting it from 60hz hdmi to 50hz hdmi, color wheel is heard speeding, does that may mean that it gets to 7500rpm?

If it gets to 7500rpm --> 2,5x at 50hz + sig segment wheel = ¿5x at 50hz?

Posted May 13, 2013 2:09:46 PM

By Anil

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HI, I bought this projector. This is good projector for the $$$. I guess i have an issue, the projection Projection screen is no rectangle. If I project from table, it looks as image goes towards right, it narrows down. Basically the horizontal lines are not parallel. I though it is my illusion due to Projector surface, but I measured the height from right and left sides. They are not same. Left side height is 2” less than the right side (projected on 90” diagonal). Any one knows how to correct it or it’s a projector issue?

Posted May 8, 2013 8:13:11 AM

By Kevin H

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I have two words for those that are considering getting this projector...DO IT!

My Dell 1409X started having the white dot issue (DMD chip?) shortly after putting in a new bulb. I decided on an upgrade. I had researched several projectors and had decided on the BenQ W1070. Just before getting the BenQ, I saw the Acer H6510BD. It was cheaper and the specs were close to the BenQ. So, I got it. It has great picture and color and blew my Dell 1409X out of the water. I had to get a new screen as well for the larger picture. I am projecting on a Elite 16:9 135-inch (M135UWH) screen at just under 12 feet away. I got the screen and the projector for under $1,000 from Amazon. The only con I can think of is the angle of the throw. I think it would work better attached to the ceiling. Not doing 3D yet so I can comment to that aspect.

Posted May 2, 2013 10:53:34 PM

By SakkeL

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SainSonic branded SSZ-200DLB 144HZ 3D Active Rechargeable Shutter Glasses.

Posted Apr 28, 2013 9:50:38 PM

By Tony Sammo

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so what are the best glasses to work with this projector?

Posted Apr 25, 2013 3:40:33 PM

By S G

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Bill,

How did you determine the speed (Mz) of the 3D glasses because the manual only talks about 3D specs (120hz)with a computer and Acer support could not even answer this question for a stand-alone Bluray player.

Just curious because I want to buy glasses but, I don't want to purchase the wrong ones.

Thanks!

Posted Apr 22, 2013 12:30:53 PM

By Bill Livolsi

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davidm - while I don't have the Pro8200 in front of me, I do remember that it was quite loud. The H6510BD should be significantly quieter than the Pro8200.

Posted Apr 18, 2013 12:54:33 PM

By davidm

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I have a Viewsonic Pro8200, which is really distractingly loud, even in eco/low light mode. Would this model be significantly quieter?

Posted Apr 15, 2013 2:54:09 PM

By S G

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I'm glad I bought the Acer over the Benq now since our proj is installed in a room where the ambient lightning is not controlled but,light is reduced well with normal window blinds. Kinda disappointing on the 3D refresh rate but, since the projector has high lumens it must show the image brighter than the Benq but, then is prone to flickering. I guess it's a trade-off type of thing. Unfortunately, no information about the refresh rate was listed on Acer's website and tech support didn't know either. Still a great projector for my first one!

Posted Apr 13, 2013 12:43:52 PM

By Ted Nunn

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Thanks for your review on the new Acer H5610BD projector. I also appreciated your decision to incorporate a shoot out between it and the Benq W1070. I am sure that this has helped a number of people decide which projector to buy. It is not easy to experience a demonstration of these products in a store, much less have the opportunity to compare them in calibrated and uncalibrated conditions. Thanks for another great review!!!

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