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2100 Lumens
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Acer H6500
1080p Home Theater Projector

Bill Livolsi, April 18, 2012

Conclusion

The Acer H6500 is not fancy. It won't revolutionize your home theater. it doesn't have any of this year's popular features. What it does have is solid 1080p performance, good color, and plenty of lumens at a price tag that's difficult to believe. At $899, the H6500 is the perfect 1080p projector for games, sports, television, and other non-theater applications that nonetheless require better performance than one can get from a business 1080p machine.

In a perfect world, we'd be shooting out the H6500 against BenQ's W1200, or Optoma's venerable HD20, both of which are excellent 1080p machines around this price range. However, we don't have either of those units in house. Going from memory, the H6500 is the brightest of the three, while the HD20 has the best color out of the box and the W1200 appears more balanced and natural while also rivaling the high brightness of the H6500. The H6500 has the best black level of the bunch. The HD20 is available for about the same price as the H6500, which more or less consigns the H6500 to living room and video game use since the HD20 is a superior home theater projector. Likewise, if you have a little bit of extra money to spend, the W1200 offers superior color with the same brightness as the H6500. However, by combining high brightness and low cost, the H6500 carves a niche for itself in the low-cost 1080p market which no other current projector can match.

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Comments (5) Post a Comment
naumm Posted Apr 25, 2012 1:03 PM PST
Color Wheel Segs: ??? Color Wheel Speed: ???
Jeff Posted May 1, 2012 6:30 PM PST
Same question as above: Color wheel specs?
NEXT Posted May 4, 2012 4:50 AM PST
Color wheel specs?
FutureMedia Posted May 14, 2012 10:25 AM PST
Audio i/o? Analog audio out from HDMI in signal?
Blah Posted Jun 13, 2012 10:10 AM PST
It uses a black and white color wheel, no color :)

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