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Opinion of Jarrod1937 - Oct 8, 2007

Acer PH530 Projector
HD 720 (1280x720), 1000 ANSI Lumens,
6.0 lbs, $1,299 (MSRP)
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by Jarrod1937 - Oct 8, 2007
Image Quality 4.0
Features 4.0
Construction 5.0
Ease of Use 5.0
Reliability 4.0
Value for Money 5.0

Personal Experience
Lets break this down a bit:
Image Quality:
Some say its a bit soft, and it does have a slight color issue that nit-picky people like me can pick out when calibrating. However overall for its price, i'd say the image quality is excellent. You can achieve a decent black level without crushing your whites and blacks. Furthermore you achieve some very nice results when using the hdmi input.

Features:
It has all of the inputs you'd need, and its menu system, while not great, gives you the minimum options needed to do what you require. Overall it gives you what you need.

Construction:
So far so good.

Ease of Use:
I found it very easy to use. The mneu is easy to use and navigate, the projector was quick and easy to setup. Quite nice.

Reliability:
So far its working great. However i did have one hiccup where the projector came on, then shutoff and told me the lamp was died. I reset the projector, and all has been well ever since. I attribute this as a firmware fluke, so hopefully they handout an update soon.

Value for Money:
I got this thing for $599, a 720p hd, 2500:1 cr, 4x-7 seg color wheel dlp projector... what more could you ask for that price? Value is excellent!

Problems
None except for the lamp thing mentioned above.