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Acer H5380BD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 442 reviews of Acer H5380BD. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The usability and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the noise.

image quality, price, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Acer H5380BD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer H5380BD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Acer H5380BD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the noise and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

image quality, price, usability, design, noise

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer H5380BD 720p 3D Home Cinema DLP ProjectorAcer H5380BD 720p 3D Home Cinema DLP Projector

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer H5380BD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 user reviews of Acer H5380BD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. Comments about the design and noise are generally positive. The usability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

price, image quality, usability, noise, design

reliability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer H5380BD Home Theater Projector (White)Acer H5380BD Home Theater Projector (White)

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Acer H5380BD

 

An entry-level 2D and 3D home entertainment projector, the Acer H5380BD offers a low price, 720p HD resolution, and support for 3D with Blu-ray players and other video devices.

Inexpensive. Native 720p resolution. HDMI port supports Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) for easy connection to MHL-enabled mobile devices.

Low volume. No 3D glasses included.

If you're not interested in 3D, you're better off with the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema, our Editors' Choice for budget-priced 2D home entertainment projectors, which is only a little more expensive than the Acer H5380BD and, as an LCD projector, is...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Acer H5380BD Home Entertainment Projector Preview

 

Preview: At $550, the Acer H5380BD is a great solution for those on a budget, with a setup that is likely to change in the near future, or that are looking for a projector for the home and office.

Who would want a 720p projector? Plenty of people. How about people thatwant to save money, people that aren't projecting such a big image that theyneed 1080p much less 4K, etc. At $550, the Acer H5380BD is a greatsolution for those on a budget, with a...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Geoff Morrison (thewirecutter.com)

The Best $500 Projector

 

The best $500 projector is the Acer H5380BD. It offers the best overall picture quality that's comparable to our favorite $1,000 projector. It has the best combo of contrast ratio and brightness to create an image that's better than the competition.

The Acer combines a decent contrast ratio and high brightness to create an image that’s just better than the competition. It’s a lot more projector than you’d expect for the money, and our pick for the best $500 projector.

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Chad L. (newegg.com)

Great projector...

 

I bought this instead of a new led tv, just to see how it'd work out as a regular every day tv. It works great! The black levels as I mentioned aren't great, but you get used to it after a bit and then don't notice so much, 90% of the time. When...

Giant, 110" tv screen! Good resolution, bright picture

A few weeks ago the bulb went BOOM after 3,846 hours (that vast majority of those hours were in Eco mode). Literally heard a loud pop, and found the bulb to be in a million shards of glass inside and outside the unit. Poor black levels (this may or may...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Jeffrey C. (newegg.com)

It's ok for movies but 5-stars?

 

Background : We replaced an aging portable Epson projector (basic VGA projector for business presentations) that had ended up mounted to our ceiling in a makeshift home theater set up. After 7-ish years, it seemed an upgrade was in order. Setup : We...

Bright, really really bright 720p - good resolution (at the price point) Durable - we use ours every evening as basically a TV Haven't noticed any rainbow effect

Color fidelity less than optimal Grey/black levels are less than ideal

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: GRANT G. (newegg.com)

love it

 

I bought this before there were any reviews on here right after this model was released and that's not something i normally do and it was a great purchase, no regrets.

-Great picture / I use it on a dark blue wall and the picture is great -good price / outperforms (in my opinion) a buddies BenQ that cost 2x as much

-mounting to a universal ceiling mount was tricky

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

love it

 

I bought this before there were any reviews on here right after this model was released and that's not something i normally do and it was a great purchase, no regrets.

Great picture / I use it on a dark blue wall and the picture is great ; good price / outperforms (in my opinion) a buddies BenQ that cost 2x as much

mounting to a universal ceiling mount was tricky

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Kyle R. (newegg.com)

If you need a bright, 720 machine, go for this

 

I think the scare about DLP rainbows is over-hyped. I can see them, but only on a very few scenes and then only if I try.

Very Bright. Long life bulb. 5000hrs. Small and white. Hides easily on the ceiling. MHL HDMI port. Easy to set up, color close to perfect out of the box. No issue with DLP rainbows with me or any of my friends. I purchased this projector for a friend...

Gets hot, but no problems so far.

May, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

If you need a bright, 720 machine, go for this

 

I think the scare about DLP rainbows is over-hyped. I can see them, but only on a very few scenes and then only if I try.

Very Bright. Long life bulb. 5000hrs. Small and white. Hides easily on the ceiling. MHL HDMI port. Easy to set up, color close to perfect out of the box. No issue with DLP rainbows with me or any of my friends. I purchased this projector for a friend...

Gets hot, but no problems so far

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Johnnyd (newegg.com)

Set for 720p

 

Once again set your outputs on your sources to the native mode 720p and you should have no issues.

I also bought the last version of this projector so I thought I would comment to balance the negative comment of the other guy who did as well. It has been a great projector with my kids and grandkids running it nonstop for almost 4 years now with no...

For the money absolutely none. Some people seems to have trouble with the earlier model when they ran it as 1080p

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:White
Form Factor:Desktop
Product type:Desktop projector

Display

Built-in display: No

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:110 - 220
AC input voltage:110 - 220
Input Voltage:110 - 220
Power consumption (typical):235
Power Source:AC

Lamps

Bulb power:190
Lamp Type:OSRAM / P-VIP
Service life of lamp:5000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):6000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.5 - 2.67
Digital Zoom:2
Focal length range (f-f):0.861 - 0.945
Throw ratio:1.55 - 1.7:1

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:2

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, VGA / VGA
Carrying case: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes

Performance

Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 100
HDCP: Yes
Horizontal scan range:30 - 100
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Vertical scan range:50 - 120
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Composite video in:1
DVI port:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC Audio out: Yes
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:2 / 3

Power

AC input voltage:110 - 220
Power consumption (typical):235
Power Source:AC

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):17000:1
Horizontal synchronization (max):100
Keystone correction, horizontal:-40
Keystone correction, vertical:-40 - 40 / -40/+40 / 40
Maximum digital resolution:1920 x 1200
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10
Number of colors:1.073 billion colors / 1070
Objective projection distance:39.4 - 405.5
Projection distance:39.4 - 405.5
Projection technology:DLP
Projector brightness:3000
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x720)
Screen size compatibility:27 - 300
Supported aspect ratios:16:10 / 4:3, 16:9
Vertical synchronization (max):0.12 / 120
Zoom ratio:1.1:1

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D-ready: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: No
HD-Ready: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.78 / 8.8
Height:3.66 / 3.7
Weight:5.51 / 88.2
Width:12.4