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Acer PH530

Acer PH530
alaScore 81

31 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Acer PH530. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Acer PH530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Acer PH530 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on

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This summary is based on the products: Acer PH530 1000 Lumen 720p Home Theater DLP ProjectorAcer PH530 1000 Lumen 720p Home Theater DLP Projector

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (

Acer PH530


Because this is the busiest time of my review year, and I'm squeezing the Acer PH530 into the lineup, this review won't be as long as the typical home theater projector review. I also took less photos as well. Still, you should all find it sufficiently...

Lowest cost 720p projector at the time of this review (10/07) ; Very compact size ; A touch quieter than the average DLP home projector ; Easy to adjust to get good color balance for movies - D65 (6500K)

A slightly soft image (sharpness) ; No backlight on remote control, which seems to be an adapted business projector remote ; User memory - cannot support more than one setting, a real problem if you want (need) a custom setting for movies in the dark,...

The value proposition of the PH530 is simple. If you want a 720p projector, and this is all you can afford, by all means, go for it. Despite the issues raised, it does produce a very acceptable picture to watch.

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: beefywheel1 (

Very Nice


only inputs options are VGA, Composition, RGB, USB, and HDMI. There are four viewing options, 16:9, 4:3, 1:1, and another annoying one. 16:9 will fit pretty much any screen at any distance, 4:3 you have to be really close to specific distance (for 8 ft...

i have my screen set up with 16:9 ratio about 13 feet from the screen and it shows regualar 4:3 TV as 8' wide by 36" tall respectively. extremely clear Movie and Computer input

Very Hot, this little lgith weight guy increases the temperature of my entire downstairs by about 5 Degrees. I a little fuzzy for TV, very clear for movies and computer input. Zoom is alright, but when used makes entire picture annoyingly pixeled (I...

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: fcrx7zoomzoom (

VGA troubles


Only took 1 egg away because i am using integrated video on a G33 e6750 @ 3.4 ghz 4gb ram. It displays fine on all other monitors, but maybe the projector works different. guess i will mess with more settings later.

The display is great! 6x color wheel means no rainbow effect (which i notice on 4x, but this is a by person deal). 1 of every connection

Lot louder then i thought it would be. Kinda a hassel since "My Chair" is about 2 ft from the unit. Also i can't get the VGA to work correctly. It doesn't display accuratly it cuts the left 5% of the screen off if i try to do a 16x9 resolution

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: FSULongM (

Great Deal


This is by far the best deal in a 720p DLP projector. Yes, there are clearer, brighter, and higher resolution projectors out there, but replacement bulbs for them are more than this projector.

720p Native Resolution - Huge Picture - Great Color - Quiet - Simple to Use - Color is great right out of the box, adequate and simple controls, economy mode is still bright enough for most uses. I have it about 13 ft. away from a 100" screen and it...

No sound. This is only an issue for use as a portable projector, as you will normally use your laptop's speakers (business) or hook your DVD player up to your stereo (home use). Also, its zoom is limited, so you have to place it close to the ideal...

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: hypez604 (



a little short on red, needs a tiny boost in the settings (R=102/G=100/B=100), I'm projecting about 75-80" size on a wall and it looks amazing from all angles. (my 82" HDTV draper diploamat projection screen is arriving in a few days).

bright, crisp and clear life-like picture, wonderful colors, I'm satisfied with the blacks, good separation between blacks & grays, very easy to setup, manual focus works like a charm, small and light,the fan is off 98% of the time and the projector is...

could be packaged slightly better. wish it was 1080p native like my hanns g 28" lcd

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: oslo (

Awesome Deal


This thing really does turn your room into a theater. The sheer size of the screen projected onto my wall really makes me feel like I'm in a movie theater. I would highly recommend this projector as an alternative to anyone who is currently looking at...

This thing is extremely easy to set up. It has a large variety of inputs and automatically detects things when you plug them in and turn them on. I have this thing projecting onto my wall, and my wall has a couple good scratches on it. Even so, when...

Same downsides as any other projector out there. Picture is not as good when there's more light (during the day), and blacks aren't as good as a normal TV

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: Tony D. (



I would buy this projector again and i would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a projector. I have it hooked to a media center computer for TV and XBOX 360 for gaming. I also have a 56" 1080p T.V. and I find myself watching my projector more.

AMAZING picture! This projector has a very amazing picture for such a low cost. The picture is bright and very clear. It projects HDTV very well and the HDMI is the way to go. I just can't say enough. If you have ever dreamed of a home theatre this...

None at this time

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: THE HULK. (



Okkk, let me be the firs one then.

none so far.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

Best Deal Going


Hope they come out with a 1080p version

Im In The Home Theater Business and this is By far the best 720p Projector for the Money and Also beats out alot of Higher end projectors, Color and shapeness right out of the box are excellent. Cant Wait?? If Acer ever comes out with a 1080p version

Blacks are a little weak. But it could be the screen im using. Its a cheap one I had extra

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: Josh (

Very nice projector


Crystal clear picture, bright, good detail in dark gray range.

Blacks are not perfectly black (but not too bad).

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

Acer PH530 is a Mid Range Home Cinema projector that offers the High Definition viewing experience all home cinema enthusiasts are looking for. An important factor for home cinema is noise, and the PH530 has a very low 31db meaning you can enjoy the cinema experience in peace and quiet.

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens/900ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1/2500:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1280 x 720
Max Screen Distance:34ft/40ft
Min Image Size:2ft / 24.5in
Min Screen Distance:4ft
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP projector

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):9
Power consumption (typical):265


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer


Bulb power:200
Lamp Type:SHP
Service life of lamp:2000 / 3000

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3, 16:9
Digital keystone correction:+/- 16°
Dimensions (WxDxH):11.1 x 10.1 x 4.09
I/O ports:1 x HDB 15-Pin D-Sub (VGA/Component/HDTV)\n1 x RCA Jack (YPbPr/YCbCr)\n1 x Composite Video RCA\n1 x S-Video Mini DIN\n1 x USB
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:100~240V
Video compatibility mode:NTSC (3.58/4.43), PAL (B/D/G/H/I/M/N), SECAM (B/D/G/K/K1/L), HDTV (720p, 1080i), EDTV (480p, 576p), SDTV (480i, 576i)

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Display scan frequency (horizontal):31.5 - 100
Horizontal scan range:31.5 - 100
Noise Level:31
Vertical scan range:56 - 85

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):9
Power consumption (typical):265


Contrast ratio (typical):2500:1
Keystone correction, horizontal:±16
Keystone correction, vertical:±16
Number of colors:16.78 million colors
Objective projection distance:47.2 - 411.4
Projection distance:47.2 - 411.4
Projection technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1000
Projector native resolution:1280 x 720 / WXGA (1280x720)
Screen size compatibility:0.73 - 7.62 / 300


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM

Video Input

Analog Video Signal:Composite video / RGB / S-Video/RGB / S-Video / Composite video

Weight & Dimensions