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Acer PH530

Acer PH530
alaScore 83

33 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and usability are generally positive. The value for money and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

image quality, value for money, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Acer PH530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 33 reviews)

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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.

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Excellent picture

 

I have it set at 20' 2" away from the screen (currently only a beige painted wall)I am projecting 146" diagonal (1920 by 1080 resolution. If someone can explain how I got such high resolution. It will be appreciated) which I did not expect since the...

HDMI Input, mostly clear crisp picture

Noisy fan but not noticeable while watching movies

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Amazon review summary for Acer PH530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Acer PH530 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com.

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

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

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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...

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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

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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...

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WOW

 

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

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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

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AMAZING

 

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

Consumer review by:

wow

 

Okkk, let me be the firs one then.

none so far.

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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

Type:Speaker(s)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.1in
Height:10.1in
Weight:6lbs
Width:11.1in

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
Portability:Portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP projector

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:PH530
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer

Video Input

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