Today Acer announced a new home theater projector, the Acer H6500. The 1080p H6500 offers 2,100 ANSI lumens in brightness, which can be dimmed to 1,680 lumens to save power, and has a specified contrast ratio of 10,000:1. Inputs include composite, component, USB, D-Sub and HDMI, plus a multiple-PC source input so several PCs can be connected to the projector at the same time. With the installation menu, signal input from a notebook is no longer required to enable the on-screen display (OSD) menu, making projector installation on the ceiling quicker and easier.
The IR remote control features the Acer Empowering Technology key, which provides instant access to all Acer projector technologies that include ePower Management, eTimer Management, eView Management and eOpening Management. With Acer eView Management, adjusting projector settings to suit any environment and content is fast. eOpening Management allows users to easily create a customized start-up screen for their projector, which can include favorite photos. This model also comes with Acer SmartFormat Technology, which supports comprehensive wide-format PC signals, so there is no need to change the resolution of a wide-format notebook and wrestle with “signal not supported” issues.
This Acer projector, a GreenAV product, also provides up to 3,500 hours of standard lamp life, 5,000 hours in ECO mode and as long as 6,000 hours in ExtremeECO mode.(1) With ExtremeECO, the power consumption of the projector can be reduced up to 70 percent and the lamp life can be extended as well. The projector will automatically enter ExtremeECO mode for saving power if there is no signal input.
It weighs in at just 5.6 pounds and has an MSRP of $899.99. To see all the specs, click here: http://www.support.acer.com/acerpanam/projector/2011/acer/H6500/H6500sp2.shtml