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Acer H5360 review

A mid-range 3D-capable DLP projector that's good value for money

Our Verdict

For

  • Supports 3D
  • 120Hz gives fluid 2D
  • Decent picture quality
  • Price

Against

  • Could be a bit bright for some

When it comes to stereoscopic 3D, we've got a bit of a soft spot for the Acer H5360. It was our first taste of a 3D product that actually had us tempted to take the plunge.

We reckon the greater viewing distance a projector offers compared to a monitor makes it easier for your eyes to cope with the contortions demanded by the fake depth of view. Not only does that make for more comfortable viewing, it also means the 3D illusion is more convincing.

So, just how much do you have to pay for the tantalising prospect of life-sized monsters and machines jumping out of your living room wall? Depending on how you look at it, the answer is nothing.

That's because at £419, the Acer H5360 is no more expensive than Acer's 2D 720p DLP model. So you wouldn't be paying extra for the 120Hz capabilities. In standard 2D mode, it's easily as crisp and accurate as any similar projector we've seen.

The rich, vibrant colour rendering betrays little evidence of compression or loss of detail, too. Likewise we're impressed by the black levels. They're as deep as you would expect from a projector with a claimed contrast ratio of 3,200 to one.

As for brightness, there's more good news. Rated at 2,500 lumens, the H5360 has plenty of punch for running during the day. If anything, it's a little too bright for movies, even with the lamp in eco mode. That said, fan noise is fairly suppressed, making it a decent enough choice for home cinema duties.

It even has a handy feature allowing you to adjust the colour balance when projecting on off-white walls. And it actually works: we found it cleaned up the whites very nicely on a yellow wall, for example.

But where this projector really delivers is games and, even better, 3D games. The drop down in detail compared to 1080p is much less critical in-game than watching some slow-moving, exquisitely shot room-with-a-view drama. The 120Hz capability makes for ultra fluid visuals in standard mode. And you've got the option of firing things up in 3D, too, if that's your bag.

Tech Specs

Product TypeDLP Projector
Native Resolution1280 x 720
Maximum Lens ApertureF/2.6
Standard Mode Brightness2500 lm
Graphic ModeHD 720
Native Aspect Ratio16:9
HDMIYes
Operating Power Consumption224 W
Video Signal StandardHDTV
Composite VideoYes
Component VideoYes
Video Signal FormatNTSC, PAL, SECAM
Input Scan Format1080p
Output Scan Format720p
3D Type3D Ready
VGA InYes
Maximum Diagonal Image Size7.62 m
ColourWhite
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Brand NameAcer
Contrast Ratio3,200:1
Lamp TypeOSRAM
Projection MethodFront, Rear, Ceiling
Number of Lamps1
Minimum Lens ApertureF/2.5
Normal Mode Lamp Life3000 Hour
Economy Mode Lamp Life4000 Hour
Maximum Projection Distance10.30 m
Vertical Keystone Correction-40°/+40°
Number of HDMI Ports1
S-VideoYes
Audio Line InYes
Minimum Diagonal Image Size685.80 mm
Height80 mm
Width268 mm
Depth192 mm
Colour Support1.07 Billion Colors (30-bit)
Optical Zoom1.1x
Lamp Power200 W
ManufacturerAcer, Inc
Product ModelH5360
Product NameH5360 DLP Projector
Manufacturer Part NumberEY.K0701.011
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.acer.co.uk
Marketing Information

The chic white Acer H5360 projector transforms the living room into a home theater via native 16:9 HD-ready projection, HDMI connectivity, and brilliant color reproduction. Furthermore, immersive Stereoscopic 3D entertainment is now brought to your home! Immersive 3D visuals for games, movies, photographs beamed from the Acer 3D-ready projector.

Package Contents
  • H5360 DLP Projector
  • AC Power Cord
  • VGA Cable
  • Composite Video Cable
  • Remote Control
  • Battery for Remote Control
  • Lens Cap
  • Carrying Case
  • User's Guide (CD-ROM)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Security Card
Limited Warranty2 Year
Throw Ratio1.55 to 1.7:1
Uniformity85%
Weight (Approximate)2.20 kg