Brightness with extremely measured 4250 lumens White average.  Lens very good but unfortunately very small zoom range.

Brightness with extremely measured 4250 lumens White average. Lens very good but unfortunately very small zoom range.

Acer H6520BD 3D Full HD DLP projector (3D Capable directly via HDMI 1.4a, 144Hz Triple Flash 3D, Contrast 10,000: 1, 3500 ANSI lumens, Full HD 1920 x1080 Pixe, MHL) White (Electronics)

Customer Review

I've tried the device at home and will keep it definitively.
The differences between P1510 and H6520BD lie in the terminals and in some menu items and in the warranty.
The P1510 has additional connections on the side (audio-out, RS232) and 3 years warranty.
In the P1510 menu lacks some (partially critical) menu functions.
The P1510 has far less gamma presets to choose from than the H6520BD and Brilliant Color feature can not be switched off.
Furthermore, the CMS when H6520BD is somewhat more extensive.

The black remote control of the P1510 is also equipped with a laser pointer.

In short, the projector is on both sides suitable for the price of around 650 for presentations as well as for the home theater.
The offered light output as well as the very good contrast are the unique strengths of the unit.
Professional requirements for home theater (keyword settings) are not met by H6520BD.

Here is a quick comparison of the positive and negative characteristics of Acer H6520BD.
For details simply by enumerating more!

+++ Very bright with real measured 4250 lumens White on average, that is huge!
+ 3D 144Hz
+ Absolutely no ghosting in fast motion
+ Power supply and dimming the lamp silently
+ Supposedly dust-proof enclosure of the optical unit is showing the time
+ 2000: 1 contrast ratio (on / off)
+ Excellent shading representation
+ Only slight sharpness adjustment in the warm / cold
+ Black value for the price range very well, almost does not suffer when H6520BD under the enormous brightness
+ 2 HDMI inputs (1 with MHL)
+ Supplied lens cover
+ Up to 7000 lamp hours in dynamic mode possible
+ Lamp replaceable by own flap
+ The remote control affects quality but is unlit
+ Color wheel with 6 speed
+ Hardly rainbow effect
+ Projector can be tested without the protectors have to be removed
+ Weight relatively low
+ Color wheel only in 3D mode slightly audible
+ Three adjustable feet
+ Bag included
+ Illumination with 91% well above average
+ Power consumption low at around 295W in normal mode for the offered light output
+ Hardly scattered light front

o lamp flickers sometimes when changing some settings or image options
o halfway quiet ventilation system (in dynamic mode but too loud)
o outlet temperature of the cooling air mediocre hot (70 degrees)
o lamp with over 150 acceptable (bare lamp with 80 relatively cheap)
o Focus for the price range good to bad
o useful picture presets
o 2 year warranty carry-in
o adequate adjustment for the home theater operation
o Chromatic aberration (color fringing) good to bad

- Image not quite straight (depends somewhat centrally by)
- No Extreme Eco Mode, although advertised, available
- Only 1.1 times zoom
- No vertical lens shift
- No horizontal keystone correction
- Lens with image shift during actuation
- No RGBRGB color wheel

Please note that I can only speak for my Beamer here. By series variance in this price range, it may be that you get delivered a better or worse copy!

End of the short review!

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Here are the details for all who are looking for more information / impressions about the device:

The packaging is sleek, glossy print, with side handles in the box. The projector has sufficiently cushioned (air foil) kept in the outer package. The remote control is no lighting and a quality image. There is a pocket in the delivery, but is probably only rarely used in a home theater projector.

The housing acts stable and relatively high quality. The individual housing components usually run together without burrs. The partially built glossy parts protect unfortunately not very well from fingerprints. The screen protectors are cut so that they do not need to be removed for testing. In addition, the housing leaves little push.
In summary, the H6520BD a solid case with no noticeable weaknesses. Even if the device is warm, there is no cracking up.

The projector itself has the connections on the side, which has some advantages and has 2 HDMI ports. Furthermore, a S-video input, 1 VGA input, an audio input 1 USB port are available.
This projector has three adjustable feet (1 foot in front and 2 rear feet). This is excellent for hosting at the table or shelf. Through the lateral connections, the device can set up perfectly on a shelf. The lens is pretty stiff but shifts when adjusting partially heavily. The feet can also unscrew very far.

The image quality is preset useful. Readjustment for use in Hein cinema is not absolutely necessary in this device.
Unfortunately, there is no genuine CMS available for purists. But CMS provides a little more than the P1510.
But I did not feel the need to change the image in the preset "film" with the color temperature "CT2" and a gamma of 2.2. It fits so actually quite good.

The brightness is more than adequate for presentations. For the home theater, the color brightness is also very high, and higher than in most other devices with white segment in the color wheel.
The color brightness is my device tested at 2000 lumens. For presentations that plays only a subordinate role in HC but even more so.

It is in my H6520BD possible the whole picture to make to the existing CA, perfectly sharp.
The problem with chromatic aberration in this form but have all projectors in this price range and is due to the relatively inexpensive optics. After a short adjustment work but I did it manage to derogations to max. To adjust 1/2 pixel. I assume that everyone is H6520BD / P1510 have this problem varies depending on the series dispersion. 1 pixel offset to the worst point, however, is perfectly normal and had partly almost all of my devices tested.

Scattered light is forward scarce. Furthermore, the image edges are sufficient but not perfectly straight (max. 1cm deviation to 2 meters).
Chromatic aberration (color fringing, ghosting, max. 1 mirror offset to the worst point) is minimal, as already mentioned above exist, but as part and no longer falls on from a distance.
On the whole, the optics in terms of sharpness attainable between well and poorly classified, depending on the series dispersion. Unfortunately, the zoom range is a bit small.

The distance from the screen should be at 296cm and 324cm H6520BD between, is therefore relatively inflexible. This refers to the most commonly used screen width of 200cm. The projection rate is between 1:48: 1 - 1.62: 1, depending on the zoom. It is also important that the focus in the operation changed only minimally!
If you set them in cold projector, the image projector in the warm state is not blurred.
Many others I tested Beamer had to be readjusted in the warm condition!

To adjust the focus there is a test image in the projector menu. Here you can adjust the sharpness well to achieve good sharpness across the entire image. 100% clean but you do not get out the image. The typical DLP color fringes in different forms and colors you always, depending on the series dispersion and quality of the optics. Up to about 1 pixel width you have to accept (is no reason for complaint from the manufacturer!). Otherwise, however, would have the more expensive lenses not have permission. But I must also say that there are quite are also optics in this price range that are almost perfectly. You have to get lucky!

The brightness is Acer for H6520BD, as well as the P1510, with 3500 ANSI lumens on the contrast dynamically with "only" 10000:. 1 I have a real on / off contrast ratio of 3000 with my device: 1 measured, that is an excellent value. In the real brightness is the factory specification of 3500 lumens, with more than 4250 lumens measured on average (!) Exceeded. Subtracting like many other manufacturers the brightest part of the canvas for the brightness indication zoom (which is in my device perfectly centered the center of the screen is), so the H6520BD even comes to around 5200 lumens.
Both the brightness and contrast were determined using a calibrated light meter.
By series dispersion of contrast and brightness by up to 20% may be worse. My device is more likely the best device with regard to the series dispersion represented in this respect. The illumination is very good at my device with 91%, the maximum brightness loss in the corners with a maximum of 55% but a bit high. This is about 90% at a minimum decentered bulb and not directly at the light engine itself. In practice, these dark corners are not flashy.
Here are just the DC3 chip afflicted by a high series dispersion. Often scratches / residual cleaning solution on the protective glass of DMD exist. This can reduce the brightness and the contrast.

The dynamic black mode happens with this device via the change in the lamp voltage. The lamp becomes brighter or darker.
This is but only in a specific context (between Eco and Normal mode) and not 100% in real time. This feature master all Optoma projectors far better.
The H6520BD achieved in dynamic mode a contrast ratio of at most 3000:. 1 This value plays in practice no role, since this can never be achieved natively. An attainable value of 2000: 1, however, just about the maximum achievable for a DC3 and in the price range of the P1510 / H6520BD very good.

I try to explain why the dynamic contrast can not be achieved in real terms:
The projector reaches a maximum brightness of 1650 lux at a pure white image (a bright lamp mode). With the same lamp brightness of the projector reached in the same place at full black around 0.55 Lux, what a contrast ratio of 3,000: 1. In dark lamp mode the projector reached with full black a value of about 0.40 Lux. At the same time, the maximum brightness of 1650 lux to 1250 lux falls in the same place from. The contrast remains at about 3000:. 1 However, the manufacturer shall use the lightest value in high lamp mode and the lowest value in low lamp mode to determine the dynamic contrast. This would, however, even in theory only 4000: 1.
As the bright light mode and the dark mode lamp but never at the same time may be present, the dynamic value is completely irrelevant. The only value that is enhanced by the adaptive light control, the black level. This is the H6520BD with 0.55 lux for the offered brightness absolutely fine and slightly better than the P1510.

In light angedunkelten space the image is already very good, and even nearly perfect in all dark conditions. The Eco mode is at 2m picture width in home theater definitely very bright. The colors radiate and are very tired. Again, something that speaks for the good brightness of the device. Bright picture content can even in eco mode by the high white lumens partly blinded, that is impressive.
The black level is, as already mentioned above, also in view of the very high light output very well. Other DLP's with Dark Chip 3 reach unaided (mechanical diaphragm) also hardly values ​​below 0.4 lux at a comparable image size.

The brightness values ​​(in lux) for contrast and black level were determined on a canvas with 2,85m².
Since the conversion of Lux is quite complicated in lumens, I'm here not respond.

The volume of the Acer H6520BD is slightly quieter than the P1510 and in my opinion, absolutely acceptable in eco mode. The decibel information (db) provide little information about the actual volume level in the dynamic mode, which is probably the most used. On 100% Lamp power all tested devices are simply useless, except in the home theater with a corresponding sound system.
The normal lamp mode is when H6520BD loud that same is true for dynamic mode.
Therefore, when H6520BD Eco Mode is the first choice.

The internal 2W speakers is sufficient for emergencies, but no more

The projector has built three internal fans, but they are so thoughtfully placed to ventilate the whole projector and the Elektonik well. The fan generates only one air noise, no hum or high frequency hum. The fans run in Eco mode to about 2750U / m, but that depends on the ambient temperature. There are menu unfortunately only 2 of the 3 fan monitored. Probably the 3rd fan is not critical in case of failure of the projector and is therefore not mitüberwacht.
The outlet temperature is mediocre (approximately 75Grad), but you should plan the placement of both.

The settings are only "sufficient" for the home theater. Unfortunately, there are no real CMS but the Brilliant Color feature can be switched off. When P1510 will not do. Who gets along with the default settings, the device can also easily use the home theater. For presentations, the device has but more than enough settings. The H6520BD has, as well as the P1510, no yellow-green-blue surplus as the ViewSonic PJD7822HDL. Thus, the Brilliant Color feature is turned on even for the color display not so tragic.
The white segment and the other two segments of the secondary colors are significantly smaller than the 3 primary colors. This should not so much drift into the cold as with other devices, which usually have much larger segments of white, cyan and yellow color.
For operation in the home theater you need when H6520BD can not live with the extremely bright image. If you switch the Brilliant Color feature from, adjusts the color temperature on CT2 and the gamma to 2.2, only slightly more than 2000 lumens color remain.

The 3D capability with normal DLP glasses is excellent. Both the effect of depth, brightness, and the pop-outs are well. Flicker and ghosting are rare. For 3D showers this projector is a good choice, because the brightness level is extremely high. Through the good contrast, the screen looks sufficiently plastic.

When H6520BD the lamp brightness on Eco can be adjusted in 3D mode with some other equipment that does not work, unfortunately. The triple flash 144Hz with only runs with native imagery, which is played at 24 fps. So either Blue-Ray with 1080 24p or via PC with the same settings. The projector then converts the pictures on 2x72Hz, ie 72fps per eye. This is absolutely flicker-free. In Sky 3D goes however not as Sky transmits in 1080i 50Hz. The glasses shutters then only in 100Hz and then you see the flickering light. 50Hz per eye are not flicker. 2D to 3D conversion, the device supports not officially, but it can also be activated without a 3D source, 3D mode. The image is then displayed in 3D.

The rainbow effect is very different in my opinion. I've been easily susceptible and see the effect very quickly, even though it bothers me only conditionally.
The H6520BD / P1510 is, as far as the rainbow effect, mediocrity. I see the effect, despite the high brightness and only 2 to 3-fold color wheel speed, occasionally.
The speed of the color wheel is native, this machine max. 3 times (depending on the input signal) and in 3D mode a maximum of 6 times.
But I also see the Benq W1070 with its 6-color wheel and the much lower lumens the rainbow effect on a regular basis, though not as often as in the Acer devices.
But I can live with both devices using the RBE.

One more thing on the subject of motion blur or ghosting:
Some devices fast movements result in contour shadow or be image content for brevity time blurred.
When P1510 / H6520BD both effects are virtually non-existent.

The projector uses a 240W UHP lamp Osram (P-VIP 240 E20.9n), which is charged with 250W and consumes about 295W on average. This is appropriate since only around 45W are purely used for the electronics. A replacement bulb costs about 150 or (80 as a bare lamp), which is moderate. The life in eco mode is above average with up to 7,000 hours, but by the slight congestion of 240W bulb a little lower than possible (10000 Hours Max.).

Acer is the H6520BD only 2 years warranty without onsite service. The support is supposed to be a chore, but I have this still do not have their own experiences.

In summary, one can say that the Acer H6520BD in this price region currently is indeed slightly more expensive than other devices, but provides an unrivaled achievable white brightness. For presentations, the device enabled with Brilliant Color feature and 4250 Lumen is extremely bright, but at the same time useful with deactivated Brilliant Color feature and 2000 lumens color for the home theater.
The non-flexible optics corresponds to the price and is not available in pure Roulette. The appearance is now time cheap goods, otherwise the price would not be feasible. Acer has unfortunately always been a high dispersion with respect to the optics (keyword selection).

I hope this review helps others something in their purchasing decision.
From me the machine gets 4.5 price / performance star for use as a presentation and home theater projectors. Since the H6520BD but touted as a home cinema projector, he has earned because of the extreme brightness, despite the lack of CMS, more 5 star. For the real 5 star the look and the menu had a trace may be more flexible.

However, there are so some other things that would have Acer can do better:

- Better image edges (hangs easily, 1.0cm)
- An Extreme Eco Mode as the MW523 for less lumens
- A more comprehensive CMS
- A more flexible lens
- A true 250W lamp and no oversteer 240W UHP lamp (unfortunately much more expensive, so perhaps the solution with the overdriven lamp)

Attaching not so good Rank: 2/5
December 15
A nice nugget Rank: 5/5
July 23
material without pb Rank: 5/5
August 22
40 charger Rank: 5/5
February 14
very good 246 2 Rank: 5/5
January 12

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