Acer unveils three new DLP video projectors

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Acer has announced three new DLP projectors to its range of digital projectors, each featuring the DLP micro-sized chipset for slimmer, lighter machines.

The Acer PH730 is pitched at the home entertainmant market and features a 230W bulb that delivers 1,200 ANSI lumens brightness, and a 2500:1 contrast ratio, which means impressive movie definition even in poor lighting conditions. With two internal speakers, the Acer PH730 delivers "concert-calibre" audio while Progressive scan (P-scan) capability ensures high-quality video signals for picture-perfect entertainment. It supports VGA, NTSC, PAL, SECAM and HDTV input-signals and offers connectivity options including HDMI, DVI, VGA, Component, Composite and S-video.

The PD525PW is Acer’s first projector with full wireless capability. It features built-in 802.11b/g wireless LAN protocol, allowing it to receive video (data) signals from a PC and project the images directly onto the screen. The PD525PW also offers wireless audio connectivity, giving users the freedom to centralise the presentation from the integrated 3W speaker or through external speakers. There’s a brightness of 2700 ANSI lumens, which means high-quality images up to 12 metres from the screen, while the native 1024 x 768 XGA resolution and contrast ratio of 2000:1 should ensure good clarity. It’s HDTV compatible, supporting 720p/1080i and a 16:9 aspect ratio which, when combined with the P-Scan (Progressive Scan) technology, delivers "film-like" video quality.

The Acer PD527D is designed for "big-screen impact". It combines an XGA resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels with a high contrast ratio of 2000:1, in addition to a brightness of 3000 ANSI lumens. It’s HDTV compatible, supporting 720p/1080i and a 16:9 aspect ratio which, when combined with the P-Scan (Progressive Scan) technology, should again deliver high-definition excellent "film-like" video quality.

Prices and release dates for all three models are yet to be confirmed.

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Dave Walker