S5200 3D ready video projector on the way from Acer for all your Avatar watching needs

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Acer S5200.jpgIf 3D TV’s still feel a little like a pipe dream, the thought of a massive 3D projection set up in your house must sound like a fantasy conjured in cinephile heaven. Looks like Acer are here to fulfil those dreams then, making sure Avatar looks as good at home as it did on the big screen, with their new S5200 3D ready video projector.

The projector is able to produce 3D imagery by using DLP 3D Ready technology. Using 120 Hz refresh rates, it can transform a flat surface into a 3D screen thanks to a combination of a PC with a compatible graphics card and special 3D glasses, producing two images on the screen at once which your mind processes as one.

A short-throw projector, the S5200 can deliver an 81 inch screen from as little as a metre away. Acer’s ColourBoost II + tech should also ensure colour performance remains solid, no matter what the ambient lighting conditions.

The lamp is said to have a respectable 4,000 hour life, with a contrast ratio of 2,500:1. Brightness levels max out at 3,000 ANSI Lumens, which should make daytime viewing comfortable.

Connections include 2x component video, 1x HDMI, S-Video and composite.

The Acer S5200 3D projector costs £649. That includes a 5 year warranty on the DLP chip and 1 year warranty on the lamp, regardless of hours used.

Gerald Lynch