By >Tom LESKIN
Acer enhances home entertainment with the new H9500 Full HD projector
In London on Monday, Acer unveiled the H9500 video-projector, a projector suitable for a home theater theater system that has a full HD resolution with a 16:9 native aspect ratio.
Making this a great projector for any home system, Acer packed it with DynamicBlack technology that dynamically fine-tunes each scene to optimal black levels, which they said images maintain their original brightness. The technology also allows a contrast ratio as high as 50,000:1 and vibrant colors for a true cinematic experience.
Other features include Acer TRUE MOTION technology to improve picture clarity in fast moving scenes and reduce motion blur, the ability of a 1080p resolution image in 24 frames per second, plus it has two HDMI ports and the lens can be moved horizontally or vertically, so images can be projected in their original size without moving the H9500.
If you’ve been looking for an eco-friendly projector with up to 2500 hours of lamp life, the Acer H9500 is available now for £1699 ($2,794).
Enchanting entertainment in your living room
London, June 6th, 2011 – Acer presents the new H9500 video-projector that offers Full HD projection with native 16:9 aspect ratio; implements a number of technologies designed to produce a stunning visual experience and incredibly lifelike images with enhanced contrast and greater brightness.
Better black levels are the key to enhance the home theatre experience, and the H9500 projector features DynamicBlackTM technology that dynamically fine-tunes each scene to optimal black levels while maintaining the original brightness of images, achieving a contrast ratio as high as 50,000:1 and vibrant colours for a true cinematic adventure.
To achieve a truly movie-quality projection the Acer H9500 packs a number of image improving technologies. With Acer TRUE MOTION technology the projector optimizes the advanced MEMC (Motion Estimation/Motion Compensation) to improve picture clarity in fast moving scenes and reduce motion blur, by creating and inserting new frames the smoother motion. The H9500 is also equipped with the True 24p feature. This means the projector can display a 1080p resolution image in 24 frames per second, for the same grand visual enjoyment as watching a movie in the theatre.
Two HDMITM ports provide seamless connection to the latest digital sources ensuring exceptional high-definition viewing. The advanced lamp technology, with illumination of up to 2000 ANSI lumens, in combination with the 50000:1 contrast ratio and native Full HD resolution, help bringing a new level of brightness, colour and clarity to the images.
Thanks to the lens shift feature this projector shows great versatility and flexibility. The lens can be moved horizontally or vertically, so images can be projected in their original size without moving the projector. In addition, there is also the 15° Vertical Keystone Correction to fix any distortion and project perfect images.
The quality of images is ensured by top-class technologies designed to enhance colour accuracy and sharpness. The H9500 reproduces images with more natural and balanced shades, achieving truly lifelike tones, thanks to Acer ColorBoost II+ featuring an optimised 6-segment colour wheel design, a powerful image processor and an advanced lamp waveform to improve colour performance. Colour brightness is enhanced and automatically adapted to the displayed content with the aid of Acer eView Management.
Over time, projectors can be affected by colour decay that adds a yellowish or greenish shade to the images on screen. Now Acer’s projectors take advantage of ColorSafe II, DLP® technology and Acer unique colour compensation technology on the optical components to ensure picture integrity even after prolonged use, making them virtually immune to colour decay.
Thanks to the wall-colour compensation feature, the projector can display accurate images even on coloured surfaces. There is no longer need to set up a screen, you only have to choose the wall colour in the OSD menu, and the projector will do the rest. What’s more, the H9500 features the Acer Side-loading Lamp design, to easily change the lamp module even when the projector is mounted on the ceiling.
Elegantly designed with smooth, rounded contours, the H9500 has a chic white surface with glossy finish. The ventilation grill is hidden by gracefully sculpted lines, while the embedded control pad is highlighted by a sleek black rim, enhancing the sophisticated look of the projector.
Up to 2500 hours of lamp life save lamp replacement costs ensuring long-term dependable projector use. Moreover, the H9500 comes with Acer EcoProjection, an environment friendly management solution that reduces standby power consumption by up to 80%. The projector automatically enters ECO mode if there isn’t any input signal for 5 minutes, with up to 20% additional power savings and automatically performs a safety shutdown if it does not receive input for a certain time. Also included in the Acer EcoProjection suite is Acer ePower Management, a tool that lets you create customised power-saving configurations.
To improve ease-of-use, Acer projectors are equipped with Empowering Technology, a suite of tools designed to simplify access to simple setup, viewing and timer utilities, making you more productive and helping get the right message across first time.
Acer H9500 video-projector comes with 5 years warranty on the DLP chip; 1 year warranty on the lamp without hour limit and is available now for a SRRP of £1699.99 Inc VAT
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company’s continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer strives to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 8,000 people worldwide. Revenues for 2010 reached US$19.9 billion. See www.acer-group.com for more information.