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Acer H9500BD 3D Projector Delivers Brilliant Imagery for Home Entertainment, Maximum Multi-Dimensional Visuals
New Projector Ready to Deliver Cinematic 3D Video and Images up to 300 Inches Diagonally
SAN JOSE, CA–(Nov 29, 2011) – Acer America today unveils the newest offering in its line of home entertainment projectors, the Acer H9500BD, which provides high-end movie-quality 1080p Full HD projection and support for the latest 3D technologies, including instant 2D-to-3D conversion in high definition.
Home theater enthusiasts will enjoy video, game content, photos and more in an incredible new level of realism and video immersion using the new Acer H9500BD projector. Delivering Full HD 1080p (1920×1080) resolution, the Acer H9500BD is the ideal projector for widescreen movies created in HDTV and Blu-ray Disc™ formats. With it, customers will experience exceptional cinematic quality with true-to-master precision in projection sizes ranging from 20-300 inches diagonally.
The new projector supports multiple popular 3D technologies, such as Blu-ray™ 3D and DLP® 3D for movies, as well as NVIDIA® 3DTV Play™ and 3D-compatible gaming consoles. Customers can use the dual HDMI 1.4 ports to connect the projector to these devices, as well as a PC with 120Hz output and 3D software. When combined with the included Acer ActiveShutter 3D glasses, customers will enjoy a compelling three-dimensional experience. Acer 2D-to-3D technology automatically converts any 2D signal into 3D, whether it’s a picture or a video.
“Home theater enthusiasts will be thrilled that the Acer H9500BD lets them enjoy an enormous 300-inch diagonal Full HD 3D projected image in their home — a size that’s much bigger than what’s available to consumers with today’s display technologies,” said Chris White, senior director of product marketing, Acer America. “Anyone considering a home theater should definitely look at the new Acer H9500BD projector for its combination of high-end home theater features such as full HD 1080p video and 3D capabilities, available at an incredibly affordable price.”
Additional features in the Acer H9500BD further enhance the overall image quality. AcuMotion improves picture clarity in fast-moving scenes by generating new frames to create smoother video and reduce motion blur. A 50000:1 dynamic contrast ratio means darker darks and whiter whites while maintaining image crispness and detail. Advanced lamp technology with illumination of up to 2000 ANSI lumens paired with ColorBoost II and ColorSafe II technologies heightens the color and clarity of the images.
Designed to be easy to use in a home environment, the Acer H9500BD displays images in native 16:9 aspect ratio, and can be adjusted to a 4:3 aspect ratio. The lens shift feature provides flexible placement options and eliminates image distortion. In addition, the projector is easy to connect to video sources, as it detects input signals as soon as a source is connected, eliminating time spent signal scanning. It can project images both front- and rear-screen and can be ceiling mounted.
Along with its two HDMI ports, the Acer H9500BD projector has a fully-digital DVI-D port that supports HD digital signal and HDCP for a secure connection to a variety of media sources. It is also equipped with two sets of D-Sub and audio connectors, allowing dual-PC source input for more flexible connectivity and instant switching. Additional ports ensure the projector can connect to a wide range of video sources; it has three RCA jacks, component video, S-video mini DIN, and 2.5mm audio mini-jack. These multiple ports support the projector’s Picture-in-Picture display capability.
Acer EcoProjection makes the Acer H9500BD environmentally friendly by reducing standby power consumption from five watts to only 0.5 of power per hour. Additionally, it delivers 20 percent additional power savings if it does not receive a signal input after five minutes. The long 2500 hour lamp life reduces replacement costs and ensures long-term, dependable projector use.1
The Acer H9500BD has a user-friendly design with an intuitive control pad on the top for quick control and access. The metallic, matte finish has rounded contours and a sleek look that will blend well in the home. It weighs 15.9 pounds and measures 15.7-inches (W) by 12.2-inches (D) by 5.1-inches (H).
Price, Availability and Warranty
The Acer H9500BD projector is available now for customers in the United States at leading VARs and retailers for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1,999.99. It is backed by a one-year warranty.2
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs.3 A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company’s continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs environmentally friendly products and has established a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including supporting 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. Visit www.acer-group.com for more information.
1 Lamp-life depends on a variety of factors including brightness and can be maximized via Acer EcoProjection Technology, which allows the user to customize power-savings configuration.
2 Limited warranties and service agreements apply. May not be available in all locations. Availability varies. Other conditions apply.
3 Source, Gartner data Q3 2011.