Acer has outed its latest projector, the P5403, an SXGA+ model with 3,000:1 contrast ratio and 3,500 lumens brightness. The Acer P5403 has an HDMI input, along with component, composite and S-video, along with an ethernet port for remote management when the projector has been ceiling-mounted .
Interestingly, by hooking a keyboard and mouse up to the projector, you can control a network-connected PC remotely. There's also 3D support, taking advantage of the Acer's 120Hz refresh rate, and integrated stereo speakers.
Finally there's wall color correction - so you can still get accurate colors, even if you're projecting onto a non-white surface - along with up to 40-degree vertical keystone correction. The Acer P5403 will go on sale in mid-March, priced at £949.99 ($1,528).
Acer P5403 video-projector
Superior clarity and readability with SXGA+ resolution
London, 9th February 2011 – From business to education, from medical to home entertainment, users high-resolution requirements are ever increasing. Taking into account this trend, Acer expands its line-up of projectors with the P5403 that delivers SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution, making it ideal for today’s most demanding projection needs.
Thanks to SXGA+ resolution, the Acer P5403 reproduces crisp, clear images and clarifies small details. The result is superior readability and 87% more pixels displayed on screen, making this projector perfect for projecting a wide variety of content, from spreadsheets to highly detailed images. Plus, you can select the level of detail required for your particular usage scenario.
The Acer P5403 also offers stunning 3D experiences via DLP 3D Ready technology that using high (120 Hz) refresh rates can transform the flat surface of the room wall into a three dimensional environment. This simple solution unlocks endless possibilities, from 3D movies and games to 3D educational content, making entertainment as well as learning more funned engaging.
The HDMI™ port provides seamless connection to the latest digital sources, while the True 24p feature allows the projector to display 24fps 1080p video content from a Blu-ray Disc player. This means exceptional high-definition imagery for the perfect visual enjoyment: just like seeing a movie in the theatre. What’s more, two built-in speakers enhance presentations and video entertainment, while the Closed Captioning feature, allowing to display the interpretive text on screen, is valuable in helping the comprehension of videos and in language learning.
When it comes to presentations or lessons with lots of text, you need a projector that delivers a crisp, sharp picture to ensure optimal readability. Thanks to the advanced lamp technology with illumination of up to 3500 ANSI lumens and a 3000:1 contrast ratio, the P5403 displays images with a new level of brightness, colour and clarity for exceptional readability.
What's more, networked management tools offer remote monitoring, control and reporting systems. The Acer P5403 projector is totally compliant with the Crestron Network System. The Crestron Network System offers complete control of the projector via LAN. This solution offers several powerful capabilities, including monitoring, remote power on/off (may be scheduled), remote projection management, multiple-projector control, emergency text broadcasting, online dialogue with the system administrator and e-mail alert system, etc. In addition, Remote desktop function allows users to remotely access any PC which is activated via the Acer eProjection utility and connected to the projector via LAN. By simply connecting a keyboard and mouse to the projectors users can access a PC located in another room.
First-rate technologies designed to enhance colour accuracy and sharpness allow for extraordinary image quality. The P5403 reproduces images with more natural and balanced shades, achieving truly lifelike tones, thanks to Acer ColorBoost II+. This technology features an optimised 6-segment colour wheel design, a powerful image processor and an advanced lamp waveform to improve colour performance, while Acer eView Management enhances colour brightness and automatically adapts it to the content on screen.
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.
A number of features improve the projector usability and flexibility.
Owing to the wall-colour compensation feature, the projector can throw on painted walls and still display accurate hues. You simply need to choose the wall colour from the menu and the projector will automatically adjust the tones of the displayed images.
Any installation challenge will be easily overcome via the 40° Vertical Keystone Correction. This feature fixes vertical distortions so that the displayed image is always perfectly rectangular, no matter where the projector is placed. Lastly, users can easily change the lamp module even when the projector is mounted on the ceiling thanks to the Acer Top-loading Lamp design.
Up to 3000 hours of lamp life save lamp replacement costs ensuring long-term dependable projector use. The extended lifespan and consistent image quality lower the total cost of ownership and translate to big savings.
What’s more, the P5403 comes with Acer EcoProjection, an environment friendly management solution. 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.
The Acer P5403 video-projector will be available from mid-March with a SRRP of £949.99 inc Vat