Acer H5380BD DLP Home Theater Projector

Acer H5380BD DLP Home Theater Projector

Acer H5380BD DLP Home Theater Projector

B&H # ACH5380BD MFR # MR.JHB11.00A
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Product Highlights

  • Brightness of 3000 ANSI Lumens
  • 1280 x 720 Native Resolution
  • 1.1x Zoom and 1.55 to 1.7:1 Throw Ratio
  • HDMI Input with MHL Support
  • S-Video and Composite Inputs
  • Supports DLP-Link Active 3D
  • Analog Audio Output
  • Built-In 2 W Mono Speaker
  • RS-232 Port for Remote Operation
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Acer H5380BD overview

  • 1Description

The H5380BD DLP Home Theater Projector from Acer features a native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p) and can also scale video from a variety of HD and SD sources up 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution. Its single-chip DLP imaging device is backed up by a 3000-lumen lamp that is estimated to last 5000 hours in the brightest setting. To help the projector adapt to different throw distances and screen sizes, the lens features a 1.1x optical zoom with a 1.55 to 1.7:1 throw ratio.

The H5380BD supports connection to a variety of video sources, including Blu-ray Disc players, cable boxes, computers, and more. It features an HDMI input with MHL support so you can charge your mobile device while it is connected. There are also S-video and composite inputs paired with stereo analog audio inputs for viewing legacy devices like VCRs and SD camcorders. An audio output allows you to connect amplified speakers, a receiver or sound system, and there is a built-in 2W speaker for those times when you don't have access to separate audio.

Single Chip DLP Technology
Uses a combination of a chip covered in millions of micro-mirrors and a color wheel to produce an image. DLP features less spacing between pixels and better contrast than many comparable LCD-based systems
1.55 to 1.7:1 Throw Ratio
Throw ratio is one of the most important specifications a projector lens has as it tells you the image size (width) you will get at a given distance from the screen. For example, at the 1.05x zoom setting and an 11' 9" distance this projector will throw an 87"-wide (100"-diagonal) image.
3000-Lumen Lamp
A single OSRAM type lamp provides 3000 lumens brightness in Normal mode, and is estimated to last 5000 hours. To determine the ideal brightness level for your application, you will need to take into account the screen width, distance from the projector to the screen (throw distance), amount of ambient light near the screen, and the reflectivity (gain) of the screen surface used.
16:9 Native Aspect Ratio
16:9 is standard "widescreen" format of HDTV, and is ideal if you plan to show HD video. The projector can show 4:3 too; however, black bars (pillaring) will have to be applied, or the image will have to be stretched or cropped to fit.
Supports DLP Link Active 3D
DLP Link technology takes advantage of the high scan rate of the DLP imager in order to sandwich 3D sync data between video frames. This requires compatible active 3D glasses as well as a 3D source that can supply DLP Link sync data.
RS-232 Controllable
An RS-232 port allows the projector to be operated using separately available control software or using an automation system such as Crestron.
In the Box
Acer H5380BD DLP Home Theater Projector
  • AC Power Cord
  • Remote Control
  • Battery for Remote Control
  • Carrying Case
  • Security Card
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Acer H5380BD specs

    Image Display
    Native Chip Resolution 1280 x 720
    Supported Resolutions Maximum: WUXGA - 1920 x 1200
    Max Brightness 3000 Lumens
    Aspect Ratio 4:3
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio 17,000:1
    DLP Link 3D Yes
    Color Depth 10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
    Scan Horizontal: 100 kHz
    Vertical: 120 Hz
    Focus Manual
    Optical Zoom Manual: 1.1x
    Throw Distance 3.3 - 2.8' / 1 - 0.9 m
    Throw Ratio 1.55 - 1.73:1
    Projection Size 27 - 300" / 68.6 - 762 cm
    Keystone Correction Vertical: ± 40°
    Digital Zoom 2x
    Ceiling Mountable Yes
    Rear Screen Projection Yes
    Built-In Speaker Yes (Mono)
    Speaker Power 2 W
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs/Outputs 2 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio Input
    1 x HDMI (HDMI Type-A) Audio, Video Input
    1 x Composite (RCA) Video Input
    1 x S-Video (4-Pin DIN) Video Input
    1 x RS-232C (DE-9) Control
    1 x Mini-USB Service
    Memory Card Slot None
    Light Source Lamp ( x OSRAM)
    Expected Lamp Life Medium Brightness: 6000 Hours
    Full Brightness: 5000 Hours
    Low Brightness: 10,000 Hours
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Power Consumption Full Brightness: 235 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 3.7 x 12.4 x 8.8" / 94.0 x 314.9 x 223.5 mm
    Weight 5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.8 x 11.4 x 6.1"

    Acer H5380BD reviews

    H5380BD DLP Home Theater Projector is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from MUST READ-Specific 3D requirements This is a great entry-level, 2D projector. I specifically point out 2D, because the 3D requirements are really not stated clearly in any of the documentation. In order to use the projector in 3D mode, you must connect the it to a computer with NVIDIA 3D Vision system or special education software. You cannot view movie from a 3D blu-ray player on this projector. This is very disappointing for a projector that is billed as a home theater projector. Additionally, I had to learn this information through third-party sources as neither Acer support nor Acer sales could answer my questions. However, if you are looking for an entry-level, inexpensive 2D projector, it works well.
    Date published: 2015-12-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Surprisingly great. We bought this for my son for Christmas. We didn't want to spend too much, but we wanted it to work for watching movies. Last night we decided to hook up the Xbox1 to it and it worked fabulously. We played Plants vs Zombies with no problems. We have watched movies through Netflix on our computers and hook it up to projector to watch on the wall. So cool. We are not in a very dark room and it works great.
    Date published: 2015-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from We love this projector We bought this projector because we don't have a television. I did a good amount of research on the internet to find out what functionality I should look for and expect in a projector at the $500 level. We use our Acer projector to watch Netflix and other streaming movies as a family and with friends. The image quality is great whether during the day in a light room or during the evening in a dark room. We watch it on an olive green wall and the image is still great. Having a great picture in a light room was one of the key factors that the reviewers said set this projector apart from others in its price range. The projector was really easy to set up with my MacBook Air. I called B*H when I was ordering to make sure I selected the appropriate cables. I also ordered cables for my Ipad but have not been able to get that to work yet. I think that is on the Apple side, not the Acer projector side because clearly, the projector is able to get a signal for my computer.
    Date published: 2015-01-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Basic Projector I installed this in my basement and it works great. It is a 720p projector but was less than 1/2 the price of a 1080p projector. I was worried I might not be happy with 720p but it is great. I use it with my PS3. If you wanted to connect to a PC all the time it might be better to go with a 1080p unit.Some people mention rainbow effects with DLP type units but I have not noticed anything.It was rated fairly high online for a unit under $500. I have been happy with it. Order from B&H was simple and quick shipping and a price that beat $.
    Date published: 2014-12-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great projector! This is my first projector, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. After reading several online reviews (good and bad) I decided to pull the trigger on the Acer H5380BD. I use it daily as a replacement for my LG TV, that is now in my bedroom. So far it's been exceptional! The only complaint I have is that the image displayed will auto adjust the brightness from time to time. It's not a big deal, but when it happens, it is noticeable. Other than that, this is a great deal on a solid projector.
    Date published: 2015-03-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid First Projector I've been wanting a projector for a few years and finely decided to get this one. I set it up with a 122 screen and it looks really really good. I do see rainbows in the image every now and then but usually only in dark scenes and not often enough for it to be a real conplaint. Its really easy to setup and use which at this price makes it one of if the best projectors you can get if you've never had one and don't want to spend a ton of money.
    Date published: 2015-05-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing projector for the price! I absolutely love this projector. I bought it the week after Christmas for $ which was the best price I found anywhere. Works great, beautiful picture. I'm a first time projector owner and it was very easy to set up. Only complaint is that there wasn't a paper manual, only a disk, and I didn't have a way to find the proper distance between projector and screen without trial and error.
    Date published: 2015-01-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the Price! Love that this little guy was so inexpensive compared to other home theaters. Considering that, it's a great buy. There's no lens camp, FYI. Makes a constant humming sound but it improves when set to Econ mode and isn't a big issue when using good external speakers. Color seems good to me, works just fine in daylight too. Plus pretty easy to plug in and go!
    Date published: 2015-07-14
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