Acer P1220 XGA 2700 Lumens 3D Ready DLP HDMI Projector £239.99 @ Argos
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Acer P1220 XGA 2700 Lumens 3D Ready DLP HDMI Projector £239.99 @ Argos

£239.99Argos Deals
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Found 11th Aug 2013
True bargain, as there are no good deals on the market for projectors in general, HDMI XGA 3D projector for less than £240 available in "High Street" retailer . This projector cost around £350 anywhere else.

Lamp life up to 5000 hours (standard use).

1024x768 resolution.
Brightness 2700 lumens.
Contrast ratio 3000:1.
1.07 billion colours.
Suitable for screens up to 55in.
Power saving facility.
Ceiling mountable.
Connectivity:

S-Video, HDMI, PC audio, RGB.
General information:

Size H8.3, W28.4, D23.4cm.
Weight 2.36kg.
Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.

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Original Poster

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Edited by: "crosswski" 11th Aug 2013

mega deal

How much are replacement bulbs?

Macdory

How much are replacement bulbs?



About the same price as the projector so buy 2

It's cheap, but 1024x768!!?
I would try and find the extra for an genuine Home Theatre (i.e. 16:9 720p) projector like the Optoma HD66 or similar.

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Macdory

How much are replacement bulbs?



product code EC.JD700.001 approx £130-160 but you can find cheaper on ebay

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thingswelike

It's cheap, but 1024x768!!?I would try and find the extra for an genuine … It's cheap, but 1024x768!!?I would try and find the extra for an genuine Home Theatre (i.e. 16:9 720p) projector like the Optoma HD66 or similar.



You may also find extra money to buy 1080p but what you are trying to say, within this price range you won't find better.

I purchased the projector yesterday and it is connected to my ps3 - picture looks stunning even when cropped to 16:9, also the projector have option to adjust aspect ratio and can display hd content in 4:3 using its all pixels (it looks bit stretched but it doesn't bother me at all).

Edited by: "crosswski" 11th Aug 2013

nice find

thingswelike

It's cheap, but 1024x768!!?I would try and find the extra for an genuine … It's cheap, but 1024x768!!?I would try and find the extra for an genuine Home Theatre (i.e. 16:9 720p) projector like the Optoma HD66 or similar.



You would only get second hand at this price - I was pretty lucky and picked up a HD20 with cabling for £270 which should see me through the next couple of years, but remember that as technology moves on, it's perhaps better to spend more money on it now to ensure it remains useful if you wish to use it for Home Cinema purposes.

Unusual that it has a VGA Out too, could be very useful for churches/presentation based environments that require a second smaller screen, or two screens that would reduce the need for an analog based splitter (creating noise in the source).

anyone tryed any 3d ps3 games or movies what was the out come

Can anybody tell me if the drawbacks of this would be significant compared to a more expensive model please? I have never had a projector before but am thinking about picking one of these up to get me started. My distance from projector to screen would be about 15-20ft and I would probably use it in a darkened room for movies from DVD and sky tv. What sort of image size would this give and would I bet better off with the projector closer or further from the screen? Thanks

Iain123

anyone tryed any 3d ps3 games or movies what was the out come



You only get a limited lifespan from the bulb and they're expensive, so a projector is better suited to limited usage, such as watching some TV or a film, rather than hours of gaming at a time each day.

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fishmaster

You only get a limited lifespan from the bulb and they're expensive, so a … You only get a limited lifespan from the bulb and they're expensive, so a projector is better suited to limited usage, such as watching some TV or a film, rather than hours of gaming at a time each day.



lamp lifespan 5000h (6000h eco mode) that will allow you to watch one film a day for approx eight years

my bulb in my old acer still going strong no probs had over 5 yrs and not every one spends hrs at a time playing ps3

crosswski

lamp lifespan 5000h (6000h eco mode) that will allow you to watch one … lamp lifespan 5000h (6000h eco mode) that will allow you to watch one film a day for approx eight years



Vastly reduced if you're a gamer and are putting the hours in. I still feel projectors are better suited to exactly what you stated.

What is the maximum screen size you could realistically use with this?

I want one.

My room isn't big enough, there's nowhere to put it and leave it, my room is oddly shaped, I would need to lengthen all of my speaker cable.

I still want one.

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blackc4t100

What is the maximum screen size you could realistically use with this?



on my wall I manage to display approx 85" - 90" aspect 4:3, I couldn't make it bigger as the projector cannot be any further from wall, producer spec max 300" but you need to have enough distance from the wall/screen.

That's a lot of lumens for the price. Shame it's not native 720p, that would be an absolute steal.
The bulb should last you many years, I think i've only put 1400hrs on my Panasonic PT-AE500 which I bought in 2004!

Edited by: "MBeeching" 11th Aug 2013

3D ready

what does that mean?

Don't forget 1.5% quidco too?

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It's my first projector and I'm enchanted with projection technology it gives you such a brilliant watching experience, yesterday I watched "Life of PI" and literally my jaw dropped. I watched the same film before on 50" plasma 1080p and experience wasn't any close to yesterdays (despite its only XGA).

Id try and demo these projectors before buying, I assume they’re DLP and the rainbow effect can be annoying if you really notice it. I notice it on both my LED projectors.

crosswski

It's my first projector and I'm enchanted with projection technology it … It's my first projector and I'm enchanted with projection technology it gives you such a brilliant watching experience, yesterday I watched "Life of PI" and literally my jaw dropped. I watched the same film before on 50" plasma 1080p and experience wasn't any close to yesterdays (despite its only XGA).



What sort of distance do you have the projector from the screen? What areyou uusing as a screen?

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sancho1983

What sort of distance do you have the projector from the screen? What … What sort of distance do you have the projector from the screen? What areyou uusing as a screen?



...as screen I use my living room wall, painted with brilliant white emulsion few years ago, so its not so brilliant white any more , projector approx 11-12 ft from the wall, I tend to watch films in 4:3 aspect ratio so projector is using all 1024x768 pixels but the picture is little bit squashed sideways but it looks pretty natural anyway
Edited by: "crosswski" 11th Aug 2013

Always thought about buying a projector but not too sure which one to buy. Might go instore to see demo's of them.

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AzeemB

3D readywhat does that mean?



I don't have 3d glasses so haven't test it yet

MBeeching

That's a lot of lumens for the price. Shame it's not native 720p, that … That's a lot of lumens for the price. Shame it's not native 720p, that would be an absolute steal.The bulb should last you many years, I think i've only put 1400hrs on my Panasonic PT-AE500 which I bought in 2004!


Hi MBeeching. Try this Link. The Optoma GT750 is native 720p, 3500 lumens & short throw. Only £291 at Amazon Warehouse - 3 available as of 11.30am on 11.08.13. It's not bad for gaming/movies. Good deal on the Acer, however, OP. Thanks.

HD and widescreen are on my wish list, otherwise, if I wanted basic functionality and resolution this would do the job at a great price. Depends on what your needs are... displaying a business presentation in a variety of locations - brilliant... home theatre to watch your blurays - no.

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weemee002

HD and widescreen are on my wish list, otherwise, if I wanted basic … HD and widescreen are on my wish list, otherwise, if I wanted basic functionality and resolution this would do the job at a great price. Depends on what your needs are... displaying a business presentation in a variety of locations - brilliant... home theatre to watch your blurays - no.



fair comment however you need to be realistic and consider what you can get for fairly small money, HD widescreen hdmi projectors cost £350 and more, my budget was up to £200 (originally I was aiming at cheap led projector) and I stretched it for another £40 to get this projector. Do mind I purely purchased it as home cinema system, I tested it yesterday and couldn't be happier.

A very good buy for a first projector. Buy one and you wont look back.

If your looking at something better though its not so much the the resolution or lumens I would be looking at (Lumens is like look at megapixels when buying a camera most are pretty high these days)

Contrast ratio is what matters most (when you get >2000 lumens), as is illustrated by this optical illusion with two squares the same colour. Its the contrast between the surrounding makes a huge difference to perceived colour.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Optical_illusion_greysquares.gif
Edited by: "abfmdf" 11th Aug 2013

Does it need to be square to the wall to avoid distortion, so not on a low table but say ceiling mounted?

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n3m3s1s

Does it need to be square to the wall to avoid distortion, so not on a … Does it need to be square to the wall to avoid distortion, so not on a low table but say ceiling mounted?



horizontally it does need to be square, vertically you can adjust it using keystone correction

n3m3s1s

Does it need to be square to the wall to avoid distortion, so not on a … Does it need to be square to the wall to avoid distortion, so not on a low table but say ceiling mounted?


Square yes, but not necessarily centred. The adjustment is called vertical offset, but I can't find a spec for it on the Acer website. Perhaps an owner could let us know.
Usually if you mount it upside down on a ceiling you will be fine with the top of the screen being in line with the top of the projector.
Edit: I personally wouldn't touch keystone correction as it's usually digital and introduces softness/scaling problems.
Edited by: "thingswelike" 11th Aug 2013

Out of Stock everywhere near me (London)

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projector in use, please do mind the photo has been taken with mobile phone and due to it's poor quality does not reflect real viewing impression
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AzeemB

3D readywhat does that mean?



Generally it means the refresh rate is fast enough to cope with double the number of frames per second. Nividia's 3d vision is one setup that could take advantage of this projector.

As for projector gaming, you would have to be seriously hardcore to use up the hours. I would consider myself an average gamer and I've still got half my hours left after about five years!

This is a really good price for what it is, I paid £400 for an 800x600 non 3d projector so I'm happy that when I come to upgrade the prices have come down a lot. I will probably pay a bit more for a higher resolution though.

what's going on with the pricing on projectors they all seem to have dropped in price over the last 12 months, heat added.
Edited by: "marra" 11th Aug 2013

marra

what's going on with the pricing on projectors at the minute they all … what's going on with the pricing on projectors at the minute they all seem to have dropped in price over the last 12 months, heat added.


I'm surprised they haven't done a lot sooner tbh - they're not exactly a new technology.

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lastwish

Just keep in mind is not 720p projector. Its well priced, will be very … Just keep in mind is not 720p projector. Its well priced, will be very good for general use. I own Optoma HD67N (3D ready (only with Nvidia 3D card or Optoma 3DXL) which is 720p, my viewing distance is about 2.8m (screen size 78"). Width resolution (1024) will crop screen when watching in 16:9/10 etc)If anyone is looking for decent its worth checking as well Optoma ebay store (http://stores.ebay.co.uk/projectordirect/ABOUT-US.html)Bought there my projector and Optoma screen for £299 (call them and ask what you looking for, not everyting listed)



Optoma HD67N and screen for £299... Hmmm
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