Acer P3251 HD Projector - £299.99 At Argos.
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Acer P3251 HD Projector - £299.99 At Argos.

£299.99
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Found 18th Feb 2011
Acer P3251 HD Projector.

Pretty good deal as Play.com = £639.99.

More Info: acer.co.uk/ac/…001

A professional presenter will not be able to work without this fantastic Acer P3251 HD projector. With a high contrast ratio of 3700:1, this excellent device will prevent eye fatigue and will produce images with brighter more enhanced colours. The text is also sharper and easier to view. A sharp image to match a sharp presentation! SD card and USB reader for direct play.

1024 x 768 resolution.
Brightness 2100cd/m2.
Contrast ratio 3700:1.
Connectivity:

VGA, composite, S-Video, HDMI.
General information:

Size H6.4, W21, D16.5cm.
Weight 0.55kg.
Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.

19 Comments

1024 x 768 - that's not HD.

But still seems a good price.
Edited by: "abzorba" 18th Feb 2011

contrast ratio is a bit poor

abzorba

1024 x 768 - that's not HD.But still seems a good price.



Yes it is - hence 720p - nothing is mention in HD Ready specs regarding horizontal lines just vertical.

See - en.wikipedia.org/wik…ady

Original Poster

1024 x 768 is the native resolution.
1920 x 1080 is the maximum resolution

Out Of Stock everywhere near me - Another Argos Myth

Checked 6, all out of stock.

FWIW there's 1 at Sutton (SM1 1LB)

Matt.Wild

Yes it is - hence 720p - nothing is mention in HD Ready specs regarding … Yes it is - hence 720p - nothing is mention in HD Ready specs regarding horizontal lines just vertical.See - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HD_ready


From your link:
In order to be eligible for the "HD ready 1080p" or "HD Ready" logo, a display device has to meet the following requirements:
720p HD (1280×720 progressive @50 & 60 Hz)

EDIT: For the record, I voted it Hot as it's still a good price compared to other outlets.
Edited by: "abzorba" 18th Feb 2011

andys131

1024 x 768 is the native resolution. 1920 x 1080 is the maximum resolution



1920 x 1080 is the maximum input signal it will take.
1024 x 768 is the maximum resolution it will downscale it to.

All out of stock near me too.

abzorba

From your link:In order to be eligible for the "HD ready 1080p" or "HD … From your link:In order to be eligible for the "HD ready 1080p" or "HD Ready" logo, a display device has to meet the following requirements:720p HD (1280×720 progressive @50 & 60 Hz)EDIT: For the record, I voted it Hot as it's still a good price compared to other outlets.



Sigh...

Minimum native resolution 720 vertical lines
in widescreen ratio 1920×1080

Read it AGAIN. Silly sausage.

I've read it again and it still says the same thing.

http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/5619/90679979.jpg

Under HD ready, one of the 'Yes' entries says "720p HD (1280×720 progressive @50 & 60 Hz)"

http://www.nfscars.net/forum/images/smilies/images_smilies_facepalm.gif

Edited by: "abzorba" 18th Feb 2011

Picked one of these up yesterday, great little unit, Thanks, OP.

My main projector is only 1024x768 and gives a fantastic image, ok its not 1080p but it still looks fantastic for games and movies.

abzorba

I've read it again and it still says the same thing.



Look at the TOP in green. It specificially spells out the minimum - minimum native 720 vertical lines
in widescreen ratio. For the 1080p screens its specifically says both horizontal and vertical res of 1920x1080 unlike the 720 screen.

Whats more if you'd read the article it continues to say:

Older products that bear the label "HD ready" may not be able to display the full picture resolution possible from an HD source. Most "HD ready" sets do not have enough pixels to give true pixel-for-pixel representation without interpolation of the higher HD resolution (1920x1080) – or (in rare cases) even the lower HD resolution (1280x720) horizontally (CRT based sets, or the plasma-based sets with 1024x768 resolution). Equipment with the "HD Ready 1080p" logo is not permitted to have this limitation.

Indeed on TV makers websites such as Sony, see sony.co.uk/pro…056 - it says:

HD Ready has a minimum resolution of 720 lines for displaying High Definition content. It can accept HD video formats in 720p and 1080i, but may not display the full resolution from more advanced 1080p sources.

Where is again for a 1080p set it specifies:
HD Ready 1080p is the future. Its screen resolution meets the minimum requirements of HD Ready with the addition of 1920 x 1080 pixels.


OK?
Edited by: "Matt.Wild" 20th Feb 2011

Matt.Wild

Look at the TOP in green. It specificially spells out the minimum - … Look at the TOP in green. It specificially spells out the minimum - minimum native 720 vertical linesin widescreen ratio. For the 1080p screens its specifically says both horizontal and vertical res of 1920x1080 unlike the 720 screen.



But there are 5 further Yes conditions that also have to be met. One of those being the 1280 x 720 resolution.

1024 x 768 is not a widescreen format, it is 4:3. In order for this PJ to display a widescreen 16:9 picture it will need to letterbox the image thereby reducing the number of pixels used. This translates to 1024 x 576 which is basically a Prog Scan SD signal.

People use this site for advice, I'm just trying to make sure people don't fall for Argos' incorrect description of the product and believe they are buying an HD Projector. Argos and e Bay are the only sites to use HD in the product name.

But we're just ping-ponging on here. I'll call at your Stand this time next month and we can thrash it out over a shake instead. OK?
Edited by: "abzorba" 20th Feb 2011

1024x768 is a widescreen format for plasmas, they simply have more rectangular shape pixels. I'm not sure how all 1024x768 projectors work, mine is 4:3 anyway but if there are 16:9 projectors with 1024x768 resolution they must also have rectangular pixels. I've a feeling most 1024x768 projectors are 4:3 which still gives a great picture.

abzorba

But we're just ping-ponging on here. I'll call at your Stand this time … But we're just ping-ponging on here. I'll call at your Stand this time next month and we can thrash it out over a shake instead. OK?



Now I feel like i'm being stalked LOL - who are you?

There is one showing in stock at Oxford Botley Road if you want one of these.
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