Acer PH raises curtains on new projectors based on DLP technology

The local office of Taiwanese tech giant Acer has rolled out in the country projectors models that are based on DLP technology: the ES-12 and the newest X117H.

The ES-12 projector

The ES-12 projector

Compared to other projector technologies, Acer said DLP produces better quality image and uses a Digital Micromirror Device Chip (DMD).

“DLP projector technology is different because of its Digital Micromirror Device Chip that projects a thousand mirrors to compose a high-definition image. Other technology makes use of LCD panels to produce a colored image,” said Faith Kuo of Acer Philippines.

DMD chips are sealed hence, dust won’t accumulate and color decay is preventable, Acer said, adding that this type of projector requires less maintenance.

“The DMD Chip is highly durable and long-lasting which contributes to the DLP projector’s total cost of ownership,” Kuo emphasized.

The Acer ES-12 is Acer’s prime model of the DLP projector. It has a standard resolution of 800 x 600 and can be maximized to a supported 1920 x 1200 resolution.

Acer’s DLP technology installed inside the ES-12 has 3000 lumens which can display brighter presentations. Despite brighter projection of images, the ES-12 maintains quality by also providing 1.07 billion colors and provide a contrast ratio of 20,000:1.

Meanwhile, the X117H projector model basically has the same baseline features of the ES-12 but delivers more brightness and vividness.

“Two biggest highlight features of the X117H is its brightness and contrast ratio,” Kuo said. “It now has 3,600 brightness compared to the mainstream brightness of 3,200 Lumens and 20,000:1 contrast ratio compared to the mainstream contrast ratio,” she added.

Acer projectors support a standard screen ratio of 4:3 and a compatible aspect ratio of 16:9. These projectors have a minimum projection distance of one meter and maintain quality image at a maximum of 11.80 meters.

With a 40-degree keystone correction that automatically adjusts vertical distortions, these projectors are also handy and lightweight with only 2.50 kg and can be installed on the ceiling.

Completing the line-up of Acer DLP projectors are:

• K138STi, a compact projector
• P6500 for a full HD experience
• S1383WHne that has a dust shield solution; and
• V7500 for home theaters

Currently, Acer said its local market share is at 32.5% as of first quarter of 2016.

The Acer ES-12 is priced at P18,999 and the Acer X117H is at P22,990. Both of these products are available nationwide.

The X117H projector

The X117H projector

Meanwhile, Acer also announced a “trade up” promo where consumers can exchange their existing projectors for a brand-new Acer projector.

Costumers can turn in their old, working or non-working, Acer or non-Acer projector unit when buying an Acer P1185 projector at participating stores within Metro Manila for a 50-percent discount.

From August 22-September 11, 2016, get the Acer P1185 projector, together with a projector screen and clicker worth P22,990, now for only P11,495. The promo is valid for Metro Manila stores only.

Simply fill out the necessary information upon purchase of the Acer P1185 and surrender the old unit to participating stores at the Cyberzone areas located in SM Megamall, SM North EDSA and SM Mall of Asia.

Any projector is qualified for the trade-up promo except overhead projectors and those with brightness below 2,500 ANSI lumens.

A maximum of three units per end user or company will be accepted for purchase under the promo.

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