HD DVDs contain 720p content and sometimes 1080p, while all Blu-ray discs contain 1080p content. Regular DVD quality can vary considerably, with some displaying content at a resolution lower than 720p, such as 480p. Moreover, there are still DVD players around that only carry support for up to 480p or 480i, meaning a viewer cannot get the full experience of any high-definition DVD they insert into the player.
Screen resolution can be especially important in video gaming. Because there are more pixels in 1080p, less anti-aliasing is required for a smooth visual experience. This means that 1080p will not only likely look better than 720p, but will lead to a better gaming experience overall, as anti-aliasing can slow down a console or computer.
A traditional HDTV from a few years ago is 1080p, which means it has 1,920 pixels horizontally and 1,080 vertically. Many digital cinema projectors -- the ones in movie theaters -- have a resolution of 2,048x1,080. Because it's common in Hollywood-speak to only refer to the horizontal resolution, they call that "2K," but it's basically the same as the HDTV 1080p you have at home.
Your best bet for finding one of these projectors for cheap, however, seems to be in person. If you google those projector models, they run much higher than the host of the video was able to buy them for. He, however, bought them from a used technology store for almost nothing. To find the best 720p projector possible for the price, you might need to go down this route.
3D Capability: The H5360 supports 3D display using either the NVIDIA 3D Vision system or the Texas Instruments DLP Link 3D system. I tested it with 3D gaming and using the NVIDIA system and with 3D Blu-Ray source material using the latest release of PowerDVD10 Ultra. The NVIDIA 3D Vision system uses the EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) to identify if a display is supported. This led to some setup issues since my HDMI switch (a Denon AVR) does not pass through EDID data. So when the H5360 was connected through the Denon, the NVIDIA system did not recognize it as a supported display. Additionally, I normally use a single HDMI cable for audio and video out from the HTPC. My only solution was to connect video direct from the HTPC to the H5360 and connect a separate analog audio output from the HTPC to the receiver. Users should plan on a direct connection from HTPC to the H5360 or on the use of a passive HDMI switch.Once the H5360 and HTPC were connected directly, the NVIDIA setup process was nearly seamless (very straightforward compared to using an unsupported display) and was completed in a few minutes. I was able to use the most recent drivers with the H5360 as compared to an older driver set that is required for an unsupported display. The H5360 switches to a specific image preset when the 3D mode is activated - it appears that this mode adjusts the color balance to take into account the slight color shift due to active shutter glasses. As is typical, switching to 3D mode results in a significant decrease in light output - the H5360 output drops to 698 ANSI-lumens in either the NVIDIA 3D or DLP Link modes. On the positive side, brightness, contrast, color and gamma controls can be adjusted to optimize the balance between shadow detail and black level when in either 3D mode. I recently reviewed an XGA resolution BenQ projector that supports the NVIDIA 3D Vision System. The largest advantage of the H5360 in 3D, in addition to the easier setup, is the HD level resolution. The higher resolution of the H5360 and corresponding increase in detail accentuated the impression of depth and overall immersion into the game. I found the impact of 3D gaming on the H5360 very impressive.A major limitation to evaluating 3D video performance to date has been limited source material. Up to my experience with the 3D Blu-Ray of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs", all 3D video material was downloaded form the internet and suffered from low resolution or was highly compressed. Seeing properly mastered source material at the full bit rate provided by Blu-ray was simply the best 3D I experienced on the H5360. The excitement started from the opening frames, seeing the Columbia Pictures logo (the woman holding a torch and draped in the American Flag) extend into the screen was a great indication that this film experience was going to be something special. The Cloudy plot and animated content was a great fit for the 3D treatment; I feel that watching this film in 3D added to the overall experience. Early in the film, the protagonist attempts to 'generate' a cheeseburger using an invention of his own design. Viewing this scene in 3D bring a much greater sense of being in the action as object starts to materialize directly in the foreground. Comparatively, watching the same scene in 2D had a more observatory and disconnected feel.However, the benefit of 3D is not without tradeoffs. A 720p display has less than one-half of the pixels as a full HD 1080p display. In addition, the light loss from the 3D mode and the light loss due to the active shutter glass system is significant. The glasses also had a noticeable impact to overall color fidelity when watching the Blu-ray content. Colors when viewing with the 3D glasses off were more saturated and crisper. Ultimately, I found the negatives to be more of an issue with gaming as compared to the Blu-ray experience. I am not ready to give up 2D gaming at 1080p for 3D at 720p. However, I can honestly say that the 3D effect makes it a close call. This speaks well for the performance of the H5360 since I am comparing it to a 1080p projector at 3-4 times the price. Comparatively, I found the 3D experience that Blu-ray provides to be well worth the trade-offs. Given the opportunity, I would not hesitate to view new content in 3D using the Acer H5360. The experience of this relatively early stage of 3D Blu-ray was quite impressive. Cost of Ownership: At under $700 from reputable on line retailers, the Acer H5360 represents a very low cost option for one's first step into the new 3D universe. It can easily support screen diagonals greater than 100 inches in theater lighting conditions. 3D flat screens at the 50-inch range are over double the cost of the H5360. So the H5360 represents a first-rate value considering a 100-inch diagonal image is over 4 times the viewable area of a 50-inch diagonal image. In addition to its low price, replacement bulbs can be found for around $200, which is lower than average for this class of equipment. Input Options: The H5360 includes a VGA analog input and component, S-video and composite video inputs. It includes an HDMI input that will allow the projector to reproduce video and audio from a digital source. The sole analog audio input is a 3.5mm input jack. The H5360 also includes a Kensington security lock slot.
Limited Zoom Range and Fixed Offset: The zoom range on the H5360 is only 1.1x. At a ten-foot throw distance, it produces an image between 79 and 85 inches in width. Six inches of variable screen width is enough to accommodate small differences in planned versus actual mounting location, but significantly limits the placement flexibility for a given screen size and throw distance. Image offset measured a reasonable 13.2% of screen height, comparing well to the 12% that is specified in the manual. In a tabletop configuration, the bottom edge of the image starts above lens center. 3D 'Notification' Pop-Up Menu: After the 3D setting in the H5360's menu is enabled, a pop-up menu is activated that displays a notification that one has entered the 3D mode. While this menu only shows up for 10 seconds, it is a definite annoyance when using the NVIDIA system. Each time a 3D video or a 3D game is launched, this pop-up is displayed. A menu option to disable or 'never show again' would be greatly appreciated. Remote control: The remote is limited in both physical design and function. It is rectangular, slightly smaller in length and width than a credit card and is generally uncomfortable to hold. It worked best when pointed directly at the projector. I had difficulty getting the projector to recognize commands when bouncing the IR signal off the screen. While this is an annoyance, it becomes a non-issue with the use of a universal or third party remote control.Color Wheel Speed: The H5360 runs at a 3X color wheel speed. I noticed an occasional rainbow while testing the H5360, however they were nearly exclusive to 2D content. While I did not find the degree of rainbow reproduction objectionable, I am not extremely rainbow sensitive; the relatively slow color wheel speed may be a limitation to some viewers. While I was able to 'create' rainbow artifacts in 3D mode by quickly darting my eyes across the screen, I did not notice rainbows in normal viewing of 3D material. RS232 Port: The RS232 port on the connection panel is not functional.Conclusion
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