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Acer extends leadership in 3D space with 3D-ready projectors for Canadian consumers

Press release, staff reporter, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Monday 19 July 2010]

Mississauga, Ontario-(Business Wire)-Acer Canada today meets consumers' growing demand for 3D imagery with three new Acer video projectors.

The three-dimensional experience is made possible by a combination of the projectors' DLP 3D projection capabilities and high refresh rates. As a result, the flat surface of any wall can be transformed into a 3D screen.

"The new Acer video projectors provide incredibly compelling and realistic 3D video and images that make customers feel like they are part of the experience," said Chris Chiang, product marketing manager, Acer Canada. "Additionally, consumers will thoroughly enjoy the superior visuals projected from these new models even while watching traditional 2D content."

Acer X1230PS - Brilliant visuals for home theater entertainment

Home theater enthusiasts will enjoy video, game content, photos and more in an incredible level of realism and video immersion using the new Acer X1230PS projector. This short-throw projector displays clear, large images up to 109-inch even while positioned as close as 6.5-feet from the screen, eliminating a long projection distance.

Delivering XGA resolution (1,024x768) and a 4:3 aspect ratio, the Acer X1230PS is ready for a truly stellar video projection experience. The advanced lamp technology with illumination of up to 2,500 ANSI lumens paired with the high 3000:1 contrast ratio also heightens the color and clarity of the images. Also - it can be adjusted to display images in 16:9 aspect ratio, so customers can view high-definition digital content without image distortion that arises from incompatible aspect ratios. The projector also has a 50-120Hz vertical refresh rate.

The Acer X1230PS has ample ports that ensure the projector can connect to a wide range of video sources, including composite video, s-video mini-DIN, component video, D-sub for a PC analog signal, as well as USB mini B, and RS232 mini-DIN control interface.

The Acer X1230PS projector is available now for Canadian customers at leading retailers for a MSRP of $699.00 (CAD).

Acer X1261 projector - Excellent 3D performance for home, work, school

The Acer X1261 projector is ideal for home, business and classroom environments, providing rich visuals at an excellent value. Delivering bright colors and crisp images, the Acer X1261 projector features advanced lamp technology with illumination of up to 2,500 ANSI lumens, a high 3,700:1 contrast ratio and a vertical refresh rate of 50-120Hz. Its native XGA resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio are ready for presentations, photos, multimedia, and more. The projector can also be adjusted to a 16:9 aspect ratio for video content such as that from Blu-ray Disc and DVD. The Acer X1261 projector can connect to a variety of video input sources through its range of ports, including composite video, component video, and S-video mini-DIN, as well as a RS232 mini-DIN control interface.

Customers who want an excellent home video projector for 3D video, games, photos, and multimedia will appreciate the performance and value delivered by the Acer X1261 projector. It is available now for Canadian customers at leading retailers for an MSRP of $599.00 Canadian dollars (US$567.77).

Acer X1130P – 3D performance at a great value

The Acer X1130P projector extends the productivity potential in a classroom, home or conference room without going over the budget. Featuring clear text and brilliant graphics, the Acer X1130P projector boasts 2,500 ANSI lumens, SVGA native resolution and 3000:1 contrast ratio for only $449.00 Canadian dollars, making it an excellent combination of performance and value.

This new projector offers a 4:3 aspect ratio for viewing presentations and photos, and can be adjusted to a 16:9 aspect for viewing video content. Additionally, the projector can be connected to video input sources by offering these ports: composite video, component video, S-video mini DIN, and a stereo mini Jack, as well as a RS232 mini-DIN control interface.

The Acer X1130P projector is ideal for customers who need great 3D performance from a projector, yet keep a close eye on budgets. The Acer X1130P projector is available now for Canadian customers at leading retailers for an MSRP of $449.00 Canadian dollars.

State-of-the-art technology from Nvidia 3D Vision

The new Acer X1261 and Acer X1130P projectors deliver an incredibly realistic 3D viewing experience when combined with Nvidia 3D Vision technology (sold separately) and a 3D Vision compatible computer. Nvidia 3D Vision is a combination of high-tech wireless active-shutter glasses, a wireless USB transmitter, and advanced software that can transform hundreds of PC games and movies into an exceptional 3D experience. The lightweight glasses, which can be worn over regular eyeglasses, can provide up to 40 hours of 3D entertainment on a single charge.

Projectors have first-rate features for improved visual experience at home

The new projectors display images with more natural and balanced shades and truly lifelike tones thanks to Acer ColorBoost II+ featuring an optimized 3X color wheel design. It also includes a powerful image processor and an advanced lamp waveform to improve color performance. Further contributing to the enhanced images, the ColorSafe and DLP technology ensure picture integrity even with prolonged use, making the projectors virtually immune to color decay. The visuals are complemented by ample audio with an internal speaker on the new projectors with 2-watt output. External speakers can also be connected.

Up to 4,000 hours of lamp life on the new Acer projectors reduces lamp replacement costs and ensures long-term dependable projector use. The extended lifespan and consistent image quality lower the total cost of ownership and translate to big savings. Further savings are ensured by the innovative DLP chip, enabling a filter-free design for lower maintenance and operating costs.

Designed to be used in a variety of locations, the new projectors will deliver superior visuals at home, the office or in a classroom. Thanks to the innovative wall-color compensation capabilities, the projectors display clearly - even on colored surfaces, so they do not need to be used with a screen. Acer projectors correct vertical distortions of up to 40 degrees, so the audience sees a rectangular image rather than one with a wider top/bottom, even if the projector is placed above or below the screen. Plus, all three models can be ceiling mounted and used with the included remote control. Customers can easily change the lamp module even when the projector is ceiling-mounted thanks to the Acer Top-Loading Lamp design.

Easy-to-use and eco-friendly

To improve ease-of-use, Acer projectors are equipped with Empowering Technology, a suite of tools designed to simplify access to simple setup, viewing and timer utilities, making customers more productive. The Acer eView Management capabilities let customers quickly and easily adjust the projector settings to suit any environment and any type of content. Eight factory or user-defined presets instantly configure color, brightness and contrast, to deliver best-quality images.

The new Acer projectors employ an environmentally friendly management solution - Acer EcoProjection - which reduces standby power consumption by up to 50% after five minutes of being idle. Additionally, it delivers 20% additional power savings and automatically performs a safety shutdown if it does not receive input after a time interval that can be set by the customer. Also included in the Acer EcoProjection suite is Acer ePower Management, a tool that lets users create customized power-saving configurations.

The new Acer X1230PS, Acer X1261 and Acer X1130P video-projectors are backed with a one year warranty on the DLP chip and 90 day warranty on the lamp.

Acer DLP 3D projector - the Acer X1261 projector

Acer DLP 3D projector - the Acer X1261 projector
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