Summary: Having never owned a projector before, this one met my expectations for a budget, low throw, led dlp ($225). I have it hooked to my pc and can use it comfortably 100' across a white wall with the blinds closed during the day. This thing shines at night and for the price I couldn't be happier. I almost went with an lg pb series projector but decided not to since they're all > %50 more expensive.
Summary: Pros: -Very bright, despite the fact that it's only rated at 500 lumens. Even when I have it projecting on a 122" (diagonal) screen, it's still plenty bright even with a ton of ambient light -Very easy to set up - the auto keystone works like a charm, and there are a lot of customizations -Quiet and cool - just what you'd expect from LED -Incredibly inexpensive for the LED technology Cons: -There is no zoom, so you have zero control over how large your screen is save for...
Summary: This projector came with everything I needed. Have not had a TV for many years, but got tired of sitting in front of the computer to watch a movie. I'm using a laptop to play the movies, and using the VGA cable to connect. For watching movies with the family this projector has been great. I have never had a projector at home before, and not a snob about it, but the picture quality seems good to me for the price.
Good entry-level home theater projector for starters
1 April 2013
Summary: Acer K330 is a good entry-level home theater projector for starters in more ways than one. First of all it has a LED bulb so that you do not have to bother about bulb replacements. Secondly, it is a portable home projector which can be easily moved around to whip up a 100+ inch silver screen in the dark. Colors are vibrant and picture is quite sharp in the dark.
Summary: Prior to purchasing this projector, I had never seen an LED project but was impressed with the idea. I wasn't expecting it to be as bright as a regular bulb projector, so it met my expectations the first time I used it and found that a dark room works best. You can see it with the lights on in a room, but it washes it out quite a lot. One disappointment for me was that I had read it was 3D capable.
Summary: I bought the Acer K330 projector for making business presentations, specifically, PowerPoint presentations. The first time I plugged into the projector a USB drive with my PowerPoint slides, it "reformatted" my slides! Text that was supposed to fit on one line now took two, paragraphs that used to be fine on the slide were now too big, AND my SmartArt graphics were simply gone.
Summary: I bought 4 of these for classroom use. They are not bright enough unless they are very close to the projected surface. One of them failed afer about 30 days and I could not get the seller to accept a return.
Summary: I bought this projector after I returned the Optoma ML500. The reason I returned the Optoma ML500 was because I had serious HDMI signal drop issues. I exchanged the Optoma 2 times, and all three had HDMI signal drop issues and one had a dead remote. You can find my review of the Optoma on its product page. Image Quality Acer K330 has diamond shaped pixels. Imagine regular pixels, turned 45 degrees.