Summary: Personal Experience Construction is nice and solid with the main casing made of aluminium. It is compact, very nice to handle. As with the other reviews, the image needs adjusting (specifically the white point) to get the best out of it - on its default settings whites exhibit posterizing. Comes with a good set of accessories, large range of input options.
Summary: Personal Experience NZL$1000 (US$620) Got this 2nd hand with only 15 hours on the lamp - very stoked as its 1/2 the price of retail! It suffers from real bad ghosting on composite inputs but comes to life on component. Got it ceiling mounted and the kids love watching their pixar collection on it. It has great colours but its tricky to set up the whites. With careful tuning the picture can look great. I run it on economy all the time as it has plenty of lumens.
Summary: Personal Experience Image is great with a bit of tuning. NO GHOSTING if you use good cables!!!!!! The best projector on the market for the money. Problems I know what people mean when they talk about the white, but a bit of tuning and it is fine, I use my 523 for movies, and infact I use it as my main TV all day and it is great.
Summary: Personal Experience It's a great projector. I just bought a second hand one and am very happy with it. About the white area problem you have to play a little bit bit the image properties and it's certainly not a problem at all. To get a better quality image you have to use different settings during the day and night cause the day light around effects the image quality a lot. But Acer PD523 is powerful enough just to use it in a day light, nop at all.
Summary: Personal Experience I love this projector. its very easy to use but its kind of like my ovation, while it did take me a while to calibrate the colour and image settings to my liking, once done the image is great! no complaints yet. I know what the others mean about the white areas but they must have been impatient with the settings. favorite feature: sound. (lack of) this puppy is, in a word, silent. I use it for DVDs, Gaming, presentations and party visuals.
Summary: Personal Experience Excellent beamer. Used component (with and without 720P) and it gave a fine picture with no ghosting. It's cheap!!: the price is about 2/3 of any other equal beamer. Problems Do not use composite. Composite = ghosting. But who wants to use composite anyway?
Summary: Personal Experience it has bad image quality, special with dark images, for a 2400 ansi lumens, 2000:1 ratio and XGA resolution... it remembers a 800 ansi lumens projector withe a XGA resolution!
Summary: Personal Experience The Acer PD523 is EXCELLENT value for money. I have bought, used, fixed and calibrated many projectors from all the major brands over the last 7 years and I presently personally own the Acer PD523. The reviewers with a ghosting problem should try better cables. I have no ghosting whatsoever on my PD523. Color, brightness and resolution are excellent. Progressive scan HDTV and DVD look brilliant. Apple Keynote and Powerpoint look vibrant.
Summary: Personal Experience We had done testing only in combination with PC signal. The results were comparable to more expensive models (BenQ, InFocus). Throw ratio is a bit lover than for BenQ (you must put the proejctor more far from the screen to get the same image). THe godo thing is manula setup for color and brightnes correction. We had problems to load the user defined screen to the projector. Problems Zoom value is hard to fix - it moves in any direction almost free.