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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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).