Acer H7850 Review

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Updated June 27, 2022

The Acer H7850 is a beacon of quality and value, boasting a full 4K native resolution and enough lumens to rank the third-best projector for bright rooms, behind the Viewsonic PX747 and the Vankyo Performance V600, and second-best projector for sports, as well as one of the best ceiling-mounted projectors. Combined with HDR compatibility and easy installation, along with great sound quality, the Acer H7850 projector is built to impress.

Why We Like It – Acer H7850

While most 4K projectors cost multiple thousands of dollars, the Acer H7850 is a shining exception. For less than two grand, this home theater system displays incredibly sharp ultra HD images with good adjustability, connection options, and speaker quality. You simply cannot go wrong with this awesome projector.

Pros
  • Exceptional picture quality
  • HDR compatible
  • Quality speakers
Cons
  • No keystone correction

Performance/Resolution

Unlike the Acer H6517ST DLP projector, the Acer H7850 boasts a native full 4K ultra HD resolution across 8.3 million pixels for the very best picture quality. The images are further enhanced by Acer’s AcuMotion technology, which interposes generated frames between existing ones, to heavily reduce motion blur and flickering during fast-paced scenes. The contrast ratio is a staggering 1,000,000:1, for vibrant colors and deep blacks in every frame. As far as resolution goes, it doesn’t get much better than this, and certainly not for its price. Other projectors worth using, although more expensive than the Acer H7850, are the LG HU80KA and the Acer VL7860, both of which have 4K resolution.

Brightness/Lumens

There’s a reason the Acer H7850 is one of our favorite projectors for bright rooms: its incredible image quality is displayed with 3,000 ANSI lumens of maximum brightness, making daytime viewing a breeze. Ambient light simply can’t hold a candle to this projector, and with its elite contrast ratio, you get deep blacks even in brightly-lit rooms. Though the H7850 is not 3D compatible, the BenQ TK800 4K projector offers a 3D display with the same level of brightness.

Adjustability/Viewing Angle

Acer made sure that their projector was easy to use; boasting a 1.6x zoom lens, the throw ratio can be adjusted by 160%. The long-throw distance produces a maximum screen size of 150”, which can be adjusted with the vertical lens shift feature. These features allow the projector to be easily installed with a variety of placement options. The H7850 is even HDR compatible and comes with two 5W speakers for quality sound no matter where the projector is in the room.

Durability

The Acer H7850 projector has a durable, white case that is relatively small – measuring 15.7×11.7x5in. The frame supports a variety of connection options, including two HDMI ports and Component Video. The average lamp life in normal mode is around 4,000 hours, though this is increased to 10,000 hours in Eco mode, and an impressive 15,000 hours in the educational cycle. Acer also provides a 1-year warranty on parts and hardware support.

Value

The Acer H7850 offers true 4K resolution and more, with plenty of other quality features, at a fraction of the cost of the average 4K projector. Combining this resolution with connection options, excellent sound quality, easy installation and adjustability, and a maximum brightness that rivals the top 4K projectors, it’s safe to say that the Acer H7850 projector is an amazing value. If you’re looking to upgrade your viewing experience to 4K resolution without breaking the bank, this is the projector for you.

Acer H7850 Wrap Up

Despite its lack of keystone correction, the Acer H7850 is still easy to set up. Its incredible 4K resolution with HDR compatibility and AcuMotion support, in tandem with all the other bells and whistles, makes this an exceptional projector with pictures sharp enough to cut yourself on and enough sound quality and brightness to discourage you from ever going to the cinema again.

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