For many, projectors are the perfect alternative to a giant television. Many of them are portable (many are not) and you really only need a nice white wall to use it. Now, Acer is offering up what they call “the world’s smallest” 4K UHD 3,000 lumens projector. The VL7860 is said to deliver “superb image quality” with laser diode projection, UHD 4K (8.3 megapixels on screen) and 1,500,000:1 “DynamicBlack” contrast optimization.
Being that the VL7860 is HDR-compatible, it should also be able to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity, contrast, and brightness. The VL7860 also supports a wide color gamut of 110 percent of the Rec. 709 color space and is Rec. 2020 compatible, which the company says will ensure cinema-like accuracy. The 4K (3840×2160) resolution can be projected on a 120-inch space.
“Ultra high-definition projection offers the ultimate home theater experience,” said Ronald Lau, Acer America director – stationary products. “Combined with a compact design that provides flexibility in placement options and dynamic 10W audio, the Acer VL7860 will delight even the most discriminating customers.”
Since the projector utilizes laser diode technology, there is no need replace mercury-based lamps, which saves money, time and impact on the environment. In addition, ECO mode enables customers to further reduce power consumption and extend lamp life up to 30,000 hours.
The company says the visuals from this projector will be “velvety smooth” — even in the fastest of scenes — thanks to AcuMotion. AcuMotion is a frame interpolation system that calculates and generates intermediate frames inserting them into existing ones for seamless motion. The VL7860 is available in the United States with a limited 1-year warranty for $3,999USD.