Acer America has announced a new premium home theater projector, the VL7860. The company claims the 4K UHD 3,000 lumens laser projector is the world’s smallest of its kind, allowing an ‘intensely sharp’ 120-inch display with 8.3 megapixels on-screen, and will retail for $3,999.00 in the US.
Contrast is rated at 1,500,000:1 and is supported by ‘DynamicBlack’, where lamp power is adjusted to optimum black levels. With HDR compatibility, the VL7860 shows colors ‘as they truly are’, while the PJ reproduces a broader range of luminosity, contrast and brightness, according to Acer. The unit will also adjust bright scenes to illuminate important details and preserve rich blacks typically hidden in the shadows of darker images.
The VL7860 eliminates deviation of color reproduction through the implementation of sRGB, and supports a color gamut of 110% of Rec. 709 color space, and is Rec. 2020 compatible for ‘highly accurate, cinema-like colors’. An onboard frame interpolation system, known as ‘AcuMotion’ smooths out fast-moving scenes by generating intermediate frames for ‘seemless motion’.
As is the trend with many compact projectors in this class, two small built-in 5W speakers provide audio, and combined with the included 1.6x zoom lens and vertical lens shift, there are clearly options for flexibility of placement within any room in the home. The zoom range will promote throw distances of between 3.3ft and 30.5ft. A professional ISFccc (certified calibration controls) mode means color and brightness can be optimized for each chosen environment, while the unit also boasts two HDMI ports – one with 4K/UHD and MHL charging for devices – as well as a VGA port.
Of course, one of the key attributes of the VL7680 is its laser light source, negating the need to replace with expensive mercury-based lamps, and the onboard ECO mode should ensure extended lamp life up to 30,000 hours.
“Ultra high-definition projection offers the ultimate home theater experience,” said Ronald Lau, Acer American 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.”
The Acer VL7860 includes a limited one-year parts and labor warranty.