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Acer lights up IFA with two 4K projectors

The VL7860 is a compact 4K home laser projector while the P8800 caters to commercial applications

The Acer P8800 projector can deliver more than 8.3 million on-screen pixels – four times that of a Full HD screen.
The Acer P8800 projector can deliver more than 8.3 million on-screen pixels – four times that of a Full HD screen.

Acer has responded to increasing demand for ultra-high definition (UHD) cinema-quality visuals and audio with the launch of two 4K projectors at IFA 2017.

The two projectors are the VL7860, which Acer touts as the world’s smallest 4K UHD laser home projector, and the P8800 for large venues.

Acer VL7860 uses laser diode projection technology to deliver UltraHD 4K (8.3megapixels on screen) and 1,500,000:1 DynamicBlack contrast optimisation. The Acer P8800 on the other hand provides an UltraHD 4K experience with up to 5,000 lumens of brightness and 1,200,000:1 contrast ratio.

Both projectors are HDR-compatible (High Dynamic Range) and able to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity with expanded contrast and a wider range of brightness

Victor Chien, president, digital display business at Acer said the launch of the VL7860 and P8800 projectors is in response to customers’ needs for top-quality experiences. “Whether presenting at a conference or having friends over for a movie, the idea is the same: impeccable image and sound quality is key,” Chien added.

Acer VL7860

The VL7860 beams a gigantic 120-inch 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution display with 8.3 megapixel on a home screen thanks to XPR technology from Texas Instruments. It can reach up to 3,000 ANSI lumens and boasts 1,500,000:1 DynamicBlack contrast (dynamically adjusting lamp power to optimise black levels).

The projector supports a wide colour gamut of 110% of the Rec. 709 colour space and is Rec. 2020 (also known as BT.2020) compatible, ensuring cinema-like colour accuracy. The sRGB color standard, guarantees colour consistency and eliminates deviation in colour reproduction. Combined with two built-in 5W speakers, the VL7860 is an ideal home entertainment package for the home cinema enthusiast.

The VL7860 offers greater versatility during installation with 1.6X zoom, allowing users the flexibility to position the projector at a range of different throw distances. What’s more, users can take advantage of the ISFccc-certified (Certified Calibration Controls) Professional Calibration mode to balance colour and brightness based on the surroundings.

Acer P8800

The Acer P8800 projector is also equipped with TI XPR technology, serving more than 8.3 million on-screen pixels – four times that of a Full HD screen. A 1,200,000:1 contrast ratio that delivers vivid blacks and brilliant whites on screen. Along with the same AcuMotion technology in the VL7860 as well as the same Rec. 709 and Rec. 2020 capabilities, these display features work together to deliver a richer viewing experience.

The Crestron Network System allows LAN-based or multi-user control of the screen. During installation, the P8800 offers great flexibility in terms of placement and image adjustment with 1.96X motorised zoom, H/V lens shift and a central lens design.