Meet Acer’s New “World’s Smallest” H7850 and V7850 4K Projectors
Stephan Jukic – August 22, 2017
Acer has very recently announced that its two newest 4K projectors, the H7850 and V7850 models, are now available for sale on the U.S market. According to the company, both are two of the worlds smallest 4K home theater consumer market projector models and come fully equipped to handle a broad range of the latest and most common in 4K movies and other content from sources like 4K UHD Blu-ray players or streaming media apps from external smart content set-top boxes.
Both the H7850 and V7850 measure out at just 15.7 x 11.7 x 5.0 (WxLxH) inches and while we can’t concretely confirm that these dimensions make the two models into the smallest 4K projectors in the world as Acer claims, they are indeed very damn small by the standards of many other 4K projector models we’ve reviewed.
Same compact size aside, the H7850 and V7850 share a number of other interesting specs that make them worthwhile considerations for anyone who wants the 4K home theater projection experience without spending a fortune to get it. For one thing, both of the projectors feature Acer’s TI XPR 4K creation technology which does indeed as we’ve confirmed from Acer, use a form of pixel-shifting to achieve a simulated 4K ultra HD image of 8.29 million pixels by rapidly shifting back and forth between two sets of 4 million pixels. This isn’t true native 4K UHD of the type you’ll find in some of Sony’s much more expensive 4K HDR and SDR projectors but it achieves a remarkably sharp result and apparently at least does deliver 8.29 million pixels in any given 4K video segment through its pixel shifting. In other words, the H7850 and V7850 don’t simply claim to be “4K projectors” while only delivering pixels shifted 2K video from a 1080p sensor. In any case, both projectors also fully support 4K video pass-through and playback for their projection systems.
In addition to their pixel-shift 4K, the H7850 and V7850 both come with HDR10 support specs and are also Rec.2020 compatible for expanded, more vibrant color delivery. They can adjust their brightness and dimness on a scene-by-scene basis automatically as well, allowing for rich blacks during darker video scenes and strong highlights with sharp contrast during brighter scenes. Acer has also thrown in their AcuMotion technology for elimination of projection flicker during playback of fast-paced 4K content. This is basically a frame interpolation mechanism like those found in today’s 4K UHD TVs, but designed for projected video.
The H7850 and V7850 both deliver razor-sharp images of up to 120 inches and come with the same connectivity specs, which include HDMI 2.0 with (HDCP 2.2 and HEVC) and VGA ports s well as internet connectivty.
As for the differences between the two models, they boil down mainly to price and brightness issues. The H7850 is retailing now on Amazon.com and other retailers at a price tag of $1,999.99 and a 3,000 lumens rating. The V7850 on the other hand sells for $2,499.99 despite delivering only 2,200 lumens of brightness, but it does come with an RGBRGB color wheel for superior color reproduction.
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