3D Front Projector for the Home

The new Acer S5200 DLP projector is capable of showing 3D stereoscopic content.

Acer has announced the S5200 DLP projector that is certified for 3D image projection. It supports a 120 Hz refresh rate, making it suitable for stereoscopic 3D content using active glasses. The projector is not capable of HD images, as it is only has XGA (1024 by 768 pixel) resolution, but it is reportedly priced around $1,000.

It’s still too soon for all but the early adopters to be buying 3D hardware, since the available content is still very limited. But this announcement shows that many display companies are already rolling out products that support 3D. And by the time the content catalog grows to sufficient size, competition will likely have wrung out most of the price differential. We’ll be buying 3D-capable displays at just about the full range of price points.