Acer H5360 Color & Picture Quality
The color and picture quality of the Acer was pretty much as expected by a DLP projector. The images below show some slight variations when different color modes were displayed, but for the most part the difference were so subtle that it is almost hard to tell there was any difference at all. What was nice to see is that one color on the spectrum that often looks a bit muddy came out looking pretty nice. That color would be yellow. It is not what you might expect from a LCD projector which reproduces color with much more accuracy, but the Acer did a pretty nice job compared to other DLP projectors on the market. The red spectrum seemed to blend together a bit. Orange and red were a little harder to see a strong distinction, but overall, not bad.
If you were to use this projector to show video from a DVD player then the issues of color accuracy tend to go away. The rendering engine that produces the color for video seems to produce more accurate yellows and reds. Color issues really only seem to be an issue when presenting colors in their true form. Those wanting to display photographs routinely will probably not find a problem with the Acer H5360. One might want to consider LCD as another option. LCD projectors tend to have the best color reproduction. However, this at times can come at higher price and you might get a little lower contrast ratio which might leave you wanting better image quality in dark scenes.
Acer H5360 Projector: Readability
In the projectors native resolution of 1280x720 the picture quality was really nice. Text was readable and the image was sharp, but soft enough to make the image a bit easier on the eyes. Small text was very readable and I could easily see being able to use this projector for long periods of time without a lot of eye fatigue.
If you plan to stretch this projector to accept higher resolutions than the native, then the image quality does tend to suffer a bit. All projectors suffer in image quality when you try to send the projector a higher resolution, but different manufacturers handle this better than others. In the case of the Acer H5360 it does a pretty good job, but I would not rely on it for any type of long term use.