How do I best say this? The Acer produces good overall picture quality, however, the image is a bit soft, and while, overall, the picture quality is well balanced, the PH530 doesn't shine in any particular area.
So, what you end up with is a home theater projector that puts a pleasing image on the screen, but won't appeal to those really into technology and pure performance.
The nature of projectors, however, assuming they are properly placed in a room that can be almost fully darkened, is that the PH530 will still wow viewers. Sure, in a side by side, you can find a better picture for $100 - $250 more, but will you ever have the opportunity, or care? The answer for most is, no.