Acer America has announced it is launching its new HD cinema projector in the US.

The Acer H6517ST projector boasts 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness, as well as 1080p resolution and 10,000:1 contrast ratio to provide consumers with a full HD picture.

Short-throw versatility and lifelike 3D entertainment capabilities are also included in the device, which can display large images of up to 181 inches diagonally from just 6.5 feet from the screen.

Ronald Lau, Acer America business manager, explained that the launch of the Acer H6517ST projector is designed so consumers in the US can enjoy a large screen HD cinema and gaming experience in their home.

He said: "We're confident that this full-featured device available at an affordable price point will thrill new customers with its brilliant visuals, ease of use and versatility."

The Acer H6517ST projector has a 16:9 native aspect ratio that fits the latest widescreen TVs, while the device also has Acer ColorBoost 3D technology which improves optical colour performance to produce true to life images.

Acer says that the H6517ST provides up to 4,000 hours of lamp life in standard mode, which improves to 6,000 hours when the device is used in ECO mode and the projector goes for as long as 8,000 hours in ExtremeECO mode.