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NEC NP-PA500 Projector

2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 38dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

NEC is one of the superior projector brands according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all data projectors.

Supports Full HD Projection

The NP-PA500 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP-PA500 do not support Full HD projection.

Other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might also want to look at include the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NP-PA500 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the NP-PA500.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The NP-PA500 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector). This NEC projector also support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all data projectors of a similar age and spec to the NP-PA500.

Amongst comparable types of projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

The matrix size of the NP-PA500 of 0.79 inches is one of the biggest amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the NP-PA500. Across all the data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the NP-PA500 the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 55", and the average matrix size is 1.7".

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The NEC NP-PA500 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

This projector has a maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, which is typical of many projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Bright Brightness in Economy Mode

The brightness in economy mode of comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the NP-PA500 range from 1,400 ANSI lumens to 5,400 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 3,000 ANSI lumens. At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the NP-PA500 has a fairly bright brightness in economy mode compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the NP-PA500.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 10 Watts, the NEC NP-PA500 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age. The average RMS rated power of projectors of this age and type is 7W, and the RMS rated power range from 1W to 19W.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The NEC NP-PA500 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also do not support 3D image projection.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection including the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The NP-PA500 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity to this data projector and we think the Epson PowerLite 1761W[plb_1735741_price], or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price] is also worth considering.

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Very High Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the NP-PA500 is £267, which is in the most expensive 11% of all 86 projectors of this age and type.

Fairly High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

Across all the projectors that were launched around the same time as the NP-PA500 the power consumption in economy mode range from 200W to 460W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 310W. At 372 Watts, the NP-PA500 has a quite high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the NP-PA500.

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Fairly High Power Consumption During PowerSave

2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the NP-PA500 have power consumption during PowerSave of between 0.2W and 460W. The NEC NP-PA500 has one of the higher power consumption during PowerSave (372 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the NEC NP-PA500

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 2000:1 contrast ratio projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Noise Level

At 38 decibels, the NEC NP-PA500 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the NP-PA500.

Other projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Ricoh PJ WX6170N[plb_1582301_price] (38dB).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the NP-PA500 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the NP-PA500.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon WX-520[plb_2199325_price] (5,200 ANSI lumens), or the Optoma W505[plb_2411917_price] (5,200 ANSI lumens).

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
BNC Input Port
DVI Port
AUX Input
S-Video Input
D-Sub PC in Port
DisplayPort
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating System
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Composite Sync
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
LED Indicator
Product Type
Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Technical Details

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £148.70
Electricity cost when on standby £117.94
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Total running cost over 5 years £266.64
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
34
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 34 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nppa500, nppa500x, nec np13, nec np13z, nec pa550, nec pa600, nec pa500, nec pa550w, nec pa600x, nec pa500u, nec pa500x, nec np13zl, nec nppa550, nec nppa600, nec nppa500, nec 1024x768, nec nppa600x, nec nppa500u, nec nppa500x, nec nppa550w, nec necnppa500, aac400210506529, nec necnppa500x, necmitsubishielectronics nppa500, necmitsubishielectronics nppa500u
Barcodes 00000060003082, 00000060003217, 00132017738802, 00163120856602, 00163120856619, 00172302797183, 00786333002088, 00786333002118, 00805736037036, 00805736037050, 00805736037814, 00872182782575, 05028695608269, 05028695608818, 08057360370368, 08057360370504, 08057360378142

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