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NEC NP-PA521U Projector

5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 39dB 5,200 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
NEC's PA521U is a 5200-lumen widescreen advanced professional installation model that appeases corporate and higher education users. With integrated RJ45, optional high-speed wireless (LAN IEEE... More
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8 Reasons For

NEC Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Projectors from NEC have an average rating of 83 out of 100, which is in the top 37% of all multimedia projector manufacturers that we have looked at.

Good Connectivity

One person thought the NEC NP-PA521U was wifi compatible. Projectorreviews.com said “It is rated for a high 5200 lumens brightness, offers extensive wired and optional wireless networking, flexible mounti” in their NEC NP-PA521U review.

Supports Full HD Projection

The NEC NP-PA521U supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the NP-PA521U do not support Full HD projection.

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including the Benq W1060[plb_1403581_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the NP-PA521U, the NP-PA521U has a built-in speaker.

Other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Benq W1060[plb_1403581_price].

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the NEC NP-PA521U is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

A WUXGA (1920x1200) native projector resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all projectors of a comparable spec and age to the NP-PA521U.

The worst resolution across similar types of data projector is XGA (1024x768).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The NP-PA521U supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this NEC multimedia projector. In addition, this multimedia projector 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 data projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the NP-PA521U.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) graphics resolution is the worst supported resolution amongst similar types of data projector.

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Quite Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The NP-PA521U has one of the lower power consumption in economy mode (only 362 Watts) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the NP-PA521U the power consumption in economy mode range from 200W to 830W.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The lowest power consumption during PowerSave of data projectors of this age and spec is 0.11W and the highest is 730W. At only 0.11 Watts, the NP-PA521U has a fairly low power consumption during PowerSave compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the NP-PA521U.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The NEC NP-PA521U does not support 3D image projection, although keep in mind that most of the other data projectors of this type and age also do not support 3D image projection.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D image projection to this multimedia projector and we think the Z8455WUNL[pl_1838281_price], or the PowerLite W16[pl_2384315_price] both from Epson which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The NP-PA521U does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The NP-PA521U is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the NP-PA521U have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The NP-PA521U is a one USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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4 Other reasons to consider the NEC NP-PA521U

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 5000:1 contrast ratio data projector was released over two years ago.

Running Costs Are OK

The NP-PA521U has an average 1 year running cost of £196 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 53 similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago.

Average Noise Level

The NP-PA521U has a relatively standard noise level (39 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the NP-PA521U.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the NEC PA572[plb_2406093_price] (39dB).

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Average Projector Brightness

The NP-PA521U has a fairly typical projector brightness (5,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Lamp
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Serial Interface Type
D-Sub PC in Port
DisplayPort
Headphone Output
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display
HDCP
Composite Sync
Sync-On-Green (SOG)
Separate H/V Sync
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
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
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

18 February 2015

The NEC NP-PA521U is a commercial/professional installation projector that is aimed for the corporate and higher-end education markets. It is rated for a high 5200 lumens brightness, offers... Read more…

Tremendous light output, sharp image, flexible installation with lens shift and interchangeable lenses, accepts signals from just about anything
3Dcapable, excellent video processing, good contrast
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £141.01
Electricity cost when on standby £54.55
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Total running cost over 5 years £195.56
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC NP-PA521Uuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.97 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
25
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 25 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 154003-22, nec nppa521, nec nppa521u, generic pa521, generic pa521u, visipax nppa521, generic nppa521, generic nppa521u, visipax nppa521u, visipax prnppa521, visipax prnppa521u
Barcodes 00000011542897, 0008.05736E+11, 00153165880687, 00614375668828, 00779184228479, 00805736051025, 08057360510252

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