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NEC NP-PA550
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NEC NP-PA550 Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 38dB 5,500 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
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NEC's 5500-lumen PA550W is a 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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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

NEC is one of the better rated projector brands according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all multimedia projectors.

Supports Full HD Projection

The NEC NP-PA550 supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP-PA550 which do not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP-PA550, the NP-PA550 has a built-in speaker.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP-PA550 have projector brightness of between 110 ANSI lumens and 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 5,500 ANSI lumens, the NP-PA550 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the NEC NP-PA550 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors of this age and type. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this NEC 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).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is actually the best supported resolution across all projectors of this age and type.

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

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the NP-PA550 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all projectors that have been available for around the same time as the NP-PA550 is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

The average matrix size of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 1.7". The NEC NP-PA550 has a quite big matrix size (0.75 inches) compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most projectors that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the NP-PA550 which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

This multimedia projector has a maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, which is typical of many multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

The NP-PA550 has a fairly big lamp power (330 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the NP-PA550 the lamp power range from 170W to 4,000W.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the NP-PA550 have RMS rated power of between 1W and 19W, and the average RMS rated power is 7W. The NP-PA550 has a quite high RMS rated power (10 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The NP-PA550 has a quite low power consumption during PowerSave (only 0.2 Watts) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The power consumption during PowerSave of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the NP-PA550 range from 0.2W to 460W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 200W.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The NP-PA550 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support 3D image projection.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the NP-PA550 do not support WiFi connectivity. The NEC NP-PA550 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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

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Very High Running Costs

The NP-PA550 has an average running cost of £267 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 12% of all 86 comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Only One BNC Input Port

The NEC NP-PA550 is a one BNC input port projector. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four BNC input ports.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

Across all the data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the NP-PA550 the noise levels range from 28dB to 42dB. With a noise level of 38 decibels, the NP-PA550 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the NP-PA550.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the Ricoh PJ WX6170N[plb_1582301_price] (38dB).

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1 Other reason to consider the NEC NP-PA550

Released Over Three Years Ago

NEC released the NP-PA550 over three years ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
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 Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
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
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
D-Sub PC in Port
DisplayPort
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
S-Video Port

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
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC NP-PA550uses 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 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 nec nppa550, nec 1280x800, nec nppa550w, nec necnppa550, nec necnppa550w
Barcodes 00132017738826, 00163120856794, 00172302796636, 00607193657389, 00786333002101, 00805736037043, 08057360370436

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