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9 Reasons For
NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors
On average NEC projectors are rated 83%, which is in the top 37% of all projector manufacturers that we have looked at.
Supports 3D Image Projection
The NEC PA522 supports 3D image projection, unlike most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the PA522 which do not support 3D image projection.
Supports Full HD Projection
The NEC PA522 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PA522 do not support Full HD projection.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The NEC PA522 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PA522 also have a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the PT-EZ580 (£2,816.86), or the PT-EW730 (£2,641.27) both from Panasonic which is cheaper.
4096 X 2160 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution supported by the NEC PA522 is 4096 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). In addition, this NEC multimedia projector support graphics resolutions of 2048 x 1080, 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA).
A 4096 x 2160 graphics resolution is in fact the best supported resolution across all similar spec data projectors that have been available for more than two years.
Across similar types of data projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 400.
WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution
The NEC PA522 has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.
A WUXGA (1920x1200) native projector resolution is actually the best resolution across all 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PA522.
Across comparable types of projector the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768).
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Three HDMI Ports
The NEC PA522 is a three HDMI port data projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type only have between one and two HDMI ports.
Five BNC Input Ports
Most of the other data projectors that were launched more than two years ago only have between one and four BNC input ports, however the NEC PA522 has five BNC input ports.
100 - 240V AC Input Voltage
This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to it.
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Price Increase of £164.04
The PA522 has increased in price by £164.04 in the last 5 days.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The NEC PA522 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the PA522 also do not support WiFi connectivity.
The cheapeast projectors of this type and age that we found costs £526 and the most expensive costs £11,999. We think that this data projector looks expensive for a 5000:1 contrast ratio projector that has been available for more than two years.
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
The NEC PA522 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port data projector.
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Only One USB 2.0 Port
The NEC PA522 is a one USB 2.0 port projector.
Quite Loud Noise Level
Across all the projectors of a similar age and type to the PA522 the noise levels range from 29dB to 48dB, and the average noise level is 37dB. The NEC PA522 has a fairly loud noise level (39 decibels) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PA522.
If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the PT-EZ580 (£2,816.86) (35dB), or the PT-EW730 (£2,641.27) (37dB) both from Panasonic which is also cheaper.
Fairly Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode
5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago have noise levels in economy mode of between 28dB and 35dB. At 33 decibels, the NEC PA522 has a fairly loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.
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Average Running Costs
Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PA522 is £149, which is typical compared to the other 54 projectors of a comparable type and age.
Released Over Two Years Ago
This 5000:1 contrast ratio projector was released over two years ago.
Average Projector Brightness
At 5,200 ANSI lumens, the NEC PA522 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the PA522.
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Native Projector Resolution
5,200 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
0.7 - 76.4
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
30 - 500
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3D Image Projection
2048 x 1080, 4096 x 2160, 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL 60, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.74 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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