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NEC PA550W Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 38dB 550 ANSI Lumens Jan 2013
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
NEC's 5500-lumen PA550W is a widescreen, advanced professional installation model that appeases corporate and higher education users. With integrated RJ45, high-speed wireless LAN and a multitude... More
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8 Reasons For

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Projectors made by NEC have an average rating of 83 out of 100, which is in the top 37% of all projector manufacturers that we have assessed.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC PA550W has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PA550W.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the NEC PA550W is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by similar spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PA550W. This multimedia projector also support graphics resolutions of 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). The worst resolution of all comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PA550W is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the NEC PA550W is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768). The best resolution of all 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the PA550W is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The smallest matrix size of multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the PA550W is 0.45", the biggest is 55", and the average matrix size is 1.7". The NEC PA550W has a quite big matrix size (0.75 inches) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the PA550W.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The NEC PA550W is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

Across all the projectors of this age and spec the power consumption during PowerSave range from 0.2W to 460W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 200W. At only 0.2 Watts, the NEC PA550W has a fairly low power consumption during PowerSave compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PA550W.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago, the NEC PA550W does not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support Full HD projection to this multimedia projector and we think the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The NEC PA550W does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other data projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support 3D image projection.

There are a number of other data projectors which also support 3D image projection which you might want to consider including the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as the PA550W, the NEC PA550W does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other data 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] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Projectors of a comparable type and age to the PA550W have projector brightness of between 110 ANSI lumens and 10,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 550 ANSI lumens, the NEC PA550W has one of the dimmer projector brightness amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

If you are looking for a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Casio XJ-A246[plb_2223326_price] (2,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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High Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the PA550W is £267 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 10% of all 86 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Only One BNC Input Port

Most projectors of this age and type have between one and four BNC input ports, including the NEC PA550W which has one BNC input port.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC PA550W

Released Over Four Years Ago

NEC released the PA550W over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 38 decibels, the NEC PA550W has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PA550W.

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Ricoh PJ WX6170N[plb_1582301_price] (38dB).

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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
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
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
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
DisplayPort
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
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
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
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
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Connectivity
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
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC PA550Wuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
1.3T
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 nec pa550, nec pa550w, nec nppa550, nec 1280x800, nec nppa550w, nec necnppa550, nec necnppa550w, nec projectors intgrtn nppa550w13, nec projectors intgrtn nppa550w13z, nec projectors intgrtn nppa550w13zl
Barcodes 00012302570624, 00132017738826, 00163120856794, 00172302796636, 00172302796667, 00786333002064, 00805736037043, 00805736037852, 05028695608252, 05052180925425, 08057360378524

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