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NEC V281W Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB Oct 2013
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Noise Level Release Date
Get the Ultimate 3D Experience with the V281W DLP Projector. The compact size in combination with light weight makes it easy to place it wherever you need it. With 2800 ANSI lumens brightness and... More
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12 Reasons For

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We calculated the average ratings for all NEC multimedia projectors and also specifically for NEC 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases NEC had good ratings compared to other brands.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The NEC V281W supports 3D image projection, unlike most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago which do not support 3D image projection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the NEC NP-M311W[plb_1525270_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the V281W, the NEC V281W has a built-in speaker.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the NEC V281W is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). This projector also supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA).

This data projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution across all 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the V281W.

The worst supported resolution amongst comparable types of data projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

Across all the multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the V281W the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.75", and the average matrix size is 0.61". The NEC V281W has a quite big matrix size (0.65 inches) compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The NEC V281W has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago. Most of the multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the V281W only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however this data projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The biggest maximum digital resolution of the NEC V281W is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 8% more maximum digital resolution than the most common maximum digital resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels.

This data projector's maximum digital resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best maximum digital resolution across all similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the V281W.

Across similar types of data projector the worst maximum digital resolution is 1600 x 1200 pixels.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of this type and age.

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Narrow

Multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the V281W have widths of between 120mm and 510mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 310 millimeters, the NEC V281W is quite narrow compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the V281W.

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Very Light

Multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago have weights of between 230g and 30kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. With a weight of only 2.5 kilograms, the NEC V281W is one of the lighter projectors of this type and age amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The power consumption during PowerSave of similar spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.1W to 330W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 160W. With a power consumption during PowerSave of only 0.5 Watts, the NEC V281W has one of the lower power consumption during PowerSave amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support Full HD projection. The NEC V281W is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

Alternative data projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might also want to look at include the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price], or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The NEC V281W does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the V281W also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Other data projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at include the NEC NP-UM330[plb_1528333_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The NEC V281W has a quite low RMS rated power (only 7 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the V281W. Multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the V281W have RMS rated power of between 0.5W and 20W.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The noise levels in economy mode of multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the V281W range from 26dB to 35dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB. At 33 decibels, the NEC V281W has a quite loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the V281W.

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4 Other reasons to consider the NEC V281W

Running Costs Are Average

The V281W has an average running cost of £86 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 92 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

Released Over Three Years Ago

NEC released the V281W over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the NEC V281W has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 37dB noise level projectors currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price].

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,800 ANSI lumens, the NEC V281W has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago.

Other 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the VE281[pl_1473677_price], or the NP-VE281X[pl_1495517_price] both from NEC.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony VPL-SW235[plb_2284441_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), the Promethean UST-P1[plb_2713404_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the Hitachi CP-CX300WN[plb_2172494_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Matrix Size
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
LED Indicator
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

Brochures and Manuals

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Total running cost over 5 years £85.89
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0.43T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec v281, nec v281w, acer v281, acer v281w, nec p176767, nec p176767p
Barcodes 00000060003635, 04053162595699, 05028695610491, 05054629382967

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