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NEC V311 Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB Oct 2013
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Get the Ultimate 3D Experience with the V311W DLP Projector. The compact size in combination with light weight makes it easy to place it wherever you need it. With 3100 ANSI lumens brightness and... More
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Good Product Quality

Several customers who reviewed the NEC V311 considered that it was good quality. Two years ago Pcmag.com said on PC Mag “The NEC NP-V311W provides 3D capability and good image quality” in their review of the NEC V311. Pcmag.com also mentioned “Its data image quality is good”. Pcmag.com also said “Video quality suitable for short clips”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of NEC V311 reviewers agreed that the product had good picture quality.

Running Costs Are Low

The V311 is in the cheapest 20% of all 92 similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the V311 is only £86.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Four people wrote in their reviews that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Pcmag.com wrote in their review on PC Mag “Is 3D cap”.

Robust

Three customers who bought it thought it was well made. Pcmag.com said on expert website PC Mag “It showed good data image quality in our testing, has a solid range of connection ports, is portable” in their review. Pcmag.com also said “The NEC NP-V311X ($599 direct) is a solid choice as a modestly priced business projector for classroom or office use”. Pc Mag said also two years ago “Solid range of connection choices” in their NEC V311 review.

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

NEC 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews on average and across all projectors NEC is one of the better rated brands.

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Reasonably Priced

One NEC V311 reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it was cheap. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “The NEC NP-V311X is an inexpensive, portable business projector that offers good data image quality” in their NEC V311 review.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The NEC V311 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the V311 do not support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Infocus IN3124[plb_1475112_price], the Acer P1340[plb_1482182_price], or 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 have been around for a comparable time to the V311, the NEC V311 has a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq SH960[plb_1385329_price], the Optoma TW695[plb_2053835_price], or the Epson EB-430 LW[plb_1837070_price].

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the NEC V311 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). In addition, this NEC multimedia projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA). Across all data projectors of a similar age and spec to the V311 the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

Data projectors of this age and spec have matrix sizes of between 0.55" and 0.75", and the average matrix size is 0.61". The NEC V311 has one of the bigger matrix sizes (0.65 inches) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Fairly High Maximum Vertical Synchronization

The NEC V311 has a quite high maximum vertical synchronization (120 kilohertz) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the V311. The average maximum vertical synchronization of projectors that were launched around the same time as the V311 is 98kHz.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The NEC V311 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the V311 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The NEC V311 has a maximum maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 8% more maximum digital resolution than the most frequently found maximum digital resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum digital resolution is in fact the best maximum digital resolution amongst all projectors that were released more than two years ago.

The worst maximum digital resolution across similar types of multimedia projector 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 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

The narrowest projector that was launched around the same time as the V311 is 120mm wide, the widest is 510mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 310 millimeters, the NEC V311 is one of the narrower projectors of a similar spec and age to the V311 amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Light

Across all the projectors of a comparable spec and age to the V311 the weights range from 230g to 30kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The NEC V311 is one of the lighter 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the V311 (only 2.5 kilograms) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The power consumption during PowerSave of projectors of this spec and age range from 0.1W to 330W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 160W. The NEC V311 has one of the lower power consumption during PowerSave (only 0.5 Watts) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this 3000:1 contrast ratio projector is 65%.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The NEC V311 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the V311 also do not support Full HD projection.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a Full HD projection and we think the Benq SH960[plb_1385329_price], the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price], or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The NEC V311 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the V311 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the EB-430 LW[pl_1837070_price], or the EB-1400[pl_1850713_price] both from Epson or the NEC NP-UM330[plb_1528333_price].

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Quite Loud Noise Level

Projectors of this age and spec have noise levels of between 26dB and 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. At 37 decibels, the NEC V311 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the V311.

We compared this data projector to all the other 37dB noise level multimedia projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the CP-SX8350[pl_1913084_price], and the CP-WX8255A[pl_1884022_price] both from Hitachi or the NEC V281W[plb_2020837_price] is also worth considering.

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Only 1024 X 768 Pixels Maximum Analog Resolution

The NEC V311 has a maximum maximum analog resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. That's 66% less maximum analog resolution than a 1920 x 1200 pixels multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found maximum analog resolution. The best maximum analog resolution of all projectors that have been around for a similar time to the V311 is 1920 x 1200 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have RMS rated power of between 0.5W and 20W. The NEC V311 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 7 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

Multimedia projectors of this age and type have noise levels in economy mode of between 26dB and 35dB. With a noise level in economy mode of 33 decibels, the NEC V311 has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC V311

Released Over Three Years Ago

NEC released the V311 over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,100 ANSI lumens, the NEC V311 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3,100 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the BrightLink 485Wi[pl_1778249_price], or the EB-1410[pl_1851959_price] both from Epson or the Optoma TW610STi[plb_1749808_price].

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the VPL-SX235[pl_2284442_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens), the VPL-DX142[pl_2446393_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens), or the VPL-DX147[pl_2516968_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Maximum Digital Resolution
Maximum Analog Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
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
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
LED Indicator
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

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IT Reviews.com

26 February 2014

As a portable data projector for business or classroom, the NEC NP-V311W provides 3D capability and good image quality...

Good range of connection choices
3D capable
Good data image quality
Significant rainbow effect in video
Lacks port for USB thumb drive
No carrying case included
26 February 2014

The NEC NP-V311X is an inexpensive, portable business projector that offers good data image quality, and video quality suitable for short clips...

Affordable
Good data image quality
Solid range of connection choices
3D capable
Significant rainbow effect in video
No port for USB thumb drive
No carrying case included

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Electricity cost when switched on £85.89
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 v311, nec v311x, nec v311w, acer v311, acer v311w, nec p174808, nec p174809, nec p174808p, nec p174809p
Barcodes 00000060003636, 00000060003637, 04053162595705, 04053162595712, 05028695610507, 05028695610514, 05054629378793, 05054629382974

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