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15 Reasons For
NEC Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews
NEC has good average ratings for its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors as well as across its entire projector range compared to other brands.
The NEC M403H supports 3D, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the M403H do not support 3D.
We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support 3D and we think the MH856UST[pl_2921325_price], and the MW883UST[pl_3181970_price] both from Benq or the Acer H9505BD[plb_3806779_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Supports Full HD
The NEC M403H supports full HD, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type which do not support full HD.
It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors which support full HD currently available including a cheaper data projector such as the Benq MH856UST[plb_2921325_price], or the Hitachi CP-TW2505[plb_3255162_price] or you might consider a better rated data projector such as the Benq W3000[plb_3190084_price].
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
Like most of the other data projectors of this age and spec, the NEC M403H has a built-in speaker(s).
We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this data projector and we think the MH856UST[pl_2921325_price], and the MX882UST[pl_3258682_price] both from Benq which is cheaper is also worth considering.
We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the Vivitek DW3321[plb_3066881_price] is also worth considering.
1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution
The highest resolution of the NEC M403H is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the M403H projector native resolutions range from XGA (1024x768) to WUXGA (1920x1200).
Quite Bright Projector Brightness
With a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC M403H has one of the brighter projector brightnesss amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. Similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year have projector brightnesss of between 600 ANSI lumens and 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,600 ANSI lumens.
If this NEC data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic PT-VX425N[plb_3430009_price] (4,500 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.
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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions
The highest resolution supported by the NEC M403H is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the M403H. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. In addition, this projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 832 x 624, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1152 x 870, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1280 x 960, 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1366 x 768, 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 900 and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 1920 x. The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors of this type and age is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).
Quite High RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the NEC M403H has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the M403H. The lowest RMS rated power of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the M403H is 2W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 12W.
Two HDMI Ports Quantitys
The NEC M403H is a two HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector.
Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
Most multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the M403H have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the NEC M403H which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution
This projector has a maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum digital resolution on 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago.
Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
At 8,000 hours, the NEC M403H has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the M403H. 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the M403H have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 1,000h and 30,000h.
Quite Long Service Life of Lamp
Across all the similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than a year the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,900h. The NEC M403H has one of the longer service life of lamps (5,500 hours) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.
Very Quiet Noise Level
The noise levels of data projectors that have been around for more than a year range from 27dB to 47dB. The NEC M403H has a quite quiet noise level (only 30 decibels) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the M403H.
Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Benq MH856UST[plb_2921325_price] (37dB), or the Epson EB-1420Wi[plb_2369727_price] (35dB) which is also cheaper.
Quite Big Bulb Power
The average bulb power of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the M403H is 240W. At 270 Watts, the NEC M403H has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the M403H.
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Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the M403H, the NEC M403H does not support wi-Fi.
We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi including the PT-VW355N[pl_3496571_price], or the PT-VX425N[pl_3430009_price] both from Panasonic or the Epson EB-1420Wi[plb_2369727_price].
Only One Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
The NEC M403H is a one component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in multimedia projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the M403H have one component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in.
2 Other reasons to consider the NEC M403H
OK Running Costs
The M403H has an average running cost of £93 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 88 projectors of this age and type.
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this 10000:1 contrast ratio data projector was released.
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
4,000 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-25 - 25
Maximum Digital Resolution
1920 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-30 - 30
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
0.74 - 14.08
Screen Size Compatibility
30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
1.2 - 2.1:1
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.4 - 3.2
Focal Length Range (f-F)
18 - 30.6
Supported Graphics Resolutions
640 x 480 (VGA), 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 832 x 624, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1152 x 870, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1280 x 800, 1280 x 960, 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1366 x 768, 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1440 x 900, 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1600 x 900, 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL 60, PAL, PAL M, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB Type-a, USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 100
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 120
On Screen Display (OSD)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
Power Consumption (network Standby)
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 80
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 50
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 40
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Weight & Dimensions
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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