Close

Loading image...
NEC M420
9 Images

NEC M420 Projector

2000:1 XGA (1024x768) 36dB 4,200 ANSI Lumens Apr 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
Get great performance while saving the environment. Advanced Eco features help to substantially lower your operating cost without compromising on quality and flexibility. The M420X is particulary... More
£112.87 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
Available from international sellers only
Tell Me When It Becomes Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...

7 Reasons For

Good Brand

Multimedia projectors built by NEC are some of the better multimedia projectors according to average reviews from owners and experts.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC M420 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the M420.

Chart Edit

1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The NEC M420 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the M420. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this NEC multimedia projector. This projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 832 x 624, 1152 x 870, 1280 x 768, 1280 x 800, 1366 x 768, 1440 x 900, 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVG. Across all 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the M420 the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

Chart Edit

Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The NEC M420 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

Chart Edit

Two Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Ins

Most 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the M420 have between one and two component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins, including the NEC M420 which has two component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins.

Chart Edit

Quite High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the M420 is 1W, the highest is 19W, and the average RMS rated power is 6.9W. At 10 Watts, the NEC M420 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

100V AC Input Voltage

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

Chart Edit

6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Most multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the M420 do not support full HD. The NEC M420 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might want to consider include the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price] which is also higher rated.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Support 3D

The NEC M420 does not support 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec also do not support 3D.

It is worth also looking at alternative data projectors which also support 3D including the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price] which also has a higher rating.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The NEC M420 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Epson PowerLite 1761W[plb_1735741_price], or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price].

Read more Less Chart Edit

Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Across all the projectors of this age and spec the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 2,500h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 4,100h. The NEC M420 has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s (only 3,500 hours) amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

Chart Edit

Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The NEC M420 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector.

Chart Edit

Only One Audio (L,R) in

The NEC M420 is a one audio (L,R) in projector. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago have between one and two audio (L,R) ins.

Chart Edit

4 Other reasons to consider the NEC M420

Running Costs Are Average

The M420 has an average running cost of £113 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 85 projectors of this age and type.

Average Projector Brightness

At 4,200 ANSI lumens, the NEC M420 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

Chart Edit

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 36 decibels, the NEC M420 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Benq SP870[plb_1387494_price] (36dB).

Read more Less Chart Edit

XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

Chart Edit

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Progressive Scan Output
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC in (D-Sub)
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £109.92
Electricity cost when on standby £2.95
@ £0.139 per kwh - Edit electricity price and usage
kwh per hour
kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
@ £0.003474 per litre - Edit water usage and price
litres per hour
Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
Submit Energy Consumption Figures
Total running cost over 5 years £112.87
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC M420uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.56T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec m420, nec m420w, nec m420x
Barcodes 00000060003455, 04053162595644, 05028695608412, 05028695610743, 05054629451090

Save Money with These Great Projector Vouchers & Offers

£50 Off
Voucher
£50 Off a £500+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17
10% Off
Voucher
10% Off the entire site
Valid 17 Jan 17 - 23 Jan 17
Free Next Day Delivery
Voucher
Free Next Day Delivery on orders over £100
Valid 11 Jan 17 - 31 Jan 17
£40 Off
Voucher
£40 Off a £400+ spend
Valid 1 Nov 16 - 31 Jan 17

See How Other Projectors Compare to the NEC M420

Benq W1080 vs NEC M420

Benq W1080 vs NEC M420
Benq W1080 NEC M420
£ 749.00
Brighter Lamp Power in Economic Mode
One More HDMI Port
Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
28% Narrower
Only One Component Video in Port
Dimmer Projector Brightness

Optoma X600 vs NEC M420

Optoma X600 vs NEC M420
Optoma X600 NEC M420
£ 1,028.12
Brighter Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Three Built-In Speakers
Two Audio in Ports
One More Composite Video in Port
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Lower RMS Rated Power

Epson EB-570 vs NEC M420

Epson EB-570 vs NEC M420
Epson EB-570 NEC M420
£ 770.39
Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports
1,500h Longer Lamp Service Life
2,000h Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
18% Quieter Noise Level in Economy Mode
1,300 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
A Lot Heavier
Feedback