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NEC NP-PA500 Projector

2000:1 XGA (1024x768) 38dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £266.64 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Supports full HD
Has a built-in speaker(s)

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Reviews

Good Brand

On average projectors from NEC are rated 83 out of 100, which is in the top 34% of all multimedia projector brands that we have looked at. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

NEC released the NP-PA500 in April 2017.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NP-PA500 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Performance

Average Noise Level

The NP-PA500 has a pretty average noise level (38 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this data projector.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Very High

The NP-PA500 has an average 1 year running cost of £267 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 13% of all 89 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.


Video

Supports Full HD

The NP-PA500 supports full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support full HD currently available including the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector which has better reviews.

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HD-Ready

The NEC NP-PA500 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC NP-PA500 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector.

If you would prefer a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Canon WX-520 (£2,877.23) (5,200 ANSI lumens).

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The NEC NP-PA500 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years also are ceiling mountable.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago, the NEC NP-PA500 does not have a DVI port.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The NEC NP-PA500 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NP-PA500 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this multimedia projector.

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Lamps

Fairly Big Bulb Power

At 330 Watts, the NP-PA500 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector. The bulb powers of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector range from 170W to 400W, and the average bulb power is 270W.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers necmitsubishielectronics nppa500u, aac400210506529, nec necnppa500x, nec 1024x768, nec nppa500u
Barcodes 00000060003082, 00132017738802, 00163120856602, 00163120856619, 00172302797183, 00786333002088, 00786333002118, 00805736037036, 00805736037050, 00805736037814, 00872182782575, 05028695608269, 08057360370368, 08057360370504, 08057360378142

NEC NP-PA500 Review Sources

To prepare this NEC NP-PA500 review we compared this projector to 2,059 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,528 product attributes, 14,204 projector reviews and 2,772,200 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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