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NEC NP-PA500
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NEC NP-PA500 Projector

2000:1 XGA (1024x768) 38dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

Projectors from NEC have an average rating of 83%, which is in the top 34% of all projector brands that we have looked at.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other data projectors of this spec and age which do not support full HD, the NP-PA500 supports full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support full HD to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the NP-PA500, the NP-PA500 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The NP-PA500 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this NEC projector). In addition, this NEC data projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is in fact the best supported resolution across all multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the NP-PA500.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) supported graphics resolutions is the worst supported resolution amongst comparable types of projector.

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Very Big Matrix Size

The smallest matrix size of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the NP-PA500 is 0.45", the biggest is 0.8", and the average matrix size is 0.65". At 0.79 inches, the NEC NP-PA500 has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the NP-PA500.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The NEC NP-PA500 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of this type and age have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

This data projector has a maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum digital resolution on projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 170W and the biggest is 4,000W. At 330 Watts, the NP-PA500 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

The projector brightness (economic mode)s of multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the NP-PA500 range from 1,400 ANSI lumens to 5,400 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness (economic mode) is 3,100 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness (economic mode) of 4,000 ANSI lumens, the NP-PA500 has one of the brighter projector brightness (economic mode)s amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP-PA500 range from 1W to 19W. At 10 Watts, the NP-PA500 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the NP-PA500, the NP-PA500 does not support 3D.

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

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of this spec and age do not support wi-Fi. The NEC NP-PA500 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Epson PowerLite 1761W[plb_1735741_price], or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very High Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the NP-PA500 will cost £267 over 1 year to run, which is in the most expensive 11% of all 85 multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age.

Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

With a noise level (economic mode) of 31 decibels, the NEC NP-PA500 has one of the louder noise level (economic mode)s amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the NP-PA500 have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 37dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB.

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Quite High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

At 372 Watts, the NP-PA500 has a quite high power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the NP-PA500. Across all the similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the NP-PA500 the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.2W to 460W.

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4 Other reasons to consider the NEC NP-PA500

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when NEC released the NP-PA500.

Average Noise Level

At 38 decibels, the NP-PA500 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the NP-PA500.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the NP-PA500 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the NP-PA500.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many data projectors of this age and type.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
BNC Input Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
PC in (D-Sub)
DisplayPorts Quantity
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Composite Sync
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
S-Video Port

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £148.70
Electricity cost when on standby £117.94
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Total running cost over 5 years £266.64
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC NP-PA500uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
1.3T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
34
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 34 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nppa500, nppa500x, nppa500u, nec nppa500, nec nppa500u, aac400210506529, necmitsubishielectronics nppa500, necmitsubishielectronics nppa500u
Barcodes 00000060003082, 00163120856619, 00786333002088, 00786333002118, 00805736037036, 00805736037050, 00805736037814, 00872182782575, 05028695608269, 08057360370368, 08057360370504, 08057360378142

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