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NEC NP-PA521U

NEC NP-PA521U Projector

5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 39dB 5,200 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
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NEC's PA521U is a 5200-lumen widescreen advanced professional installation model that appeases corporate and higher education users. With integrated RJ45, optional high-speed wireless (LAN IEEE... More
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9 Reasons For

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each projector brand. On average multimedia projectors produced by NEC have good ratings from experts and users.

Good Connectivity

One person thought the NEC NP-PA521U was wifi compatible. Projectorreviews.com said “It is rated for a high 5200 lumens brightness, offers extensive wired and optional wireless networking, flexible mounti” in their NEC NP-PA521U review.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago which do not support full HD, the NEC NP-PA521U supports full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the NP-PA521U, the NP-PA521U has a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite W16SK, or the Ricoh PJ WX4141N.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the NP-PA521U is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is in fact the best resolution amongst all 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the NP-PA521U.

An XGA (1024x768) projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of projector.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The NEC NP-PA521U supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the NP-PA521U. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. In addition, this multimedia 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).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best supported resolution amongst all comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the NP-PA521U.

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

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Quite Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The power consumption (economy mode)s of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the NP-PA521U range from 200W to 830W. The NEC NP-PA521U has one of the lower power consumption (economy mode)s (only 362 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

At only 0.11 Watts, the NP-PA521U has a fairly low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the NP-PA521U. Across all the 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the NP-PA521U the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.11W to 730W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 230W.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

Most multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the NP-PA521U do not support 3D. The NP-PA521U is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support 3D to this projector and we think the Epson Z8455WUNL which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the NP-PA521U do not support wi-Fi. The NP-PA521U is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The NP-PA521U is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the NP-PA521U have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the NP-PA521U which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only One Lamps Quantity

The NP-PA521U is a one lamps quantity projector. Most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the NP-PA521U have one lamps quantity.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

With a noise level (economic mode) of 33 decibels, the NP-PA521U has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the NP-PA521U. The noise level (economic mode)s of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 28dB to 35dB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the NEC NP-PA521U

Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over two years.

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the NP-PA521U will cost £196 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 54 data projectors of a comparable age and type.

Average Noise Level

The NP-PA521U has a fairly standard noise level (39 decibels) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the NP-PA521U.

If you are not concerned about having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the NEC PA572 (£2,393.78) (39dB).

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens, the NP-PA521U has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for a similar time to the NP-PA521U.

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Specification

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Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Serial Interface Type
PC in (D-Sub)
DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Outputs
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Bluetooth
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)
HDCP
Composite Sync
Sync-On-Green (SOG)
Separate H/V Sync
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
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
Warranty Card

Expert Reviews

18 February 2015

The NEC NP-PA521U is a commercial/professional installation projector that is aimed for the corporate and higher-end education markets. It is rated for a high 5200 lumens brightness, offers... Read more…

Tremendous light output, sharp image, flexible installation with lens shift and interchangeable lenses, accepts signals from just about anything
3Dcapable, excellent video processing, good contrast
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £141.01
Electricity cost when on standby £54.55
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Total running cost over 5 years £195.56
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.97 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
25
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 25 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 154003-22, nec nppa521, nec nppa521u
Barcodes 0008.05736E+11, 00805736051025, 08057360510252

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