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NEC NP-PA550 Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 38dB 5,500 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £266.64 Electricity cost over 5 years
NEC multimedia projectors have good reviews
Supports full HD
Has a built-in speaker(s)

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Reviews

NEC Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Multimedia projectors produced by NEC generally have good reviews compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a NEC projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was March 2013 when this projector was released.


Video

Supports Full HD

The NP-PA550 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector do not support full HD.

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

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NP-PA550 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think because of its better review score, the Canon WUX400ST is also worth considering.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 38 decibels, the NEC NP-PA550 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Very High

The NP-PA550 is in the most expensive 16% of all 91 multimedia projectors of this type and age that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the NP-PA550 is £267.


Projector

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The NP-PA550 has one of the brighter projector brightnesses (5,500 ANSI lumens) amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector have projector brightnesses of between 110 ANSI lumens and 12,000 ANSI lumens.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the NP-PA550 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all data projectors of a similar age and type to this multimedia projector the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The NP-PA550 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not have a DVI port.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The NP-PA550 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC NP-PA550 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this multimedia projector.

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Lamps

Quite Big Bulb Power

At 330 Watts, the NEC NP-PA550 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago. The smallest bulb power of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 170W and the biggest is 400W.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec nppa550w
Barcodes 00000060003085, 00786333002101, 00805736037043, 05028695608252, 08057360370436

NEC NP-PA550 Review Sources

To prepare this NEC NP-PA550 review we compared this projector to 2,071 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 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 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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