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Overall Score

NEC NP-PA550

A 4 year old 2000:1 280 x 800 data projector with poor features
2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 38dB Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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NEC NP-PA550 Review

With mediocre features,
33
Missing Some Features
26
4 Years Old
14
£267 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
27
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 27?

Sony data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £267 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 6% of all 1,758 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Quite loud noise level
Only 1,080 video mode

NEC NP-PA550 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Very Good Brand

NEC has very good average ratings for its data projectors as well as across its entire data projector range compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a NEC data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NP-PA550 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

At 5,500 ANSI lumens, the NP-PA550 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors. The average projector brightness of data projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports Full HD

The NEC NP-PA550 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support full HD.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 38 decibels, the NEC NP-PA550 has one of the louder noise levels amongst data projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 330 Watts, the NEC NP-PA550 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors. The smallest bulb power of data projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was March 2013 when NEC released the NP-PA550.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

The NP-PA550 is in the most expensive 6% of all 1,758 data projectors 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.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec necnppa550w, nec 1280x800
Barcodes 00132017738826, 00163120856794, 00172302796636, 00607193657389, 00786333002101, 00805736037043, 08057360370436
17% brighter projector brightness
Over four years older
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12% quieter noise level
Two times shorter service life of lamp
51% cheaper to run
Quieter noise level
Older by five months
53% cheaper to run
Quieter noise level
70W smaller bulb power

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