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NEC NP-PE401H Projector

2000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 36dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Apr 2013
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A powerhouse projector packed with essential features, NEC's PE401H is designed for conference and class rooms utilizing the latest 1080p DLP chip set from TI. This model is affordable with... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

This 2000:1 contrast ratio projector received a rating of 70% from multimedia projector expert review site PC Mag.

Good Brand

Data projectors produced by NEC generally have good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One NEC NP-PE401H reviewer thought the NEC NP-PE401H had a good 3D picture quality. Two years ago Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Full 3D support with video sources” and gave this projector a rating of 70 out of 100.

Supports Full HD

The NP-PE401H supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the NP-PE401H do not support full HD.

We compared all the other data projectors which support full HD to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the EX855[pl_1715998_price], and the EH503[pl_2412052_price] both from Optoma or the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC NP-PE401H has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic T-EW540[plb_2592973_price], the Canon LV-7295[plb_2150092_price], and the Epson EB-465i[plb_1837048_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the NP-PE401H is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all projectors of a comparable spec and age to the NP-PE401H ranges from XGA (1024x768) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the NEC NP-PE401H is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by multimedia projectors of this spec and age. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this NEC data projector. This projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 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 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the NP-PE401H.

Amongst similar types of data projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Analog Resolution

The NP-PE401H has a maximum maximum analog resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 20% more maximum analog resolution than a 1600 x 1200 pixels multimedia projector, which is the most common maximum analog resolution.

A 1920 x 1200 pixels maximum analog resolution is in fact the best maximum analog resolution amongst all comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum analog resolution is the worst maximum analog resolution amongst comparable types of projector.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The NP-PE401H is a two HDMI ports quantity data projector.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 320W. At 330 Watts, the NEC NP-PE401H has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the NP-PE401H.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The NP-PE401H has a fairly low power consumption (PowerSave) (only 0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the NP-PE401H. Across all the multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the NP-PE401H the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.2W to 460W.

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4 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One NEC NP-PE401H reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it was not well made. Pc Mag said in their review of this projector on PC Mag “No built, in digital file support” however despite that they gave the NEC NP-PE401H a score of 4 stars.

Does Not Support 3D

The NEC NP-PE401H does not support 3D. Most of the other projectors of this type and age also do not support 3D.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D to this projector and we think the U300X[pl_1530119_price], the U260W[pl_1531484_price], or the U310W[pl_1531485_price] all from NEC which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The NP-PE401H does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the NP-PE401H also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Epson PowerLite 1761W[plb_1735741_price], the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price], or the Casio XJ-A256[plb_1787918_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 3,300 hours, the NP-PE401H has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years. The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 2,500h to 10,000h.

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4 Other reasons to consider the NEC NP-PE401H

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when NEC released the NP-PE401H.

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the NP-PE401H will cost £176 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 87 comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Average Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC NP-PE401H has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other 4,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors to this multimedia projector and we think the 3M X46[plb_1515235_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the Ricoh PJ X5360N[plb_1582298_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens), the NEC M420[plb_2168268_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens), or the Hitachi CP-EX400[plb_2998782_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the NP-PE401H has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP-PE401H.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 36dB noise level projectors currently available including the U300X[pl_1530119_price], or the U310W[pl_1531485_price] both from NEC or the Benq SP870[plb_1387494_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Maximum Digital Resolution
Maximum Analog Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
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
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Air Filter
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
RMS Rated Power
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
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
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
16 September 2014

The NEC Display Solutions NP-PE401H projector delivers bright, high-resolution output suitable for showing images with lots of fine detail...

Bright
High 1 920-by 1 080 resolution
Nearly rainbow-free for data images
Full 3D support with video sources
High brightness
Rainbow artifacts show frequently enough with video to be potentially bothersome to people who see them easily
Zoom lens is only 1.1x
Lacks Wi
Fi
Some rainbow effect

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £131.40
Electricity cost when on standby £44.23
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Total running cost over 5 years £175.63
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0.87T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.87 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 23 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec nppe401, nec nppe401h
Barcodes 00000060003447, 00028695610354, 00805736046014, 05028695610354, 08057360460144

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