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NEC NP-PE401H Projector

2000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 36dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Apr 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £175.63 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are average
Good colour saturation
Not well made

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

NEC Has Good Projector Reviews

Projectors built 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.


Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer reckoned that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this projector “Full 3D support with video sources”.

Good Colour Saturation

One NEC NP-PE401H owner said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Pc Mag mentioned “Lush colours” in their NEC NP-PE401H review however they only rated the product 18.2 out of 100.

Good Sound Quality

One NEC NP-PE401H reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it had good sound quality.


Design

Not Well Made

One NEC NP-PE401H reviewer thought the NEC NP-PE401H was not well made. Pc Mag said “No built, in digital file support” .

Well Designed

One person concluded that the product was well designed. Pc Mag wrote “Traditional GUI design”.

Good Quality

One customer wrote that the NEC NP-PE401H was good quality. Pc Mag said on PC Mag three years ago “Sound quality”.

Ceiling Mountable

The NEC NP-PE401H is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector.

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Energy

OK Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the NP-PE401H will cost £176 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 91 similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since April 2013.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NP-PE401H has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of their better review scores, the Ricoh PJ WX2240 VP, the Casio XJ-A246, or the Epson EB-465i.

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Video

Supports Full HD

The NEC NP-PE401H supports full HD. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector do not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available which you might want to look at including the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector, the Optoma EH503, or the Ricoh PJ X6180N which all of have better reviews.

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3D-Ready

The NEC NP-PE401H is 3D-ready. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector also are 3D-ready.

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

The NP-PE401H has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the NP-PE401H has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this data projector.

Alternative 4,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available that you might want to consider include the 3M X46 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Ricoh PJ X5360N (4,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the Hitachi CP-EX400 (4,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the NEC M420 (4,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Has a Zoom Capability

The NP-PE401H has a zoom capability, unlike most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to this projector which do not have a zoom capability.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the NEC NP-PE401H has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

Alternative 36dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the PJ WX5350N, or the PJ X5360N both from Ricoh or the Benq SP870 (£11,998.80).

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Has an Air Filter

The NP-PE401H has an air filter, as do most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector, the NP-PE401H does not have a DVI port.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The NEC NP-PE401H has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC NP-PE401H has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Lamps

Quite Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector is 270W, and the bulb powers range from 170W to 400W. With a bulb power of 330 Watts, the NP-PE401H has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 2,500 hours, the NEC NP-PE401H has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago. The average service life of lamp of 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 5,400h, and the service life of lamps range from 200h to 30,000h.

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Product Identifiers

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

NEC NP-PE401H Review Sources

To prepare this NEC NP-PE401H 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 327,808 product attributes, 14,384 projector reviews and 2,839,100 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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