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NEC NP-VE281X Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 35dB 2,800 ANSI Lumens Nov 2012
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NEC's 2800-lumen VE281X mobile projector is designed to provide high brightness for small-to-medium-sized businesses, education environments, corporate conference rooms and mobility applications... More
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8 Reasons For

NEC Has Good Projector Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all NEC projectors and also specifically for NEC 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases NEC had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Nice Design

A number of NEC NP-VE281X reviewers who reviewed this projector considered that it was good looking. Projectorreviews.com mentioned in their NEC NP-VE281X review “NEC has produced a pretty solid performer with the VE281X”. Projectorreviews.com also wrote “The VE281X looks to be pretty durable an”.

Robust

One customer who bought this projector concluded that it was well made. One person mentioned in their reviews that the NEC NP-VE281X was strong and durable.

Easy to Use

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Projectorreviews.com said four years ago “Easy to use so a variety of users could be comfortable with it” in their review of this projector.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec, the NEC NP-VE281X has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including the NEC NP-M271X, or the Optoma TW610STi which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on projectors of this type and age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on projectors of this age and spec.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 2.3 kilograms, the NP-VE281X is quite light compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the NP-VE281X. The weights of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 230g to 30kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The NP-VE281X does not support 3D. Most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the NP-VE281X also do not support 3D.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support 3D to this multimedia projector and we think the Optoma TW610STi, or the Epson V11H475020 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The NP-VE281X does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors that have been available for a similar time to the NP-VE281X also do not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Infocus IN3118HD which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The NP-VE281X does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the NP-VE281X also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider including the Epson BrightLink 436Wi which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The NP-VE281X has a fairly small bulb power (only 200 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years. Projectors that were released more than two years ago have bulb powers of between 140W and 400W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The NP-VE281X is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the NP-VE281X have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 7 Watts, the NP-VE281X has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. The lowest RMS rated power of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NP-VE281X is 0.5W and the highest is 20W.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The quietest noise level (economic mode) of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the NP-VE281X is 26dB and the loudest is 35dB. The NP-VE281X has a fairly loud noise level (economic mode) (33 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago range from 1x to 2x, and the average optical zoom is 1.5x. The NEC NP-VE281X has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 1.1 times zoom factor) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Small Matrix Size

The NEC NP-VE281X has a quite small matrix size (only 0.55 inches) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the NP-VE281X. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the NP-VE281X the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.75".

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5 Other reasons to consider the NEC NP-VE281X

Running Costs Are OK

The NP-VE281X is typical compared to the other 89 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the NP-VE281X will cost £87 over 1 year to run.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the NEC NP-VE281X has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the NP-VE281X.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the NEC VE281 (£449.24) (35dB).

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The NP-VE281X has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,800 ANSI lumens, the NP-VE281X has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the NP-VE281X.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Epson BrightLink 436Wi (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the Optoma TW610STi (3,100 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
Progressive Scan Output
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
AV Output
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
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
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

NEC has produced a pretty solid performer with the VE281X. As mentioned in the review this unit was designed to be simple and easy to use so a variety of users could be comfortable with it....

User Reviews

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Reviewed 4 March 2014 by A mix master
A mix master would recommend the NEC VE281X (Verified Purchase)

Excellent product with great features and price...

Clear Display
Easy To Use
Quality Construction
Quiet
Small Footprint
The zoom lens is a little weak making a smaller picture compared to my Epson I have used before this, thus it had to be moved further back from the screen to make the same size picture, this causes th
I was unable to pair the unbranded 3d glasses to the NEC projector. Likely the glasses were incompatible
I suppose the resolution could be higher - and this is a common stupid diatribe towards a less expensive projector. I knew what I was buying and it does what it said it could do
USB port
The reason i give this 3 eggs is because this projector does not allow you to change the bulb out when it burns out. You have to send it back to the manufacturer for bulb replacement. Not very conveni

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £83.64
Electricity cost when on standby £2.95
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Total running cost over 5 years £86.59
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0.43T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec npve281, nec 1024x768, nec npve281x, nec display solutions ve281, nec display solutions ve281x, nec display solutions npve281, nec display solutions npve281x
Barcodes 00012302573779, 00014445256489, 00021112263503, 00071030618596, 00086000559328, 00100177440408, 00163120857227, 00168141610110, 00172302796315, 00689521124862, 00703164100011, 00803982818065, 00805736042054, 00809392587669, 00925601817355, 08057360420544

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