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NEC P501X Projector

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PC Mag Editor's Choice
4000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Feb 2013
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Perfect for mid to large meeting rooms as well as classrooms in higher education where semi-professional high brightness performance is required, the P501X is a very bright and compact... More
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This NEC data projector received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag who said that this data projector was outstanding.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Good Sound Quality

Some NEC P501X owners said in their reviews that the NEC P501X had good sound quality. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote in their NEC P501X review “A capable audio system, plus conveniences that include a 1.7x zoom lens”. Three years ago Pc Mag scored the product 4 stars and mentioned on PC Mag “Good audio”.

Good Product Quality

A number of NEC P501X owners reckoned that it was good quality. Pcmag.com said “The NEC NP-P501X projector offers a bright image, excellent data-image quality”.

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each multimedia projector brand. On average NEC projectors have good reviews from experts and users.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the P501X which do not support full HD, the NEC P501X supports full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the NEC P501X has a built-in speaker(s).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of 4000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the P501X is 3,700 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesss range from 500 ANSI lumens to 13,000 ANSI lumens. When compared to other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P501X that we have assessed the projector brightness of, the NEC P501X's projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the NEC P501X is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). In addition, this data projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA). The resolution of all similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the P501X ranges from 640 x 400 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the P501X only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the NEC P501X has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of data projectors of this age and spec is 11W. With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the NEC P501X has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

4000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the P501X have noise levels of between 30dB and 42dB. The NEC P501X has one of the quieter noise levels (only 30 decibels) amongst 4000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the P501X is 230W. The NEC P501X has one of the bigger bulb powers (270 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

With a projector brightness (economic mode) of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC P501X has one of the brightest projector brightness (economic mode)s amongst data projectors of this age. Data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have projector brightness (economic mode)s of between 1,500 ANSI lumens and 3,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness (economic mode) is 2,100 ANSI lumens.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The NEC P501X does not support 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the P501X also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The NEC P501X does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the P501X also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The power consumption (PowerSave)s of 4000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.2W to 250W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 32W. When compared to other projectors of this type and age that we have checked, the NEC P501X's power consumption (PowerSave) of 248 Watts is one of the highest.

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Very Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The average noise level (economic mode) of projectors of a comparable age and type to the P501X is 30dB. When compared to other projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P501X that we have checked, the noise level (economic mode) of the NEC P501X of 37 decibels is one of the loudest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC P501X

Released Over Four Years Ago

This NEC projector has been on the market for over four years.

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the P501X will cost £168 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 32 multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
28 April 2014

The NEC NP-P501X projector offers a bright image, excellent data-image quality, and a capable audio system, plus conveniences that include a 1.7x zoom lens...

PC Mag

Bright
Native XGA resolution
Has 1.7x zoom lens
Vertical lens shift
Excellent data-image quality
No 3D support

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Durham Fire
Durham Fire would recommend the NEC NP-P501X (Verified Purchase)

This product is used in our training room. It works great as a power point projector or playing video's...

Great Clear Picture
Lightweight
Reviewed 20 June 2014 by Pro VID
Pro VID would recommend the NEC NP-P501X (Verified Purchase)

I Use this Projector for indoor and out door events. on a 10ft / 7ft6" rear projection screen. it was hard making my mind up to save some money and buy this projector or the NEC NP-PA550W. this... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £93.58
Electricity cost when on standby £73.71
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Total running cost over 5 years £167.29
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.83 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04053162595613, 05028695610200

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