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NEC PA522U

70

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NEC PA522U

£2,299.00
NEC PA522
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A fully featured but 4 year old moderate noise level WUXGA multimedia projector, with satisfactory running costs but representing only moderate value for money
39dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 5000:1 Yes Jun 2014
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NEC PA522 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the NEC PA522 number 684 in 3D projectors.
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Value for Money
Average
85
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Age
3 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£84 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

Epson 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 multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £84 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Supports 3D
Has a built-in speaker
Easy way to a big picture - up to 4k interface, hdmi-out signal loop through, built-in signal splitter and edge blending capability enables large presentation pictures without any external devices. pip function allows additional sources to be displayed
Cost saving device management - save effort whilst administrating all connected NEC devices from a centralised location by using the naviset administrator 2 software tool
Very low cost of ownership - long lamp life of up to 4000 hours, inorganic long life panels, maintenance free filters and standby power of just 0.15w
Widest application support - portrait mode projection, 360 degree free tilt installation, unique geometric adjustment and 3d support offers unrivalled installation capability
Rich connectivity - including hdbaset, the world's first hdmi-out interface, 2xhdmi and displayport technology guarantees outstanding connectivity
Outstanding picture quality - whole new visualisation experience with high brightness, up to 4k input signal and unique picture & colour processing technology based on the latest NEC scaler chip

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NEC PA522 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

Projectors built by NEC have very good ratings on average compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a NEC projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Up by £54 (2%)

There was a cheaper price of £2,244.66 on Amazon UK 44 days ago.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average running cost of the PA522 is £84 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since June 2014.

Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The NEC PA522 has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the NEC PA522 of 39dB is louder than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the loudest 10% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The NEC PA522's contrast ratio (typical) of 5,000 is pretty typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 37% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the NEC PA522 of 5,200 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 85% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The NEC PA522 supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC PA522 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the NEC PA522 of only 3,000h is shorter than 83% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC PA522 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The NEC PA522's bulb power of 330W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 86% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Supports Full HD

The NEC PA522 supports full HD. 63% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Supports Password Protection

The NEC PA522 supports password protection, unlike 87% of projectors which do not support password protection.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC PA522 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of multimedia projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nec display solutions pa522u, code 1920x1200, code pa522u, nec pa522u

Barcodes:

00000060003640, 04053162595729, 05028695610637

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