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NEC PA522U Projector

£1,999.00
5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 39dB Jun 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £148.60 Electricity cost over 5 years
NEC has good reviews for its multimedia projectors
Supports full HD
Has a built-in speaker(s)
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Reviews

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We checked the reviews from experts and users of hundreds of data projectors to determine an average rating for each multimedia projector brand. On average NEC projectors have good reviews from owners and experts. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The PA522 has an average 1 year running cost of £149 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 68 projectors of this spec and age.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released in April 2017.


Video

Supports Full HD

The NEC PA522 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this multimedia projector which do not support full HD.

Other data projectors which support full HD currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper projectors such as the Epson EB-4950WU (£1,399.99), the Hitachi CP-WU8451 (£1,890), or the Panasonic PT-VZ575.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC PA522 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at include the Epson EB-4950WU (£1,399.99), the Hitachi CP-WU8451 (£1,890), or the Panasonic PT-VZ575 which is cheaper.

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens, the NEC PA522 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Panasonic PT-EW640E (£2,429.99) (5,400 ANSI lumens), or the NEC PA572 (£2,432.76) (5,700 ANSI lumens).

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The NEC PA522 has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

This projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this data projector.

Amongst comparable types of projector the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768).

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC PA522 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other projectors of this type and age also are RoHS compliance.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The NEC PA522 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The NEC PA522 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of this type and age also do not have a DVI port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC PA522 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The NEC PA522 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to this projector.

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Supports Password Protection

The NEC PA522 supports password protection, as do most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to this projector.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago range from 29dB to 48dB, and the average noise level is 37dB. The NEC PA522 has a fairly loud noise level (39 decibels) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this projector.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Epson EB-4950WU (£1,399.99) (38dB) which is also cheaper.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec display solutions pa522u, nec 1920x1200, nec 60003640, acer pa522u
Barcodes 04053162595729, 05028695610637

NEC PA522 Review Sources

To prepare this NEC PA522 review we compared this projector to 2,059 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 326,528 product attributes, 14,204 projector reviews and 2,772,200 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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