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NEC PA550W
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NEC PA550W Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 38dB 550 ANSI Lumens Jan 2013
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NEC's 5500-lumen PA550W is a widescreen, advanced professional installation model that appeases corporate and higher education users. With integrated RJ45, high-speed wireless LAN and a multitude... More
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10 Reasons For

NEC Has Good Projector Reviews

NEC is one of the superior data projector manufacturers according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all data projectors.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC PA550W has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the NEC PA550W is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PA550W. This NEC multimedia projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). The resolution of all data projectors of this type and age ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the NEC PA550W is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors of this age and spec the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The average matrix size of data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PA550W is 0.65", and the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.8". The NEC PA550W has a fairly big matrix size (0.75 inches) compared to most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the PA550W.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The NEC PA550W is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the PA550W have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago have bulb powers of between 170W and 4,000W, and the average bulb power is 320W. With a bulb power of 330 Watts, the NEC PA550W has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PA550W is 1W and the highest is 19W. The NEC PA550W has a fairly high RMS rated power (10 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The NEC PA550W has a fairly low power consumption (PowerSave) (only 0.2 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. Across all the projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PA550W the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.2W to 460W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 200W.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec, the NEC PA550W does not support full HD.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to look at include the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price].

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Does Not Support 3D

The NEC PA550W does not support 3D. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PA550W also do not support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support 3D including the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The NEC PA550W does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other projectors which also support wi-Fi to this data projector and we think the Epson PowerLite 1761W[plb_1735741_price], or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PA550W is 110 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 550 ANSI lumens, the NEC PA550W has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PA550W.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the Hitachi CP-EW250N[plb_2063296_price] (2,500 ANSI lumens).

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Running Costs Are High

The PA550W is one of the less economic to run projectors of this type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the PA550W will cost £267 over 1 year to run.

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Only One BNC Input Ports

Most projectors of this age and type have between one and four BNC input portss, including the NEC PA550W which has one BNC input ports.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

Across all the similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years the noise levels range from 28dB to 42dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. The NEC PA550W has a fairly loud noise level (38 decibels) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One Lamps Quantity

The NEC PA550W is a one lamps quantity data projector.

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1 Other reason to consider the NEC PA550W

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
BNC Input Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
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
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
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
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
Other Features
Connectivity Technology

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £148.70
Electricity cost when on standby £117.94
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Total running cost over 5 years £266.64
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC PA550Wuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
34
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 34 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec p142920, nec p172953, nec p142920p, nec p172953p
Barcodes 00172302796667, 00786333002064, 00805736037852, 05028695608252, 05052180925425, 08057360378524

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