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NEC PA550W Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 38dB 550 ANSI Lumens Jan 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £266.64 Electricity cost over 5 years
NEC has good projector reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

NEC Has Good Projector Reviews

NEC is one of the superior projector brands according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all data projectors. 100% of those that bought a NEC projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was January 2013 when NEC released the PA550W.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector, the NEC PA550W does not support full HD.

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

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC PA550W has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider include because of its better review score, the Canon WUX400ST.

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Projector

Very Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years is 110 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 12,000 ANSI lumens. At only 550 ANSI lumens, the NEC PA550W has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Hitachi CP-EW250N (£450.63) (2,500 ANSI lumens).

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

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

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Energy

Very High Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the PA550W will cost £267 over 1 year to run, which is in the most expensive 14% of all 91 data projectors of this age and spec.


Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The NEC PA550W does not have a DVI port. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The NEC PA550W has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other projectors of this type and age also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC PA550W has a handheld remote control. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Performance

Quite Loud Noise Level

Across all the 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago the noise levels range from 28dB to 73dB, and the average noise level is 37dB. With a noise level of 38 decibels, the NEC PA550W has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec nppa550w, nec pa550w
Barcodes 00000060003085, 00012302570617, 00172302796667, 00786333002064, 00805736037043, 00805736037852, 05028695608252, 05052180925425, 08057360378524

NEC PA550W Review Sources

To prepare this NEC PA550W review we compared this projector to 2,071 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 328,120 product attributes, 14,264 projector reviews and 2,801,300 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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