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A 2 year old 10000:1 1920 x 1080 projector with adequate features but high running costs
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 47dB Mar 2015
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NEC PH1202HL Review

Released 2 years ago and with average features,
Average Features
2 Years Old
£447 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 42?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £447 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 2% of all 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
RoHS compliance
Supports full HD
Only 1,080 video mode
Fairly loud noise level

NEC PH1202HL In-Depth Analysis


NEC Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

On average NEC projectors have very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a NEC projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC PH1202HL is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of data projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The PH1202HL's noise level of 47dB is very loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 1% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Supports Full HD

The PH1202HL supports full HD, unlike 64% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Supports Password Protection

The PH1202HL supports password protection, unlike 88% of projectors which do not support password protection.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The PH1202HL has a zoom capability. 91% of multimedia projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The NEC PH1202HL has a higher resolution than most data projectors. This data projector has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The worst resolution of all projectors is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The PH1202HL's service life of lamp of 20,000h is in the longest 9% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The PH1202HL's projector brightness of 12,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 1% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released in March 2015.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The PH1202HL is one of the more expensive to run data projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on passable energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PH1202HL is £447.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg ph1202hl
Barcodes 05028695611795
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