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A 3 year old 2100:1 1024 x 768 projector with good features but a price that represents not very good value for money
2100:1 XGA (1024x768) No 43dB Sep 2014
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NEC PX800X Review

With very good features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the NEC PX800X number 970 across all projectors.
Good Features
3 Years Old
£301 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 45?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £301 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 5% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big bulb power
Quite bright projector brightness
Fairly loud noise level
Only 1,080 video mode

NEC PX800X In-Depth Analysis


NEC Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

NEC has very good average ratings across its entire multimedia projector range compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £5,716.08 it is more expensive than 95% of projectors.


Quite Big Bulb Power

The bulb power of the NEC PX800X of 400W is in the biggest 4% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The NEC PX800X has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most multimedia projectors. This NEC projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The NEC PX800X's projector brightness of 8,000 ANSI lumens is very bright compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 4% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The NEC PX800X's noise level of 43dB is very loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 2% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The noise levels of data projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Supports Password Protection

The NEC PX800X supports password protection, which is unusual. 88% of data projectors do not support password protection.

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Has a Mounting Brackets Included

The NEC PX800X has a mounting brackets included. 97% of projectors do not have a mounting brackets included.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC PX800X is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Supports Full HD

The NEC PX800X supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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The NEC PX800X is HD-Ready, unlike 79% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The NEC PX800X's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is in the shortest 6% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released in September 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The PX800X is in the most expensive 5% of all 1,763 projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on adequate usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the PX800X will cost £301 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer px800x
Barcodes 05028695610958
£5,318 Cheaper
Quieter noise level
Older by over one year
£5,416 Cheaper
£200.68 cheaper to run
A lot longer service life of lamp
Two times dimmer projector brightness
£5,533 Cheaper
23% quieter noise level
2x dimmer projector brightness