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NEC U321HI Projector

£2,061.14
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 34dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Sep 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £102.20 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Just released eight months ago
Supports full HD
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Reviews

Good Brand

NEC is one of the superior multimedia projector manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and NEC also has good reviews for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The U321Hi has an average 1 year running cost of £103 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 52 multimedia projectors that were launched in the last year.


Price

Price Has Gone Up by 10% (10%)

There was a cheaper price of £1,849.49 at Cherrywood AV 22 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 59% chance that the price will go back down. However the future is never certain and there remains a 41% chance that the price will actually go up further.

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Pricey

The cheapeast new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that we found costs £238 and the most expensive costs £14,733. We think that this multimedia projector looks expensive for a comparable spec projector that has been on the market for the last year.


Other

Just Released Eight Months Ago

This multimedia projector was released just eight months ago. Newer data projectors like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC U321Hi has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

There are a number of alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper data projectors such as the PT-EW650 (£2,026.08), the PT-EX620EJ (£1,897.44), or the PT-EX620LEJ (£1,761.08) all from Panasonic.

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Video

Supports Full HD

The NEC U321Hi supports full HD. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support full HD currently available including the Panasonic PT-EW650 (£2,026.08) which is cheaper.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think the Panasonic PT-EZ590EJ (£2,476.32) is also worth considering.

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3D-Ready

The NEC U321Hi is 3D-ready, as are most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector.

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

The NEC U321Hi has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The NEC U321Hi has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 3,200 ANSI lumens) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of latest projectors is 5,000 ANSI lumens.

If you are looking for a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the PT-EW650 (£2,026.08) (5,800 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the PT-EX620EJ (£1,897.44) (6,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper) both from Panasonic.

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Performance

Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 34 decibels, the NEC U321Hi has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector. The average noise level of multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector is 37dB.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The NEC U321Hi has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector.

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Supports Password Protection

The NEC U321Hi supports password protection. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also support password protection.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC U321Hi is RoHS compliance. Most of the other new projectors also are RoHS compliance.

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Packaging Content

Has a Mounting Brackets Included

The NEC U321Hi has a mounting brackets included. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector also have a mounting brackets included.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC U321Hi has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The NEC U321Hi has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The NEC U321Hi does not have a DVI port, although keep in mind that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for the last year also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

New 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,300h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the NEC U321Hi has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec peripherals projector3d, nec peripherals u321hi, 60003944 u321hi, special u321hi, nec 3d60003945, acer u321himt, acer u321himp, nec u321himt, nec u321himp, nec p220944p, nec p220945p, code u321hi
Barcodes 00000060003944, 00000060003945, 00000060004162, 04053162938786, 05028695611764, 05028695611771, 05028695612433

NEC U321Hi Review Sources

To prepare this NEC U321Hi 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 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 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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