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NEC UM330XI Projector

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3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 28dB 3,300 ANSI Lumens Jun 2014
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site thought that this multimedia projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, projectorcentral.com and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 86 out of 100. That puts this projector in the top 17% of all the projectors of this spec and age.

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

NEC is one of the better rated projector brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and NEC also has good reviews for its 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Good Product Quality

One person thought it was good quality. Projectorcentral.com rated the product 5 stars and wrote “The NEC UM330X offers lots of capability, with a suitably short throw, excellent data image quality, good video quality for a 1024x768 data projector” in their review of the NEC UM330.

Good Picture Quality

One NEC UM330 reviewer who bought it thought it had good picture quality.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC UM330 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the UM330.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The NEC UM330 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector). In addition, this data projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 720 x 480, 1280 x 960, 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1366 х 768, 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the UM330 the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the NEC UM330 has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The NEC UM330 has more HDMI ports quantitys than most of the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago. Most of the data projectors of a similar type and age to the UM330 only have one HDMI ports quantity, however this multimedia projector has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly Bright Colour Light Output

The dimmest colour light output of data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the UM330 is 2,500 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 5,000 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 3,000 ANSI lumens. The NEC UM330 has one of the brighter colour light outputs (3,300 ANSI lumens) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 28 decibels, the NEC UM330 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec. 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the UM330 have noise levels of between 26dB and 45dB.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

Projectors that came out around the same time as the UM330 have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 35dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB. The NEC UM330 has a quite quiet noise level (economic mode) (only 28 decibels) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

Most comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the UM330 do not support 3D. The NEC UM330 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the NEC UM330 does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the UM330, the NEC UM330 does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the UM330 is 230h, the longest is 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 5,700h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 600 hours, the NEC UM330 has a very short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the UM330 have bulb powers of between 140W and 400W. With a bulb power of only 195 Watts, the NEC UM330 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the UM330.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC UM330

Average Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the UM330 is £88 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 89 projectors of this age and spec.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the NEC UM330 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Capability
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
Digital Zoom
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

1 Award

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

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IT Reviews.com

28 April 2013

The NEC NP-UM330X ultra-short throw projector offers interactivity as an option you can upgrade to if you decide you need it...

Ultra-short throw
Optional interactive module can be added at any time
Interactivity works at full brightness
Interactive feature needs calibration
Need to touch screen to interact, which means screen needs a hard backing
No 3D
26 April 2013

The NEC NP-UM330X is best appreciated as a non-interactive ultra-short throw projector with an option to add interactivity, if you need it, at any time...

Projectorcentral.com

As an ultra short throw projector, the NEC UM330X offers lots of capability, with a suitably short throw, excellent data image quality, good video quality for a 1024x768 data projector, and robust... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £84.29
Electricity cost when on standby £2.95
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Total running cost over 5 years £87.24
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec um330, nec um330x, nec um330w, acer um330, acer um330x, nec um330xi, acer um330w, nec um330wi, acer um330xi, acer um330wi
Barcodes 00000060003392, 00000060003393, 00000060003428, 00000060003429, 00000060003781, 00000060003782, 00549963934279, 04053162595552, 04053162921641, 05028695609884, 05028695609921, 05028695609945, 05028695610019, 05028695610095, 05028695610118, 05028695611153, 05028695611160, 05499639342790

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