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NEC V281W Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB Oct 2013
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Get the Ultimate 3D Experience with the V281W DLP Projector. The compact size in combination with light weight makes it easy to place it wherever you need it. With 2800 ANSI lumens brightness and... More
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12 Reasons For

Low Running Costs

The V281W is in the cheapest 20% of all 89 projectors of a similar spec and age that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the V281W is only £86.

NEC Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all NEC projectors and also specifically for NEC 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases NEC had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Supports 3D

The NEC V281W supports 3D, unlike most of the other data projectors that were launched more than two years ago which do not support 3D.

Other data projectors which support 3D currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the NEC NP-M311W[plb_1525270_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC V281W has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the V281W.

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Epson V11H475020[plb_2123586_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the NEC V281W is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years. In addition, this multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best supported resolution across all 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the V281W.

Across comparable types of data projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of projectors of this age and type range from 0.55" to 0.75". With a matrix size of 0.65 inches, the NEC V281W has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the V281W.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the V281W only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the NEC V281W has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The NEC V281W has a maximum maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 8% more maximum digital resolution than a 1600 x 1200 pixels projector, which is the most frequently found maximum digital resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum digital resolution is in fact the best maximum digital resolution amongst all 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the V281W.

A 1600 x 1200 pixels maximum digital resolution is the worst maximum digital resolution across similar types of data projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on data projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Light

The weights of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the V281W range from 230g to 30kg. The NEC V281W is quite light (only 2.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

With a power consumption (PowerSave) of only 0.5 Watts, the NEC V281W has a fairly low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years. Across all the data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the V281W the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.1W to 330W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 170W.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Most multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the V281W do not support full HD. The NEC V281W is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support full HD to this data projector and we think the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price], or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most data projectors of this spec and age do not support wi-Fi. The NEC V281W is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi to this projector and we think the Epson BrightLink 436Wi[plb_1875520_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 26dB and the loudest is 45dB. At 37 decibels, the NEC V281W has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the V281W range from 0.5W to 20W. The NEC V281W has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 7 Watts) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The noise level (economic mode)s of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the V281W range from 26dB to 35dB. The NEC V281W has a fairly loud noise level (economic mode) (33 decibels) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the V281W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC V281W

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The NEC V281W has a pretty average projector brightness (2,800 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the V281W.

There are a number of other 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the NEC VE281[plb_1473677_price].

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Promethean UST-P1[plb_2713404_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), the Sony VPL-SW235[plb_2284441_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the Hitachi CP-CX300WN[plb_2172494_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Matrix Size
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
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
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Brochures and Manuals

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Total running cost over 5 years £85.89
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0.43T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec v281, nec v281w, acer v281, acer v281w, nec p176767, nec p176767p
Barcodes 00000060003635, 04053162595699, 05028695610491, 05054629382967

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