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NEC V311

NEC V311
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A classic and very economical to run moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with good features
37dB 1280 X 800 3000:1 Yes Oct 2013
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NEC V311 Review

With very low running costs and very good reviews, we have ranked the NEC V311 number 742 in 3D projectors.
79
Reviews
2 Reviews
77
Features
Good Features
64
Age
4 Years Old
90
Running Costs
£51 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has ok expert reviews with an average expert rating of 65%. Looking across the entire Epson data projector range, the average reviews for all Epson projectors are excellent.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
It has running costs of only £51 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 19% of all 2,068 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report good picture quality.
This NEC projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Supports 3D
Green ecomode button - on remote
Higher efficiency, lower power consumption - full erp compliance
Long lamp life - up to 5000 hrs
Virtual remote - for direct PC control
3D ready - future-proof dlp-link technology with 120hz and top/bottom, 60hz
Free download of multi-display management software - with naviset administrator 2 you can manage all your connected display devices from a centralized location
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

NEC V311 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this NEC projector is 65%.

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NEC Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

On average NEC data 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.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two owners who purchased the NEC V311 agreed that it had good picture quality.

  • It showed good data image quality in our testing, has a solid range of connection ports, is portable…
    Pcmag.com (PC Mag) February 2014
  • Its data image quality is good…
    Pcmag.com (PC Mag) February 2014

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.

Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The V311 is in the cheapest 19% of all 2,068 multimedia projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the V311 is only £51.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in October 2013.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the NEC V311 of 37dB is louder than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 32% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the NEC V311 of only 3,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the lowest 26% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Data projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The NEC V311's projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens is relatively typical compared to most other data projectors. It is brighter than 61% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The NEC V311's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is shorter than 87% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of data projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Supports 3D

The NEC V311 supports 3D, unlike 60% of data projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC V311 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC V311 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of data projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The NEC V311's bulb power of 225W is pretty average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the biggest 45% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The NEC V311 supports full HD, unlike 63% of data projectors which do not support full HD.

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3D-Ready

The NEC V311 is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of data projectors are not 3D-ready.

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HD-Ready

The NEC V311 is HD-Ready, unlike 80% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Not Energy Star Certified

The NEC V311 is not Energy Star certified, although keep in mind that 99% of projectors are also not Energy Star certified.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC V311 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of multimedia projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acer v311w, nec v311x

Barcodes:

04053162595705, 04053162595712, 05028695610507, 05028695610514, 05054629378793, 05054629382974

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