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NEC VE281X

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NEC VE281X

NEC VE281X
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A very economical to run and classic moderate noise level SVGA data projector, with good features
35dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 3000:1 No Nov 2013
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NEC VE281X Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have scored the NEC VE281X as follows:
91
Reviews
17 Reviews
68
Features
Good Features
64
Age
4 Years Old
83
Running Costs
£60 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This NEC projector has running costs of £60 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is reasonably priced and excellent technical features.
The VE281X has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
BrilliantColor, including a 6-segment color wheel, provides accurate color reproduction
Quick startup/cooling/shutdown minimizes projector setup and teardown between meetings
ECO mode technology helps extend lamp life and lowers power consumption
Carbon savings meter calculates the positive effects of operating the projector in ECO mode
Compact size and lightweight design simplify transport
Only 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

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NEC VE281X In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including IT Reviews.com and v3.co.uk this projector has an overall expert rating of 80%.

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Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this multimedia projector is 89% based on 15 user reviews. Over 86% of reviewers gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Three people thought it was easy to use and two people who purchased this projector agreed that it was easy to setup.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three owners mentioned that this projector was good value for money.

Very Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all NEC projectors and found that NEC had very good ratings compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a NEC data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.

Users Report Good Sound Quality

Two customers who reviewed the NEC VE281X considered that it had good sound quality.

  • Loud, reasonably good sound…
    Itreviews.com February 2013
  • Our niece wanted a projector for her classroom and she is very pleased with the performance of this unit and that is had speakers…

Customers Report a Good Remote Control

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product had a good remote control.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average running cost of the VE281X is £60 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

NEC released the VE281X in November 2013.

Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The NEC VE281X has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The NEC VE281X's noise level of 35dB is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 39% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the NEC VE281 of only 3,000 is in the lowest 28% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The NEC VE281X's projector brightness of only 2,800 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 25% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the NEC VE281X of 4,000h is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 42% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC VE281X has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC VE281X has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb powers of multimedia projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The NEC VE281X's bulb power of only 200W is smaller than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the smallest 23% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC VE281X does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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3D-Ready

The NEC VE281X is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The NEC VE281X has a zoom capability. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nec display solutions npve281x, nec display solutions ve281x, nec npve281x, nec 1024x768, nec ve281x, 60003620

Barcodes:

00012302573779, 00014445256489, 00021112263503, 00071030618596, 00086000559328, 00100177440224, 00100177440408, 00163120857227, 00163120857241, 00168141610110, 00172302796315, 00689521124862, 00703164100011, 00746320007922, 00803982818065, 00805736042047, 00805736042054, 00809392587669, 00925601817355, 05028695609037, 05028695609068, 08057360420476, 08057360420544

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