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NEC M402 Projector

10000:1 XGA (1024x768) 38dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Oct 2014
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17 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This 10000:1 contrast ratio projector has an average expert rating of 75% based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and projectorcentral.com.

Good Product Quality

Some NEC M402 owners considered that the product was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote in their NEC M402 review on PC Mag “The NEC Display Solutions NP-M402X projector($959) offers high quality for data images”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “The NEC NP-M402X projector delivers high quality for data screens, plus conveniences like 3D support”. Pc Mag said “Excellent quality for data images”.

Good Brand

On average NEC 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good reviews as do all projectors built by NEC.

Good Size

One NEC M402 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was heavy and bulky. Projectorcentral.com wrote “It's also heavy enough, at eight pounds, not to mention bulky enough, at 3.5" x 13.4" x 10.1" (HWD), to make it more a” in their review of this projector.

Good High Def TV

One NEC M402 reviewer considered that the NEC M402 was good at displaying high definition TV. In November last year expert review site Crn.com wrote “This one has full HD resolution and supports 3-D, HDMI copy protection, direct USB input, centraliz” in their review.

Supports Full HD Projection

The NEC M402 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the M402 do not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might also want to look at including the NEC NP-M282 ($599.00) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC M402 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the M402.

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to consider include the NEC NP-M282 ($599.00) which has better reviews.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of data projectors of a comparable age and type to the M402 range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens. At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC M402 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the M402.

If you would prefer a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Epson 1980WU ($1,109.99) (4,400 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The NEC M402 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector). This projector also support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is actually the best supported resolution across all projectors of a similar age and spec to the M402.

The worst supported resolution amongst comparable types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago range from 1W to 20W. When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago, the RMS rated power of the NEC M402 of 20 Watts is one of the highest.

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Two HDMI Ports

The NEC M402 is a two HDMI port multimedia projector.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of projectors of this age and type is 1.4x, and the optical zooms range from 1.1x to 2.1x. The NEC M402 has one of the bigger optical zooms (1.7 times zoom factor) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The biggest maximum digital resolution of the NEC M402 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more maximum digital resolution than the most common maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 1920 x 1200 pixels maximum digital resolution is in fact the best maximum digital resolution across all projectors of a similar type and age to the M402.

The worst maximum digital resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

At 335 Watts, the NEC M402 has a quite big lamp power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the M402. 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have lamp power of between 15W and 470W, and the average lamp power is 240W.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The NEC M402 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode (8,000 hours) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors of this age and type range from 3,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 7,100h.

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Quite Bright Lamp Power in Economic Mode

At 246 Watts, the NEC M402 has a fairly bright lamp power in economic mode compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The lamp powers in economic mode of projectors that came out around the same time as the M402 range from 130W to 30,000W.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The power consumption during PowerSave of comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.2W to 280W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 170W. At only 0.5 Watts, the NEC M402 has a quite low power consumption during PowerSave compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the M402.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most data projectors that came out around the same time as the M402 do not support 3D image projection. The NEC M402 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years, the NEC M402 does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the PowerLite 1222, or the 1985WU ($1,920.29) both from Epson or the Benq W1500 ($1,064.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Lamp Service Life

The lamp service lives of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the M402 range from 500h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 6,300h. The NEC M402 has a fairly short lamp service life (only 3,500 hours) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the M402.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

At 38 decibels, the NEC M402 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The quietest noise level of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the M402 is 28dB and the loudest is 49dB.

We compared this projector to all the other 38dB noise level data projectors and we think the NEC NP-M282 ($599.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The NEC M402 is a one USB 2.0 port projector.

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Only One Audio in Port

Most multimedia projectors of this age and spec have between one and two audio in ports, including the NEC M402 which has one audio in port.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

At 33 decibels, the NEC M402 has a fairly loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the M402. 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have noise levels in economy mode of between 26dB and 40dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

At only 0.55 inches, the NEC M402 has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago. 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 0.96".

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC M402

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over two years ago.

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The NEC M402 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Maximum Digital Resolution
Maximum Analog Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(4)
2 June 2015

Selling for less than $2000, the M402H represents a high-quality entry-level option for small to medium spaces looking for a big-screen image. With easy portability, corporate warriors can easily...

Light output
Portability
Sharp image
Signalhandling
Value
No calibration controls
No lens shift
Rainbow artifacts show frequently enough with black-and-white video to be bothersome for people who see them easily
Significant crosstalk and motion artifacts with 3D
26 March 2015

NEC Display Solutions in September began shipping the M402H , a 4,000-lumen DLP projector to the company's already lengthy list of NEC digital projectors . This one has full HD resolution and... Read more…

27 January 2015

The NEC Display Solutions NP-M402H projector delivers a 1080p image for showing fine detail, plus enough brightness for a large image even with ambient light...

NEC calls the NP-M402X portable, and, indeed, it's light enough to carry if you need to. It even ships with a soft carrying case. But it's also heavy enough, at eight pounds, not to mention bulky... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $83.08
Electricity cost when on standby $14.26
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Total running cost over 5 years $97.34
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.62 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec m402w, acer m402, acer m402w, acer m402x, acer m402h, nec 1280x800
Barcodes 00000060003455, 00044111509618, 04053162595736, 04053162606760, 05028695610743, 05028695610750, 05028695610835, 05028695611078, 05028695611092, 05028695611306, 05054629167120, 08592978017491

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