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NEC M420 Projector

2000:1 XGA (1024x768) 36dB 4,200 ANSI Lumens Apr 2014
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all NEC data projectors and also specifically for NEC 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors and found that in both cases NEC had good reviews.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Unlike most of the other data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the M420 which do not support 3D image projection, the NEC M420 supports 3D image projection.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might also want to look at including the Optoma X600 ($1,231.75) which has better reviews; or the Acer H9505 which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection including the NEC M302.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC M420 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the M420.

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at including the Acer H9505 which is cheaper; or the Optoma X600 ($1,231.75), or the NEC M322 which has better reviews.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC M420 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the M420. The projector brightness of projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the M420 range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens.

If this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the EB-1980WU (4,400 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the EB-1970W (5,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper) both from Epson.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The NEC M420 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the M420. This data projector also support graphics resolutions of 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 832 x 624, 1152 x 870, 1280 x 960, 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 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+) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 10. Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the M420 the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many data projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the M420 is 9W. The NEC M420 has a very high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Two Component Video in Ports

The NEC M420 has more component video in ports than most of the projectors of this type and age. Most of the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the M420 only have one component video in port, however this multimedia projector has two component video in ports.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most projectors of a similar type and age to the M420 have between one and two HDMI ports, including the NEC M420 which has two HDMI ports.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 1.1x and the biggest is 2.1x. At 1.7 times zoom factor, the NEC M420 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the M420.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The NEC M420 is a two USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the M420 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Across all the projectors of this type and age the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,500h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 8,000 hours, the NEC M420 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

The average lamp power of data projectors of a similar spec and age to the M420 is 240W. The NEC M420 has one of the bigger lamp power (270 Watts) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Big Display Diagonal

When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the M420 that we have checked, the display diagonal of the NEC M420 of 0.63 inches is one of the biggest. The average display diagonal of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the M420 is 0.58".

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the M420, the NEC M420 does not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of other projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might also want to consider including the NEC M322; or the Acer H9505, or the Epson EB-1980WU.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most data projectors of this type and age do not support WiFi connectivity. The NEC M420 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the Acer H9505, the Epson EB-1970W, or the Benq W1070+W.

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Very Dim Lamp Power in Economic Mode

With a lamp power in economic mode of only 162 Watts, the NEC M420 has one of the dimmer lamp powers in economic mode amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The average lamp power in economic mode of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the M420 is 2,300W, and the lamp powers in economic mode range from 130W to 30,000W.

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Quite Short Lamp Service Life

The average lamp service life of multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the M420 is 6,300h, and the lamp service lives range from 500h to 30,000h. The NEC M420 has one of the shorter lamp service lives (only 3,500 hours) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Fairly High Power Consumption During PowerSave

With a power consumption during PowerSave of 264 Watts, the NEC M420 has a quite high power consumption during PowerSave compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type. The average power consumption during PowerSave of projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the M420 is 170W, and the power consumption during PowerSave range from 0.2W to 280W.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The NEC M420 has one of the louder noise levels (39 decibels) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The noise levels of multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the M420 range from 28dB to 49dB, and the average noise level is 36dB.

Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Infocus IN134 ($1,221.85) (33dB and cheaper) or the Optoma X600 ($1,231.75) (28dB and higher rated), or the Benq W1300 (33dB and higher rated).

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Only One Audio in Port

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years have between one and two audio in ports, including the NEC M420 which has one audio in port.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

At 33 decibels, the NEC M420 has a quite loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the M420. Similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the M420 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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1 Other reason to consider the NEC M420

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when NEC released the M420.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Zoom Capability
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
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
Headphone Output
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
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
Display Diagonal
Display Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
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
3D Glasses Included

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Electricity cost when switched on $68.94
Electricity cost when on standby $2.28
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Total running cost over 5 years $71.22
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
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 m420, nec m420w, nec m420x
Barcodes 00000060003131, 00000060003455, 04053162595644, 05028695608412, 05028695610743, 05054629451090
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