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NEC P501X
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NEC P501X Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice
4000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Feb 2013
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Perfect for mid to large meeting rooms as well as classrooms in higher education where semi-professional high brightness performance is required, the P501X is a very bright and compact... More
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16 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This NEC projector received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag who concluded that this data projector was marvellous.

Good Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received a rating of 80% from projector expert review website PC Mag.

Good Sound Quality

Several NEC P501X reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this projector had good sound quality. Pcmag.com said “A capable audio system, plus conveniences that include a 1.7x zoom lens” in their review of this projector and scored this projector 80 out of 100. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Good audio” in their review of the NEC P501X and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Some customers who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Two years ago expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this projector “The NEC NP-P501X projector offers a bright image, excellent data-image quality”.

Good Brand

4000:1 contrast ratio data projectors manufactured by NEC have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 4000:1 contrast ratio data projectors) and found that NEC also has good ratings across its entire range.

Supports Full HD Projection

The NEC P501X supports Full HD projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the P501X do not support Full HD projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC P501X has a built-in speaker. Most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the P501X also have a built-in speaker.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC P501X has one of the brighter projector brightness amongst 4000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors of a comparable type and age to the P501X is 500 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 13,000 ANSI lumens.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The NEC P501X supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the P501X. In addition, this projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is actually the best supported resolution amongst all 4000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the P501X.

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

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The NEC P501X is a three USB 2.0 port multimedia projector. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for more than two years only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Two HDMI Ports

The NEC P501X has more HDMI ports than most of the 4000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years. Most of the data projectors that were launched around the same time as the P501X only have one HDMI port, however this projector has two HDMI ports.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The NEC P501X has a fairly high RMS rated power (16 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years. Projectors of this type and age have RMS rated power of between 2W and 16W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 30 decibels, the NEC P501X has one of the quieter noise levels amongst 4000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. 4000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the P501X have noise levels of between 29dB and 42dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

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Very Bright Brightness in Economy Mode

Projectors of a comparable age and type to the P501X have brightness in economy mode of between 1,500 ANSI lumens and 3,000 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 2,100 ANSI lumens. The NEC P501X has one of the brightest brightness in economy mode (3,000 ANSI lumens) amongst 4000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Across all the projectors of this age and spec the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,000h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 5,800h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 6,000 hours, the NEC P501X has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

The smallest lamp power of 4000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the P501X is 180W and the biggest is 380W. At 270 Watts, the NEC P501X has a quite big lamp power compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the P501X.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most data projectors of a comparable type and age to the P501X do not support WiFi connectivity. The NEC P501X is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the P501X, the NEC P501X does not support 3D image projection.

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Very High Power Consumption During PowerSave

The power consumption during PowerSave of the NEC P501X of 248 Watts is one of the highest amongst comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. Similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the P501X have power consumption during PowerSave of between 0.2W and 250W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 28W.

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Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

Across all the multimedia projectors of this spec and age the noise levels in economy mode range from 28dB to 39dB. With a noise level in economy mode of 37 decibels, the NEC P501X has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode amongst data projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC P501X

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when NEC released the P501X.

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many 4000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Brightness in Economy Mode
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Headphone Output
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
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
Colour
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
28 April 2014

The NEC NP-P501X projector offers a bright image, excellent data-image quality, and a capable audio system, plus conveniences that include a 1.7x zoom lens...

PC Mag

Bright
Native XGA resolution
Has 1.7x zoom lens
Vertical lens shift
Excellent data-image quality
No 3D support

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Durham Fire
Durham Fire would recommend the NEC NP-P501X (Verified Purchase)

This product is used in our training room. It works great as a power point projector or playing video's...

Great Clear Picture
Lightweight
Reviewed 20 June 2014 by Pro VID
Pro VID would recommend the NEC NP-P501X (Verified Purchase)

I Use this Projector for indoor and out door events. on a 10ft / 7ft6" rear projection screen. it was hard making my mind up to save some money and buy this projector or the NEC NP-PA550W. this... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $72.02
Electricity cost when on standby $56.73
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Total running cost over 5 years $128.75
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.83 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec p501, nec p501x, acer p501, acer p501x, nec p165940, nec 96qpzs00, nec p165940p, nec 1024x768, nec 96qpza00
Barcodes 04053162595613, 05028695610200, 05053959394497, 05054484455226, 05054533455221, 05054629327920

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