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NEC U321H Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 34dB Mar 2015
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With 1080p resolution and 10.000:1 contrast, the U321H delivers perfect image quality for very detailed content as well as high quality movies including 3D content from Blu-Ray players, thanks to... More
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Average Expert Reviews

This NEC multimedia projector received a rating of 70 out of 100 from projector expert review site PC Mag.

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

NEC has good average reviews for its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors as well as across its entire multimedia projector range compared to other manufacturers.

Good High Def TV

One NEC U321H owner concluded that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Pcmag.com scored the product 4 stars and mentioned “Its ultra-short-throw lens lets you project a large image when the projector is placed mere inches from the screen, and its 1080p full HD resol”.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for more than a year, the NEC U321H supports 3D image projection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other data projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq MW883UST[plb_3181970_price], the NEC M403H[plb_3078395_price], or the Optoma EH515[plb_3108717_price].

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Supports Full HD Projection

The NEC U321H supports Full HD projection, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the U321H.

Alternative data projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the MW883UST[pl_3181970_price], or the W3000[pl_3190084_price] both from Benq or the NEC M403H[plb_3078395_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC U321H has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the U321H.

Other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the MW883UST[pl_3181970_price], or the W3000[pl_3190084_price] both from Benq or the Epson EB-1430Wi[plb_2369726_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the NEC U321H is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the U321H the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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Two HDMI Ports

The NEC U321H is a two HDMI port data projector. Most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than a year ago have between one and two HDMI ports.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The NEC U321H is a two USB 2.0 port data projector. Most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the U321H have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Bright Lamp Power in Economic Mode

The NEC U321H has a quite bright lamp power in economic mode (220 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the U321H. The dimmest lamp power in economic mode of projectors of this age and spec is 120W and the brightest is 280W.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

Data projectors of a similar age and spec to the U321H have noise levels in economy mode of between 26dB and 43dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB. The NEC U321H has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode (only 29 decibels) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The NEC U321H does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity to this projector and we think the EB-1430Wi[pl_2369726_price], or the EB-1420Wi[pl_2369727_price] both from Epson which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only 640 X 480 (VGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA), 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 832 x 624, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1152 x 870, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1280 x 960, 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1366 х 768, 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1600 x 900 and 1680 x, which is typical of many data projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Offset

The offsets of comparable spec data projectors that were launched more than a year ago range from 62% to 150%. With an offset of only 65 percent, the NEC U321H has one of the smaller offsets amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At only 4,000 hours, the NEC U321H has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the U321H. The service life of lamp in economic mode of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the U321H range from 3,500h to 30,000h.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

At only 3,000 hours, the NEC U321H has a quite short lamp service life compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the U321H. 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the U321H have lamp service lives of between 1,500h and 30,000h.

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Only One Audio in Port

Most multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the U321H have between one and two audio in ports, including the NEC U321H which has one audio in port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC U321H

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this data projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the NEC U321H has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the U321H.

If this NEC projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the Benq MW883UST[plb_3181970_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens), the Optoma EH515[plb_3108717_price] (5,500 ANSI lumens), or the Panasonic PT-VX605N[plb_3123717_price] (5,500 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Noise Level

The NEC U321H has a relatively standard noise level (34 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
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
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focus Mode
Fixed Focal Length
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
Serial Interface Type
Headphone Output
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
Networking
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
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Power Consumption (network Standby)
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

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24 July 2015

The NEC Display Solutions NP-U321H is an ultra-short-throw WXGA data projector that provides good brightness and a wide range of connection options to classrooms and conference rooms...

Bright
Ultra-short throw
1080p HD resolution
Good set of connection choices
Sharp text in testing
No 3D capability
Rainbow artifacts in video

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Electricity cost when switched on $76.90
Electricity cost when on standby $1.70
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Total running cost over 5 years $78.60
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec u321, acer u321, nec u321h, nec u321hi, acer u321h, nec p220793, nec p220944, acer u321hi, nec p220945, nec u321him, special u321, nec u321himt, nec u321himp, nec p220793p, nec p220944p, acer u321him, nec p220945p, acer u321himp, acer u321himt, special u321h, nec 3d60003952, special u321hi, nec peripherals u321, nec peripherals u321h, nec peripherals u321hi, nec peripherals projector3, nec peripherals projector3d
Barcodes 00000060003890, 00000060003944, 00000060003945, 00000060003952, 00000060004162, 04053162938786, 04053162959255, 04058154045800, 05028695611757, 05028695611764, 05028695611771, 05028695611856, 05028695612433

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