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NEC UM330 Projector

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3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 28dB 3,300 ANSI Lumens Jun 2014
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One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site said that this data projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and projectorcentral.com this multimedia projector has an overall expert rating of 90 out of 100. If all the multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this 3000:1 contrast ratio data projector is in the top 8%.

NEC Has Good Projector Reviews

On average NEC 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all multimedia projectors built by NEC.

Good Product Quality

One NEC UM330 owner thought this projector was good quality. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com mentioned in their NEC UM330 review “The NEC UM330X offers lots of capability, with a suitably short throw, excellent data image quality, good video quality for a 1024x768 data projector” and rated this projector 5 stars.

Good Picture Quality

One NEC UM330 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC UM330 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The NEC UM330 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors of a comparable type and age to the UM330. 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. This data projector also support graphics resolutions of 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 832 x 624, 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+), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA.

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all projectors of this age and spec.

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

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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 projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The NEC UM330 is a three USB 2.0 port multimedia projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Two HDMI Ports

The NEC UM330 is a two HDMI port multimedia projector.

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Quite Bright Colour Light Output

The dimmest colour light output of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the UM330 is 2,500 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 5,000 ANSI lumens, and the average colour light output is 3,100 ANSI lumens. The NEC UM330 has a fairly bright colour light output (3,300 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on projectors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The NEC UM330 has a quite quiet noise level (only 28 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the UM330. Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the UM330 the noise levels range from 26dB to 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The noise levels in economy mode of projectors that have been available for more than two years range from 26dB to 35dB. The NEC UM330 has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode (only 28 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the UM330 do not support 3D image projection. The NEC UM330 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most data projectors of a similar type and age to the UM330 do not support Full HD projection. The NEC UM330 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The NEC UM330 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the UM330 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the UM330 is 230h and the longest is 20,000h. At only 3,000 hours, the NEC UM330 has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

With a lamp power of only 195 Watts, the NEC UM330 has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. The average lamp power of projectors that have been available for a similar time to the UM330 is 240W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC UM330

Released Over Two Years Ago

NEC released the UM330 over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the NEC UM330 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Matrix Size
Colour Light Output
White Light Output
Brightness in Economy Mode
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
Digital Zoom
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
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
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
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
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
Cable Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

1 Award

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

(2)
26 April 2013

The NEC NP-UM330X is best appreciated as a non-interactive ultra-short throw projector with an option to add interactivity, if you need it, at any time...

Projectorcentral.com

As an ultra short throw projector, the NEC UM330X offers lots of capability, with a suitably short throw, excellent data image quality, good video quality for a 1024x768 data projector, and robust... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $65.41
Electricity cost when on standby $2.29
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Total running cost over 5 years $67.70
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 um330x, um330w, um330xi, um330wi, nec um330, acer um330, nec um330w, nec um330x, acer um330x, nec um330xi, acer um330w, nec um330wi, acer um330wi, acer um330xi
Barcodes 00000060003392, 00000060003393, 00000060003428, 00000060003429, 00000060003781, 00000060003782, 00549963934279, 04053162595552, 04053162921641, 05028695609884, 05028695609921, 05028695609945, 05028695610019, 05028695610095, 05028695610118, 05028695611153, 05028695611160, 05499639342790
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