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A cheap to run and fully featured 10000:1 1920 x 1080 data projector
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 30dB Aug 2015
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NEC M403H Review

With low running costs and mediocre reviews, we have ranked the NEC M403H number 223 across all projectors.
Good Features
$73 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 34?

At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of $73 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly long service life of lamp
Supports password protection

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NEC M403H In-Depth Analysis


NEC Has Very Good Data Projector Reviews

NEC has very good average reviews for its projectors as well as across its entire multimedia projector range. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Average Priced

The cheapeast multimedia projectors that we found costs $149 and the most expensive costs $24,000. We think that this NEC multimedia projector has an average price.

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We found a cheaper price for the NEC M403H of £992.38 ($992.38) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $306.62.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the data projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h. With a service life of lamp of 5,500 hours, the NEC M403H has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Supports Password Protection

The NEC M403H supports password protection, as do most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC M403H has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The highest resolution of the NEC M403H is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The best resolution of all multimedia projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC M403H has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The NEC M403H supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support full HD.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC M403H is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other data projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The NEC M403H has one of the quieter noise levels (only 30 decibels) amongst projectors of this age. The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was August 2015 when this projector was released.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The M403H has an average running cost of $73 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec peripherals projector3d, nec peripherals m403h, nec 3d60003977, nec 1920x1080, vivitek m403h, nec p230437p, acer m403h, nec m403h
Barcodes 00000060003977, 04053162968738, 05028695612068, 05054629926093