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Overall Score

NEC NP-PA500

A fully featured 2000:1 1024 x 768 projector
2000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 38dB Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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NEC NP-PA500 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the NEC NP-PA500 as follows for Summary.
50
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
14
$212 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
27
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 27?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $212 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 6% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly big bulb power
HD-Ready
Only 1,080 video mode
Fairly loud noise level

NEC NP-PA500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

NEC Has Very Good Projector Reviews

NEC is one of the superior data projector manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and NEC also has very good ratings for its projectors. 100% of those that bought a NEC data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Fairly Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 330 Watts, the NEC NP-PA500 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other projectors. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W.

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HD-Ready

The NP-PA500 is HD-Ready. Most of the other projectors also are HD-Ready.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The highest resolution of the NP-PA500 is 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The resolution of all projectors ranges from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens. At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the NP-PA500 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NP-PA500 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The NEC NP-PA500 supports full HD, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors which do not support full HD.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. With a noise level of 38 decibels, the NP-PA500 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was March 2013 when NEC released the NP-PA500.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The NP-PA500 is in the most expensive 6% of all 1,756 projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the NP-PA500 will cost $212 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers necmitsubishielectronics nppa500u, aac400210506529, nec 1024x768, nec nppa500x, nec nppa500u
Barcodes 00000060003082, 00000060003083, 00163120856619, 00786333002088, 00786333002118, 00805736037036, 00805736037050, 00805736037814, 00872182782575, 05028695608238, 05028695608269, 08057360370368, 08057360370504, 08057360378142

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