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NEC NP-PA521U

NEC NPPA521U Projector

5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 39dB 5,200 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
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NEC's PA521U is a 5200-lumen widescreen advanced professional installation model that appeases corporate and higher education users. With integrated RJ45, optional high-speed wireless (LAN IEEE... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of multimedia projectors to determine an average rating for each projector manufacturer. On average data projectors from NEC have good reviews from experts and owners.

Good Connectivity

One person thought the NEC NP-PA521U was wifi compatible. Projectorreviews.com said “It is rated for a high 5200 lumens brightness, offers extensive wired and optional wireless networking, flexible mounti” in their NEC NP-PA521U review.

Supports Full HD

The NP-PA521U supports full HD. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the NP-PA521U do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago, the NEC NP-PA521U has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think because of it's better review score, the Hitachi CP-AX2503[plb_2298359_price] is also worth considering.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

The NEC NP-PA521U has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is actually the best resolution across all 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.

Across comparable types of multimedia projector the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the NP-PA521U is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by data projectors of a similar age and type to the NP-PA521U. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. In addition, this projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best supported resolution across all comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the NP-PA521U.

Across similar types of data projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Quite Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

With a power consumption (economy mode) of only 362 Watts, the NP-PA521U has one of the lower power consumption (economy mode)s amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The average power consumption (economy mode) of similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the NP-PA521U is 450W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The average power consumption (PowerSave) of data projectors of a similar age and type to the NP-PA521U is 230W, and the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.11W to 730W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of only 0.11 Watts, the NEC NP-PA521U has one of the lower power consumption (PowerSave)s amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The NP-PA521U does not support 3D. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not support 3D.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D to this projector and we think the Epson Z8455WUNL[plb_1838281_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The NEC NP-PA521U does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the NP-PA521U also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The NP-PA521U is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The NP-PA521U is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the NP-PA521U have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only One Lamps Quantity

Most 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have one lamps quantity, including the NP-PA521U which has one lamps quantity.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

At 33 decibels, the NEC NP-PA521U has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the NP-PA521U. Across all the comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago the noise level (economic mode)s range from 28dB to 35dB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC NP-PA521U

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this data projector was released.

Average Noise Level

At 39 decibels, the NP-PA521U has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the NP-PA521U.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the NEC PA572[plb_2406093_price] (39dB).

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens, the NP-PA521U has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the NP-PA521U.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Serial Interface Type
PC in (D-Sub)
DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Outputs
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Composite Sync
Sync-On-Green (SOG)
Separate H/V Sync
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card

Expert Reviews

18 February 2015

The NEC NP-PA521U is a commercial/professional installation projector that is aimed for the corporate and higher-end education markets. It is rated for a high 5200 lumens brightness, offers... Read more…

Tremendous light output, sharp image, flexible installation with lens shift and interchangeable lenses, accepts signals from just about anything
3Dcapable, excellent video processing, good contrast
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $107.08
Electricity cost when on standby $41.42
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Total running cost over 5 years $148.50
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.97 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 25 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 154003-22, nec nppa521, nec nppa521u
Barcodes 0008.05736E+11, 00805736051025, 08057360510252

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