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NEC NP-PA550

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NEC NP-PA550

NEC NP-PA550
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A good spec but 5 year old moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with alright running costs
38dB 1280 X 800 2000:1 No Mar 2013
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NEC NP-PA550W - LCD projector - 5500 ANSI lumens - WXGA (1280 x 800) - widescreen - High Definition 720p
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NEC NP-PA550 Review

With very good features, we have scored the NEC NP-PA550 as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
67
Running Costs
$91 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $91 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 19% of all 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
5500-lumen brightness enhances images for most applications
HQV technology delivers superior home theater video processing
Windows network projector function simplifies your ability to present from any computer, whether local or remote
Geometric correction tool allows you to easily project square images on non-flat screen surfaces without distortion
Complete line of (5) bayonet-style lenses allows for quick and easy lens exchange (lens does not ship with product)
Stacking correction capabilities (up to four projectors) allows the projectors to boost an image's brightness up to 22,000 lumens
Louder than average noise level
Very short service life of lamp

NEC NP-PA550 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The NP-PA550 is in the most expensive 19% of all 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the NP-PA550 is $91.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the NP-PA550 of 38dB is in the loudest 14% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the NP-PA550 of 5,500 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 13% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NP-PA550 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all multimedia projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h. The NP-PA550's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is in the shortest 21% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NP-PA550 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The NP-PA550 supports full HD, unlike 63% of data projectors which do not support full HD.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The NP-PA550's bulb power of 330W is bigger than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the biggest 14% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nec necnppa550w, nec 1280x800

Barcodes:

00132017738826, 00163120856794, 00172302796636, 00607193657389, 00786333002101, 00805736037043, 08057360370436

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