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14

Overall Score

NEC NP-PA550

A fully featured 2000:1 280 x 800 multimedia projector
2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 38dB Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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NEC NP-PA550 Review

With mediocre features and at over 3 years old, we have scored the NEC NP-PA550 as follows for Summary.
1
Not Currently for Sale
33
Missing Some Features
27
4 Years Old
14
£267 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
14
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 14?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £267 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 6% of all 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Fairly loud noise level
Only 1,080 video mode
Very short service life of lamp

NEC NP-PA550 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

NEC Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

NEC projectors have very good ratings on average and across all multimedia projectors NEC is one of the better rated manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 5,500 ANSI lumens, the NEC NP-PA550 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of projectors is 250W. At 330 Watts, the NP-PA550 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other projectors.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB and the loudest is 93dB. The NEC NP-PA550 has a fairly loud noise level (38 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The NEC NP-PA550 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support full HD.

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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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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The NEC NP-PA550 has a quite short service life of lamp (only 3,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors. Multimedia projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC NP-PA550 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was March 2013 when this data projector was released.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

The NP-PA550 is in the most expensive 6% of all 1,756 projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the NP-PA550 will cost £267 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nec necnppa550w, nec 1280x800

Barcodes:

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

NEC NP-PA550 Review Sources

To prepare this NEC NP-PA550 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 331,148 product attributes, 16,148 projector reviews and 2,462,900 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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