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NEC NP-PE401H Projector

2000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 36dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Apr 2013
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A powerhouse projector packed with essential features, NEC's PE401H is designed for conference and class rooms utilizing the latest 1080p DLP chip set from TI. This model is affordable with... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Projector expert review site PC Mag scored this data projector 70 out of 100.

Good Brand

On average projectors from NEC are rated 83%, which is in the top 34% of all multimedia projector manufacturers that we have looked at.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One NEC NP-PE401H reviewer thought the NEC NP-PE401H had a good 3D picture quality. Two years ago Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Full 3D support with video sources” and gave this projector a rating of 70 out of 100.

Supports Full HD

The NEC NP-PE401H supports full HD, unlike most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the NP-PE401H which do not support full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available including because of it's better review score, the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price], the Hitachi CP-DH300[plb_2149864_price], or the Ricoh PJ X6180N[plb_3011085_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NP-PE401H has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon LV-8235[plb_2385357_price], or the DELL 4320[plb_1406486_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The NEC NP-PE401H has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all projectors of a similar age and spec to the NP-PE401H the resolution ranges from XGA (1024x768) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The NEC NP-PE401H supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the NP-PE401H. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this NEC projector. In addition, this projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is actually the best supported resolution amongst all comparable spec data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the NP-PE401H.

Amongst comparable types of multimedia projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Analog Resolution

The biggest maximum analog resolution of the NEC NP-PE401H is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 20% more maximum analog resolution than a 1600 x 1200 pixels projector, which is the most common maximum analog resolution.

A 1920 x 1200 pixels maximum analog resolution is actually the best maximum analog resolution amongst all projectors of a comparable type and age to the NP-PE401H.

The worst maximum analog resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the NP-PE401H only have one HDMI ports quantity, however the NP-PE401H has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The NP-PE401H is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity data projector.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

Data projectors that were released more than two years ago have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.2W and 460W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 200W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of only 0.5 Watts, the NEC NP-PE401H has one of the lower power consumption (PowerSave)s amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One NEC NP-PE401H reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it was not well made. Pc Mag said in their review of this projector on PC Mag “No built, in digital file support” however despite that they gave the NEC NP-PE401H a score of 4 stars.

Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago, the NEC NP-PE401H does not support 3D.

Other data projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to consider include the U300X[pl_1530119_price], the U260W[pl_1531484_price], or the U310W[pl_1531485_price] all from NEC which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years, the NP-PE401H does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the Epson PowerLite 1761W[plb_1735741_price], the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price], or the Casio XJ-A256[plb_1787918_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At only 3,300 hours, the NEC NP-PE401H has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the NP-PE401H. The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the NP-PE401H range from 2,500h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 4,100h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the NP-PE401H the service life of lamps range from 200h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,200h. With a service life of lamp of only 2,500 hours, the NP-PE401H has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the NP-PE401H.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

With a noise level (economic mode) of 31 decibels, the NP-PE401H has one of the louder noise level (economic mode)s amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The noise level (economic mode)s of projectors of a similar type and age to the NP-PE401H range from 26dB to 37dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the NEC NP-PE401H

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

The NEC NP-PE401H has a pretty average projector brightness (4,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the NP-PE401H.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including the 3M X46[plb_1515235_price] which has better reviews.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the Ricoh PJ X5360N[plb_1582298_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens), the NEC M420[plb_2168268_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens), or the Hitachi CP-EX400[plb_2998782_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the NP-PE401H has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 36dB noise level projectors currently available including the U300X[pl_1530119_price], or the U310W[pl_1531485_price] both from NEC or the Benq SP870[plb_1387494_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Maximum Digital Resolution
Maximum Analog Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Air Filter
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
RMS Rated Power
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
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
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
16 September 2014

The NEC Display Solutions NP-PE401H projector delivers bright, high-resolution output suitable for showing images with lots of fine detail...

Bright
High 1 920-by 1 080 resolution
Nearly rainbow-free for data images
Full 3D support with video sources
High brightness
Rainbow artifacts show frequently enough with video to be potentially bothersome to people who see them easily
Zoom lens is only 1.1x
Lacks Wi
Fi
Some rainbow effect

Brochures and Manuals

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Electricity cost when switched on $99.18
Electricity cost when on standby $33.38
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Total running cost over 5 years $132.56
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.87 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 23 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec nppe401, nec nppe401h
Barcodes 00028695610354, 00805736046014, 05028695610354, 08057360460144

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