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NEC NP-VE281X Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 35dB 2,800 ANSI Lumens Nov 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date $67.92 Electricity cost over 5 years
NEC has good reviews for its projectors
Good technical features
Does not have a good 3D picture quality

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Reviews

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

NEC is one of the better rated projector manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and NEC also has good ratings for its 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. 100% of those that bought a NEC projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Good Technical Features

One owner thought the NEC NP-VE281X had good features.


Design

Nice Design

Two owners who bought it considered that it was good looking.

Good Quality

One person considered that the product was good quality. Three years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Quality Construction” in their review of this projector but in spite of that they rated the product 1 stars.

Robust

Two customers who purchased the NEC NP-VE281X considered that it was well made. Expert website Projectorreviews.com rated the product 4 stars and wrote “NEC has produced a pretty solid performer with the VE281X”. One customer who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable. Projectorreviews.com mentioned in their review of this projector “The VE281X looks to be pretty durable an” and gave it a score of 6 stars.

Easy to Use

Four customers who bought it thought it was easy to use. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Intuitive Controls”. Bhphotovideo.com also mentioned “Simple to use” in their review. Expert website Projectorreviews.com gave it a score of 6 stars and said “As mentioned in the review this unit was designed to be simple and easy to use so a variety of users could be comfortable with it”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this projector was easy to setup.

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Ceiling Mountable

The NP-VE281X is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was good structurally.


Audio

Quiet

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was quiet. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Great Picture, Eco Mode, Quiet Fan” in their review of this projector but they only scored the NEC NP-VE281X 1 stars.


Good Remote Control

One owner who reviewed it thought it had a good remote control.

Good Sound Quality

One person who purchased this projector wrote that it had good sound quality.

Does Not Have a Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer concluded that this projector did not have a good 3D picture quality. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “I was unable to pair the unbranded 3d glasses to the NEC projector” in their review of this projector.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NP-VE281X has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at include the Epson BrightLink 485Wi which has better reviews.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC NP-VE281X has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The NP-VE281X does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Infocus IN3118HD.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the NP-VE281X does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 200 Watts, the NP-VE281X has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The bulb powers of multimedia projectors of this age and type range from 140W to 400W, and the average bulb power is 230W.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since April 2017.


Performance

Average Noise Level

The NP-VE281X has a pretty standard noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

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Projector

XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The highest resolution of the NP-VE281X is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Average Projector Brightness

The NEC NP-VE281X has a pretty average projector brightness (2,800 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the BrightLink 436Wi ($1,388.88) (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the BrightLink 485Wi (3,100 ANSI lumens) both from Epson which is also higher rated.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec display solutions npve281x, nec display solutions ve281x, nec 1024x768, nec npve281x
Barcodes 00012302573779, 00014445256489, 00021112263503, 00071030618596, 00086000559328, 00100177440408, 00163120857227, 00168141610110, 00172302796315, 00689521124862, 00703164100011, 00803982818065, 00805736042054, 00809392587669, 00925601817355, 08057360420544

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