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Good Features
Running Costs
$120 Over 5 Years
Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 6 year old XGA quiet projector, with alright running costs
1024 X 768 (XGA) 30dB Medium 5,000 ANSI Lumens Feb 2013
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With very good features, we have scored the NEC P501X as follows:


Kagoo Score
Running Costs


Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 67?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $120 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 13% of all 1,334 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Quieter than average noise level
Medium contrast ratio

What is the Kagoo Score?

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The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the projector is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec projectors come to market, the older projectors will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.


Key Features

1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution
Quieter Than Average Noise Level
Medium Contrast Ratio
Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness
Has a Built-in Speaker
Average Service Life of Lamp
Has a Handheld Remote Control
Bigger Than Average Bulb Power
Supports Full HD
RoHS Compliance
1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The NEC P501X has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution. §.


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Quieter Than Average Noise Level
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The average noise level of all multimedia projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 54dB. The NEC P501X's noise level of only 30dB is quieter than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the quietest 18% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Medium Contrast Ratio

This multimedia projector has a 4000:1 contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found contrast ratio on multimedia projectors. A contrast ratio of between 3,000 and 10,000.

A contrast ratio of between 3,000 and 10,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness
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The projector brightnesses of data projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The NEC P501X's projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 20% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Speaker
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The NEC P501X has a built-in speaker. 79% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Average Service Life of Lamp
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The service life of lamp of the NEC P501X of 4,000h is pretty standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is longer than 54% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control
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The NEC P501X has a handheld remote control. 84% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power
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The bulb power of the NEC P501X of 270W is in the biggest 29% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Supports Full HD
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The NEC P501X supports full HD, unlike 63% of multimedia projectors which do not support full HD.

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RoHS Compliance
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The NEC P501X is RoHS compliance, unlike 73% of multimedia projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The P501X is one of the most expensive to run data projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the P501X will cost $120 over 5 years to run.

Running Costs

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Electricity cost when switched on $54.41
Electricity cost when on standby $60.75
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Water cost when switched on $0.00
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Total running cost over 5 years $115.16
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer's Description

Perfect for mid to large meeting rooms as well as classrooms in higher education where semi-professional high brightness performance is required, the P501X is a very bright and compact conventional projector recommended for screen sizes of up to 140. Thanks to the compact design, large optical zoom of 1.7x, vertical lens shift and vertical and horizontal keystone correction, flexible integration into any room is a reality, saving unnecessary installation costs.Customers that need advanced connectivity benefit from remote control and monitoring over wired and wireless (optional) network, also content transmission including audio is supported. An optional adapter for Intel WiDi even allows high quality video and audio transmission in excellent quality. A large number of input options allow you to connect all types of digital and analogue input signals.

Affordable Large Screen projection - ideal for larger corporate or education venues and auditoriums.

Full Connectivity and Media Playback - stay up to date with todays playback demands with a wide range of interfaces and assured playback of all major media formats.

Professional and Flexible Installation - versatile projection characteristics allow for simple positioning of the projector, making installation easy and potentially saving set up costs.

Special Characteristics.

Auto Power ON/OFF; Auto Power ON/OFF; Automaattinen Eco-tila; Carbon Savings Meter; Contrast Ratio 4000:1 with Iris; Control ID Function; DICOM Simulation; Direct Power.

Off Function; Direct Power.

Off Function; Geometric correction by software; Help Function; HTTP Browser Control; Kensington-turvalukko; Keypad Lock; Keystone Correction (H=30, V=30); Lens Shift (vertical 0.5 max., horizontal 0.1 max.); Magnify; Manual Wall Color Correction; Mouse Control with USB Display; objektiivin kansi; Off.

Timer; Off.

Timer; Optional User Logo; OSD with 27 languages; Password Security System; Pincushion Correction; Plug&Play W.

LAN Option; Quick Start; Remote Desktop; Source Select with Beep Function; Test Pattern; Timer.

Function; Timer.

Function; Unique Power Saving Functions; USB Display including Audio; USB Viewer; Virtual Remote for direct PC control; Windows 7 Network Projector; Windows Media Connect Function; Windows Network Drive.

NEC P501X Manuals and Brochures

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NEC P501X Specification

Key Features
Projector Native Resolution
Noise Level
Contrast Ratio
Noise Level (Economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Projector Brightness (Economic Mode)
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Zoom Type
Service Life of Lamp (Economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (F-F)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Ethernet LAN
Card Reader Integrated
Built-in Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Power Consumption (Standby)
Power Consumption (Typical)
Power Source
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

nec deutschland gmbh p501x, nec p501x, nec 3lcd


04053162595613, 05028695610200

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