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NEC P501X Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice
4000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
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... More
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13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of PC Mag decided that this data projector was fantastic and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This multimedia projector received a score of 80% from expert review site PC Mag.

Good Sound Quality

Two NEC P501X owners mentioned in their reviews that this projector had good sound quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “A capable audio system, plus conveniences that include a 1.7x zoom lens”. Two years ago Pc Mag rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote “Good audio” in their NEC P501X review.

Good Product Quality

A number of NEC P501X reviewers who bought the NEC P501X concluded that it was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “The NEC NP-P501X projector offers a bright image, excellent data-image quality”.

NEC Has Good Projector Reviews

4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors manufactured by NEC have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all multimedia projectors (not just 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors) and found that NEC also has good reviews across its entire range.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other projectors of this age and spec which do not support full HD, the NEC P501X supports full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC P501X has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors of this spec and age the projector brightnesss range from 500 ANSI lumens to 13,000 ANSI lumens. At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC P501X has a very bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the P501X.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The NEC P501X supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). This data projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA). The best resolution of all projectors of this age and spec is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 400.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the P501X only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the NEC P501X has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 30dB, the loudest is 42dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. With a noise level of only 30 decibels, the NEC P501X's noise level is one of the quietest amongst projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 270 Watts, the NEC P501X has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the P501X the bulb powers range from 180W to 380W, and the average bulb power is 230W.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

The average projector brightness (economic mode) of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the P501X is 2,100 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness (economic mode)s range from 1,500 ANSI lumens to 3,000 ANSI lumens. At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC P501X has a very bright projector brightness (economic mode) compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the P501X.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the NEC P501X does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support 3D

The NEC P501X does not support 3D. Most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the P501X also do not support 3D.

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Very High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The average power consumption (PowerSave) of comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 29W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of 248 Watts, the NEC P501X has one of the highest power consumption (PowerSave)s amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

With a noise level (economic mode) of 37 decibels, the NEC P501X has one of the loudest noise level (economic mode)s amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The noise level (economic mode)s of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the P501X range from 28dB to 39dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the NEC P501X

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this 4000:1 contrast ratio data projector was released.

XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
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)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
28 April 2014

The NEC NP-P501X projector offers a bright image, excellent data-image quality, and a capable audio system, plus conveniences that include a 1.7x zoom lens...

PC Mag

Bright
Native XGA resolution
Has 1.7x zoom lens
Vertical lens shift
Excellent data-image quality
No 3D support

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Durham Fire
Durham Fire would recommend the NEC NP-P501X (Verified Purchase)

This product is used in our training room. It works great as a power point projector or playing video's...

Great Clear Picture
Lightweight
Reviewed 20 June 2014 by Pro VID
Pro VID would recommend the NEC NP-P501X (Verified Purchase)

I Use this Projector for indoor and out door events. on a 10ft / 7ft6" rear projection screen. it was hard making my mind up to save some money and buy this projector or the NEC NP-PA550W. this... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $70.86
Electricity cost when on standby $55.82
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Total running cost over 5 years $126.68
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.83 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec p501, nec p501x, acer p501, shops p501, acer p501x, nec p165940, shops p501x, nec 1024x768, nec 96qpza00, nec 96qpzs00, nec p165940p, special p501, 60003450 p501, special p501x, 60003450 p501x, nec display solutions p501, nec display solutions p501x
Barcodes 00000060003450, 04053162595613, 05028695610200, 05053959394497, 05054484455226, 05054533455221, 05054629327920

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