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NEC P501X

NEC P501X
92
Reviews
3 Reviews + 1 Award
81
Features
Fully-Featured
59
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
64
Age
5 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£150 Over 5 Years
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
This multimedia projector has good picture quality and sound quality. It's an award winning and fully featured XGA quiet multimedia projector, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website.
PC Mag Editor's Choice
1024 X 768 (XGA) 30dB Medium 5,000 ANSI Lumens Feb 2013
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the NEC P501X number 941 across all projectors.

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others. This projector has received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However this NEC projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
The P501X has running costs of £150 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 12% of all 1,481 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some great features:
Quieter than average noise level
Medium contrast ratio
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a built-in speaker

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each projector by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

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.

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Average Review Score

4.2 stars (3 reviews)

33%

of Customers Would Recommend
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Editor's Choice Award

This projector has received an Editor's Choice Award from PC Mag.
Editor's Choice from PC Mag

What Are People Saying About the NEC P501X?

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One Person Thought the NEC P501X Has Useful Technical Features
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Some People Thought it Produced a Good Quality Picture

Two people thought that the NEC P501X had good picture quality.

  • ... lesser extent, the brightness put it in a different... The NEC NP-P501X projector offers a bright image, excellent data-image quality, and a capable audio ...
    PC Mag 27 Apr 2014
  • ... room. It works great as a power point projector or playing video's... Great Clear Picture.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 17 Aug 2014
  • One Person Thought the NEC P501X Produced a Bad 3D Picture
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    Two People Thought This Projector Had Good Sound Quality

    Two people thought that the NEC P501X had good sound quality.

  • ... projector offers a bright image, excellent data-image quality, and a capable audio system, plus conveniences that include a 1.7x zoom lens...Bright. Native ...
    PC Mag 27 Apr 2014
  • ... lens. Vertical lens shift. Excellent data-image quality. Watchable video. Good audio. No 3D support.
    PC Mag 27 Apr 2014
  • How Good Are NEC Data Projectors?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Quieter than average noise level
    Medium contrast ratio
    Brighter than average projector brightness
    Has a built-in speaker
    Has a handheld remote control
    Bigger than average bulb power
    Supports full HD
    RoHS compliance
    1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
    Average service life of lamp

    What the Reviews Say

    Some people thought it produced a good quality picture
    Two people thought this projector had good sound quality
    1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

    The NEC P501X has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This multimedia projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution. §.

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    Quieter Than Average Noise Level
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    The noise levels of multimedia projectors range from 20dB to 54dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the NEC P501X of only 30dB is in the quietest 21% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

    What does "noise level" mean? Less Edit
    Medium Contrast Ratio

    This projector has a 4000:1 contrast ratio, which is the most frequently 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.

    What does "contrast ratio" mean? Less Edit
    Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness
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    The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,800 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the NEC P501X of 5,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than 81% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

    What does "projector brightness" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Built-in Speaker
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    The NEC P501X has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

    What is a built-in speaker? Less Edit
    Average Service Life of Lamp
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    The service life of lamp of the NEC P501X of 4,000h is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 42% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

    What does "service life of lamp" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Handheld Remote Control
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    The NEC P501X has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

    What is a handheld remote control? Less Edit
    Bigger Than Average Bulb Power
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    The NEC P501X's bulb power of 270W is in the biggest 30% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "bulb power" mean? Less Edit
    Supports Full HD
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    The NEC P501X supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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    RoHS Compliance
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    The NEC P501X is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 83% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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    Age

    Release Date

    NEC released the P501X in February 2013.

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    Running Costs

    Very High Running Costs

    The P501X has an average 5 year running cost of £150 based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the most expensive to run projectors.

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    Electricity cost when switched on $59.46
    Electricity cost when on standby $66.38
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    Total running cost over 5 years $125.84
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    Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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    NEC P501X Manuals and Brochures

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    NEC P501X Specification

    Key Features
    Projector Native Resolution
    Noise Level
    Contrast Ratio
    Performance
    Noise Level (Economic Mode)
    Horizontal Scan Range
    Vertical Scan Range
    HDCP
    Projector
    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
    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 Port
    DVI Port
    S-Video Inputs
    Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
    Microphone in
    Headphone Outputs
    USB 2.0 Port
    HDMI Port
    VGA (D-Sub) Port
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Ethernet LAN
    Storage
    Card Reader Integrated
    Multimedia
    Built-in Speaker
    RMS Rated Power
    Design
    Colour
    Power
    Power Consumption (Standby)
    Power Consumption (Typical)
    Power Source
    Power Consumption (PowerSave)
    AC Input Frequency
    AC Input Voltage
    Certificates
    Certification
    RoHS Compliance
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Packaging Content
    Handheld Remote Control

    Product Identifiers

    Barcodes

    04053162595613, 05028695610200

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