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A fully featured 15000:1 1920 x 1080 projector
15000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 39dB Jan 2017
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NEC P502HL Review

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Good Features
$131 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 28?

Released by NEC 6 months ago, it is one of the newest projectors on the market, incorporating some of the latest projector features. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of $131 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 14% of all 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 resolution
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Fairly loud noise level
Only 1,080 video mode

NEC P502HL In-Depth Analysis


NEC Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all NEC projectors and also specifically for NEC projectors and found that in both cases NEC had very good reviews compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a NEC data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Fairly Loud Noise Level

At 39 decibels, the NEC P502HL has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors. The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB and the loudest is 93dB.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The NEC P502HL has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The NEC P502HL has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The best resolution of all projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, the NEC P502HL has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 20,000 hours, the NEC P502HL has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp of multimedia projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The NEC P502HL supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support full HD.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The NEC P502HL supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors do not support Wi-Fi.

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The NEC P502HL is 3D-ready. Most of the other projectors also are 3D-ready.

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Only Released Six Months Ago

As one of the newer projectors, this data projector is likely to use better technology.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the P502HL is $131, which makes it one of the most expensive to run multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers product p502hl, nec c4f9zs00, nec c4f9za00, acer p502hl
Barcodes 05028695611948, 05028695613041, 08592978071059