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NEC PA550W

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NEC PA550W

NEC PA550W
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A good spec but 5 year old moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution projector, with OK running costs
38dB 1280 X 800 2000:1 No Jan 2013
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Used - Nec NP-PA550W LCD Projector HDTV 1280x800 WXGA 2000:1 5500 Lumens VGA HDMI DisplayPort Speaker Ethernet
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Used - NEC PA550W - 5000 ANSI HD ready WXGA 16_10 LCD Projector (Used)
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NEC PA550W Review

With very good features, we have scored the NEC PA550W as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
67
Running Costs
$91 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $91 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 19% of all 2,021 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Has a built-in speaker
5500-lumen brightness enhances images for most applications
HQV technology delivers superior home theater video processing
Windows network projector function simplifies your ability to present from any computer, whether local or remote
Geometric correction tool allows you to easily project square images on non-flat screen surfaces without distortion
Complete line of bayonet-style lenses allows for quick and easy lens exchange
Stacking correction capabilities allows the projectors to boost an image's brightness up to 22000 lumens
Includes np13zl lens
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

NEC PA550W In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The PA550W is in the most expensive 19% of all 2,021 projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the PA550W will cost $91 over 5 years to run.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most frequently found resolution on projectors.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the NEC PA550W of 38dB is in the loudest 13% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Multimedia projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the NEC PA550W of only 2,000 is lower than average when compared to most other projectors. It is lower than 87% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the NEC PA550W of only 550 ANSI lumens is very dim compared to most other data projectors. It is dimmer than 96% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The NEC PA550W has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The NEC PA550W's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is in the shortest 24% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The NEC PA550W has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the NEC PA550W of 330W is bigger than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the biggest 13% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average bulb power of all data projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the NEC PA550W does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nec pa550w

Barcodes:

00000060003085, 00012302570617, 00172302796667, 00786333002064, 00805736037043, 00805736037852, 05028695608252, 05052180925425, 08057360378524

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