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NEC PA550W
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NEC PA550W Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 38dB 550 ANSI Lumens Jan 2013
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NEC's 5500-lumen PA550W is a widescreen, advanced professional installation model that appeases corporate and higher education users. With integrated RJ45, high-speed wireless LAN and a multitude... More
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Good Brand

On average NEC data projectors are rated 83 out of 100, which is in the top 34% of all data projector manufacturers that we have analysed.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PA550W, the NEC PA550W has a built-in speaker(s).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The NEC PA550W supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). In addition, this projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PA550W is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the NEC PA550W is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors of a similar type and age to the PA550W the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

The NEC PA550W has a fairly big matrix size (0.75 inches) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the PA550W. The matrix sizes of projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PA550W range from 0.45" to 0.8", and the average matrix size is 0.65".

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The NEC PA550W is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

At 330 Watts, the NEC PA550W has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the PA550W. Across all the 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago the bulb powers range from 170W to 4,000W, and the average bulb power is 320W.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 10 Watts, the NEC PA550W has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PA550W the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 19W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

At only 0.2 Watts, the NEC PA550W has a fairly low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago. The average power consumption (PowerSave) of projectors of this spec and age is 200W.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The NEC PA550W does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support full HD.

Alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to look at include the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector ($499.00).

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Does Not Support 3D

The NEC PA550W does not support 3D. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support 3D.

Alternative projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to consider include the NEC U310W which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The NEC PA550W does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the Epson PowerLite 1761W ($549.99), or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro which also has a higher rating.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The NEC PA550W has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 550 ANSI lumens) amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the PA550W is 110 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens.

If you are looking for a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Hitachi CP-EW250N (2,500 ANSI lumens).

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Only One BNC Input Ports

The NEC PA550W is a one BNC input ports projector.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

Projectors of a similar age and type to the PA550W have noise levels of between 28dB and 42dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. With a noise level of 38 decibels, the NEC PA550W has one of the louder noise levels amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Only One Lamps Quantity

The NEC PA550W is a one lamps quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of this type and age have between one and two lamps quantitys.

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1 Other reason to consider the NEC PA550W

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when NEC released the PA550W.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
BNC Input Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
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
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Connectivity Technology

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $113.75
Electricity cost when on standby $90.21
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Total running cost over 5 years $203.96
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC PA550Wuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
1.3T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
34
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 34 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nec p142920, nec p172953, nec p142920p, nec p172953p
Barcodes 00172302796667, 00786333002064, 00805736037852, 05028695608252, 05052180925425, 08057360378524
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