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A fully featured 2000:1 DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) projector
2000:1 DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) No 54dB Mar 2015
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NEC PH1201QL Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the NEC PH1201QL as follows for Summary.
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$407 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 27?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $407 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 2% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
RoHS compliance
Has a DVI port
Quite loud noise level

NEC PH1201QL In-Depth Analysis


NEC Has Very Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

NEC has very good average reviews for its projectors as well as across its entire multimedia projector range compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a NEC multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The PH1201QL is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other projectors.

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Has a DVI Port

The PH1201QL has a DVI port. Most of the other multimedia projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h. At 20,000 hours, the PH1201QL has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors is 34dB. When compared to other projectors, the noise level of the NEC PH1201QL of 54 decibels is one of the loudest.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

When compared to other projectors that we have assessed, the projector brightness of the NEC PH1201QL of 12,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Supports Full HD

The PH1201QL supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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DCI 4K (4096 X 2160) Resolution

The highest resolution of the PH1201QL is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). That's over 39 times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800.

This projector's resolution (DCI 4K (4096 x 2160)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all multimedia projectors.

Amongst similar types of projector the worst resolution is 280 x 800.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

NEC released the PH1201QL in March 2015.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The PH1201QL is in the most expensive 2% of all 1,756 projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PH1201QL is $407.

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