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A good spec but 3 year old fairly noisy 1080p projector, with alright running costs
47dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 10000:1 Yes Mar 2015
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NEC PH1202HL Review

With very good features, we have scored the NEC PH1202HL as follows:
Good Features
Running Costs
$140 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 67?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $140 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 9% 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:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Easy installation - selection of wide zoom bayonet lenses, wide vertical and horizontal lens shift and control code emulation guarantees hassle-free installation and replacement of old installation projectors
Easy way to a big picture - up to 4k interface, hdmi-out signal loop through, built-in signal splitter and edge blending capability enables large presentation pictures without any external devices. pip function allows additional sources to be displayed
Outstanding picture quality - whole new visualisation experience with high brightness, up to 12.000 ANSI input signal and unique picture & colour processing technology based on the latest NEC scaler chip
Rich connectivity - including hdbaset, the world's first hdmi-out interface, 1xhdmi and displayport technology guarantees outstanding connectivity
Widest application support - portrait mode projection, 360 degree free tilt installation, unique geometric adjustment and 3d support offers unrivalled installation capability
Super dust protection - nec's patented heat exchanger and the completely sealed optical engine offer continuously best performance in harsh rental/staging environment
Louder than average noise level

NEC PH1202HL In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The average running cost of the PH1202HL is $140 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the more expensive to run projectors.

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1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The PH1202HL has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The resolution of all data projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The average noise level of all data projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB. The PH1202HL's noise level of 47dB is louder than 99% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the PH1202HL of 10,000 is pretty standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 58% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The PH1202HL's projector brightness of 12,000 ANSI lumens is very bright compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 1% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D

The PH1202HL supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the PH1202HL of 20,000h is in the longest 6% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PH1202HL has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of data projectors.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The NEC PH1202HL is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Supports Full HD

The PH1202HL supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Supports Password Protection

The NEC PH1202HL supports password protection, which is unusual. 87% of projectors do not support password protection.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The PH1202HL has a zoom capability. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

lg ph1202hl



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