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A fully featured 2100:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector
2100:1 XGA (1024x768) No 43dB Sep 2014
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NEC PX800X Review

With good features and at over 2 years old, we have scored the NEC PX800X as follows for Summary.
Good Features
2 Years Old
£301 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 27?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £301 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 5% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a mounting brackets included
Supports full HD
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode

NEC PX800X In-Depth Analysis


Very Good Brand

NEC projectors have very good reviews on average and across all projectors NEC is one of the superior manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a NEC data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a Mounting Brackets Included

The NEC PX800X has a mounting brackets included. Most of the other multimedia projectors also have a mounting brackets included.

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Supports Full HD

The NEC PX800X supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours, the NEC PX800X has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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

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RoHS Compliance

The NEC PX800X is RoHS compliance. Most of the other projectors also are RoHS compliance.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The NEC PX800X has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This NEC projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The best resolution of all data projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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The NEC PX800X is HD-Ready. Most of the other projectors also are HD-Ready.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. When compared to other projectors that we have assessed the projector brightness of, the NEC PX800X's projector brightness of 8,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W and the biggest is 3,000W. When compared to other projectors, the bulb power of the NEC PX800X of 400 Watts is one of the biggest.

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Supports Password Protection

The NEC PX800X supports password protection. Most of the other projectors also support password protection.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

When compared to other projectors that we have checked, the NEC PX800X's noise level of 43 decibels is one of the loudest. Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

NEC released the PX800X in September 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PX800X is £301, which makes it one of the more expensive to run projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acer px800x



NEC PX800X Review Sources

To prepare this NEC PX800X review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,545 product attributes, 16,109 projector reviews and 2,517,100 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.