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NEC U260W Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Jan 2013
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Projectors with almost no shadow and glare greatly improve the use of interactive whiteboards in schools. Enjoy premium space due to widescreen format and play video content in native aspect... More
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7 Reasons For

NEC Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Data projectors produced by NEC generally have good ratings.

Supports 3D

The NEC U260W supports 3D, unlike most of the other data projectors of this spec and age which do not support 3D.

We compared all the other projectors which support 3D to this projector and we think the NEC U310W which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the U260W, the NEC U260W has a built-in speaker(s).

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1400 X 1050 (SXGA+) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The NEC U260W supports a maximum resolution of 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+). That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this NEC multimedia projector). This projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The NEC U260W has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all projectors of this age and spec the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the U260W range from 28dB to 42dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. With a noise level of only 33 decibels, the NEC U260W has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the U260W.

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Sony VPLFH31 ($3,029.95) (37dB), or the Benq SP870 (36dB).

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors of this age and type.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Most 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the U260W do not support full HD. The NEC U260W is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support full HD including the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector ($499.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The NEC U260W does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the U260W also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Epson PowerLite 1761W ($649.99), or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the NEC U260W has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Projectors of a comparable age and spec to the U260W have projector brightnesss of between 110 ANSI lumens and 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens.

If this NEC projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the Hitachi CP-EX250 (2,700 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Very Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the U260W is 170W and the biggest is 4,000W. With a bulb power of only 230 Watts, the NEC U260W has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the NEC U260W

Released Over Four Years Ago

NEC released the U260W over four years ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Size
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Network Ready
Connectivity Technology
Aspect Ratio

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $71.64
Electricity cost when on standby $2.75
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Total running cost over 5 years $74.39
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the NEC U260Wuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers np01sk3, nec u260, np01sk3d, nec u260w
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