NEC is one of the most popular projector brands as well as being well known for its PC monitors.
We've collated all the key information on NEC projectors in this handy guide. We've analysed over 33,000 user and expert reviews and 730+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 projectors to impartially compare each projector brand.
NEC are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning projectors. Their projectors start at $179 for the U310W which has a noise level of 36dB, is a projector that has a low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wxga (1280x800) and go up to $13,499 for the NP-PX602UL-BK which has a noise level of 39dB, is a projector that has a medium contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wuxga (1920x1200). The average price of a new NEC projector is $2,239.
NEC are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning projectors.
Is NEC the Best Projector Brand?
So are NEC projectors any good? We give every projector a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all projectors we are able to impartially rank all the projector brands.
NEC is ranked the No. 6 best projector brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that NEC is the 6th best projector brand out there.
Let's look at how NEC projectors compare to the other projector brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.
All projector Brands
There's a wide selection of NEC projectors available compared to other projector brands, with over 40 NEC projectors currently on the market in the US. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of NEC projector is $19 (based on a person typically using a projector for 5 hours per week), which makes them more efficient than most other projector brands.
However NEC projectors tend to be more expensive than most other projector brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. NEC also have worse reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a NEC projector being 66%.
No. Of Projectors
Average Price $1,440
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price $2,239
Price Distribution of NEC Projectors
What Do the NEC Projector Reviews Say?
We've added up all the reviews for every NEC projector to work out the average distribution of reviews for NEC and then compared this to the other projector brands.
NEC has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its projectors than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.
Over 92% of expert reviews and 84% of user reviews for NEC projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 87% respectively across all Projector brands.
In the table below we compare the average review score given to NEC projectors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other projector brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.
How Many Industry Awards Have NEC Projectors Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 16 industry awards for NEC projectors. The table below compares the number of awards received by NEC to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.
We checked over 33,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of NEC projectors. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of NEC projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
100% of reviewers think NEC projectors are reliable.
So, most people think that NEC projectors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for NEC projectors that mention reliability:
the VE281X looks to be pretty durable
the built in sound option could be improved to make a great projector even better
If you're looking for a high end NEC projector then the NEC P525UL takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 78, but is a bit more expensive at $2,628.99.
Features We Love:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Quieter than average noise level (22dB)
Very high contrast ratio (520000:1)
Bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens)
Long service life of lamp (20,000h)
Our review analysis indicates that this multimedia projector has a good brightness and good picture quality. It's a top-rated and fully featured WUXGA very high contrast ratio multimedia projector, with one of the quietest noise levels available and a fair price. It has a handheld remote control, a built-in speaker and an Ethernet LAN and supports full HD.
Value for Money
Owners report that NEC P525UL has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.
The cheapest price that we could find for the P525UL in the US is $2,628.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.