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 21,000 user and expert reviews and 690+ 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 $299 for the VE303 which has a noise level of 34dB, is a projector that has a medium contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA) 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 $2,299.
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 50 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 63%.
No. Of Projectors
Average Price $1,440
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price $2,299
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 94% of expert reviews and 83% of user reviews for NEC projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 88% 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 15 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 21,000 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
Simply NEC make reliable full featured projectors
This represents very good value for money from a dependable brand
For those with an unlimited budget then the NEC PA803U is the best NEC projector out there. At $6,599.99 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 72.
Features We Love:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Ultra high contrast ratio (2500000:1)
Bright projector brightness (8,000 ANSI lumens)
Long service life of lamp (20,000h)
Handheld remote control
A fully featured and contrast ratio WUXGA average noise level multimedia projector, with low running costs. It has a handheld remote control, a built-in speaker and a built-in display and supports full HD.
Value for Money
$120 Over 5 Years
The cheapest price that we could find for the PA803U in the US is $6,599.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.