It looks like you are browsing from
Go to Close
TVs & Displays
Photography & Video
Cooking Appliances
White Goods
Household
Technology
Home Projectors Should You Buy a NEC Projector?

Should You Buy a NEC Projector?

Updated 09 January 2020 by Matthew
Share on
should you buy a NEC Projector?

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 670+ 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 $195 for the NP-V302H which has a noise level of 35dB, is a projector that has a medium contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and go up to $7,295 for the PX803UL which has a noise level of 40dB, 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 $1,404.

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. 9 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that NEC is the 9th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,592 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,816 reviews
#3
Japan
92%
92%
576 reviews
#4
Taiwan
92%
92%
4,599 reviews
#5
Taiwan
91%
91%
742 reviews
#6
Taiwan
86%
86%
957 reviews
#7
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
688 reviews
#8
82%
82%
163 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
82%
82%
78 reviews
#10
Asus
Taiwan
81%
81%
258 reviews
#11
United States
80%
80%
194 reviews
#12
77%
77%
38 reviews
#13
Taiwan
76%
76%
154 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
306 reviews
#15
Japan
70%
70%
49 reviews
#16
Netherlands
70%
70%
111 reviews
#17
Anker
69%
69%
45 reviews
#18
Japan
68%
68%
1 review
#19
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#20
AAXA Technologies
66%
66%
0 reviews
#21
UO
65%
65%
21 reviews
#22
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#23
XGIMI
65%
65%
24 reviews
#24
Pyle Pro
64%
64%
19 reviews
#25
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#26
Aiptek
63%
63%
79 reviews
#27
Pyle
63%
63%
1 review
#28
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#29
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#30
Japan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#31
Nebula
60%
60%
16 reviews
#32
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#36
55%
55%
0 reviews
#37
Kodak
53%
53%
0 reviews

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.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All projector Brands
NEC Projectors

NEC have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a NEC projector being 64%. 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.

There's a smaller selection of NEC projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 22 NEC projectors currently on the market in the US. NEC projectors also tend to be more expensive than most other projector brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,080
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $22,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,404
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $17,499
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 logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
8
4 stars
21
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0
NEC logo

User Reviews

5 stars
21
4 stars
3
3 stars
2
2 stars
1
1 star
2
NEC has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its projectors than most other projector 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.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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.

Average Review Score Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony NEC
PC Mag logo
71%
40 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
38 reviews
68%
17 reviews
80%
1 review
75%
13 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
95%
20 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
94%
6 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
56%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
18 reviews
82%
18 reviews
83%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
16 reviews
79%
14 reviews
87%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
Techradar logo
78%
12 reviews
80%
18 reviews
84%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
15 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
75%
8 reviews
60%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
15 reviews
89%
4 reviews
88%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
78%
8 reviews
83%
8 reviews
85%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
73%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
93%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
69%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
81%
6 reviews
77%
6 reviews
95%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
12 reviews
100%
1 review
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
181 reviews
71%
86 reviews
69%
95 reviews
72%
106 reviews
74%
74 reviews
71%
8 reviews
Average
79%
421 reviews
78%
268 reviews
81%
222 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
196 reviews
76%
30 reviews

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 given to NEC to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

NEC has won 15 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony NEC
projectorreviews.com logo
5
5
25
2
14
4
projectorcentral.com logo
11
13
14
6
6
4
Trusted Reviews logo
6
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
2
8
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
4
audiovision.de logo
5
4
6
5
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
3
2
7
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
Techradar logo
4
6
4
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
2
1
4
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
2
5
1
01net.com logo
5
1
3
3
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
1
2
Digital Versus logo
2
1
3
chip.com.my logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
34
10
33
12
10
3
Total
125
79
109
43
102
15

How Reliable Are NEC Projectors?

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:

RELIABLE

the VE281X looks to be pretty durable
projectorreviews.com
This represents very good value for money from a dependable brand
amazon.co.uk
Simply NEC make reliable full featured projectors
Bhphotovideo.com

What is the Best Mid-Range NEC Projector?

NEC P525WL

$1,866.99
Adorama
NEC P525WL
Buy Now
NEC P525WL
WXGA
RESOLUTION
24dB
5,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE

A great mid range choice, priced at $1,866.99 is the NEC P525WL, which has a Kagoo Score of 70.

Features We Love:
Very high contrast ratio (520000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (24dB)
Bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control

A good spec and sensationally quiet WXGA very high contrast ratio projector, with average reviews. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and is ceiling mountable.

78
Features
Good Features
64
Value for Money
Good
70
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the P525WL in the US is $1,866.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

Searching for prices in the UK
Sorry, no matching prices found.
loading image
$1,866.99
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
loading image
Official Outlet
$1,874.44
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
2 Prices from 2 Stores | $1,866.99 - $1,874.44
Show All Prices Show Fewer Prices

What is the Ultimate NEC Projector?

NEC PX803ULWH

$7,295.00
eBay
NEC PX803ULWH
Buy Now
NEC PX803ULWH
WUXGA
RESOLUTION
40dB
8,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
$173
OVER 5 YEARS

For those with an unlimited budget then the NEC PX803ULWH is the best NEC projector out there. At $7,295 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 69.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Bright projector brightness (8,000 ANSI lumens)
Supports 3D
Long service life of lamp (20,000h)
Handheld remote control

A good spec but only ok value for money WUXGA average noise level data projector, with moderate running costs. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD.

78
Features
Good Features
59
Value for Money
Average
65
Running Costs
$170 Over 5 Years
69
Kagoo Score
Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the PX803ULWH in the US is $7,295.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

Searching for prices in the UK
Sorry, no matching prices found.
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$7,295.00
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$12,998.00
Go to Store
2 Prices from 1 Store | $7,295.00 - $12,998.00
Show All Prices Show Fewer Prices

What is the Best Budget Choice NEC Projector?

NEC ME382U

$854.00
Adorama
NEC ME382U
Buy Now
NEC ME382U
WUXGA
RESOLUTION
37dB
3,800 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
10,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
225W
LAMP POWER
1.2 - 2.0:1
THROW RATIO
$70
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $854 and with a Kagoo Score of 77 the NEC ME382U makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
High contrast ratio (16000:1)
Bright projector brightness (3,800 ANSI lumens)
Long service life of lamp (10,000h)
Built-in speaker

A fully featured and very economical to run WUXGA average noise level data projector, with a fair price.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Running Costs
$70 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the ME382U in the US is $854.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

Searching for prices in the UK
Sorry, no matching prices found.
loading image
$854.00
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
loading image
Store
$1,557.70
Go to Store
2 Prices from 2 Stores | $854.00 - $1,557.70
Show All Prices Show Fewer Prices
Share on
Compare All NEC Projectors
Find the best NEC projector for you by checking our complete list of over 578 projectors
In This Guide
Should You Buy a NEC Projector?
Is NEC the Best Projector Brand?
What Do the NEC Projector Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have NEC Projectors Received?
How Reliable Are NEC Projectors?
What is the Best Mid-Range NEC Projector?
What is the Ultimate NEC Projector?
What is the Best Budget Choice NEC Projector?

×