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5 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of NEC NP500. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People really like the usability. The image quality is also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the NEC NP500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of NEC NP500 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on People are impressed by the image quality. The usability is also appreciated.

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May, 2018

Expert review by : Roydon Cerejo (

NEC NP500 Projector [Review]


Ideal for use in companies

Plenty of connectors, network support, lightweight, auto keystone correction, good picture quality

Gets hot, no card reader, pricey

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Turn heads with your presentations without breaking your budget with the NEC NP500, a value-driven portable projector ideal for education and small-to-medium-sized business environments. This model delivers remarkably bright images and features easy-to-use networking technologies, high contrast and up to 4000 hours of lamp life (in ECO Mode). Whether in the classroom or boardroom, the NP500's multitude of advanced technologies allows you to start up in seconds, connect with your audience and shut down with ease.

Audio Output



Certification:CE; TÜV GS; RoHS; Gost-R / UL/C-UL, FCC


Color of product:White

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:WXGA/XGA
Image Brightness:3000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:500:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 299in
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/1280 x 800
Max Screen Distance:35ft/36ft
Min Image Size:1.7ft / 20.9in
Min Screen Distance:2.3ft
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3/Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema/Presentation and multimedia
Type:LCD projector

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):11
Power consumption (typical):295


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:NEC Display Solutions
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:NEC


Bulb power:210 / 230
Service life of lamp:3000 / 4000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):4000

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1.2
Focal length range (f-f):0 - 0.382 / 0.0669 - 0.0787 / 0.78 - 0.933


Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista


Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:7


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 50
Storage temperature range (T-T):-10 - 50

Other Features

Analogue video signal:PAL / PAL60 / NTSC / SECAM / NTSC 4.43 / PAL-N / PAL-M
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Audio Output:1 / Y
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.1 x 10.3 x 3.68 / 12.1 x 11.9 x 5.35
Lens focal range:19.8 - 23.7mm / 2.3
Power Requirements:100 - 240V, 50Hz/60Hz / 200-240 V AC; 50 - 60 Hz
Power supply type:AC
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Display scan frequency (horizontal):15 - 100
Horizontal scan range:15 - 100
Noise Level:35
Vertical scan range:50 - 120

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:2
Microphone in: Yes
PC Audio in: Yes
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):11
Power consumption (typical):295


Contrast ratio (typical):500:1 / 600:1
Keystone correction, horizontal:20
Keystone correction, vertical:20
Matrix size:0.59
Number of colors:16.78 million colors
Objective projection distance:0.7/11 / 35.4 - 66.9
Projection distance:0.7/11 / 35.4 - 66.9
Projection technology:LCD
Projector brightness:2100 / 3000
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x800) / XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:21 - 300 / 57"- 104"

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:3000hour(s)

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty


Full HD: No

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL-B/G / PAL-H / PAL-I / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:6.57 / 7.28