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5 reviews

Jul, 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. Reviewers really like the usability. The image quality also gets good feedback.

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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 Reviewers really like the image quality. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

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Jul, 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


Colour of product:White

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Display Resolution Abbreviation:WXGA/XGA
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:2100ANSI lumens/3000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:500:1/600:1
Max Image Size:264cm/7.62m/7.62m / 762cm/7.6m / 760cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/1280 x 800
Max Screen Distance:1.7m/11m
Min Image Size:0.53m/0.53m / 53cm/145cm
Min Screen Distance:0.7m/0.9m
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3/Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:LCD projector


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC / Mac
Manufacturer:NEC Display Solutions
Model:NP500/NP500 EDU/NP500W/NP510WS
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 - 9.7 / 1.7 - 2 / 19.8 - 23.7


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


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


Ethernet LAN: Yes

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (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):308 x 262 x 93.5 / 308 x 301 x 136
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

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


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
Headphone outputs:2
Microphone in: Yes
PC Audio in: Yes
RS-232 ports: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:1.5
Number of Colours:16.78 million colours
Projection distance:0.7/11 / 0.9 - 1.7
Projection Technology:LCD
Projector brightness:2100 / 3000
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x800) / XGA (1024x768)
Screen size compatibility:533.4 - 7620 / 57"- 104"

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:3000hour(s)/4000hour(s)

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Full HD: No

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM/NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL-B/G / PAL-H / PAL-I / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM/PAL 60 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / S-Video / RGB/Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.98 / 3.3