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NEC Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor

B&H # NEHDPA27 MFR # HDPA27
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Product Highlights
  • Made for 27" PA Series MultiSync Display
  • Reduce Glare
  • Instant Privacy

This LCD Display Hood from NEC provides instant privacy and viewing comfort for the 27" PA Series of MultiSync displays from NEC.

Monitor Support 27" PA Series MultiSync Displays by NEC
Shipping Weight 4.4 lb
NEC Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor
  • 90-Day Limited Warranty
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    Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor
     
    4.3

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (6)
    • Reduces glare (5)
    • Great picture quality (4)
    • Reduces eye strain (4)
    • Adjustable viewing angles (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Quality oriented (7)
          • Primary use:
          • Personal (6), Business (5)
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Nice, but not an absolute necessity

        This well-made monitor hood is very easy to install, and (as would be expected) fits the NEC MultiSync PA271W perfectly. It locks into place securely, and all controls remain unhindered after installation....Read complete review

        This well-made monitor hood is very easy to install, and (as would be expected) fits the NEC MultiSync PA271W perfectly. It locks into place securely, and all controls remain unhindered after installation. Despite not being a very substantial hood, compared to some I have seen, the effect on the displayed image is immediately obvious and powerful; a small but completely black void now surrounds the picture. While the visual impact is significant, I am not sure that it has had a major effect on the accuracy of colour editing, but then I consider my lighting situation to be fairly well controlled. In a different situation, such as an office with large windows (and thus, significant amounts of daylight, which will change through the course of the day), I can see that a monitor hood would be essential. The trapdoor for use with monitor calibration units is less inconvenient than I thought it would be; in practice, it has not been a deterrent to regular calibration. Having used this hood for a few months now, I would readily recommend it if your lighting situation is not consistent, but otherwise it is probably not necessary.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Works Well; Costs Too Much

        It does what it's supposed to do -- cut down on extraneous ambient light. It fits the monitor it was designed for nicely, and it has a hatch in the top so that...Read complete review

        It does what it's supposed to do -- cut down on extraneous ambient light. It fits the monitor it was designed for nicely, and it has a hatch in the top so that a color calibration device can easily be placed on the screen. Assembly and installation were straightforward. But it costs much more than it should. A fair retail price would be about half the actual price. After all, we're only talking about a few pieces of nicely made black plastic with flocking on one side.

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        5.0

        Surprisingly Helpful!

        By Ellen

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Setup

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional

          Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

          I have always thought these hoods were a waste of money, I'm craft and feel I could construct my own out of black foam core. However, I was purchasing a pricey NEC monitor and thought I would at least give it a try.
          I gotta say--its worth the money! It fits securely on my monitor, and its got a super handy 'trap door' at the top making it easy to calibrate my monitor. I have a lot of activity going on at my desk, and I'm sure anything I constructed out of foam core would fall or get damaged.
          Most importantly, the area I work on does have constantly changing lighting conditions, so as far as acurate color--if your going to go so far as to buy a pricery monitor and calibation software it would be a real waste not to add on this hood--would you buy a pricey camera and then kill it with a cheapo lens?

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          NEC privacy hood

          By Latunskilz

          from NYC

          Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

          The Nec privacy hood is easy to assemble and does what it suppose to do however it is over priced for plastic with some felt material.

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          5.0

          Nicely designed and constructed.

          By Rogerlee555

          from Dallas

          Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

          No longer need to draw the blackout curtains. Blocks ambient light very well and fit monitor like a gliv.

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          4.0

          Essential

          By Barton

          from Sydney

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Setup
          • Perfect Fit
          • Professional Looking

          Cons

          • Exposed Plastic Inside
          • Exposed Plastic Inside Ho

          Best Uses

          • Professional

          Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

          Why bother with anything else at this price. Made to fit the PA series. Assembles easily and stays on tight. There is some exposed plastic (not covered in the velvet black out material) around the top inside of the hood — where the two top sections and calibration unit door meet — that pick up glare from the screen itself. Aside from that I would have given it 5 stars. A small design flaw, but doesn't effect colour/contrast representation and becomes unnoticeable fairly quickly.

          A must have especially if you are working in a mixed studio like myself, and don't have control over lighting. It's also more pleasant not working in a dark cave but still being able to distinguish all details in images.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great Hood for the monitor

          By somacoul

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Graphics Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Viewing Angles
          • Great picture quality
          • Large Viewing Area
          • Reliable Performance
          • Small Footprint

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

              It does what it is supposed to; although was a bit tricky in putting together

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Amazing piece of kit

              By Drop Bear

              from Sydney, Aus

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Viewing Angles
              • Great picture quality
              • Large Viewing Area
              • Reliable Performance
              • Small Footprint

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

                  I love this hood and would whole heartedly recommend buying one if u have 27inch NEC monitor...
                  its well built and provides better colour density on the screen.
                  BH prices are half of what you pay here in Australia - 5 stars!!

                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  3.0

                  Room for Improvement

                  By IAN_TVR

                  from United Kingdom

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

                        It's better than a third party hood as it fits without covering up the ventilation slots, although I also opted not to use the centre fixing clip to leave more ventilation slots exposed. The centre clip didn't seem to make any difference to stability anyway.The side panels are good as the velvet eliminates any internal reflections. However, the top panel has shiny plastic exposed that is illuminated by the light emitted from the display and is a distraction. This is caused by the top panel being comprised of three pieces, and a poorly designed puck door. The hood would be much better if the top was constructed from a single panel with continuous velvet across. It does fit the European NEC SpectraView 271 model, which is not surprising as the SV271 is simply a PA271W with a firmware dongle to allow the European software to be used. Even the bezel still says PA271W, but it's covered up with a cheap sticker that says SpectraView 271. The PA271W details on the back remain visible. Don't understand why NEC refuse to sell these in Europe, it's certainly not good for their brand image over here.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Custom made Right Part

                        By For the birds

                        from Australia

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Reduces Eye Strain
                        • Reduces Glare

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • High Glare Settings
                          • Relaxing Eyes

                          Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

                          Does the job it's supposed to. Supplied for the manufacturer for that specific purpose and so it fits perfectly and is easy to install. Very good price.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Yes, worth the price

                          By ACP

                          from Orlando

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Ensures Privacy
                          • Reduces Glare

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

                              Excellent product. Assembly is straight forward. Once attached to the monitor the hood is stable during tilting, raising or lowering of the monitor.

                              In my office, I have 3 full spectrum CFL's above and 2 to each side of the display. No glare using the hood.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Worthwhile Piece of Equipment

                              By General

                              from Nebraska

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Ensures Privacy
                              • Reduces Eye Strain
                              • Reduces Glare

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Evaluating Color In Photo

                                Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

                                The hood comes in multiple pieces and the user must assemble it. Detailed instructions are included. Other than sometimes needing a third hand, assembly is routine. The resulting function is excellent in that the hood minimizes the effect of ambient light on the image displayed. This is important for evaluating color in my photographic images. Excellent product to complement an outstanding monitor (NEC Multi-Sync PA 27 inch monitor).

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Hood review

                                By Retouched to Death

                                from NYC

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Reduces Eye Strain
                                • Reduces Glare

                                Cons

                                • Cheap Clips
                                • Could Be A Bit Wider

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

                                  I use this mounted to my NEC 27 to block all the surrounding ambient light.
                                  Easy to set up and use, works great. Only negatives are the clips feel a little cheap and I wish the hood was a bit wider.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Nice, but not an absolute necessity

                                  By YWO

                                  from Australia

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

                                      This well-made monitor hood is very easy to install, and (as would be expected) fits the NEC MultiSync PA271W perfectly. It locks into place securely, and all controls remain unhindered after installation. Despite not being a very substantial hood, compared to some I have seen, the effect on the displayed image is immediately obvious and powerful; a small but completely black void now surrounds the picture. While the visual impact is significant, I am not sure that it has had a major effect on the accuracy of colour editing, but then I consider my lighting situation to be fairly well controlled. In a different situation, such as an office with large windows (and thus, significant amounts of daylight, which will change through the course of the day), I can see that a monitor hood would be essential. The trapdoor for use with monitor calibration units is less inconvenient than I thought it would be; in practice, it has not been a deterrent to regular calibration. Having used this hood for a few months now, I would readily recommend it if your lighting situation is not consistent, but otherwise it is probably not necessary.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      well-designed, perfect fit

                                      By Jack

                                      from western MA

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Reduces Eye Strain
                                      • Reduces Glare

                                      Cons

                                      • Could Be An Inch Wider

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Blocking Room Light
                                      • Cutting Reflections

                                      Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

                                      This hood comes in five carefully packaged pieces, with clips to attach. Its clever design provides a sturdy light blocker for the screen. The door for the color calibrator fits snugly.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Really works!

                                      By ~Dan

                                      from Yuma, AZ

                                      About Me Graphics Enthusiast

                                      Pros

                                      • Great picture quality
                                      • Reliable Performance

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Photog

                                      Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

                                      I have it on my PA271 and it really does help to eliminate the background clutter so I can focus on the screen. It completely eliminates the reflections of stray light and cast-off. The trap door on top provides easy access to use my calibrator with no fuss. It's well made too! I highly recommend it if you're picky with color uniformity and sharpness. Frankly, it's a bargin for what it provides. A photog's must have!

                                      Regards,
                                      ~Dan

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Does the job

                                      By Rusty

                                      from Seattle

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

                                      It's not much to look at but it does keep the glare off the monitor screen and it's relatively easy to set up. The top gate works well to allow access for calibration.

                                      Cons: Expensive considering it is just pieces of felt lined plastic. It should cost much less.

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                                      5.0

                                      A MUST...

                                      By Richard

                                      from Australia

                                      About Me Business User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Adjustable Viewing Angles
                                      • Great picture quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

                                          What is there to say but a MUST when you have a PA27 display. Like buying wide angle lens without anti flare coating!

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          2.0

                                          Ridiculously overpriced

                                          By VeloDramatic

                                          from San Jose, CA

                                          About Me Professional Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

                                                I'm not one to complain about pricing particularly when I have a good idea from other reviewers about what I'm going to get. Nevertheless actually receiving the monitor hood I've got to say I was disappointed at the flimsy plastic quality. Given the investment in the monitor it fits on NEC should be selling these for $25 or bundling them with the product.I have an older Lacie 321 that shipped with a much more substantial monitor hood made of aluminum. This is what I'd expect for [$]. NEC can do better than this.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • PC

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                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Perfect hood

                                                By GiorgioC

                                                from Milano, Italy

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Fits perfectly
                                                • Professional look
                                                • Velvet finish

                                                Cons

                                                • Expensive
                                                • Not simple to unmount

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Color sensitive work
                                                • Photography

                                                Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

                                                Bought for my NEC MultiSync PA271W, fits perfectly, the internal side has a velvet finish to not reflect the monitor light, the opening on the top it's practical to use a calibration device. Yes it's an expensive piece of hardware but you can't do nothing better with a custom hand made solution and a 'Pro' monitor needs a Pro hood !

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                                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                3.0

                                                Works Well; Costs Too Much

                                                By DLE

                                                from Outside NYC

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Colorimeter hatch
                                                • Fits monitor properly
                                                • Works well

                                                Cons

                                                • Cost

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Reduce ambient light

                                                Comments about Privacy Hood for NEC PA Series 27" Monitor:

                                                It does what it's supposed to do -- cut down on extraneous ambient light. It fits the monitor it was designed for nicely, and it has a hatch in the top so that a color calibration device can easily be placed on the screen. Assembly and installation were straightforward. But it costs much more than it should. A fair retail price would be about half the actual price. After all, we're only talking about a few pieces of nicely made black plastic with flocking on one side.

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