What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

NEC NP-P420X XGA Entry-Level Professional Installation Projector

B&H # NENPP420X Mfr # NP-P420X
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 4200 Lumens
  • Remarkable Contrast Ratio (2000:1)
  • Powerful 10W Speaker
  • Integrated RJ-45 Connection
  • Quick Start (3 to 4 Seconds)
  • Virtual Remote (DDC/CI)
  • Geometric Correction
  • Dual Computer Inputs
  • HDMI Input
  • Wireless LAN

The NEC NP-P420X XGA Entry-Level Professional Installation Projector works equally well in the media room, classroom or meeting room. Its 4200 lumens and 2000:1 contrast ratio provide a rich, vivid picture in a variety of projection environments.

Its native resolution is XGA (1024 x 768) but it can also scale images in the VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, SXGA+ and UXGA resolutions. It can also project video images in the NTSC, NTSC4.43, PAL, PAL-60, PAL-M, PAL-N and SECAM television standards. In addition it can handle both 720p and 1080i high definition programming. And its 100 - 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz power supply makes it useable just about anywhere in the world.

The NP-P420X has lots of features you can appreciate while you're in the same room with it too. Setup is easy thanks to Keystone Correction which automatically squares up your image while Autosense detects and syncs the projector with most computers. The Virtual Remote Tool software that comes with the projector allows you to control it from your laptop when you connect them with the VGA cable that's included. No other cabling is required. And if you want to leave your laptop behind, the USB Viewer feature allows you to screen program material accessed from a USB drive. You can even project images onto objects like spheres or cylinders or into corners via the Geometric Correction function. The Active Lens Cover acts like a pause shutter in case you want to halt video and audio briefly to illustrate a point. While there's a powerful 10W built-in speaker, there's also a variable audio output for an external speaker in case you need to reach a larger crowd. The NP-P420X's wide connectivity also includes HDMI, a monitor output and USB.

You can also monitor and control the NP-P420X from just about anywhere in the world there's a connection to the Internet. That's because this projector is network ready. Plug it into your LAN via its RJ-45 jack and you can remotely monitor and control it from anywhere on your local network or across the Internet. You can even have it email you when it detects a fault or the projector lamp is nearing the end of its life. Closed Captioning, from program sources that provide it, is ideal for the hearing-impaired or for any noisy environment like gyms, trade shows or conventions. One of the NP-P420X's most important features is its energy efficiency. In Eco-Mode lamp life shoots up to 3500 hours while fan noise drops from 36dB to a minimal 30dB.

The NP-P420X actually has a carbon savings meter that can optionally project session and total CO2 emissions saved due to Eco-Mode use at the beginning and end of each presentation when Eco-Mode is used. You can turn Eco-Mode off and on with one button on the remote. Other energy saving features include quick start (three to four seconds) and quick shutdown (which requires no additional cool-down time after the projector is turned off). In addition the projector can turn on automatically when it detects a computer signal and turn off automatically when it detects no signal from any input.

Power, professional features and functionality at a very reasonable price make the NEC NP-P420X hard to beat.

Essential Features for Integration
With XGA and WXGA native resolutions, high brightness up to 3500 lumens and patented NEC technologies, the NP-P350X projector displays impressive image quality
Remarkable contrast ratio (2000:1) enhances your image
Powerful 10W speaker provides volume needed for large rooms
Vertical lens shift provides for flexible installation
Terminal cover easily hides cables to create a clean environment while deterring unintentional access
Versatile, color-coded connections to computer, video sources and external monitor
Networking Capabilities
Integrated RJ-45 connection for quick connection to the LAN (10/100 base-T capability)
Remote diagnostics enable the user to monitor and make adjustments to the projector remotely
PC CTL 4.0 controls the power switching input selection and other functions while managing lamp usage and a variety of other vital information over the network. Email notification and projector scheduling for better asset management is included with the software
Image Express Utility dedicated projector software (IEU 2.0; compatible with Windows or Mac operating systems) provides wired and wireless data transmission via peer-to-peer or over the network
Broadcast Mode allows you to send information from one computer to several projectors
Image Express Lite dedicated projector software provides wired and wireless data transmission via peer-to-peer or over the network
Windows Network Projector function within Windows Vista connects directly to networked projectors without the need for additional proprietary software
Windows Remote Desktop function allows you to control a networked computer by connecting a USB mouse and keyboard directly to the projector's USB input
Windows Media Connection and Network Drive functions display multimedia files (.jpeg, .bmp, .png, .mpeg2 or .wmv9) stored on the Windows Media Connect server, in the Windows shared folder, or on a local network using the Viewer function-all without bringing your PC into the conference room
Crestron Roomview
Environmental Features
Extended lamp life with Eco-Mode technology increases lamp life up to 3500 hours, while lowering power consumption
Power management enables projector to automatically turn off when an incoming signal is not detected from any of the inputs
Auto Power On via the RGB (15-pin) input connector when a signal is detected from a computer
Carbon savings meter calculates the positive effects of operating the projector in Eco-Mode, which is encouraged by an optional message at startup. A green Eco-Mode button on the remote control makes the switch easy
Quick start (3 to 4 seconds) lets you begin presenting in seconds while quick shutdown (immediate power off with no cooling required after shutdown) ensures efficient energy usage
Sleep timer can be set to automatically turn off the projector at set countdown times
Low power consumption (0.2W in standby mode) minimizes energy costs
Direct power off provides instantaneous shutdown of the projector
Top Cover Lamp Change
Perform easy lamp changes without removal of the projector from the mount
3500 Hour Filter Life
NEC is committed to designing its products to provide long lifecycles. This commitment even extends to components within its products, including the improved filter. This virtually maintenance-free filter reduces the frequency at which cleaning is required, thereby decreasing your total cost of ownership
Active Lens Cover
This cover enables presenters to immediately mute the audio and video, then seconds later lower the lamp brightness to 25% for a short period of time
Geometric Correction
Projecting an image isn't confined to a standard flat screen or wall with the NP-P350X. Geometric correction allows these models to project an image on spheres, cylinders, corner angles and many more non-standard surfaces
Virtual Remote (DDC/CI)
Used over the VGA cable, you can control the projector directly from a computer without the need for additional control cables
Cornerstone
Enhanced keystone correction allows for horizontal, vertical and diagonal image correction for aligned images even when the projector is set up at an angle to the screen
Wide Selection of Inputs
Dual computer inputs ensure quick switching between presentations
Four audio inputs (two mini stereo [Comp1 & Comp2], R/L [RCA - shared by video sources] and HDMI) make it easy to add sound to enhance your presentations
Remote Control
Easy control from remote allows you to adjust lamp mode, aspect ratio, volume and image all with the touch of a button
HDMI Input
Among the projector's wide selection of inputs is an HDMI w/HDCP for connecting to high-definition sources such as Blu-ray players, cable boxes, satellite receivers and personal computers
Variable Audio Out
This input enables the remote control to be used to adjust volume of self-powered external speakers that are connected to the projector. In standby mode, the audio out stays active, allowing the last input used to pass to the self-powered external speakers
USB Viewer
In instances when you'd prefer to leave your laptop behind for a presentation, P Series projectors can deliver a solution. Using the presentation conversion software included with your projector, simply place your file onto a USB drive and plug it into the projector's USB port. This allows you to display images stored as .jpgs from optional USB memory
USB Input
Your connection options go even further with the P Series. Connect your laptop or PC directly to the projector using the USB port and a standard USB cable
Input Panel Cover
This optional accessory creates a clean look for your installation, while hiding signal cables and the power cord
Built-In Wall Color Correction Presets
These provide for adaptive color tone correction to display properly on non-white surfaces
DICOM SIM
DICOM Simulation enables users in medical environments to display accurate diagnostic images
Additional Features
Wireless LAN
Auto power on
Closed captioning
Carbon savings meter
Virtual Remote
Advanced AccuBlend
AutoSense
Image Display
Display System 0.63" / 1.60 cm Micro Lens Array (MLA) LCD
Native Resolution XGA - 1024 x 768
Supported Resolutions VGA
SVGA
XGA
SXGA
SXGA+
UXGA - 1600 x 1200
Format NTSC 4.43
PAL 60, M, N
SECAM
HDTV Compatibility 480i
480p
576i
576p
720p
1080i
Pixels 786,432
Brightness 3500 Lumens
Contrast Ratio 2000:1
3D None
Scan Horizontal: 15 - 100 kHz
Vertical: 50 - 120 Hz
Lens
Lens F 1.7 - 2.1 (f = 17.4 - 29 mm)
Lens Shift None
Zoom 1.7x
Throw Distance 2 - 45.3' (0.6 - 13.8 m)
Throw Ratio 1.3 - 2.2:1
Projection Size 25 - 300" / 635.00 - 7620.00 mm 
Features
Keystone Correction ± 30°
Ceiling Mountable Yes
Rear Screen Projection Yes
Projection Tilt Option Yes
Built-in Speaker 10W
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs/Outputs 2x 15-pin VGA Video (Input)
1x HDMI Audio/Video (Input)
1x RCA Composite Video (Input)
1x S-Video Video (Input)
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio (Input)
1x 15-pin VGA Video (Output)
1x USB Audio/Video (Input)
1x RS-232C Control/Service (Input)
1x Ethernet Control/Service (Input)
1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio (Output)
1x IR Control
1x DDC/CI Control
General
Watts 265W
Eco Mode: 195W
Life Normal Mode: 3000 Hours
Eco Mode: 3500 Hours
Fan Noise Eco Mode: 30 dB
Normal Mode: 36 dB
Remote Control Yes
Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Normal Mode: 358W
Eco Mode: 271W
Standby Mode: 9W
Temperature Operating
41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Humidity: 20 - 80%
Storage
-14 to 122°F (-25 to 50°C)
Humidity: 20 - 80%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.7 x 11.1 x 4.5" / 39.9 x 28.2 x 11.4 cm
Weight 8.6 lb / 3.90 kg
NEC NP-P420X XGA Entry-Level Professional Installation Projector
  • Remote Control w/ Batteries
  • Power Cord
  • RGB Signal Cable
  • Built-In Lens Cover
  • User Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Product Registration Card
  • CD-ROM
  • Security Sticker
  • 3-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    NECNP-P420X XGA Entry-Level Professional Installation Projector
     
    4.5

    (based on 2 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    Reviewed by 2 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-2

    Back to top

     
    4.0

    Excellent bang for the buck.

    By Rollo AV

    from Oceanside, CA

    About Me Pro AV DesignInstaller, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Energy Efficient

    Cons

    • No interchangebale lenses
    • Nor cornerstone

    Best Uses

    • Small conference rooms

    Comments about NEC NP-P420X XGA Entry-Level Professional Installation Projector:

    THe P420X projector is not as full featured as the line it replaced (The NP series) but for small conference room/training room installations it is an excellent choice. It is very quiet, bright and has good color, for under $ dollars.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Share this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Projector, Easy Installation

    By Sonfollower

    from Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Energy Efficient
    • Good Remote
    • Intuitive Controls

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Larger Rooms
      • Living Room
      • Movies
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about NEC NP-P420X XGA Entry-Level Professional Installation Projector:

      This projector replaced a $20K Sony large venue projector that was 9 years old and became too expensive to maintain. The NEC is a bit brighter than the Sony and seems to have equal picture quality. The Sony weighs 120 pounds and has 4 expensive bulbs. The NEC weights 8 pounds and has a bulb with a claimed life of 3,000 hours. I installed it upside down on the ceiling of the room with a Chief mount. I built my own ceiling grid system support bracket out of Unistrut. Installation was a snap.

      Set up of this projector is accomplished via a clear and comprehensive menu system. The projector is remarkably quiet and has every source input you could want. We are using it in conjunction with an external sound system so have not been able to evaluate the internal speaker system.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Share this review

      Da-Lite -  40138 Picture King Portable Tripod Front Projection Screen (60 x 80")
      • You Pay: $226.85
       
      Mustang -  Universal Ceiling Projector Mount, Model MV-PROJSP-FLAT
      • You Pay: $39.99
       

      Cables & Cable Management

      Show more >
      Xtreme Cables -  HDMI 1.4 Cable (6', Bulk Polyester Bag)
      • You Pay: $2.99
       
      View all Accessories
      See any errors on this page? Let us know.

      Close

      Close

      Close