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NEC NP-M300XS XGA LCD Short Throw Projector

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Product Highlights
  • 3000 Lumens
  • Plug and Play
  • Active Lens Cover
  • USB Viewer
  • Remarkable Contrast Ratio (2000:1)
  • Eco-Mode
  • Variable Audio Out
  • Powerful 10W Speaker
  • Automatic Keystone Correction Technology
  • 5000 Hour Filter Life

The NEC NP-M300XS XGA LCD Short Throw Projector is a versatile projector with a short throw lens. A short throw lens, simply put, can project a larger picture at a shorter distance from the screen than a conventional lens can.

Short throw projectors are ideal for smaller conference rooms, classrooms and living rooms. But with 3000 ANSI lumens of brightness at a 2000:1 contrast ratio you can be sure the NP-M300XS works in larger rooms too. Short throw lenses are often used in rear projection setups where space behind the screen is at a premium.

But the NP-M300XS can do a lot more than make big pictures in tight spaces. For one thing, it can make them all over the world. It's got an international 100 - 240 volt 50/60 Hz power supply and it can project video in the NTSC, PAL and SECAM standards.

If the projector's 10W speaker isn't loud enough for you or you just want to listen to your program in stereo, you can hook up (optional) external powered speakers to the NP-M300XS's variable audio out jack and control their volume with the projector's remote control.

Speaking of remote control, you can plug your NP-M300XS into your LAN via its RJ45 jack and set it up for remote monitoring and management in just a few minutes.

We're not sure if the projector's eco-mode is short for ecological or economical because it helps save the environment while it saves you money. Eco-Mode allows for a lower power setting at a 30% reduction in brightness. Lamp power draw drops from 230W to 170W while life is extended by 25 percent from 4000 hours to 5000 hours. In addition, while in Eco standby mode, the projector is designed to consume only 0.2W of power. Optionally, you can even display carbon savings on the startup screen.

Essential Features
Plug and Play intuitive setup and operation
Bright images easily viewed in any application
Versatile, color-coded connections to computer, video sources and external monitor
Automatic keystone correction technology instantly projects a square image even when the projector is set up at a steep offset angle to the screen
Autosense intuitively syncs the projector with most computer signals and features one-touch image optimization
One-touch source changes and complete menu control using the intuitive projector keypad
Powerful 10W speaker provides volume needed for large rooms
Remarkable contrast ratio (2000:1) enhances your image
With XGA and WXGA native resolutions, high brightness up to 3000 lumens and patented NEC technologies, M Short Throw Series projectors display impressive image quality
M Short Throw Series Projectors Vs. Standard Projectors
Short throw creates a 110" (2794mm) diagonal image from 42" (1066.8mm), eliminating shadows on the screen along with projected light in the presenter's eyes created by traditional front projection systems
Virtual Remote
Virtual Remote (DDC/CI) over the VGA cable to control the projector directly from a computer without the need for additional control cables
Easy Lamp Changes
Top cover lamp change provides for easy lamp changes without removal of the projector from the mount
Built-In Wall Color Correction Presets
Provide for adaptive color tone correction to display properly on non-white surfaces
Designed With The Environment In Mind
Extended lamp life with Eco-Mode technology increases lamp life up to 5000 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
5000 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
Geometric Correction
Projecting an image isn't confined to a standard flat screen or wall with the NP-M300XS. Geometric correction allows these models to project an image on spheres, cylinders, corner angles and many more non-standard surfaces
DICOM SIM
DICOM Simulation enables users in medical environments to display accurate diagnostic images
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
Get Connected
Dual computer inputs ensure quick switching between presentations
Four audio inputs (two mini stereo, R/L 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
The NP-M300XS inputs include 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, M Short Throw 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 NP-M300XS. Connect your laptop or PC directly to the projector using the USB port and a standard USB cable
Advanced 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 Lite
Dedicated projector software provides wired and wireless data transmission via peer-to-peer or over the network
Additional Features
Automatic Keystone Correction
Auto Power On
Eco-Mode Technology
Closed Captioning
Variable Audio Out
Carbon Savings Meter
Virtual Remote
Sleep Timer
Quick Power-Off
Built-in Wall Color Correction
Advanced AccuBlend
AutoSense
Kensington Lock Slot
Image Magnification
Discreet Source Keys
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 3000 Lumens
Contrast Ratio 2000:1
3D None
Scan Horizontal: 15 - 100 kHz
Vertical: 50 - 120 Hz
Lens
Lens F 2 (f = 6.4 mm)
Lens Shift None
Zoom 1.2x
Throw Distance 2 - 3.6' (0.6 - 1.1 m)
Throw Ratio .48 - 1:1
Projection Size 60 - 110" / 1524.00 - 2794.00 mm 
Features
Keystone Correction ± 20°
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 DDC/CI Control
1x IR Control
General
Watts 230W
Eco Mode: 170W
Life Normal Mode: 4000 Hours
Eco Mode: 5000 Hours
Fan Noise Eco Mode: 29 dB
Normal Mode: 35 dB
Remote Control Yes
Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption Normal Mode: 311W
Eco Mode: 239W
Standby Mode: 8W
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 12.2 x 5.5" / 39.9 x 31.0 x 14.0 cm
Weight 8.8 lb / 3.99 kg
NEC NP-M300XS XGA LCD Short Throw Projector
  • Remote Control with Batteries
  • Power Cord
  • RGB Signal Cable
  • Lens Cap
  • User Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Product Registration Card
  • Security Sticker
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    NECNP-M300XS XGA LCD Short Throw Projector
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Great picture quality (3)

    Cons

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        5.0

        Yep nice bit of kit

        By e

        from Armidale NSW AUSTRALIA

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • Great picture quality

        Cons

        • Large Footprint

        Best Uses

        • Presentations

        Comments about NEC NP-M300XS XGA LCD Short Throw Projector:

        I have used it initially for bedroom cinema DVD and online.
        Good depth, brightness and colour.
        No zoom and only XVGA
        Very fast startup and disturbingly quick shutdown.
        It's definitely worth the price for its short throw usefulness

        Now I want to use it rear projection for VJing in small spaces :)

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

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        5.0

        A Game Changer

        By Peter

        from DFW Area Texas

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Focus
        • Lightweight
        • Sharp Picture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Large Rooms
          • Movies
          • Office

          Comments about NEC NP-M300XS XGA LCD Short Throw Projector:

          Great for rear projection in tight spaces. Used on 14' screens and looks as good as a 5K. Best thing; no center-screen hot spot. Projects from bottom of screen level. Purchased two of these for the same rate as renting one from a hotel AV for our meetings. I will buy more to rent out. Movies look great on it at home, too.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great product

          By Clayton

          from Edmonton, AB

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Focus
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful
          • Sharp Picture

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Large Rooms
          • Movies
          • Office
          • Television

          Comments about NEC NP-M300XS XGA LCD Short Throw Projector:

          This projector is great! The short throw feature is awesome. It's very bright, and it is really easy to use all of the various inputs. The internal speaker sounds just like a tv. Video games look great on it too.

          It would be nice if it was a little more transportable. It's bigger than a normal projector (but that's because of the large lens), so it's a little bulky to move around. A case for it would be nice.

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