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NECNP-VE281X 3D DLP Digital Projector
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Clear display (4)
  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Good remote (4)
  • Quiet (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Presentations (5)
  • Classroom (4)
  • Smaller rooms / apartments (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great projector for the money!

We quite an assortment of projectors at our school. I purchased the NEC NP-VE281X for an elementary teacher to use with a laptop in her classroom. I was pleasantly surprised a the clarity an...Read complete review

We quite an assortment of projectors at our school. I purchased the NEC NP-VE281X for an elementary teacher to use with a laptop in her classroom. I was pleasantly surprised a the clarity an brightness of this unit. She a number of large windows right behind the projector and still manages a nice bright image. We connected it via hdmi and it works very well. The remote is very responsive as well.

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Beware for Educational Environments

Our school has quite a few of these projectors and we have been very happy with them and their quality. That being said, I recently took the time to read through the manual completely...Read complete review

Our school has quite a few of these projectors and we have been very happy with them and their quality. That being said, I recently took the time to read through the manual completely and found, to my dismay, that "(t)he lamp is not user replaceable parts." I called NEC and found that when the lamp inevitably goes out the projector must be shipped back to NEC for the bulb to be replaced. If the projector is in warranty, it will be replaced with a refurbished projector once it is received. If it is out of warranty, shipment, parts and labor will have to be paid for the bulb replacement. This is NOT education-friendly from my perspective. We will not be ordering any more of this model due to this issue.
Unfortunately I did not see this in the items descriptions on the site but only found it after reading the manual thoroughly.

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3.0

Beware for Educational Environments

By BHS ITC

from Haymarket, VA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about NEC NP-VE281X 3D DLP Digital Projector:

Our school has quite a few of these projectors and we have been very happy with them and their quality. That being said, I recently took the time to read through the manual completely and found, to my dismay, that "(t)he lamp is not user replaceable parts." I called NEC and found that when the lamp inevitably goes out the projector must be shipped back to NEC for the bulb to be replaced. If the projector is in warranty, it will be replaced with a refurbished projector once it is received. If it is out of warranty, shipment, parts and labor will have to be paid for the bulb replacement. This is NOT education-friendly from my perspective. We will not be ordering any more of this model due to this issue.
Unfortunately I did not see this in the items descriptions on the site but only found it after reading the manual thoroughly.

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5.0

Solid, durable, & reliable projector

By Brian

from Tennessee

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Reliable
  • Simple To Use

Cons

  • Not The Smallest
  • Only Xga

Best Uses

  • Checkout Pool
  • Classrooms
  • Presentations

Comments about NEC NP-VE281X 3D DLP Digital Projector:

We have these conventional lamp DLP projectors in an equipment checkout pool used by college students and faculty. They are reliable, easy to use, and have survived the moderately rough treatment checkout equipment gets.

They have VGA (HD15), composite video (on an RCA connector), and HDMI connections. The XGA (1024x768) resolution is adequate for the PowerPoint presentations that the vast majority of our users use these for.

While not the smallest projectors around they are fairly compact and not very heavy-we have no complaints that they are difficult to carry. The fan isn't annoyingly loud, and the projectors shut down reasonably quickly for a lamp based light source. They will upconvert video to higher resolutions than the 1024x768 that is native for the DLP chip, but it won't be as sharp as a native HD chip or LCD. Given their brightness and reliability they are a solid workmanlike product for the money.

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  • No

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5.0

What I need.

By D the Pastor

from Brecksville OH

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Remote

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about NEC NP-VE281X 3D DLP Digital Projector:

      Great tool. Using it in church setting for Children's Ministry and Children's Pastor is very impressed, makes me think about buying one for other departments as replacement.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Nice projector

      By Jokaan

      from Monroe nc

      Comments about NEC NP-VE281X 3D DLP Digital Projector:

      Very good pictures very clear

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      4.0

      Nice little projector

      By childcareguy47

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Remote

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Living Room
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about NEC NP-VE281X 3D DLP Digital Projector:

        I use it for slide shows and Power Point shows in my child day care business.
        Compact, bright, good enough colors, speaker works fine, pretty sharp images, full HD.
        Includes the HDMI input I need to connect to my lap top.
        The remote control offers plenty of options.
        I would buy it again yes.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Top specifications within the portable ones

        By Lix

        from Miami

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Remote
        • Intuitive Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about NEC NP-VE281X 3D DLP Digital Projector:

          Higer resolution, and brighter than other portable ones. Very pretty look and good deal.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great projector for the money!

          By Dave O.

          from Tipp City, OH

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Remote

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about NEC NP-VE281X 3D DLP Digital Projector:

            We quite an assortment of projectors at our school. I purchased the NEC NP-VE281X for an elementary teacher to use with a laptop in her classroom. I was pleasantly surprised a the clarity an brightness of this unit. She a number of large windows right behind the projector and still manages a nice bright image. We connected it via hdmi and it works very well. The remote is very responsive as well.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great little projector for the price

            By N. Torres

            from Mississippi Gulf Coast area

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Quiet
            • Small Footprint

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Classroom
              • Presentations

              Comments about NEC NP-VE281X 3D DLP Digital Projector:

              light weight constuction and easy setup.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              very easy to use

              By imabarak

              from Rhode Island

              About Me Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Display
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Classroom
                • Presentations

                Comments about NEC NP-VE281X 3D DLP Digital Projector:

                I plugged it in the laptop, and I pressed on, and it start working, amazing easy to use and set up.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great picture- incredible price!

                By a mix master

                from atlanta georgia

                About Me Gearhead

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Display
                • Easy To Use
                • Quality Construction
                • Quiet
                • Small Footprint

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about NEC NP-VE281X 3D DLP Digital Projector:

                    excellent product with great features and price

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Nice price for a bright projector!

                    By Johnny Mojo

                    from Mendocino

                    About Me Gearhead

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Display
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Classroom
                      • Presentations

                      Comments about NEC NP-VE281X 3D DLP Digital Projector:

                      Easy to set-up, lots of features, nice bright image

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      NEC NP-VE281X 3D DLP Digital Projector

                      By Jay S.

                      from Idaho

                      Comments about NEC NP-VE281X 3D DLP Digital Projector:

                      So far my family and I love this projector. We got it for Christmas and its the hit of the season. The instructions on how to set up the wireless remote could be simpler. But to be honest I have studied it thoroughly yet, I just skimmed over it. Other than that. For the price and need, its awesome.

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                      5.0

                      Bought for niece who is a teacher

                      By Bama John

                      from Sweet Home Alabama

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Display
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Quality Construction
                      • Quiet
                      • Small Footprint

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Classroom
                        • Instruction
                        • Presentations

                        Comments about NEC NP-VE281X 3D DLP Digital Projector:

                        Our niece wanted a projector for her classroom and she is very pleased with the performance of this unit and that is had speakers. She says it does a great job and we felt it was a good value for the features.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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