NEC Reaches Sub-$1,000 Price Point

NEC’s NP-V302H is its first 1920 x 1080 projector to be released for sub-$1,000 (actually $999, if you want to quibble).

Aiding installation flexibility, the DLP projector features +/-30° horizontal and vertical keystone correction and 1.2x zoom. To simplify usage, functions such as wall colour correction; input autosense; a carbon savings meter; and Crestron Roomview compatibility are also built in.

A 218W lamp produces up to 3,000 lumens of brightness and will last for 3,500 – 6,000 hours. The unit has an 8,000:1 contrast ratio and can throw a 40″ – 300″ image from 1.5m – 10m (1.5 – 1.8:1 throw ratio).

MHL-HDMI, HDMI, VGA, RCA, IR, RS232 and RJ45 ports are featured, and the projector has an 8W speaker. Measurements are 324 x 250 x 101mm, weighing 2.9kg.

NEC is selling the V302H in the US now.