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NEC VT660 User Reviews

NEC VT660 Projector


XGA (1024x768), 1700 ANSI Lumens,
6.6 lbs, $2,495 (MSRP)
View Specs
4.7 out of 5
8 User Ratings
Image Quality 4.5
Features 4.9
Construction 4.6
Ease of Use 4.3
Reliability 4.9
Value for Money 4.9

User Reviews

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Review by HomeTheaterUser

I use this projector as a home theater projector and it's quite good. I'm especially happy with the economy mode as I've gotten over 5000 hours so far off the bulb and it's still running strong.

Any Problems: Dog ate remote control, stupid dog.

Review by ariel

Excellent quality. Never gave us any problem. And the amazing thing is, it got soaked through with water twice (don't ask why!), and still works a-ok. Simply amazing.

Review by Mubeen M. Deen

Excellent image quality. (Colour is a little bias on green according to my own tests - but this is typical on most projectors in general; User Mode can help correct the problem) Overall: I have had this projector for 6 months, I wanted the 660k model, but it wasn't available (has higher lumens 2000 compared to 1800) But as a mobile presenter I think the extra 200 lumens, although nice, would make the projector take longer to cool down. Overall this is an excellent projector. I shopped around for 2 months looking at various makes / models, and my eyes loved the image the NEC produced. The 660k is now available for the same price (660 was replaced with 660k). Grab it while you can, you won't be disappointed!

Any Problems: None. The remote control's mouse feature could be a little smoother (if need to use the mouse as a pointer, and you don't like it, use a regular mouse attached to your PC instead - that's what I do). If all you need is a left or right mouse click, then the remote is more than adequate.

Review by Jeff Jaycock

I use the VT660 to display graphics. It is excellent in this respect. Text is less good but acceptable. It has a neat clean experience and after approx. 6 months use has proved completely reliable. I would recommend it for its excellent colour reproduction alone.

Any Problems: None.

Review by texd

I purchased this unit for scientific presentations by ophthalmologists, so there are some pretty detailed pictures and movies involved in their presentations. It is a solid workhorse and throws a good picture even when faced with a 75' VGA cable and a screen of questionable integrity. 1700 lumens is bright enough for just about any room, so long as you can eliminate direct natural light.

Review by Ashy

Got this projector in new condition from ebay for just over £1000. Image quality is quite good, but not as good as I expected due to low contrast ratios. I just can't seem to get anything but greys on this projector which is really annoying and spoils the experience. Also the image was not as good as my infocus LP700 which is only an 800x600 model, the images are more vibrant and definitely sharper on the Infocus. One good point is it is very quiet in Eco mode. Screendoor effect is also quite minimal. Apart from the lacking in contrast, which is really the downfall of this projector, it performs quite well, but I don't think it is the best choice for Home cinema because it has too high Lumen output. To acheive better blacks the lumen output needs to be lower.

Any Problems: Seems to have a strange green shading effect in very white scenes gradiating from left to right. Don't know whether this common to all models or just mine.

Review by Brian

Best value I could find for an XGA. Great for HDTV and computer games. Paid $1800 at Can't beat the lumens. A little large. Remote a bit touchy, but usable. Great eco mode(can't really tell the difference!) Working great so far. I don't think it can be beat for price, resolution, and lumens currently. Maybe some sacrifice on contrast, but looks great to me. Buy it.

Any Problems: See above.

Review by steveavedis

very good projector, auto keystoning is great. user frendly menu, value for money, bright lamp, good looking design, exellent throw distance, work very well in eco mode

Any Problems: non