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NEC UM383WL
WXGA Conference Room Projector
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  • Home Theater

    The Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12 delivers what you need in a lifestyle projector—portability, easy setup, a great set of speakers, and a good image.

  • Conference Room

    Panasonic's PT-FRZ60 punches above its weight with a combination of great image quality, installation flexibility, and maintenance-free longevity.

  • MSRP: $1,349

    Conference Room

    The Epson L200SW short-throw 3LCD laser projector is a great choice for classrooms thanks to useful features, high brightness, and vibrant colors at an affordable cost.

  • Large Venue

    Excellent image quality for a 1DLP projector in its brightness class and a boatload of setup and operational features combine with an aggressively low pricetag to make Panasonic's PT-RCQ10 a great value.

  • MSRP: $899

    Pocket

    Philips packed a lot into the PicoPix Max PPX620 compact portable, including 1080p resolution, a long-life battery, and vibrant colors suitable for TV and movies on the go.

  • Home Theater

    2021 Editor's ChoiceThe LG HU810PW—and its sister projector for custom installations, the AU810PB—combine excellent performance with impressive pricing for a laser-based projector certain to garner the attention of home theater enthusiasts.

  • MSRP: $1,799

    Home Theater

    Anker's first 4K projector has a cool industrial design you won't need to hide away, but its performance falls short for its $1,799 price.

  • Home Theater

    2021 Editor's ChoiceExceptional brightness and good out-of-box image quality distinguish Epson's EpiqVision Ultra LS500 UST laser projector.

  • Home Theater

    2020 Editor's ChoiceThe JVC DLA-NX5 is the company's least expensive 4K D-ILA projector, but still delivers the impressive black levels and excellent performance the brand is known for.

  • Projector Comparison

    The VAVA 4K and Optoma CinemaX P2, at $2,799 and $3,299 respectively, are the lowest-priced 4K UST laser projectors on the market. Is the Optoma worth the extra $500? We faced them off to find out.

  • Home Theater

    Projection Expo 2020 Best of ShowViewSonic's much anticipated and highly affordable X100-4K is one of the few solid-state LED projectors designed from the ground up for permanent home theater installation.

  • Conference Room

    Panasonic's PT-LRZ35U is the brand's first discrete RGB LED projector, and the first Panasonic in a long while targeted for home theater along with the business markets it was designed for. So how did it fare for each?

  • Large Venue

    With its non-detachable zoom lens and 7,500 lumens of brightness, the Optoma ZU720T DLP laser projector is a great bargain for business, house of worship, and small auditorium applications.

  • Large Venue

    NEC's PA1004UL is a bright, 10,000-lumen laser projector perfect for mid-sized venues such as businesses, schools, and houses of worship looking for a maintenance-free projector.

  • Home Video

    Best of the Year 2020The attractive BenQ GS2 portable projector is outdoor-ready with a splash-proof and drop-proof design, family friendly with a magnetic power cord and wireless capabilities, and it offers surprisingly good color.

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  • Home Theater

    2020 Highly RecommendedA short-throw lens, bright long-life laser light source, 120 Hz refresh rate and 16.4 ms input lag in the Optoma GT1090HDR make for a winning combination.

  • Home Theater

    Best of the Year 2020The Sony VPL-VW715ES replaces the VPL-VW695ES and continues the company's legacy of excellent lamp-based 4K projectors with updates that include a powerful new processor and dynamic HDR enhancement.

  • Home Theater

    2020 Editor's ChoiceOptoma's CinemaX P2 4K laser UST projector builds on the success of last year's Editor's Choice-winning CinemaX P1 by adding features and modest performance improvements while dropping the price by $500.

  • Conference Room

    The Sony VPL-PHZ12, a replacement for the popular VPL-PHZ10, is a strong choice for a wide range of applications including business settings, museum exhibits, sports bars, or even high ambient light viewing at home.

  • Conference Room

    A sealed, IPX5-rated laser light engine requiring no filter changes or replacements sets BenQ's 4,000-lumen LH710 apart from its competition.

  • $649

    Portable

    Best of the Year 2020ViewSonic's M2 handily lives up to its promise as a capable portable for business road warriors or TV and movie watchers on the go.

  • $12,000

    Conference Room

    The Fujifilm has a unique dual-axis rotating lens that allows for a wide variety of placement options. It's more expensive than others in its lumen class, but its flexibility is unmatched.

  • Conference Room

    LG's ProBeam BU50NST is a compact laser projector that blasts out a highly watchable 5,000 lumens with 4K/UHD resolution, making it a strong contender for ambient-light business applications.

  • Conference Room

    Although it's missing some education features like interactive pens and Wi-Fi connectivity, the LED-driven NEC UM383WL is a high-value solid-state UST projector with good brightness and sharp images.

  • Large Venue

    The Panasonic PT-MZ16KL is a 16,000 lumen 3LCD projector with excellent out-of-the-box image quality and quiet operation suitable for higher education, business, and house of worship installations.

  • Conference Room

    The Maxell MP-JW4001 laser projector's combination of features and small form factor make it solid choice for classrooms and conference rooms.

  • Portable

    Elite Projector's first projector, the MosicGO, comes as an all-in-one bundle including an Elite Screens Yard Master 2 projection screen. With the battery powered Sport model, it's all you need for a backyard movie.

  • Large Venue

    Christie's 10,000-lumen DHD1075-GS delivers amazing image quality and many flexible options for different installation scenarios.

  • Home Video

    The LG CineBeam PH30N is a bright-for-its-size projector that is highly portable and delivers overall good performance for its product type.

  • Projector Comparison

    Our shootout reveals that the BenQ TK850 and Optoma UHD52ALV each deliver better image quality than the other in different conditions—it just depends on whether you're watching SDR or HDR, and the screen material.

  • Home Theater

    2020 Highly RecommendedOptoma's new gaming projector successfully implements 240Hz refresh rate to lower input lag and smooth motion, and also serves well for movies and TV.

  • Conference Room

    Epson's new flagship UST classroom projector delivers a wealth of sophisticated features in one bright, laser-driven package.

  • Home Theater

    Projection Expo 2020 Best of ShowThe affordable VA-LT002 ultra-short-throw laser projector from newcomer VAVA makes good pictures and sound, but also suffers from some rookie mistakes.

  • Home Theater

    2020 Highly RecommendedOut of the box, the Optoma UHD52ALV offers accurate enough color for all those but the most critical. And at $1,799, it's an easy recommendation for it's intended use-case: a family room with ambient light.

  • Projector Comparison

    The BenQ HT5550 offers a noticeable performance boost and more flexible placement than the HT3550, but the price difference makes the HT3550 a better bang for your buck.

  • Conference Room

    With its attractive $560 price tag, 3,800 lumens of brightness, and a 15,000-hour long-life lamp, the MC382W is a great choice for classrooms.