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600:1 Contrast Ratio
3000 Lumens
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NEC LT380 Multi-Purpose Projector

Bill Livolsi, March 8, 2006

The concept of a "business projector" can cover a lot of ground. Some models are great for displaying text documents, but not as effective for graphics and complex imagery. Some have excellent color and are well suited to photography, but might lack the sharpness for optimum display of detailed material.

The NEC LT380 is one of those rare projectors that performs equally well with text documents, Powerpoint-type slideshows, photography, and graphics. And while it was not designed for primary use as a video projector, the LT380 performs exceptionally well with video as well, particularly standard definition television, 4:3 DVD movies, and video games. Though intended for commercial use, the LT380 can serve double duty as an exciting 4:3 format home entertainment projector.

Specifications. 3000 ANSI lumens, 600:1 contrast, native 4:3 format, 3x 1024x768 resolution LCD panels.

Compatibility. HDTV 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i. Full NTSC / PAL / SECAM.

Lens and Throw Distance. 1.20:1 manual zoom/focus lens. Throws a 100" diagonal image from 9.8 feet to 11.9 feet.

Lamp Life. 2,000 hours, 3,000 hours in eco-mode.

Connection Panel. One composite video, one S-Video, one component video, two 15-pin VGA inputs, one VGA output, one DVI-D (HDCP) port, one RCA audio-in, one 1/8" audio in, one 1/8" audio out, one RJ45 LAN port, one USB port, one PC card slot, one RS-232 port.

Installation Options. Table mount, rear shelf mount, ceiling mount.

Warranty. Three years.

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