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1600:1 Contrast Ratio
2300 Lumens
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NEC NP43 -- Light and Bright
Portable Office Projector

Marc Davidson, August 7, 2012

Test Results and Connectivity

As bright as promised. Unlike most projectors, the NEC NP43 delivers the brightness it promises. I measured it in High Bright mode at 2324 lumens, essentially matching the 2300 lumen rating, and easily bright enough for the 98" diagonal image I used in my tests to stand up to typical ambient light in a conference room.

You can also drop the brightness significantly for smaller screen sizes or lower ambient light levels. The five other presents came in at a range of 750 lumens for sRGB mode to 1978 lumens for Presentation mode. In addition, Eco mode dropped the brightness by just under 20% in my tests, to 1889 lumens with High Bright mode.

Good brightness uniformity. The projector also did a good job maintaining uniform brightness across the screen. I measured the uniformity at 82%, which counts as a good score. Just as important, the brightest and dimmest areas were far enough apart, and shaded gradually enough from one to the other, that I couldn't see any difference, even with a solid white screen.

Minimal connectivity. The back panel on the NP43 is as bare as Mother Hubbard's cupboard by today's standards, with just five connectors: a VGA port for a computer or component video, both composite video and S-Video ports, a miniplug for stereo audio input, and a Mini DIN serial port for controlling the projector from an external device (something you're not likely to take advantage of if you use the projector as a portable).

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