Product: NEC NP-V300X Projector
8/30/2011 By: MaryAnn Karre
www.necdisplay.com • Retail Price: $779.99
The V300X is a compact, lightweight projector
that displays bright, realistic images
even in less than ideal conditions.
Quality and Effectiveness: Versatility
and brightness are the strengths of this projector.
It can be used at desktop level, or ceiling
level, and from front or rear of the projection
screen. A nice variety of inputs is readily
accessible. Dual computer inputs make it a snap
to switch between presentations, and an HDMI input port
connects to high definition sources. With a maximum brightness
of 3000 lumens, the V330X can clearly display images
up to 300 inches (measured diagonally) from a computer,
DVD player or document camera. With XGA native resolution,
it is compatible up to UXGA. Although still portable, it is
not exactly petite; the unit measures 12.2 by 9.7 inches, and is
almost 4 inches high, yet it weighs only 5.5 pounds. No carrying
case is included, although it is available as an accessory.
Ease of Use: Start up is quick and easy; the projector is
ready seven seconds after the power is turned on. No cool
down period is required, either. With AutoSense, the projector
“intuitively” syncs with most computer signals, and was
easily ready to use whether the computer or the projector
was powered up first. It is easy to correct color, keystone,
zoom and focus from both the remote and the unit.
Creative Use of Technology: Using a single chip projection
system called BrilliantColor from Texas Instruments,
the V300X projects true colors with its six-segment color
wheel, even in a brightly lit room.
The V300X is also an energy-miser, with an ECO mode
that is easily accessed on the remote control, and which
reduces the brightness to 75%, extends the lamp life,
decreases energy usage by 50W, and slows the fan speed.
Energy-savings for the particular session or life of the projector
can be displayed by the Carbon Meter, in terms of
CO2 emission reduction when ECO mode is on. The percentage
of the lamp’s remaining life can also be projected,
as a percentage of the estimated 3000 hours.
Suitability for Use in a School Environment:
Internal settings automatically optimize the image for
Power Point presentations, TV viewing, movies, graphics
or standard color value. Built-in closed captioning
enables decoding and display of text information from a
video, and a 7W speaker provides the volume needed in
• This projector displays clear and bright
images, with true colors, even in bright
rooms and without a white screen.
• The V300X is an energy miser in ECO
Mode, yet the image is not visibly
dimmer, and the fan is noticeably quieter;
timer ensures that the projector is not left
on for long periods while not in use.
• Built-in security features help prevent
theft and unauthorized use of or
tampering with the projector.
The V300X has an impressive assortment of features,
yet it is easy to use, and it saves energy without
sacrificing image quality. It will continue to be a useful
classroom tool with its variety of connection options,
including the ability to monitor it through a network,
and with the optional ability to view 3D images.