The NEC NP-M300W 3LCD Projector works equally well in the media room, classroom or meeting room. Its 3,000 lumens and 2,000:1 contrast ratio provide a rich, vivid picture in a variety of projection environments.
Its native resolution is WXGA (1,200 x 800) but it can also scale images in the VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, SXGA+ and UXGA resolutions. It can also project video images in the NTSC, NTSC4.43, PAL, PAL-60, PAL-M, PAL-N and SECAM television standards. In addition it can handle both 720p and 1080i high definition programming. And its 100 – 240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz power supply makes is useable just about anywhere in the world.
The NP-M300W has lots of features you can appreciate while you’re in the same room with it too. Setup is easy thanks to Keystone Correction which automatically squares up your image while Autosense detects and syncs the projector with most computers. The Virtual Remote Tool software that comes with the projector allows you to control it from your laptop when you connect them with the VGA cable that’s included. No other cabling is required. And if you want to leave your laptop behind, the USB Viewer feature allows you to screen program material accessed from a USB drive. You can even project images onto objects like spheres or cylinders or into corners via the Geometric Correction function. The Active Lens Cover acts like a pause shutter in case you want to halt video and audio briefly to illustrate a point. While there’s a powerful 10W built-in speaker, there’s also a variable audio output for an external speaker in case you need to reach a larger crowd. The NP-M300W’s wide connectivity also includes HDMI, a monitor output and USB.
You can also monitor and control the NP-M300W from just about anywhere in the world there’s a connection to the Internet. That’s because this projector is network ready. Plug it into your LAN via its RJ-45 jack and you can remotely monitor and control it from anywhere on your local network or across the Internet. You can even have it email you when it detects a fault or the projector lamp is nearing the end of its life. Closed Captioning, from program sources that provide it, is ideal for the hearing-impaired or for any noisy environment like gyms, trade shows or conventions. One of the NP-M300W’s most important features is its energy efficiency. In ECO mode lamp life shoots up to 5,000 hours while fan noise drops from 35dB to a minimal 29dB.
The NP-M300W actually has a carbon savings meter that can optionally project session and total CO2 emissions saved due to ECO mode use at the beginning and end of each presentation when ECO mode is used. You can turn ECO mode off and on with one button on the remote. Other energy saving features include quick start (three to four seconds) and quick shutdown (which requires no additional cool-down time after the projector is turned off). In addition the projector can turn on automatically when it detects a computer signal and turn off automatically when it detects no signal from any input.