Discontinued
Model: np-pa500u-13zl
 
Present with carefree ease using NEC's 5000-lumen PA500U. This reliable model is designed for advanced professional installations and appeases corporate and higher education users. With integrated RJ45, high-speed wireless LAN and a multitude of simple-to-use asset management technologies, the PA500U helps users present seamlessly without worrying about their technology. The industry’s first built-in stacking correction capabilities (up to four projectors) allows the projectors to boost an image’s brightness up to 20,000 lumens, which is ideal for larger-sized screens and environments with heavy ambient light. This feature also prevents the complete loss of an image, which can happen when using only one projector.
  • ECO Mode™ technology helps extend lamp life and lowers power consumption
  • 5000-lumen brightness enhances images for most applications
  • HQV™ technology delivers superior home theater video processing
  • Windows Network Projector function simplifies your ability to present from any computer, whether local or remote
  • Geometric Correction Tool allows you to easily project square images on non-flat screen surfaces without distortion
  • AutoSense™ automatically syncs with any computer signal and features one-touch image optimization
  • Complete line of (5) bayonet-style lenses allows for quick and easy lens exchange
  • Stacking correction capabilities (up to four projectors) allows the projectors to boost an image's brightness up to 20,000 lumens
  • Includes NP13ZL lens

Display

Native Resolution WUXGA 1920 x 1200 Maximum Resolution WUXGA 1920 x 1200
Contrast Ratio (typical) 2000:1  

Synchronization Range

Horizontal (Analog/Digital) 15-108 kHz Vertical 48-120 Hz

Signal Compatibility/Connectivity

Supported Video Standards NTSC, NTSC4.43, PAL, PAL-60, PAL-M, PAL-N, SECAM SD/HD Video Signal Compatibility 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
PC Signal Compatibility VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, SXGA+, UXGA, WUXGA Macintosh Signal Compatibility Yes
Sync Compatibility Separate Sync / Composite Sync / Sync on G External Control RS-232, IR, Wired LAN, DDC/CI, USB, Wireless LAN (optional)
Output Terminals
RGB1(analog):
VGA 15-pin D-sub
RGB2(analog):
VGA 15-pin D-sub
RGB3(analog):
5-BNC
RGB4(digital):
HDMI w/ HDCP
RGB5(digital):
DisplayPort
Video 1:
RCA
Video 2:
S-Video
Audio 1:
Mini stereo
Audioout:
Yes
Monitor Out:
VGA 15-pin D-sub
 

Power Consumption (typical)

On 464W / 372W / 16W / 0.2W Input Current 5.1A
Power Requirements 100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz  

Physical Specifications

Dimensions (WxHxD)
Net (with stand):
19.7 x 14.4 x 6.5 in. / 499 x 366 x 164mm
Weight
Net Weight (with stand):
17.2 lbs. / 7.8 kg

Environmental Conditions

Operating Temperature 41-104°F / 5-40°C Storage -14-122°F / -10-50°C

Limited Warranty (parts & labor)

3 years. First year Instacare Service. Lamp warranty is 1 year or 500 hours, whichever comes first.  

Additional Features

  • Automatic keystone correction
  • Wireless LAN
  • Active Lens Cover
  • USB Viewer
  • Cornerstone
  • Geometric Correction
  • 4000 hour Filter Life
  • Auto power on
  • ECO Mode technology
  • Closed captioning
  • Variable audio out
  • Carbon savings meter
  • Virtual Remote
  • Sleep timer
  • Quick power-off
  • Built-in wall color correction
  • Advanced AccuBlend
  • AutoSense
 

Optical

Display Technology 0.76" LCD w/ MLA Light Output(Lumens) 5000normal / Eco = approx. 80% of normal mode
Lamp Type 330W AC / 264W eco Lamp Life (up to) 3000 hours normal / 4000 hours eco
Screen Size (diagonal) 25 to 500 in. / 0.64 to 12.7m Throw Ratio 1.50 – 3.02
Projection Distance 2.5 to 68.5 ft. / 0.74 to 20.9m Projector Angle 10.3 to 10.8° tele / 13.7 to 14.5° wide
Lens
Zoom:
Manual, 1 to 2.01
Focus:
Manual
F number, fnumber:
F=1.7 to 2.2, f=24.4 to 32.5mm
Keystone Correction +/- 40° horizontal, +/- 30° vertical

Mechanical

Installation Orientation Floor/Front, Floor/Rear, Ceiling/Front, Ceiling/Rear Fan Noise 38 dB normal / 32 dB eco
Regulations USA UL 1950 FCC Class B, Canada CSA 950 (C-UL), NOM Filterable 17.6

Light Output

5000normal / Eco = approx. 80% of normal mode  

Contrast Ratio

2000:1  

Fan Noise

38 dB normal / 32 dB eco  

Regulations

USA UL 1950 FCC Class B, Canada CSA 950 (C-UL), NOM  

Stacking Capabilities
Allows the projectors to boost an image’s brightness up to 20,000 lumens, which is ideal for larger-sized screens and environments with heavy ambient light. This feature also prevents the complete loss of an image, which can happen when using only one projector.
5 Bayonet-Style Lenses
Allows for quick and easy lens exchange. Optional lenses enable the user to determine the appropriate lens to cover projection distances between 2.6 and 283 feet.
AutoSense™
Intuitively syncs the projector with most computer signals and features one-touch image optimization.
HQV™ Video Processing
A high-performance video processing/scaling system designed for computer signals as well as standard or high-definition video, this technology brings home-theater-quality images to meeting rooms and classrooms using pixel-based, motion-adaptive de-interlacing to remove undesirable motion.
Windows Remote Desktop
Allows you to control a networked computer by connecting a USB mouse and keyboard directly to the projector’s USB input.
Windows Networking
Displays multimedia files (.jpeg, .bmp, .png, .mpeg2 or .wmv9) in the Windows shared folder on a local network using the Viewer function—all without bringing your PC into the conference room.
ECO Mode™
Extends lamp life, lowers audible noise and reduces total cost of ownership.
Advanced AccuBlend™
Ensures detailed images when non-native resolution sources are connected to the projector.
Built-in Wall Color Correction
Presets provide for adaptive color tone correction to display properly on non-white surfaces.

Warranty Length: 3 years. First year Instacare Service. Lamp warranty is 1 year or 500 hours, whichever comes first.

Limited Warranty


 
Advanced Exchange - Overnight Freight Service
Advanced Exchange - Overnight Freight Service
 
 
Repair & Return - Overnight Freight Service
Repair & Return - Overnight Freight Service
 
 
Advanced Exchange - Overnight Freight Service
Advanced Exchange - Overnight Freight Service
 
 
Repair & Return - Overnight Freight Service
Repair & Return - Overnight Freight Service
 

Large Screen Display Misc

 
MultiPresenter Stick
MultiPresenter Stick
  • Simple device PIN# access for secure connectivity
  • Screen mirroring for Android and Windows devices
  • Includes a simple annotation software allowing for user collaboration
  • Run apps and share files easily
$329.00 USD
Learn More

Mounts/Mounts Accessories

Discontinued
Ceiling Mount
Ceiling Mount
$175.00 USD
 
Ceiling Plate
Ceiling Plate
$143.00 USD
Learn More
Refurbished
Discontinued
Ceiling Mount
Ceiling Mount
 
Refurbished
Discontinued
Ceiling Plate
Ceiling Plate
 

Cables/Adapters

 
Power Cable
Power Cable
$28.00 USD
 
RGB Signal Cable
RGB Signal Cable
$59.00 USD
Refurbished
Discontinued
Power Cable
Power Cable
 
Refurbished
Discontinued
RGB Signal Cable
RGB Signal Cable
 

Multimedia Projector Misc

 
Wireless LAN Module
Wireless LAN Module
$77.00 USD
Learn More
Discontinued
Input Panel Cover
Input Panel Cover
 
Refurbished
Discontinued
Wireless LAN Module
Wireless LAN Module
 
Refurbished
Discontinued
Input Panel Cover
Input Panel Cover
 

Optional Lenses

 
0.79:1 Fixed Short-Throw Lens
0.79:1 Fixed Short-Throw Lens
$1,999.00 USD
Learn More
 
1.16 - 1.56:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
1.16 - 1.56:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
$1,999.00 USD
Learn More
 
1.46 - 3.02:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
1.46 - 3.02:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
$599.00 USD
Learn More
 
2.90 - 4.79:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
2.90 - 4.79:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
$1,999.00 USD
Learn More
 
4.7-7.2:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
4.7-7.2:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
$2,399.00 USD
Learn More
Refurbished
Discontinued
0.8:1 Fixed Short-Throw Lens
0.8:1 Fixed Short-Throw Lens
$1,151.00 USD
Learn More
Refurbished
Discontinued
1.19 – 1.56:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
1.19 – 1.56:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
$1,151.00 USD
Learn More
Refurbished
Discontinued
1.50 – 3.0:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
1.50 – 3.0:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
$167.00 USD
Learn More
Refurbished
Discontinued
2.90  – 4.79:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
2.90 – 4.79:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
 
Refurbished
Discontinued
4.7–7.2:1 Zoom Lens
4.7–7.2:1 Zoom Lens
$1,151.00 USD
Learn More

Replacement Remotes

 
Replacement Remote
Replacement Remote
$75.00 USD
Refurbished
Discontinued
Replacement Remotes
Replacement Remotes
 

Tools

Discontinued
NEC’s Interactive Software (download)
NEC’s Interactive Software (download)
  • Elevates control of your presentations and encourages interactivity between presenter and attendees
  • Interactive desktop builds on NEC’s original iPad-based interactive whiteboard software with the addition of audio/video screencasting. This feature allows teachers to easily capture their lesson presentations and share them with students before or after class. Class time can then be spent focusing on interacting and engaging with students rather than simply lecturing.
  • Control your Mac or PC wirelessly (remote keyboard and mouse) from anywhere in the room using your iPad
  • Quickly launch your documents and annotate over them in real time, including PowerPoint and Keynote slideshows
  • Create handwritten and drawn lessons on any background and save them for future playback
  • Control NEC projectors with the built-in Virtual Remote tool using the iPad touchscreen

    For orders of multiple licenses, please contact NEC
    at 866-771-0266
$19.99 USD
Learn More
Discontinued
NEC’s Interactive Software w/Stylus – Price per license Qty. 2-25
NEC’s Interactive Software w/Stylus – Price per license Qty. 2-25
  • Elevates control of your presentations and encourages interactivity between presenter and attendees
  • Includes interactive software for PC or Mac, stylus, USB flash drive with video tutorial and NEC Image Express software, license key and setup guide
  • Control your Mac or PC wirelessly (remote keyboard and mouse) from anywhere in the room using your iPad
  • Quickly launch your documents and annotate over them in real time, including PowerPoint and Keynote slideshows
  • Create handwritten and drawn lessons on any background and save them for future playback
  • Control NEC projectors with the built-in Virtual Remote tool using the iPad touchscreen
  • Click here for multiple-license purchase options


 
Discontinued
NEC’s Interactive Software w/Stylus – Price per license Qty. 26-50
NEC’s Interactive Software w/Stylus – Price per license Qty. 26-50
  • Elevates control of your presentations and encourages interactivity between presenter and attendees
  • Includes interactive software for PC or Mac, stylus, USB flash drive with video tutorial and NEC Image Express software, license key and setup guide
  • Control your Mac or PC wirelessly (remote keyboard and mouse) from anywhere in the room using your iPad
  • Quickly launch your documents and annotate over them in real time, including PowerPoint and Keynote slideshows
  • Create handwritten and drawn lessons on any background and save them for future playback
  • Control NEC projectors with the built-in Virtual Remote tool using the iPad touchscreen
  • Click here for multiple-license purchase options


 
Discontinued
NEC’s Interactive Software w/Stylus – Price per license Qty. 51-100
NEC’s Interactive Software w/Stylus – Price per license Qty. 51-100
  • Elevates control of your presentations and encourages interactivity between presenter and attendees
  • Includes interactive software for PC or Mac, stylus, USB flash drive with video tutorial and NEC Image Express software, license key and setup guide
  • Control your Mac or PC wirelessly (remote keyboard and mouse) from anywhere in the room using your iPad
  • Quickly launch your documents and annotate over them in real time, including PowerPoint and Keynote slideshows
  • Create handwritten and drawn lessons on any background and save them for future playback
  • Control NEC projectors with the built-in Virtual Remote tool using the iPad touchscreen
  • Click here for multiple-license purchase options


 
Discontinued
NEC’s Interactive Software w/Stylus – Price per license Qty. 101-250
NEC’s Interactive Software w/Stylus – Price per license Qty. 101-250
  • Elevates control of your presentations and encourages interactivity between presenter and attendees
  • Includes interactive software for PC or Mac, stylus, USB flash drive with video tutorial and NEC Image Express software, license key and setup guide
  • Control your Mac or PC wirelessly (remote keyboard and mouse) from anywhere in the room using your iPad
  • Quickly launch your documents and annotate over them in real time, including PowerPoint and Keynote slideshows
  • Create handwritten and drawn lessons on any background and save them for future playback
  • Control NEC projectors with the built-in Virtual Remote tool using the iPad touchscreen
  • Click here for multiple-license purchase options


 
Discontinued
NEC’s Interactive Software w/Stylus – Price per license Qty. 251+
NEC’s Interactive Software w/Stylus – Price per license Qty. 251+
  • Elevates control of your presentations and encourages interactivity between presenter and attendees
  • Includes interactive software for PC or Mac, stylus, USB flash drive with video tutorial and NEC Image Express software, license key and setup guide
  • Control your Mac or PC wirelessly (remote keyboard and mouse) from anywhere in the room using your iPad
  • Quickly launch your documents and annotate over them in real time, including PowerPoint and Keynote slideshows
  • Create handwritten and drawn lessons on any background and save them for future playback
  • Control NEC projectors with the built-in Virtual Remote tool using the iPad touchscreen
  • Click here for multiple-license purchase options


 
Discontinued
NEC’s Interactive Software w/Stylus – Single License
NEC’s Interactive Software w/Stylus – Single License
  • Elevates control of your presentations and encourages interactivity between presenter and attendees
  • Includes interactive software for PC or Mac, stylus, USB flash drive with video tutorial and NEC Image Express software, license key and setup guide
  • Control your Mac or PC wirelessly (remote keyboard and mouse) from anywhere in the room using your iPad
  • Quickly launch your documents and annotate over them in real time, including PowerPoint and Keynote slideshows
  • Create handwritten and drawn lessons on any background and save them for future playback
  • Control NEC projectors with the built-in Virtual Remote tool using the iPad touchscreen
  • Click here for multiple-license purchase options


$49.00 USD

  • Remote control
  • Batteries
  • Power cord
  • RGB signal cable
  • Dust Cap for lens
  • User manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Product registration card
  • Wired and wireless network setup guide
  • Lens anti-theft screw

Have a problem with your NEC Monitor? Here you'll find common questions. If you do not find a sufficient answer, please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-632-4662.

Multimedia Projectors

The “Out Of Range” error message indicates that you have exceeded the maximum possible video resolution or horizontal & vertical frequency that your display device is capable of using. Lower your input resolution and horizontal/vertical frequency to one that is listed as compatible in the display device specifications chart.
<ul> <li>In the projectors on screen menu select the Setup option.</li> <li>Under setup go to Installation or Installation 1 in the sub menu. </li> <li>Within installation you will need to select Orientation.</li> <li>In orientation select the box that says desktop front, press enter and change the option to either ceiling front or ceiling rear depending on which direction the unit is facing in regards to the screen. </li> </ul>
<ul> <li>If the lamp indicator light on the projector is solid red then you would need to change the lamp as it has been used beyond its usable life. </li> <li>Once the new lamp is installed you will need to reset the lamp hours of the projector with the remote control. </li> <li>While the unit is in standby mode, meaning the power light is solid orange, you will need to hold down the help button on the remote for 10 to 15 seconds.</li> <li>Once the lamp hours are reset the lamp LED light will go out and at that time the unit should power on normally. </li> </ul>
You will need an additional accessory called a remote mouse receiver -Part Number NP01MR. 3 Ways to Order:<br> <ul><li><a href="http://www.necdisplay.com">NEC Website</a></li> <li>Contacting Projector Telephone Support at 800.836.0655.</li> <li>Use our <a href="http://www.necdisplay.com/reseller-locator">Reseller Locator</a> to find a local reseller in your area. </li></ul>
This tip works for <u>most</u> NEC Projectors: First, ensure that the projector is powered “on.” Second, hold down the “cancel” or “exit” button on the projector for about 15 to 20 seconds.
NEC projector input panels feature RGB computer inputs, a composite video input (yellow RCA type plug) and an S-Video input. The RGB computer input (blue) and can also be used with an optional component video adapter for connection to a DVD player or other video source, if desired.
Function F* (this varies from computer to computer)
This can be done by going into the OSM and making the change there or by sending a specific RS232 command to the projector from a computer.
If you are experiencing an issues related to image quality, colors, and signal, Factory Reset is the first setup to perform. (Please make a note of any custom setting prior to doing a factory reset.)
With certain NEC projectors it is possible to project onto non-flat surfaces such as cylinders or corners using free software such as the Geometric Correction Tool, Keep in mind that the 16:9 format will not be supported.
<p>To permanently save your digital keystone corrections by activating "3D Reform Memory." To do this:</p> <p style="padding-left:20px;">1. Go to the "Extended Menu" and choose "Projector Options."<br /> 2. Choose "Setup" and go to page 4.<br /> 3. Choose the checkbox "3D Reform Memory" and press OK.</p> <p>Your horizontal, vertical and diagonal 3D reform (keystone) data will now be permanently saved.</p>
The flash memory card or USB drive must be formatted with the FAT16 or FAT file system. (FAT32 and NTFS are not recognized.)
The PC card slot, which is situated on the projector main unit, allows you to make presentations without a PC. Just insert a compact flash or flash memory card containing your stored presentation material and display images directly onto a screen. The projector will display JPEG, BMP, TXT and text-only HTML files.
<p>To present your digital images or stills using an NEC projector you can use the following memory cards:</p> <p style="padding-left:20px;">Compact flash cards (with a Type II PCMCIA CF adapter)<br /> Smart media (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)<br /> Memory stick (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)<br /> Memory stick pro (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)<br /> Multimedia card (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)<br /> Secure digital (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)</p>
The PC Card Viewer and the Blackboard Function. Projectors equipped with the PC Card Viewer feature are particularly suitable for mobile use since you do not need a notebook or PC to make a presentation. Instead, you can take your presentation along with you stored on a normal PC card or Compact Flash card. Meanwhile, the Blackboard feature allows you to create drawings via the USB mouse and project them onto a screen, facilitating interactive presentations and audience rapport.
Yes. NEC projectors are fitted with inputs for video and S-Video, and meet NTSC, PAL, SECAM, 4.43NTSC and PAL60 standards. You can connect the projector using video, S-video and component (YUV) cables. Please, all projectors are PAL Progressive-enabled (via YUV or RGB). The latest NEC projectors produce virtually no irritating fan noise.
Most projectors use LCD technology. This splits light into the primary colors red, green and blue. Each color is then directed through an LCD display acting as a ‘light valve’ and the light is then reassembled. There is an LCD display for each individual pixel and each primary color. DLP technology involves the use of huge numbers of tiny quadratic mirrors arrayed on a Texas Instruments DMD chip. Only when a mirror is tilted will it reflect the light shining onto it back towards the screen. This very high-frequency switching on and off of points of light is not perceived by the human eye and allows different shades of color to be portrayed. The colors are generated by a color ribbon featuring the primary colors red, green and blue.
It depends on the installation environment. In environments with more ambient light, we recommend choosing DLP. For the greatest flexibility, choose an NEC projector that features both technologies.
Check your projector's installation guide, or use our <a href="/tool/image-calculator/2">Image Calculator</a>.<br /><br /> Keep in mind that distances shown in the Installation Guide or Image Calculator may vary ± 5%. We recommend that you verify the distance before the projector is installed.
As a general rule, the distance between the viewers and the screen should between 1.5 and 6 times the image width.
Your ideal screen will depend on your installation, the size of the room, the amount of ambient light, and other factors. We recommend contacting your installer or a <a href="#">screen vendor</a> for screen recommendations.
Most lamps have an expected life of about 2000 hours.
<p>There are several things you can do to increase your lamp life.</p> <p style="padding-left:20px;">• Always make sure there is adequate clearance near the intake and exhaust vents.<br /> • Keep the environment clean and relatively dust free.<br /> • Clean air filters every 100 hours, or more often if there are a lot of dust or contaminants in the room.<br /> • Striking the lamp ages the lamp as it causes slight changes to the shape of the electrodes that light the lamp, so light up your projector when you're ready to use it and avoid frequent on and off cycles.<br /> • Avoid shock to the lamp or projector. • Use Eco-Mode, if your projector has it. • After you run the projector, leave it plugged in until the fan turns itself off. • Avoid storing the lamp or projector in extreme temperatures or humidity levels. </p>
Certain projector lamps contain mercury. Some states have laws that require projector lamps to be disposed of as a hazardous material if they contain mercury. Check with your audio-visual sales associate or local municipality to find out what the projector lamp disposal laws are for your state. You may also <a href="../../contact-support">contact NEC Technical Support</a> to have your lamp recycled by NEC Display Solutions.
<p>For Windows XP (ver. 2.08):</p> <p style="padding-left:20px;">LT265 & LT245 (Firmware Version: 1.04 or later) / WT610 (Firmware Version: 1.08 or later) / LT380 / LT280 / NP3150 / NP2150 / NP1150 / NP3151W / NP905 / NP901W / NP2000 / NP1000 / VT800</p> <p>For Windows Vista (ver. 2.08):</p> <p style="padding-left:20px;">LT265 / 245 (Firmware Version: 1.04 or later) / WT615 / 610 (Firmware Version: 1.08 or later) / LT380 / 280 / NP3150 / NP2150 / NP1150 / NP3151W / NP905 / NP901W / NP2000 / NP1000 / VT800</p> <p>For Mac OS (Intel) (ver. 1.2.5)</p> <p style="padding-left:20px;">LT265 / LT245 (Firmware version: 1.03 or later) / LT380 / LT280 / NP3150 / NP2150 / NP1150 / NP3151W / NP905 / NP901W NP2000 / NP1000 / VT800* / WT610 (Firmware version: 1.00 or later)</p> <p>For Mac OS (PowerPC) (ver. 1.2.4)</p> <p style="padding-left:20px;">LT265 / LT245 (Firmware version: 1.03 or later) / LT380 / LT280 / NP3150 / NP2150 / NP1150 / NP3151W / NP905 / NP901W / NP2000 / NP1000 / VT800* / WT610 (Firmware version: 1.00 or later)</p> <p> *The "Easy Connection" function cannot be used with VT800.</p>
Virtual Remote Tool is compatible with NP300/400/500/500W/600 models.
PC Control is designed to control a single projector, while PC Control Pro is designed to control multiple projectors.
The PC Control Utility or PC Control Pro can be connected from your computer to the projector using a serial or LAN connection.
<p class="medium_body"> <a href="#">PC Control Utility</a><br /> <a href="#">PC Control Utility Pro</a><br /> <a href="#">Virtual Remote Tool (limited compatibility)</a><br /> <a href="#">Image Express Utility (limited compatibility)</a><p>
Select "Lamp Mode" on the remote control and use the menu to select Eco-Mode.
Excessive moisture, dust, heat and smoke.
You're seeing the result of dust build-up on the green LCD panel. We recommend that you schedule a service visit. Please contact <a href="../../contact-support">NEC technical support</a> or your <a href="#">local NEC service provider</a> to set it up.
No, NEC only provides service support and parts to NEC authorized servicers and technicians. NEC-authorized service centers/technicians have attended training classes to ensure quality service on NEC products
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