Model: np-pe401h
$1,999.00 USD
A powerhouse projector packed with essential features, NEC's PE401H is designed for conference and class rooms utilizing the latest 1080p DLP chip set from TI. This model is affordable with essential features, including 3D Ready technology on the HDMI inputs, high-contrast images (2000:1) from the latest Texas Instruments DLP(R) engine featuring BrilliantColor™technology with improved color accuracy. A flexible input panel, color-coded and clearly labeled, connects peripherals using VGA, Dual HDMI, and composite inputs.
  • Brilliant Color™ technology advanced video processing from Texas Instruments delivers more vibrant and realistic colors and blacks richer with detail
  • Native 1080p (1920x1080) resolution
  • Intelligent Driving Scheme (IDS2) technology has been adopted to extend the lamp life of the projector up to 3300 hours in ECO Mode and 2500 hours normal
  • ECO mode technology extends lamp life, lowers audible noise and reduces total cost of ownership
  • Built-in closed captioning
  • Kensington lock slot
  • 10-step image magnification
  • Present, share, and collaborate with included DisplayNote® NEC Edition presenter license


Native Resolution 1080p 1920 x 1080 Maximum Resolution 1080p 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (typical) 2000:1  

Synchronization Range

Horizontal (Analog/Digital) 15-100 kHz Vertical 50-120 Hz

Signal Compatibility/Connectivity

Supported Video Standards NTSC, NTSC4.43, PAL, PAL-M, N, B, D, G, H, I, SECAM SD/HD Video Signal Compatibility 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
PC Signal Compatibility VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, WXGA+, SXGA, SXGA+, UXGA Macintosh Signal Compatibility Yes
Sync Compatibility Separate Sync / Composite Sync / Sync on G External Control RS-232(D-sub 9 pin), IR, LAN, USB-B (service only)
Output Terminals
VGA 15-pin D-sub, Component video using ADP-CV 1E
Video 1:
Audio 1:
1/8 in. stereo

Power Consumption (typical)

On 410W / 310W / 6W / 0.5W Input Current 2.7A/1.4A
Power Requirements 100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz  

Physical Specifications

Dimensions (WxHxD)
Net (with stand):
13.8 x 11.1 x 4.1 in. / 350 x 281 x 105mm
Net Weight (with stand):
10.1 lbs. / 4.6 kg

Environmental Conditions

Operating Temperature 41-104°F / 5-40°C Storage -4-122°F / -20-50°C

Limited Warranty (parts & labor)

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

Additional Features

  • BrilliantColor(TM) technology
  • Intelligent Driving Scheme (IDS2) technologyr
  • ECO Mode
  • Built-in closed captioning
  • 500 hour Filter Life
  • Kensington lock slot
  • ECO Mode technology
  • Filter-free design
  • 10-step image magnification


Display Technology DLP (0.65" DMD) Light Output(Lumens) 4000normal / Eco = approx. 75% of normal mode
Lamp Type 330W AC / 248W eco Lamp Life (up to) 2500 hours normal /3300 hours eco
Screen Size (diagonal) 40 to 200 in. / 1.016 to 5.08m Throw Ratio 1.60 to 2.72
Projection Distance 3.9 to 43.3 ft. / 1.2 to 13.2m Projector Angle 12.7° tele / 14° wide
1 to 1.1
F number, fnumber:
F=2.41 to 2.55, f=21.83 to 24mm
Keystone Correction +/- 40°


Installation Orientation Table/Front, Table/Rear Fan Noise 36 dB normal / 31 dB eco
Regulations USA UL60950-1FCC Part 15 Class B, Canada CSA60950-1, NOM  

Light Output

4000normal / Eco = approx. 75% of normal mode  

Contrast Ratio


Fan Noise

36 dB normal / 31 dB eco  


USA UL60950-1FCC Part 15 Class B, Canada CSA60950-1, NOM  

Advanced video processing from Texas Instruments delivers exceptional picture management control for both progressive and interlaced sources, while making images more vibrant, colors more realistic and blacks richer with detail.
Kensington Lock
Enables a security cable to be attached to the projector.
ECO Mode™
Extends lamp life, lowers audible noise and reduces total cost of ownership.
Carbon Savings Meter
Calculates the positive effects of operating the projector in ECO Mode, which is encouraged by an optional message at startup. A green ECO Mode button on the remote control makes the switch easy.
Built-In Closed Captioning
Enables decoding and display of text information from a video.
1080p native resolution (1920x1080)
High resolution provides detailed display of text, graphics and images. HD video is displayed in 16:9 wide aspect ratio.
Contrast Ratio (2000:1)
enables sharp and clean images and text
Powerful 8W stereo speakers
Provide the volume needed for small to medium-sized rooms


Solid, detailed review of the NEC NP-PE401H by Projector Reviews
“The NEC NP-PE401H is a very capable performer…solid in every aspect,” said reviewer Mike Rollet of Projector Reviews. It’s high notes include good brightness and color rendition, excellent sharpness with any resolution and excellent warranty and service plans.


Full High-Definition Native Resolution, DLP Technology Give PE401H NEC Projector Top Billing in Conference Rooms and Classrooms

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

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
$189.00 USD

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
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Mounts/Mounts Accessories

Ceiling Mount
Ceiling Mount
$140.00 USD
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Ceiling Mount
Ceiling Mount
Ceiling Plate
Ceiling Plate
$143.00 USD
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Ceiling Plate
Ceiling Plate

Multimedia Projector Misc

Active Shutter Glasses
Active Shutter Glasses
$85.00 USD
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Component Video Adapter
Component Video Adapter
Power Cable
Power Cable
$28.00 USD
RGB Signal Cable
RGB Signal Cable
$59.00 USD
Component Video Adapter
Component Video Adapter
Power Cable
Power Cable
RGB Signal Cable
RGB Signal Cable

Replacement Remotes

Remote Control
Remote Control
$75.00 USD
Remote Control
Remote Control


Replacement Lamp
Replacement Lamp
$336.00 USD
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  • Remote control
  • Batteries
  • Power cord
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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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