Discontinued
Model: np-me361w
Replaced By NP-ME372W
$679.00 USD
Easy to use and at the right price, ME Series projectors using LCD technology provide all the essential features that you need to connect with your audience. The 3600-lumen, WXGA (1280 x 800) native resolution NEC ME361W is ideal for education and small-to-medium-sized business environments that need essential features, including bright colorful images, automatic technologies and eco-friendly appeal. Featuring a broad 1.7x zoom range that provides greater mount options for easy installation in projector retrofit applications. The ME361W offers lamp life up to 9,000 hours and a high contrast ratio of up to 6,000:1, while Crestron Roomview aids in emergency messaging. The versatile, color-coded connections to various sources aid in classroom and conference room use, including those in healthcare environments where its DICOM Simulation technology can be utilized. Keystone, Cornerstone and Pinchushion ensure the image fills the screen properly from almost any angle. The environment is kept in mind with ECO Mode™ technology, a carbon savings meter, extended filter life, and energy-saving features such as quick startup and direct power off. Built-in MultiPresenter functionality allows for screen sharing of up to 16 devices simultaneously via a wired or wireless connection (wireless requires NP05LM1). (Win, MAC, Android, iOS) (No Internet access or WAN required)
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  • Broad 1.7x zoom range gives installers more options when choosing a mounting location
  • Dual HDMI inputs ensure quick switching between inputs
  • USB Viewer allows you to present without a PC using a USB flash drive
  • Powerful 20W speaker provides volume needed for large rooms
  • ECO Mode™ technology helps extend lamp life and lowers power consumption
  • Automatic keystone correction technology instantly projects a square image even when the projector is set up at a steep offset angle to the screen
  • LCD technology provides brilliant, colorful and engaging images
  • Keystone, Cornerstone and Pinchushion ensure the image fills the screen properly from almost any angle
  • Built-in MultiPresenter functionality allows for screen sharing of up to 16 devices simultaneously via a wired or wireless connection (wireless requires NP05LM1). (Win, MAC, Android, iOS) (No Internet access or WAN required)
  • NaViSet Administrator 2: Free software solution that greatly eases administration and management of larger display device installations



Legal Disclaimer To California Residents
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Styrene and Formaldehyde (gas), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov


Display

Aspect Ratio 16x9 Native Resolution WXGA 1280x800
Maximum Resolution WUXGA 1920 x 1200 Contrast Ratio (typical) 6000:1

Synchronization Range

Horizontal (Analog/Digital) Analog: 15-100kHz, Digital: 15-153kHz Vertical Analog: 48-120Hz, Digital: 24-120Hz

Signal Compatibility/Connectivity

Supported Video Standards NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-60, PAL-M, PAL-N, SECAM SD/HD Video Signal Compatibility Y/CB/Cr component (with optional adaptor ADP-CV1E) 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)
Input Terminals
RGB1(analog):
VGA 15-pin D-sub
RGB3(digital):
HDMI w/ HDCP
RGB4(digital):
HDMI w/ HDCP
RGB5(digital):
USB A type
Video 1:
RCA
Audio 1:
L/R RCA (shared by video sources)
Audio 2:
1/8 in. stereo
Output Terminals
Audio Out:
Yes (variable)
Monitor Out:
VGA 15-pin D-sub

Power Consumption (typical)

On 309W / 201W / 1.9W / 0.23W Input Current 3.4A/1.4A
Power Requirements 100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz  

Physical Specifications

Dimensions (WxHxD)
Product:
13.4 x 10.2 x 4.2 in. / 339 x 259 x 109mm
Weight
Net Weight:
6.4 lbs. / 2.9 kg

Environmental Conditions

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

Limited Warranty (parts & labor)

Registered owners receive a 3-year parts and labor warranty including InstaCare next business day exchange. One year on lamp.  

Additional Features

  • Keystone correction
  • Wireless LAN (Optional)
  • USB Viewer
  • Cornerstone
  • Auto power on
  • ECO Mode technology
  • Variable audio out
  • Carbon savings meter
  • Virtual Remote
  • Sleep timer
  • Built-in wall color correction
  • Advanced AccuBlend
  • AutoSense
MultiPresenter
  •  

    Optical

    Display Technology 0.59" LCD w/ MLA Light Output(Lumens) 3600 normal
    Lamp Type 240W AC Light Source Life 4000 hours normal / 9000 hours eco
    Screen Size (diagonal) 30 to 300 in. / 0.76 to 7.62m Throw Ratio 1.3-2.2:1
    Projection Distance 2.3 to 47.9 ft. / 0.7 to 14.6m Projector Angle 6.5 to 6.8° tele / 10.7 to 11.4° wide
    Lens
    Zoom:
    1.7
    Focus:
    Manual
    F number, fnumber:
    F=1.7 to 2.1, f=17.5 to 29.0mm
    Keystone Correction +/- 30° horizontal, +/- 30° vertical

    Mechanical

    Installation Orientation Floor/Front, Floor/Rear, Ceiling/Front, Ceiling/Rear Fan Noise 36 dB normal / 29 dB eco
    Regulations USA: UL (UL60950-1) FCC Part15 Class B, Canada: C-UL (CSA60950-1) ICES-003 Class B, NOM  

    AutoSense™
    Intuitively syncs the projector with most computer signals and features one-touch image optimization.
    Cornerstone Correction
    Allows for horizontal, vertical and diagonal image correction for aligned images even when the projector is set up at an angle to the screen.
    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.
    Dual HDMI inputs (with HDCP)
    Ensure quick switching between presentations and allows for simultaneous digital connections of high-definition sources, such as Blu-ray players, cable boxes, satellite receivers and computers
    20W Audio
    Powerful 20-watt speaker provides volume needed for large rooms
    Auto Power On
    Powers on the projector as soon as it is plugged into a power outlet.
    Variable Audio Out
    Adjusts the volume of an external speaker system using the projector's remote control.
    Dual Computer Inputs
    Ensures quick switching between presentations.
    Advanced AccuBlend™
    Ensures detailed images when non-native resolution sources are connected to the projector.
    Crestron Roomview
    Provides unified management, including the ability to switch the power on and off for multiple projectors connected to a network.
    ECO Mode™
    Extends lamp life, lowers audible noise and reduces total cost of ownership.
    Wireless LAN (Optional)
    Allows you to transmit images from a PC wirelessly to the projector, eliminating the need for traditional cumbersome cables.
    Virtual Remote
    Used over the VGA cable to control the projector directly from a computer without the need for additional control cables.
    Direct Power Off
    Protects the lamp when the projector is accidentally unplugged or the power strip is switched off. Enables the fan to continue running until the lamp is properly cooled down. Internal sensors monitor lamp temperature and prevent the lamp from powering on.
    Quick Startup and Quick Power-Off
    Allows users to begin presenting within 3 to 4 seconds and allows immediate power off with no cooling required after shutdown to ensure efficient energy usage.
    Built-in Wall Color Correction
    Presets provide for adaptive color tone correction to display properly on non-white surfaces.

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    Warranty Length: Registered owners receive a 3-year parts and labor warranty including InstaCare next business day exchange. One year on lamp.

    Select where this product will primarily be used to see available warranties:

    We're sorry, but this product does not offer service plans for personal residences.

    Extended Warranty - Limited parts and labor warranty, including InstaCare
    Extended Warranty - Limited parts and labor warranty, including InstaCare

    Mounts/Mounts Accessories

    Ceiling Mount
    Ceiling Mount
    Refurbished
    Discontinued
    Adjustable Extension Column, 12"–18"
    Refurbished
    Discontinued
    Adjustable Extension Column, 3'–5'
    Refurbished
    Ceiling Mount
    Refurbished
    Ceiling Mount
    Ceiling Plate
    Refurbished
    Ceiling Plate
    Adjustable Extension Column, 6" - 9"
    Adjustable Extension Column, 2' - 3'
    Adjustable Extension Column, 3' - 5'

    Cables/Adapters

    IR Receiver
    RGB Signal Cable
    Refurbished
    IR Receiver
    Refurbished
    RGB Signal Cable
    Discontinued
    Power Cord
    Wireless LAN Adapter

    Multimedia Projector Speakers

    Refurbished
    Discontinued
    Self-Powered Speaker
    Discontinued
    Powered Speaker

    Replacement Remotes

    Remote Control

    Lamps

    Replacement Lamp

    • Remote control
    • Batteries
    • Power cord
    • RGB signal cable
    • User manual
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Product registration card
    • CD-ROM

    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.

    Projectors

    • 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.
    • Once the new lamp is installed you will need to reset the lamp hours of the projector with the remote control.
    • 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.
    • Once the lamp hours are reset the lamp LED light will go out and at that time the unit should power on normally.
    • In the projectors on screen menu select the Setup option.
    • Under setup go to Installation or Installation 1 in the sub menu.
    • Within installation you will need to select Orientation.
    • 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.
    This tip works for most 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.
    You will need an additional accessory called a remote mouse receiver -Part Number NP01MR. 3 Ways to Order:
    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.

    To permanently save your digital keystone corrections by activating "3D Reform Memory." To do this:

    1. Go to the "Extended Menu" and choose "Projector Options."
    2. Choose "Setup" and go to page 4.
    3. Choose the checkbox "3D Reform Memory" and press OK.

    Your horizontal, vertical and diagonal 3D reform (keystone) data will now be permanently saved.

    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.

    To present your digital images or stills using an NEC projector you can use the following memory cards:

    Compact flash cards (with a Type II PCMCIA CF adapter)
    Smart media (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)
    Memory stick (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)
    Memory stick pro (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)
    Multimedia card (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)
    Secure digital (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)

    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 Image Calculator.

    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 screen vendor for screen recommendations.
    Most lamps have an expected life of about 2000 hours.

    There are several things you can do to increase your lamp life.

    • Always make sure there is adequate clearance near the intake and exhaust vents.
    • Keep the environment clean and relatively dust free.
    • Clean air filters every 100 hours, or more often if there are a lot of dust or contaminants in the room.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    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 contact NEC Technical Support to have your lamp recycled by NEC Display Solutions.

    For Windows XP (ver. 2.08):

    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

    For Windows Vista (ver. 2.08):

    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

    For Mac OS (Intel) (ver. 1.2.5)

    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)

    For Mac OS (PowerPC) (ver. 1.2.4)

    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)

    *The "Easy Connection" function cannot be used with VT800.

    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.
    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 NEC technical support or your local NEC service provider 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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