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NEC LT170 - Overview

Posted on November 15, 2004 by Art Feierman

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NEC LT170 Specs
Price 2450
Technology DLP
Native Resolution 1024x768
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim) 1500
Contrast 1,000:1
Zoom Lens Ratio
Lens Shift No
Lamp Life
Weight 3.9
Warranty 3 years parts and labor with 1 year insta-care


Reviewing the NEC LT170 DLP projector was fun.  NEC has put together an interesting new projector, that definitely isn’t your average featherweight machine.  Although it is “almost” box shaped, it has definitely has some style, and for anyone into the technology, it has a unique look and feel that sets it apart.

The Basics

The NEC LT170 is a 3.9 pound, XGA resolution projector, and as you can see from the picture, it doesn’t look like other projectors,  (it looks more like a commercial laser).  The LT170 is a single chip DLP projector, and exhibits the typical characteristics of its breed.  More on that later. 

Let’s say that the 1500 lumen rated LT170 has plenty of power in conference rooms, etc. on screens up to 6 foot diagonal with lots of light in the room.  But please read the section on Color handling (Performance - Image Quality), as it relates to how powerful this NEC projector really is.

Editor's note (2013): This year we converted our website from Dreamweaver to WordPress.  Due to limits on resources, we did a very simple conversion for reviews of projectors that were discontinued before 2010.  As a result, pages do not necessarily flow properly, and some images are missing, on older reviews such as this NEC LT170 projector review from 2004. -art

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