NEC NP-PA653UL Projector Review – Hardware 1: Overview, Inputs and Connectors, Interchangeable Lens Options
The NEC NP-PA653UL is a large venue commercial projector, measuring 22.8 inches wide, 19.4 inches deep, and 8.2 inches tall and weighing 40.1 pounds. It can be mounted on a table top, front or rear, and ceiling mounted – also front or rear. For this review, I did not ceiling mount it. As such, I will be describing the projector as it appears when looking at it on a table top.
The front of the projector has the lens, of course, which is interchangeable. You must mount the lens yourself – the PA653UL doesn’t come with a lens – but it’s easy enough. It fits into the cavity and secures easily, much like mounting a lens to a DSLR (only much bigger and heavier). Also on the front are the indicator lights for Power, Status, Light, and Temp., located to the right of the lens.
There is an air-intake vent on the front of the projector, to the left of the lens. The other, larger air-intake vent is located on the right side of the PA653UL. The hot exhaust fans are on the left side of the projector. The inputs and connectors panel is on the back, and has a healthy amount, too – everything you’ll need for your business or education applications. We’ll go into more detail on what’s back there in the following section.