The relatively high lumen output, combined with the low contrast ratio of the NP-PE401H, made viewing darker scenes less enjoyable, but then this is not a home theater projector. That being said, black levels were easily equal to most of the competition. For video viewing in an average lit room, the good color reproduction of the NP-PE401H in Presentation mode provides for a pleasing image, making it a good choice for classroom video presentations. While the NP-PE401H is not really designed to be used for movie or TV viewing, it’s nice to know that it certainly could be used in that way, while still providing solid picture quality.
As a lot of video also has sound, it should be noted that the NP-PE401H’s built-in 8-watt per channel stereo speakers will be adequate for any normal-sized classroom, negating the need for add-on, powered speakers.