Posted on February 10, 2021 By Phil Jones
NEC P506QL 4K Laser Business Projector Review – Summary: Highlights, Pros and Cons
The NEC P506QL is a midsize installation class 4K capable 5000-lumen projector with a laser/phosphor light source. Like other Sharp/NEC laser projectors, the P506QL uses a laser/phosphor wheel light engine rated for 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation. There is also a Constant Brightness mode to ensure that the P506QL delivers consistent image brightness over the projector’s life.
Unlike most business projectors, the P506QL brightest picture mode still delivered good color reproduction. Since the projector can modulate its laser light source’s brightness, the P506QL has a rated dynamic contrast ratio of 500,000:1.
It can accept 4K@60P content via its HDMI and HDBaseT inputs, so it can easily reproduce all the detail found in text, photos, and graphics.
Like other NEC P Series projectors, the P506QL has manual horizontal and vertical lens shift, 1.5x zoom lens, which significantly enhances the unite placement flexibility. It also features USB 2.0A, which can power third-party devices and a LAN port for network control and asset management.
Sealed optics and laser light source ensure years of maintenance-free operation. Registered NEC P506QL owners receive a 5-year or 20,000 hours parts and labor warranty including InstaCare which is next business day exchange.
The NEC P506QL offers high brightness, accurate color reproduction, connectivity, and a laser light source’s longevity. While the P506QL is missing some features found on more expensive installation class projectors, including interchangeable motorized lenses, edge blending, and projection mapping, at a retail price of just $4299, the NEC P506QL is still a great value and is highly recommended.
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