Product Profile: NEC NP-ME331W LCD Projector

Published 03/08/2018 10:35 AM   |    Updated 08/21/2019 11:09 AM

With its powerful 3300-lumen display, energy-saving ECO Mode and economical price tag, the NEC NP-ME331W LCD projector is a solid choice for educators and businesses alike. This low-maintenance, high-brightness NEC projector is lightweight and has a 1.7x zoom range for great flexibility.

MultiPresenter mode lets administrators split the screen into two, four or 16 simultaneous displays. Users will also love this projector’s ECO Mode capabilities, featuring:

  • Up to 9,000 hours of lamp life
  • Extended filter life
  • Carbon savings meter
  • Quick start & direct power off

NEC NP-ME331W projector specifications

  • Dimensions: 14.5 x 11.5 x 4.3 inches
  • Weight: 6.39 pounds
  • Throw ratio: 1.3–2.2:1
  • Screen size (diagonal): 30–300 inches

NEC NP-ME331W performance features

  • Resolution: WXGA (1280 x 800)
  • Lumens: 3300
  • Contrast ratio: up to 6,000:1
  • 1.7x zoom range
  • Built-in 20-watt speaker

NEC NP-ME331W additional features

  • ECO Mode technology for up to 9,000 hours lamp life
  • Built-in wall color correction
  • DICOM picture mode
  • Keystone image correction

NEC NP-ME331W connectivity

  • 2 HDMI inputs
  • USB Viewer
  • MultiPresenter (connect up to 16 devices)
  • VGA (for virtual remote functions)

Frequently asked questions — functionality

Q: How does the Virtual Remote Tool work?
A: The NEC Virtual Remote Tool allows you to control the projector via your laptop. You can download the Virtual Remote Tool for Windows-based PCs.

Q: What does ECO Mode do?
A: ECO Mode reduces power consumption and prolongs lamp life up to 9,000 hours. This mode lowers lamp power to anywhere between 60–80% of regular lamp brightness. There are four ECO Mode settings: Off (100% power), Normal (80%), Eco (60%) and Auto eco (cycles between 80–100%).

Q: What is DICOM technology?
A: DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine) is a standard display setting for black-and-white medical images (such as X-rays). The DICOM picture mode on this projector optimizes black/gray/white details. It’s used for training and presentations rather than actual medical evaluations.

Q: What is Keystone image correction technology?
A: This NEC projector comes with Keystone, Cornerstone and Pincushion image correction software. Keystone makes horizontal and vertical adjustments, while Cornerstone corrects for diagonal skewing. Pincushion removes the barreling effect that occurs at the edges of projected images.

Frequently asked questions — compatibility

Q: Does this projector work with Mac? Can I project from an iPad?
A: Yes, the NP-ME331W projector works with Mac and iOS devices. Download MultiPresenter on Windows, Mac, iOS or Android to present from a laptop or connected device. You can share files, images, documents, presentations and more. You can also share audio, but only from a Windows laptop.

Q: Can it project from a PS4?
A: Yes. You can connect a PlayStation 4 to your NEC projector using an HDMI cable. For audio, you can hook up external speakers or run audio through the PS4 controller with headphones.

Q: Will my NEC projector play PowerPoint presentations from the USB Viewer?
A: The USB Viewer only displays static images (JPG files), so you can’t open and play a PowerPoint® presentation directly. However, you can work around this by saving each slide of your presentation as a JPG and opening each image individually.

Q: Can it be mounted from the ceiling?
A: Yes, the NP-ME331W projector can be ceiling- or wall-mounted. We recommend using the NEC NP01UCM ceiling mount. For installation instructions, view the ceiling mount installation guide.

Frequently asked questions — troubleshooting

Q: Why is the projector image upside down?
A: After mounting your projector to the ceiling, the image may appear upside down. To fix it, go to the projector menu and click Setup > Installation > Orientation > Desktop front. Change the option to ceiling front or ceiling rear, depending on which direction the projector is facing.

Q: What does a blinking orange or red light mean?
A: If your NEC projector is blinking orange or red, it could mean your projector needs to cool down (power indicator blinking orange) or that there’s a power, fan or lamp error (status indicator blinking red). Consult page 108 of the user manual to diagnose your projector’s status.

Q: Why does my projector turn itself off?
A: If your NEC projector keeps shutting off, it could be from overheating or a lamp error. Try cleaning the filter and dusting off the ventilation holes. If that doesn’t work, you may need to replace the lamp. Page 108 of the user manual has a list of error indicators that can help you diagnose the issue.

Q: Where is the projector’s serial number?
A: Your projector should include a barcode sticker on it. The serial number is the set of numbers appearing on the right side of the sticker.

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