The NEC Display Solutions NP-M363W is a projector with a 3,600-lumen rating. This means it promises to beam images that is large enough for a small to mid-sized room. It is also bright enough to stand up to ambient lighting. It also has a 1.7-times zoom, and it offers features that give it more flexibility than most projectors in its price class. Add these to the near excellent image performance and quality for the projected images, and you get a strong candidate should you be needing a native WXGA (1,280 x 800) data projector.
The NEC Display Solutions NP-M363W Brings Better Quality and Performance Than Most of Its Rivals
Do note that there is a difference in terms of color brightness and white brightness for the NEC Display Solutions NP-M363W. This is typical for DLP projectors. Other LCD models, like the Epson 955WH, these two brightness categories match each other. With the M363W, the difference between the two levels mean that color images won’t be as bright as you would expect them to be when compared to the white brightness level.
Aside from its brightness level, the NP-M363W projector is built around the same platform as the NEC Display Solutions NP-M363X. This means that they both share the same size, ports, and even the weight. This is despite both beamers to have different resolution and aspect ratio.
Since both NEC projectors share a lot of the same qualities, unfortunately, this also means that t hey share the same clumsy menu structure when users want to switch between 2D and 3D modes. Both also have a single-chip DLP design, which means that there will be rainbow artifacts that may show on the screen now and then.
While both share many features and flaws, they differ in resolution. The most notable difference in this aspect is the image quality. The M363W, being the better of the two in this regard, scores a better job in deliver near-excellent quality for data images. However, colors appear to be duller than its competitors, but these might not pose much of a problem if you’re going to use the unit for casual viewing or for office presentations.
The NEC Display Solutions NP-M363W if you want a decently priced and performing projector for office presentations or even casual video viewing. However, if you want higher quality videos in your images, then perhaps you might consider other beamers within the same price class that can do better in terms of bringing more vibrant colors.