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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of NEC HT510. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the noise and usability. The design and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the price.

image quality, design, usability, noise


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the NEC HT510 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


NEC's HT510 is easy to set up and use and offers adequate performance for a home theatre environment. However it is let down by a relatively low native resolution.

Sleek casing, easy-to-use

Lacks a DVI connection, low native resolution

May, 2005

Expert review by : Guy Cocker (



Nicely designed and with all required connectivity, the NEC HT510 is a good-value home projector.

Unique design ; Good AV connectivity ; Short throw distance ; Ease of use ; DLP-chipset picture quality ; Remote control ; All cables included

Lacks a digital video input ; Not a high-resolution chipset

The only thing that hinders this feat is a particularly poor contrast ratio, which reduces any blacks on screen to a mess of indistinguishable greys. As a home cinema projector, this is a problem, as the sort of films you'll probably want to test on...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (



The NEC projector comes with a 2 year warranty which is fairly typical - although since we mentioned two of its major competitors - the Sanyo Z3 has a 3 year warranty, and the Panasonic AE700U projector has a 1 year warranty (note Panasonic sells a 3...

Very good color ; Smooth image quality ; Well laid out remote control ; Lens shift ; More powerful than most, it does well on larger screens even in its darker modes ; Very portable - easy to set up and take down ; Extremely quiet

Pixels visible at closer seating positions, than some other projectors in price class ; No DVI or HDMI (digital) inputs ; The sort of silly rear "rocker" foot on the bottom ; No saveable user settings

Back to how the NEC HT510 stacks up to the LCD projectors. Tough call. Overall I like the Sanyo for color, features, and warranty, but the NEC should be considered by anyone who wants to stick with DLP for "smoother" image. With DLP projectors, you are...

Jan, 2005

Consumer review (

"quiet compact and very high resolution"


astonishing picture quality combined with stylish design makes this one of the best projectors under $5000 in Australia. it is easily set up with very flexible features and is whisper quite in operation.

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications

Make every seat the best seat in the house. Turn any room in your home into an entertainment event with the dynamic, easy to use HT510 projector that delivers vivid larger than life images.

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:1200:1
Max Image Size:5.08m / 508cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 576
Max Screen Distance:7.3m
Min Image Size:0.76m / 76cm
Min Screen Distance:0.9m
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP Projector


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:NEC

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)
Bulb type:NSH

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video