Model: nc1202l
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Designed for theaters with screens (up to 39.4 ft. wide), NEC's NC1202L is the latest DCI compliant B Laser DLP cinema projector. Delivering precise 2K (2048 x 1080) resolution, 3-D capabilities and high contrast images (2000:1), this model is easy to operate, extremely user-friendly and requires minimal maintenance providing up to 50,000* hours of laser life for unsurpassed TCO. Designed to work with all Series2 Integrated Media Server (IMS).
  • 3D content utilizes the projector's full 2K resolution and triple flash technology for smooth motion
  • Lamp free projector uses an B laser module
  • Approximately 50,000* hours of expected usage of the laser and DMD (depends on environmental conditions)
  • Direct selection buttons for eight stored projector configurations
  • Projector can be controlled from an optional touchscreen
  • Auto brightness control maintains constant brightness by adjusting the laser power as it ages
  • Complete line of (5) bayonet-style lenses with electronic zoom, focus and lens shift
  • Memory functions for lens position and light output simplify frequent operation

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Native Resolution 2K 2048x1080 Maximum Resolution 2K 2048 x 1080
Contrast Ratio (typical) 1600:1 Lifetime 2 years / 50,000* hours

Synchronization Range

Horizontal (Analog/Digital) 15-100kHz (RGB: 24kHz or over) Vertical 50-120Hz

Signal Compatibility/Connectivity

External Control 2 × RJ45 (4 GPI and 6 GPO); 3 × RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet Input Terminals
Output Terminals
2 × RJ45 (16-channel AES3-EBU Digital Audio)
Monitor Out:
"1x3D(D-sub 15pin female), 1xGPIO(D-sub 37pin female), 1xUSB(Type-A), 1xLAN(100Base-T, RJ45), 1xSERIAL(RS-232C, D-sub 9pin female)"

Power Consumption (typical)

On 1050W Power Consumption (max) 1750 W
Power Savings Mode TBD Input Current 9.5A
Power Requirements 200 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz Single Phase Power Supply Voltage 220 - 240V AC, 50/60Hz Single Phase

Physical Specifications

Dimensions (WxHxD)
27.6 x 11.3 x 32.0 in. (700 x 288 x 812mm)
27.6 x 11.3 x 32.0 in. (700 x 288 x 812mm)
35.8 x 19.1 x 44.6 in. (909 x 484 x 1132 mm)
Net Weight:
152.1 lbs. / 69 kg (excluding lens)
182 lbs. (83 kg)

Environmental Conditions

Operating Temperature 50-95°F / 10-35°C Operating Humidity 10 to 85% Humidity (Non-Condensing)
Operating Altitude 0 to 3000 m (9,843 ft) Storage Temperature 14-122°F / -10 50°C
Storage Humidity 10% - 85% (non-condensing) Storage Altitude 0-12,000m / 0-39,370ft (above sea level)

Limited Warranty (parts & labor)

Registered owners receive a 2-year parts and labor warranty  

Additional Features

Motorized focus, zoom, horizontal/vertical shift, light shutter (dowser) / Lens memory stores lens setting (shift/zoom/focus) / Range of shift is dependent on lens  


Light Output(Lumens) 7,000 Lumens Light Source Life 50,000* hours
Throw Ratio 1.2 to 1.72:1 zoom / 1.33 to 2.1:1 / 1.62 to 2.7:1 zoom / 2.09 to 3.9:1 zoom / 4.07 to 6.34:1 zoom Projection Distance 2.9 - 35.9 ft. / 0.9 - 10.9 m
Projector Angle +10/- 15° (Up / Down) Lens
F number, fnumber:
(NP-9LS12ZM1) F=2.5, f=18.6-26.7mm, (NP-9LS13ZM1) F=2.5, f=20.7-32.7mm, (NP-9LS16ZM1) F=2.5, f=25.2-42mm, (NP-9LS20ZM1) F=2.5, f=32.2-60.3mm, (NP-9LS40ZM1) F=2.5, f=62.1-97.8mm


Installation Orientation Floor/Front, Floor/Rear, Ceiling/Front, Ceiling/Rear Fan Noise 46dB
Regulations US: UL62368-1, UL60950-1, FCC Part15 ClassA (Marking: UL) / CAN/CSA C22.2, ICES-003 ClassA (Marking CAN ICES-3(A)/NMB-3(A)) / Latin America: IEC60950-1, CISPR 32 CLASS A, CISPR 24, IEC61000-3-2/-3-3 / Laser Safety US: FDA 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11: *Risk Group 3 according to Laser Guidance for Laser Illuminated Projectors / Laser Safety Others: Class1 of IEC60825-1 Edition3 2014: Class1, IEC62471 2006: RG3 Optional Lenses Zoom lens 1.2-1.72 (NP-9LS12ZM1), Zoom lens 1.33-2.1 (NP-9LS13ZM1), Zoom lens 1.62-2.7 (NP-9LS15ZM1), Zoom lens 2.09-3.9 (NP-9LS20ZM1), Zoom lens 4.07-6.34 (NP-9LS40ZM1)


  • Zoom lens 1.2-1.72 (NP-9LS12ZM1)
  • Zoom lens 1.33-2.1 (NP-9LS13ZM1)
  • Zoom lens 1.62-2.7 (NP-9LS15ZM1)
  • Zoom lens 2.09-3.9 (NP-9LS20ZM1)
  • Zoom lens 4.07-6.34 (NP-9LS40ZM1)

Projection Method

3-chip DLP Cinema® Technology  

Primary Lenses

Zoom lens 1.2-1.72 (NP-9LS12ZM1), Zoom lens 1.33-2.1 (NP-9LS13ZM1), Zoom lens 1.62-2.7 (NP-9LS15ZM1), Zoom lens 2.09-3.9 (NP-9LS20ZM1), Zoom lens 4.07-6.34 (NP-9LS40ZM1)  

Lens Adjustment Functions

Motorized focus, zoom, horizontal/vertical shift, light shutter (dowser) / Lens memory stores lens setting (shift/zoom/focus) / Range of shift is dependent on lens  

Lamp Bulbs

B Laser Light Source  

Supported Screen Size (maximum)

Up to 39.4 ft. / 12m  

Cooling Method

Air and liquid cooling inside  

DMD Specifications

0.69” S2K DLP Cinema® Chip  


*** Subject to installation conditions. Maximum screen size is under the conditions of 14-ft-L @ screen gain 1.8
***** When the AC power to the projector power supply and the lamp power supply are provided by a single cable

Warranty Length: Registered owners receive a 2-year parts and labor warranty.

Optional Lenses

1.27 – 1.82:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
2.25 – 4.18:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
4.43 - 6.76:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
1.41 – 2.23:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)
1.71 – 2.87:1 Zoom Lens (lens shift)

  • Remote control, Batteries, Power cord, RGB signal cable, User manual, Quick Start Guide, Product registration card, CD-ROM

Have a problem with your NEC product? Here you'll find common questions. If you do not find a sufficient answer, please do not hesitate to contact us or call us at 800-632-4662.


  • If the lamp indicator light on the projector is solid red then you would need to change the lamp as it has been used beyond its usable life.
  • Once the new lamp is installed you will need to reset the lamp hours of the projector with the remote control.
  • While the unit is in standby mode, meaning the power light is solid orange, you will need to hold down the help button on the remote for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Once the lamp hours are reset the lamp LED light will go out and at that time the unit should power on normally.
  • In the projectors on screen menu select the Setup option.
  • Under setup go to Installation or Installation 1 in the sub menu.
  • Within installation you will need to select Orientation.
  • In orientation select the box that says desktop front, press enter and change the option to either ceiling front or ceiling rear depending on which direction the unit is facing in regards to the screen.
This tip works for most NEC Projectors: First, ensure that the projector is powered “on.” Second, hold down the “cancel” or “exit” button on the projector for about 15 to 20 seconds.
You will need an additional accessory called a remote mouse receiver -Part Number NP01MR. 3 Ways to Order:
  • NEC Website
  • Contacting Projector Telephone Support at 800.836.0655.
NEC projector input panels feature RGB computer inputs, a composite video input (yellow RCa type plug) and an S-Video input. The RGB computer input (blue) and can also be used with an optional component video adapter for connection to a DVD player or other video source, if desired.
Function F* (this varies from computer to computer)
This can be done by going into the OSM and making the change there or by sending a specific RS232 command to the projector from a computer.
If you are experiencing an issues related to image quality, colors, and signal, Factory Reset is the first setup to perform. (Please make a note of any custom setting prior to doing a factory reset.)
With certain NEC projectors it is possible to project onto non-flat surfaces such as cylinders or corners using free software such as the Geometric Correction Tool, Keep in mind that the 16:9 format will not be supported.
To permanently save your digital keystone corrections by activating "3D Reform Memory." To do this:

1. Go to the "Extended Menu" and choose "Projector Options."
2. Choose "Setup" and go to page 4.
3. Choose the checkbox "3D Reform Memory" and press OK.

Your horizontal, vertical and diagonal 3D reform (keystone) data will now be permanently saved.
The flash memory card or USB drive must be formatted with the FAT16 or FAT file system. (FAT32 and NTFS are not recognized.)
The PC card slot, which is situated on the projector main unit, allows you to make presentations without a PC. Just insert a compact flash or flash memory card containing your stored presentation material and display images directly onto a screen. The projector will display JPEG, BMP, TXT and text-only HTML files.
To present your digital images or stills using an NEC projector you can use the following memory cards:

Compact flash cards (with a Type II PCMCIa CF adapter)
Smart media (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)
Memory stick (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)
Memory stick pro (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)
Multimedia card (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)
Secure digital (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)
The PC Card Viewer and the Blackboard Function. Projectors equipped with the PC Card Viewer feature are particularly suitable for mobile use since you do not need a notebook or PC to make a presentation. Instead, you can take your presentation along with you stored on a normal PC card or Compact Flash card. Meanwhile, the Blackboard feature allows you to create drawings via the USB mouse and project them onto a screen, facilitating interactive presentations and audience rapport.
Yes. NEC projectors are fitted with inputs for video and S-Video, and meet NTSC, PAL, SECAM, 4.43NTSC and PaL60 standards. You can connect the projector using video, S-video and component (YUV) cables. Please, all projectors are PaL Progressive-enabled (via YUV or RGB). The latest NEC projectors produce virtually no irritating fan noise.
Most projectors use LCD technology. This splits light into the primary colors red, green and blue. Each color is then directed through an LCD display acting as a ‘light valve’ and the light is then reassembled. There is an LCD display for each individual pixel and each primary color. DLP technology involves the use of huge numbers of tiny quadratic mirrors arrayed on a Texas Instruments DMD chip. Only when a mirror is tilted will it reflect the light shining onto it back towards the screen. This very high-frequency switching on and off of points of light is not perceived by the human eye and allows different shades of color to be portrayed. The colors are generated by a color ribbon featuring the primary colors red, green and blue.
It depends on the installation environment. In environments with more ambient light, we recommend choosing DLP. For the greatest flexibility, choose an NEC projector that features both technologies.
Check your projector's installation guide, or use our Image Calculator.

Keep in mind that distances shown in the Installation Guide or Image Calculator may vary ± 5%. We recommend that you verify the distance before the projector is installed.
As a general rule, the distance between the viewers and the screen should between 1.5 and 6 times the image width.
Your ideal screen will depend on your installation, the size of the room, the amount of ambient light, and other factors. We recommend contacting your installer or a screen vendor for screen recommendations.
Most lamps have an expected life of about 2000 hours.
There are several things you can do to increase your lamp life. • Always make sure there is adequate clearance near the intake and exhaust vents. • Keep the environment clean and relatively dust free. • Clean air filters every 100 hours, or more often if there are a lot of dust or contaminants in the room. • Striking the lamp ages the lamp as it causes slight changes to the shape of the electrodes that light the lamp, so light up your projector when you're ready to use it and avoid frequent on and off cycles. • Avoid shock to the lamp or projector. • Use Eco-Mode, if your projector has it. • After you run the projector, leave it plugged in until the fan turns itself off. • Avoid storing the lamp or projector in extreme temperatures or humidity levels.
Certain projector lamps contain mercury. Some states have laws that require projector lamps to be disposed of as a hazardous material if they contain mercury. Check with your audio-visual sales associate or local municipality to find out what the projector lamp disposal laws are for your state. You may also contact NEC Technical Support to have your lamp recycled by Sharp NEC Display Solutions.
For Windows XP (ver. 2.08):

LT265 & LT245 (Firmware Version: 1.04 or later) / WT610 (Firmware Version: 1.08 or later) / LT380 / LT280 / NP3150 / NP2150 / NP1150 / NP3151W / NP905 / NP901W / NP2000 / NP1000 / VT800

For Windows Vista (ver. 2.08):

LT265 / 245 (Firmware Version: 1.04 or later) / WT615 / 610 (Firmware Version: 1.08 or later) / LT380 / 280 / NP3150 / NP2150 / NP1150 / NP3151W / NP905 / NP901W / NP2000 / NP1000 / VT800

For Mac OS (Intel) (ver. 1.2.5)

LT265 / LT245 (Firmware version: 1.03 or later) / LT380 / LT280 / NP3150 / NP2150 / NP1150 / NP3151W / NP905 / NP901W NP2000 / NP1000 / VT800* / WT610 (Firmware version: 1.00 or later)

For Mac OS (PowerPC) (ver. 1.2.4)

LT265 / LT245 (Firmware version: 1.03 or later) / LT380 / LT280 / NP3150 / NP2150 / NP1150 / NP3151W / NP905 / NP901W / NP2000 / NP1000 / VT800* / WT610 (Firmware version: 1.00 or later)

*The "Easy Connection" function cannot be used with VT800.
Virtual Remote Tool is compatible with NP300/400/500/500W/600 models.
PC Control is designed to control a single projector, while PC Control Pro is designed to control multiple projectors.
The PC Control Utility or PC Control Pro can be connected from your computer to the projector using a serial or LAN connection.
Select "Lamp Mode" on the remote control and use the menu to select Eco-Mode.
Excessive moisture, dust, heat and smoke.
You're seeing the result of dust build-up on the green LCD panel. We recommend that you schedule a service visit. Please contact NEC technical support or your local NEC service provider to set it up.
No, NEC only provides service support and parts to NEC authorized servicers and technicians. NEC-authorized service centers/technicians have attended training classes to ensure quality service on NEC products
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