Model: nc1700l
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Designed for theaters with small screens, NEC's NC1701L DLP cinema projector delivers an enhanced theater experience with pristine images. With its S2K chip set from Texas Instruments®, the NC1701L is the first compact lightweight laser based 2K DCI-certified digital cinema projector on the market. Its small size enables it to be installed in small projection booths within the theater or transported for mobile applications. The optional all-in-one Integrated Media Server (IMS) with 2 TB RAID5 of storage offers versatile connectivity, while reducing the number of peripheral devices needed. The NC1701L features precise 2K (2048 x 1080) resolution, 3D capabilities and 3-chip DMD reflection method and is easy to operate with user-friendly accessibility and up to 30,000 hours of laser life for unsurpassed TCO.

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  • Laser light source ensures no black screen
  • Approximately 30,000* hours of expected usage of the laser and DMD (depends on environmental conditions)
  • 3D content utilizes the projector's full 2K resolution and triple flash technology for smooth motion
  • Complete line of (5) bayonet-style lenses with electronic zoom, focus and lens shift and lens memory (4 lenses)
  • Direct selection buttons for eight stored projector configurations
  • Projector can be controlled from an optional touchscreen

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Native Resolution 2K 2048x1080 Contrast Ratio (typical) 1750:1 (full on/off)

Signal Compatibility/Connectivity

External Control IMS: 2 x RJ45 (4 GPI and 6 GPO) / 2 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet, Projector: 1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet / 1 x GPIO (D-sub 37 pin female) / 1 x GPIO (3D) (D-sub 15 pin female) Input Terminals
IMS: HDMI, 2 x 3G-SDI bidirectional (input and output), 3 x USB Type A, 1 x eSATA

Power Consumption (typical)

On Projector: 1850W
Power Supply Voltage Projector power supply unit: 200- 240V AC, 50/60Hz,single phase

Physical Specifications

Dimensions (WxHxD)
  • Projector: 27.56 x 35.87 x 12.36 in. / 700 x 911 x 314mm
  • Chiller: 25.6 x 27.6 x 23.6 in. / 650 x 700 x 600mm
Net Weight:
  • Projector: 97 lbs. / 44kg (excluding lens and IMS)
  • (2) Chiller: 161 lbs. / 73 kg each

  • (excluding lens and IMS)

Environmental Conditions

Environment Operational temperatures: 50-95°F / 10-35°C
Humidity: 10% - 85% (non-condensing)
Storage temperatures: 14-122°F / -10 50°C
Humidity: 10% - 85% (non-condensing)

Limited Warranty (parts & labor)

Registered owners receive a 2-year parts and labor warranty  


Lens Shift NP-9LS40ZM1 (motorized) -0.5 to +0.55 Vertical, +/- 0.11 Horizontal; ZM1 Series (motorized) -0.5 to +0.5 Vertical, +/-0.11 Horizontal Light Output(Lumens) Up to 55.8 ft/17m@14ft-L in DCI color (1.8 gain screen)


Fan Noise <55db Projector
<60db Chiller
Regulations UL60950-1 / FCC Part15 Class A (Marking: UL, FCC) CSA60950-1 / ICES-003 Class A (Marking: C-UL, DoC of Canada) IEC60950-1 / EN55022 Class A / EN55024 / EN61000-3-2/-3-3 (Marking: CE) IEC60825-1 Class 3R


  • Air filter
  • Lens 1.2-1.72 (NP-9LS12ZM1)
  • Lens 1.33-2.1 (NP-9LS13ZM1)
  • Lens 1.62-2.7 (NP-9LS16ZM1)
  • Lens 2.09-3.9 (NP-9LS20ZM)
  • Lens 4.07-6.34 (NP-9LS40ZM1)

Projection Method

3-chip DMD reflection method  

Primary Lenses

For 0.69” DLP Chip: 1.2 to 1.72:1 zoom / 1.33 to 2.1:1 zoom / 1.62 to 2.7:1 zoom / 2.09 to 3.9:1 zoom / 4.07 to 6.34:1 zoom  

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  

Light Source

Laser light source  

Supported Screen Size (maximum)

56 ft. / 17m  

Cooling Method

Liquid cooling inside, air cooling with dust-preventing electrostatic filter  



Digital Cinema Projector Misc

Integrated Media Server

  • User Manual
  • Important Information
  • Service Door Key for Projector
  • Laser Administrator Key
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