The NEC PX1005QL is a great option for someone looking for a high brightness native 4K installation projector. It can reproduce far more detail than a comparable Pixel Shifting projector. It would be ideal for displaying video, artwork, photos and other images that requires a large amount of detail.
For example, the PX1005QL could be used to display highly detailed CAD images either in an architectural firm’s meeting room or in a classroom at an architecture school. The NEC PX1005QL even has multi-picture capabilities so you can display four separate 1080p images simultaneously.
Since it utilizes a DLP imager, it however cannot match the black level and native contrast of a good 3LCD projector. While you can find a few high brightness 3LCD installation projectors that offer 4K resolution, they cost much more than comparable native 4K DLP models. For example, a Sony 4K 3LCD laser projector with 8,000 lumens retails for $60,000 while a 4K DLP laser projector with 10,000 lumens, like the PX1005QL, cost about 1/3 of that amount.
The NEC NP-PX1005QL retails for $24,000. If you are looking for a 10,000 lumens projector at that price point you will have to choose between a Pixel Shifting 3LCD projector or a Native 4K DLP projector like the PX1005QL. If high resolution is one of your top priorities when looking for a flexible high brightness installation projector, you should definitely consider the NEC PX1005QL.