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Casio XJ-A246 Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x720) 35dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
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9 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Multimedia projector expert review website pcmagazine.ru scored this 2000:1 contrast ratio projector 80 out of 100.

Running Costs Are Very Low

The average running cost of the XJ-A246 is only £71 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is in the cheapest 6% of all 86 multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Casio XJ-A246 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the XJ-A246 do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might also want to look at including the Epson PowerLite 1761W[plb_1735741_price], or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The XJ-A246 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the XJ-A246 also have a built-in speaker.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The XJ-A246 has a quite big optical zoom (2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age. The smallest optical zoom of data projectors of a comparable type and age to the XJ-A246 is 1x and the biggest is 2x.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

The lamp service lives of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the XJ-A246 range from 200h to 30,000h. With a lamp service life of 20,000 hours, the XJ-A246 has a fairly long lamp service life compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the XJ-A246.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

With a noise level in economy mode of only 29 decibels, the XJ-A246 has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The quietest noise level in economy mode of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 26dB, the loudest is 37dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB.

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Narrow

The XJ-A246 is one of the narrower 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the XJ-A246 (only 297 millimeters) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. The narrowest 2000:1 contrast ratio projector that is a comparable age to the XJ-A246 is 120mm wide, the widest is 540mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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Very Light

Across all the projectors that have been around for around the same time as the XJ-A246 the weights range from 370g to 23kg. The Casio XJ-A246 is one of the lighter 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago (only 2.3 kilograms) amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The XJ-A246 does not support Full HD projection, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of this spec and age also do not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection including the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Casio XJ-A246 does not support 3D image projection, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the XJ-A246 also do not support 3D image projection.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support 3D image projection including the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the XJ-A246 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the XJ-A246. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors that were launched around the same time as the XJ-A246 is 110 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 10,000 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

When compared to other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the XJ-A246, the lamp power of the XJ-A246 of only 170 Watts is one of the smallest. The smallest lamp power of comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the XJ-A246 is 170W, the biggest is 4,000W, and the average lamp power is 320W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 1 Watt, the Casio XJ-A246 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type. Multimedia projectors of this age and type have RMS rated power of between 1W and 19W, and the average RMS rated power is 7W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Casio XJ-A246 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port data projector. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-A246

Casio Has OK Projector Reviews

Projectors from Casio have an average rating of 70 out of 100, which is ok compared to the other projector manufacturers that we have assessed.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Casio data projector was released.

Average Noise Level

The Casio XJ-A246 has a pretty standard noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1280 X 800 Graphics Resolution

The XJ-A246 supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. That's over three times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-A246.

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WXGA (1280x720) Native Projector Resolution

The XJ-A246 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x720). That's 10% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Specification

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Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
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Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

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1 September 2013

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Wi-Fi connectivity
Has HDMI port
2X zoom
Long-lasting LED lamp
Three-year warranty
Relatively pricey
Some tinting in data images
Video is prone to the rainbow effect

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £67.30
Electricity cost when on standby £2.95
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Total running cost over 5 years £70.25
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.35 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00079767466114, 02990091002664

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