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Casio XJ-A256
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Casio XJ-A256 Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
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10 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

The XJ-A256 has an average 1 year running cost of only £71 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the cheapest to run data projectors of this spec and age.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The XJ-A256 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative projectors which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite 1761W[plb_1735741_price], or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years, the Casio XJ-A256 has a built-in speaker.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the Casio XJ-A246[plb_2223326_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 28dB to 42dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. At only 35 decibels, the XJ-A256 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-A256.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Canon LV-7490[plb_1627935_price] (35dB).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the XJ-A256 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the XJ-A256 the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of data projectors of this spec and age is 1.6x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 2x. When compared to other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the XJ-A256, the optical zoom of the XJ-A256 of 2 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

At 20,000 hours, the Casio XJ-A256 has a fairly long lamp service life compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age. 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-A256 have lamp service lives of between 200h and 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 5,200h.

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Narrow

At only 297 millimeters, the Casio XJ-A256 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the XJ-A256. The narrowest projector that was released more than two years ago is 120mm wide, the widest is 540mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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Quite Big Offset

The smallest offset of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 7.9% and the biggest is 100%. At 84 percent, the XJ-A256 has a quite big offset compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-A256.

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Very Light

The XJ-A256 is quite light (only 2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. The average weight of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the XJ-A256 is 6.5kg.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the XJ-A256, the XJ-A256 does not support Full HD projection.

It is worth considering alternative multimedia 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 XJ-A256 does not support 3D image projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also do not support 3D image projection.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the XJ-A256 the RMS rated power range from 1W to 19W. With an RMS rated power of only 1 Watt, the Casio XJ-A256 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The XJ-A256 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The XJ-A256 is a one USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-A256 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-A256

Casio Has OK Reviews for Its Projectors

Data projectors built by Casio are fairly ok data projectors according to average reviews from users and experts.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Casio released the XJ-A256.

1280 X 800 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the XJ-A256 is 1280 x 800. That's over three times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Average Projector Brightness

The XJ-A256 has a pretty typical projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XJ-A256.

If this Casio projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the Epson D6155W[plb_3060325_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens), or the Canon WUX400ST[plb_2983475_price] (4,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Zoom Capability
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Type
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
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
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
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

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Above-par data image quality
Thin and lightweight
2X zoom
Hybrid laser-LED light engine
Long-lasting, mercury-free lamp
Pricey
Relatively pronounced rainbow effect in video
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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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0.35T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.35 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers casio xja256, casio p163861, casio xja256u, casio xja256uj, casio p163861p

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