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Casio XJ-A256
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Casio XJ-A256 Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2012
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8 Reasons For

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The XJ-A256 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the XJ-A256 do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might also want to consider 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

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Casio XJ-A256 has a built-in speaker.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The Casio XJ-A256 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768). The best resolution of all 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-A256 is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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Very Long Lamp Service Life

When compared to other projectors of a comparable age and type to the XJ-A256 that we have checked the lamp service life of, the XJ-A256's lamp service life of 20,000 hours is one of the longest. Across all the multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the XJ-A256 the lamp service lives range from 200h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 5,200h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Narrow

With a width of only 297 millimeters, the Casio XJ-A256 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the XJ-A256. The widths of projectors that are a similar age to the XJ-A256 range from 120mm to 540mm, and the average width is 380mm.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

At only 0.4 Watts, the XJ-A256 has a quite low power consumption during PowerSave compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years. The lowest power consumption during PowerSave of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XJ-A256 is 0.2W, the highest is 460W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 200W.

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Very Light

The XJ-A256 is one of the lighter 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-A256 (only 2.3 kilograms) amongst projectors of this age. Projectors of this spec and age have weights of between 370g and 23kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The XJ-A256 does not support Full HD projection, although keep in mind that most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the XJ-A256 also do not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support Full HD projection to this multimedia projector and we think the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years do not support 3D image projection. The Casio XJ-A256 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

Other projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might want to look at include the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price].

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 1 Watt, the XJ-A256 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the XJ-A256 the RMS rated power range from 1W to 19W, and the average RMS rated power is 7W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The XJ-A256 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago 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 multimedia projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XJ-A256 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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High Running Costs

The XJ-A256 is one of the more expensive to run projectors of this age and type that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the XJ-A256 is £879.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-A256

Casio Has OK Reviews for Its Projectors

Casio is one of the ok multimedia projector brands according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all data projectors.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this 2000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.

Average Noise Level

The XJ-A256 has a pretty average noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that came out 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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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 a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the XJ-A256.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Casio XJ-A256 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the XJ-A256.

There are a number of alternative 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Epson EB-1771[plb_1748930_price].

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the D6155W[pl_3060325_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens), or the PowerLite 935W[pl_1875522_price] (3,700 ANSI lumens) both from Epson which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
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
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included

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 £810.81
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Total running cost over 5 years £878.11
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4.4T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 4.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
112
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 112 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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