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Casio XJ-M256 Projector

1800:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
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The Casio Signature Model Projectors have increased I/O connectivity, are DLP 3D Ready and have auto brightness adjustment to save power and reduce eye fatigue. The USB models allow Wi-Fi... More
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5 Reasons For

Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the XJ-M256 which do not support WiFi connectivity, the XJ-M256 supports WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other projectors which support WiFi connectivity to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Casio XJ-A147[plb_2469836_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Casio XJ-M246[plb_2819973_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The XJ-M256 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the XJ-M256.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most frequently supported graphics resolution on 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The XJ-M256 has a fairly big matrix size (0.65 inches) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type. The smallest matrix size of data projectors that were launched around the same time as the XJ-M256 is 0.55", the biggest is 0.7", and the average matrix size is 0.61".

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The XJ-M256 does not support 3D image projection, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of this spec and age also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the XJ-M256, the XJ-M256 does not support Full HD projection.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

At 145 Watts, the Casio XJ-M256 has a quite high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XJ-M256. Across all the projectors of this spec and age the power consumption in economy mode range from 110W to 150W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 130W.

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Very Small Offset

At only 33 percent, the XJ-M256 has a quite small offset compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the XJ-M256. Across all the projectors of this age and spec the offsets range from 33% to 120%.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-M256

Running Costs Are OK

The average running cost of the XJ-M256 is £61 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 21 similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Casio Has OK Reviews for Its Projectors

Casio has unexceptional reviews for its 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors, however it has ok reviews when measured across its entire projector range.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 1800:1 contrast ratio projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the XJ-M256 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the XJ-M256.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors and we think the Casio XJ-M156[plb_2757562_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Noise Level

The XJ-M256 has a fairly average noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the XJ-M256.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 33dB noise level projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Casio XJ-M156[plb_2757562_price].

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
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
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Product Type
Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

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Long-lasting, mercury-free bulb
Good set of connection choices, including Wi-Fi
Strong audio
Some 3D capabilities
Significant rainbow effect in video
Projection of 3D content is limited to PCs

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £57.69
Electricity cost when on standby £2.95
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Total running cost over 5 years £60.64
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers casio 1200x800
Barcodes 00079767466930, 04971850466932

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Casio XJ-A142 vs Casio XJ-M256

Casio XJ-A142 vs Casio XJ-M256
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£ 861.60 £1,267.92
Shorter
1.6kg Lighter
A Lot Bigger Offset
27% Lower Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Four Times Lower RMS Rated Power
20% Dimmer Projector Brightness

Casio XJ-UT310WN vs Casio XJ-M256

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£ 1,321.63 £1,267.92
Bigger Offset
Higher RMS Rated Power
Two More VGA (D-Sub) Ports
Two Audio in Ports
68.4mm Taller
30% Heavier

Casio XJ-A247 vs Casio XJ-M256

Casio XJ-A247 vs Casio XJ-M256
Casio XJ-A247 Casio XJ-M256
£ 1,057.20 £1,267.92
Significantly Shorter
Lighter
34% Bigger Offset
0.5x Bigger Optical Zoom
Four Times Lower RMS Rated Power
Dimmer Projector Brightness
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