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Hitachi CP-AX2503
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Hitachi CP-AX2503 Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice
5000:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB 2,700 ANSI Lumens Apr 2014
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- Brightness:- Normal Mode - 2700 ANSI Lumens- Eco Mode - 1800 ANSI Lumens- XGA- Contrast ratio: 5000:1- Advanced networking features- Optional wireless network feature 3LCD - A sophisticated,... More
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site wrote that this 5000:1 contrast ratio data projector was excellent and gave it their highest award. This data projector received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This projector received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Good Product Quality

Two people who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Two years ago Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Excellent quality for data images” in their Hitachi CP-AX2503 review. Pc Mag also mentioned “Bright image with good color quality”.

Supports Full HD Projection

The CP-AX2503 supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the CP-AX2503 which do not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including the Epson Z8455WUNL[plb_1838281_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the CP-AX2503, the CP-AX2503 has a built-in speaker.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 has a fairly quiet noise level (only 34 decibels) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-AX2503. Data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the CP-AX2503 have noise levels of between 29dB and 48dB.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The CP-AX2503 is a three USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the multimedia projectors of this age and type. Most of the projectors that were released more than two years ago only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however this Hitachi projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Two HDMI Ports

The CP-AX2503 is a two HDMI port multimedia projector. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-AX2503 have between one and two HDMI ports.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the CP-AX2503 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of projectors that were released around the same time as the CP-AX2503 is 2W, the highest is 16W, and the average RMS rated power is 9.3W.

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Fairly Bright Lamp Power in Economic Mode

At 5,000 Watts, the Hitachi CP-AX2503 has a quite bright lamp power in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago. The dimmest lamp power in economic mode of 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the CP-AX2503 is 150W and the brightest is 6,000W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The average noise level in economy mode of 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-AX2503 is 31dB. With a noise level in economy mode of only 28 decibels, the CP-AX2503 has one of the quietest noise levels in economy mode amongst data projectors of this age.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

Multimedia projectors of this type and age have digital zooms of between 1.1x and 1.4x, and the average digital zoom is 1.3x. When compared to other data projectors of this age and type, the CP-AX2503's digital zoom of 1.35 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most multimedia projectors of this age and spec do not support 3D image projection. The Hitachi CP-AX2503 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D image projection to this multimedia projector and we think the Epson Z8455WUNL[plb_1838281_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the CP-AX2503, the CP-AX2503 does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to consider including the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 2,700 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the CP-AX2503. Comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the CP-AX2503 have projector brightness of between 2,000 ANSI lumens and 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,800 ANSI lumens.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Ricoh PJ WX4141N[plb_2502936_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Dim Brightness in Economy Mode

Across all the data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the CP-AX2503 the brightness in economy mode range from 1,800 ANSI lumens to 5,000 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The CP-AX2503 has a fairly dim brightness in economy mode (only 1,800 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Lamp Power

Across all the 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the CP-AX2503 the lamp power range from 190W to 400W. With a lamp power of only 225 Watts, the CP-AX2503 has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the CP-AX2503.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

The CP-AX2503 has one of the smaller matrix sizes (only 0.63 inches) amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average matrix size of 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years is 0.7", and the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.79".

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3 Other reasons to consider the Hitachi CP-AX2503

Running Costs Are OK

The CP-AX2503 is typical compared to the other 53 data projectors of a similar age and type that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the CP-AX2503 will cost £105 over 1 year to run.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Hitachi released the CP-AX2503.

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The CP-AX2503 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Air Filter
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
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
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
15 July 2014

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 ultra-short-throw projector can give you a big image with the projector just inches from the screen...

PC Mag

Ultra-short-throw
Excellent quality for data images
XGA 1 024-by 768) native resolution
Bright image with good color quality
No 3D support

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Electricity cost when switched on £102.55
Electricity cost when on standby £2.21
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Total running cost over 5 years £104.76
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hitachi cpax2503
Barcodes 00050585154322, 00505851543220, 04902530041064

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