The CP-EX250N has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.
We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Hitachi CP-EW300 (£490.14).
Very High RMS Rated Power
At 16 Watts, the CP-EX250N has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec. The average RMS rated power of 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the CP-EX250N is 7.2W, and the RMS rated power range from 1W to 19W.
Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the CP-EX250N is 2,500h and the longest is 6,000h. At 6,000 hours, the Hitachi CP-EX250N has a very long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the CP-EX250N.
The widths of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the CP-EX250N range from 120mm to 540mm. With a width of only 320 millimeters, the Hitachi CP-EX250N is fairly narrow compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the CP-EX250N.
6 Reasons Against
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
Most multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-EX250N do not support Full HD projection. The Hitachi CP-EX250N is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.
We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Hitachi CP-EW300 (£490.14).
Does Not Support 3D Image Projection
The CP-EX250N does not support 3D image projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the CP-EX250N also do not support 3D image projection.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the CP-EX250N, the CP-EX250N does not support WiFi connectivity.
Very Dim Brightness in Economy Mode
Projectors of this spec and age have brightness in economy mode of between 1,400 ANSI lumens and 5,400 ANSI lumens, and the average brightness in economy mode is 3,000 ANSI lumens. The CP-EX250N has one of the dimmer brightness in economy mode (only 1,800 ANSI lumen) amongst projectors of this age.
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Very Small Lamp Power
The smallest lamp power of similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the CP-EX250N is 170W and the biggest is 400W. At only 215 Watts, the CP-EX250N has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the CP-EX250N.
Only One Audio in Port
The CP-EX250N is a one audio in port data projector. Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age have between one and two audio in ports.
5 Other reasons to consider the Hitachi CP-EX250N
Running Costs Are Average
Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the CP-EX250N is £104, which is typical compared to the other 73 data projectors of a similar age and type.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Hitachi released the CP-EX250N over two years ago.
Average Noise Level
With a noise level of 38 decibels, the CP-EX250N has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the CP-EX250N.
Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Asus P1 (28dB) which also has a higher rating.
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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution
This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Projectors with a higher resolution that might be worth considering include the Asus P1 (WXGA (1280x800)) which also has a higher rating.
Average Projector Brightness
The CP-EX250N has a relatively standard projector brightness (2,700 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-EX250N.
Native Projector Resolution
2,700 ANSI lumens
Vertical Keystone Correction
Brightness in Economy Mode
1,800 ANSI lumens
Number of Colours
Compatible Screen Size
30 - 300
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
Focal Length Range
800 - 9000
Video Colour Mode
Blackboard, Cinema, Dynamic, Photo, Whiteboard
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
D-Sub PC in Port
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Ethernet LAN Connection
Integrated Card Reader
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display Language
ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, EST, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, LAV, LIT, NOR, PER, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLV, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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