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Hitachi CP-WU8451 Projector

5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 37dB Apr 2015
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Our new CP-WU8451 projector is geared up for simple and user-friendly functionality in any environment. With a convenient motorised lens shift, and a 360 vertical tilt angle, images can be... More
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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The CP-WU8451 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the CP-WU8451 which do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other projectors which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might also want to consider including the Epson EB-G6370[plb_3015123_price] which is cheaper.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Hitachi CP-WU8451 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age do not support 3D image projection.

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Supports Full HD Projection

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the CP-WU8451, the CP-WU8451 supports Full HD projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for more than a year, the Hitachi CP-WU8451 has a built-in speaker.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper data projectors such as the EB-G6070W[pl_3016093_price], or the EB-G6370[pl_3015123_price] both from Epson.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than a year ago.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Hitachi CP-WU8451 has more built-in speakers than most of the projectors that are a similar age to the CP-WU8451. Most of the 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the CP-WU8451 only have one built-in speaker, however this projector has two built-in speakers.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Hitachi CP-WU8451 has more HDMI ports than most of the projectors that have been around for a similar time to the CP-WU8451. This Hitachi projector is a two HDMI port multimedia projector compared to most of the 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the CP-WU8451 which only have one HDMI port.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the CP-WU8451 range from 2,500h to 10,000h. The CP-WU8451 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode (only 3,000 hours) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the CP-WU8451.

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Only Supports Four Video Colour Modes

The Hitachi CP-WU8451 has a greater number of video colour modes than most projectors of a similar age and type to it. This Hitachi multimedia projector supports a Dynamic video colour mode, which is the most commonly supported video colour mode supported by projectors of this spec and age. The video colour modes "Blackboard", "Cinema" and "Whiteboard" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Only 625i Video Mode

This projector supports a 480i|480p|525i|576i|625i|720p|1080i|1080p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

The CP-WU8451 has one of the smaller lamp power (only 330 Watts) amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The lamp power of multimedia projectors of this age and type range from 220W to 380W, and the average lamp power is 350W.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Hitachi CP-WU8451

Running Costs Are Average

The CP-WU8451 is typical compared to the other 14 data projectors of a comparable age and spec that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the CP-WU8451 will cost £157 over 1 year to run.

Price Increase of £10.87

In the last 8 days the price of the CP-WU8451 has increased by £10.87.

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Hitachi released the CP-WU8451.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, the CP-WU8451 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the Hitachi CP-WU8451 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 37dB noise level projectors currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper data projectors such as the EB-G6370[pl_3015123_price], or the EB-G6070W[pl_3016093_price] both from Epson.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Tele Projection Distance
Wide Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Video Colour Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
Audio Out Port
Audio 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
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Noise Reduction
Air Filter
On Screen Display
Preset Mode
HDCP
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
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Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £153.83
Electricity cost when on standby £2.58
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Total running cost over 5 years £156.41
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0.78T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hitachi draper, hitachi cpwu8451, special cpwu8451, hitachi 1920x1200, special cpwu8451e, hitachi cpwu8451y, special cpwu8451eu
Barcodes 00050585154636, 04902530085044

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