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Casio XJ-A242

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Casio XJA242UJ Projector

£1,068.99
1800:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £55.83 Electricity cost over 5 years
Acceptable noise level
Good technical features
Can't project 3D content
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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was quiet.


Can't Project 3D Content

One person considered that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Can't project 3D content” in their review of this projector.

Soft Audio

One person said in their reviews that the Casio XJ-A242 did not have good sound quality. Toptenreviews.com said “Soft audio” .


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the XJ-A242 will cost £56 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 25 data projectors of this spec and age.


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.


Design

Robust

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Rick said on Bhphotovideo.com “We are very impressed with the features of this projector and strongly recommend this to anyone looking for a good, quiet, reliable projector”.

Nice Design

One person wrote in their reviews that this projector was good looking.

Ceiling Mountable

The XJ-A242 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was thin. Toptenreviews.com rated this projector 5 stars and said “The CASIO Slim XJ-A242 is a slim, portable hybrid DLP projector that users laser” in their review of this projector.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight. Two years ago Rick rated the product 8 stars and he mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “They are amazingly lightweight and easy to work with” in his review of this projector.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Casio multimedia projector has been on the market since July 2014.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Casio XJ-A242 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider include the Sharp XG-P560WN (£849) which has better reviews; or the XJ-M156 (£956.24), or the XJ-A147 (£906) both from Casio and both of which are cheaper.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The XJ-A242 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support full HD.

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Reviews

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Casio projectors and also specifically for Casio 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases Casio had good ratings compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a Casio projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the XJ-A242 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago. The dimmest projector brightness of 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 400 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 8,300 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

Other 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper projectors such as the Casio XJ-A147 (£906).

If this Casio multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Casio XJ-M156 (£956.24) (3,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the Casio XJ-A242 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector.

We compared all the other 35dB noise level data projectors to this data projector and we think cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Casio XJ-A147 (£906) is also worth considering.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Sharp XG-P560WN (£849) (37dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Casio XJ-A242 has a carrying case, as do most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The XJ-A242 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Casio XJ-A242 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00079767466817, 00797674668178, 04971850466819

Casio XJ-A242 Review Sources

To prepare this Casio XJ-A242 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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