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55

Overall Score

Casio XJ-A242

£1,120.72
A phenomenally economical to run 1800:1 280 x 800 multimedia projector with passable features but a price that represents satisfactory value for money
1800:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 35dB Jul 2014
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Casio XJ-A242 Review

With very low running costs but representing average value for money, we have ranked the Casio XJ-A242 number 583 across all projectors.
57
Average
48
Average Features
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3 Years Old
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£56 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
55
Average

Why Has it Scored 56?

It has exceptional user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
It has running costs of only £56 over 1 year, which puts it in the cheapest 8% of all 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This Casio projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a carrying case
Has a built-in speaker
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not support full HD

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £1,068.99 at Ebuyer Business 3 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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Casio XJ-A242 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Casio Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Casio is one of the better rated data projector brands according to average reviews from users and experts. 100% of those that bought a Casio data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old and at £1,120.72 it is more expensive than 66% of projectors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Casio XJ-A242 and the United Kingdom price of £1,120.72 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,048.99 (£1,366.52).

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Features

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the XJ-A242 of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 17% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The XJ-A242 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Carrying Case

The XJ-A242 has a carrying case. 81% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Casio XJ-A242 has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Casio XJ-A242 of 35dB is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 58% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 20h and the longest being 40,000h. The XJ-A242's service life of lamp of 20,000h is quite long compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 6% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The XJ-A242 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

The best resolution across similar types of projector is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released in July 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The average running cost of the XJ-A242 is only £56 over 1 year based on fine energy prices, which is in the cheapest 8% of all 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers casio xja242
Barcodes 00079767466817, 00779184113317, 00797674668178, 04971850466819

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