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Casio XJ-A246 Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x720) 35dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £70.25 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good expert reviews
Very low running costs
Supports Wi-Fi

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Energy

Very Low Running Costs

The XJ-A246 is one of the cheapest to run multimedia projectors of this age and spec that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the XJ-A246 is only £71.


Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector received a score of 80% from expert review site pcmagazine.ru.

Casio Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Data projectors produced by Casio generally have good ratings. 100% of those that bought a Casio projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was March 2014 when this multimedia projector was released.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Casio XJ-A246 supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years which do not support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at including because of its better review score, the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The XJ-A246 does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not support full HD.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might want to consider include the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector which is also higher rated.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The XJ-A246 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector is 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 110 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Casio XJ-A246 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this data projector.

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WXGA (1280x720) Resolution

The highest resolution of the XJ-A246 is WXGA (1280x720). That's 56% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The XJ-A246 has a zoom capability. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age do not have a zoom capability.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the XJ-A246 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The XJ-A246 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other data projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The XJ-A246 has a carrying case. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The XJ-A246 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to this multimedia projector.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Casio XJ-A246 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this data projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to this data projector, the Casio XJ-A246 does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Small Bulb Power

At only 170 Watts, the XJ-A246 has a very small bulb power compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector. The smallest bulb power of 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector is 170W, the biggest is 400W, and the average bulb power is 270W.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors that came out around the same time as this projector range from 200h to 30,000h. The Casio XJ-A246 has one of the longest service life of lamps (20,000 hours) amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00079767466114, 02990091002664

Casio XJ-A246 Review Sources

To prepare this Casio XJ-A246 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 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 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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