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Casio XJA246UJ Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x720) 35dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
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8 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 80% from pcmagazine.ru.

Running Costs Are Very Low

The average 1 year running cost of the XJ-A246 is only £71 based on typical energy prices, which is in the cheapest 8% of all 85 multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age.

Supports Wi-Fi

The XJ-A246 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec do not support wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Casio XJ-A246 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the XJ-A246.

It may also be worth considering one of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Benq SP870[plb_1387494_price].

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 2 times zoom factor, the XJ-A246 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the XJ-A246. Similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XJ-A246 have optical zooms of between 1x and 2x, and the average optical zoom is 1.6x.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

At 20,000 hours, the XJ-A246 has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the XJ-A246. The average service life of lamp of data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the XJ-A246 is 5,200h.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

At only 29 decibels, the XJ-A246 has a quite quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago. 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the XJ-A246 have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 37dB.

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Very Light

The weights of similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the XJ-A246 range from 370g to 23kg. The Casio XJ-A246 is quite light (only 2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the XJ-A246.

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8 Reasons Against

Casio Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Projectors

Casio is one of the mediocre data projector manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all data projectors.

Recent Price Increase of £131.92

In the last 59 days the XJ-A246 has increased in price by £131.92.

Does Not Support Full HD

The XJ-A246 does not support full HD. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years, the XJ-A246 does not support 3D.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The XJ-A246 has a quite dim projector brightness (only 2,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the XJ-A246. The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors of this type and age is 110 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

When compared to other data projectors of this spec and age that we have assessed, the XJ-A246's bulb power of only 170 Watts is one of the smallest. Data projectors that were released more than two years ago have bulb powers of between 170W and 4,000W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 1 Watt, the XJ-A246 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the XJ-A246. The lowest RMS rated power of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 1W and the highest is 19W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The XJ-A246 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-A246

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this projector was released.

Average Noise Level

The Casio XJ-A246 has a pretty average noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the XJ-A246.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Benq SP870[plb_1387494_price] (36dB) which is also cheaper.

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1280 X 800 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The XJ-A246 supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. That's over three times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x720) Projector Native Resolution

The XJ-A246 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x720). That's 10% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

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Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Zoom Capability
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Type
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Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

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1 September 2013

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Wi-Fi connectivity
Has HDMI port
2X zoom
Long-lasting LED lamp
Three-year warranty
Relatively pricey
Some tinting in data images
Video is prone to the rainbow effect

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £67.30
Electricity cost when on standby £2.95
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Total running cost over 5 years £70.25
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.35 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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