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Casio XJ-A256
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Casio XJ-A256 Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
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The Slim incorporates a CASIO developed and patent pending Hybrid Light Source which combines Laser and LED technology for amazing high brightness and can last up to 20,000 hours. The Slim is an... More
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7 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the XJ-A256 is only £71 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the most economic to run projectors of this spec and age.

Supports Wi-Fi

The XJ-A256 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-A256 do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support wi-Fi currently available including the Epson PowerLite 1761W[plb_1735741_price], or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec, the Casio XJ-A256 has a built-in speaker(s).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Casio XJ-A256 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago the resolution ranges from XGA (1024x768) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Very Big Optical Zoom

Across all the similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-A256 the optical zooms range from 1x to 2x, and the average optical zoom is 1.6x. When compared to other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the XJ-A256 that we have assessed, the XJ-A256's optical zoom of 2 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

At 20,000 hours, the XJ-A256 has a quite 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-A256. 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have service life of lamps of between 200h and 30,000h.

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Very Light

Data projectors of this age and spec have weights of between 370g and 23kg, and the average weight is 6.4kg. The XJ-A256 is fairly light (only 2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the XJ-A256.

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6 Reasons Against

Casio Only Has Unexceptional Projector Reviews

Data projectors produced by Casio generally have unexceptional ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Does Not Support Full HD

Most comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the XJ-A256 do not support full HD. The Casio XJ-A256 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support full HD which you might also want to look at including the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support 3D

The XJ-A256 does not support 3D. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XJ-A256 also do not support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support 3D including the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The XJ-A256 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-A256. 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-A256 have RMS rated powers of between 1W and 19W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The XJ-A256 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The XJ-A256 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity data projector.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-A256

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the Casio XJ-A256 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Panasonic PT-DZ680[plb_2830957_price] (35dB).

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1280 X 800 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the XJ-A256 is 1280 x 800. That's over three times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors of this spec and age.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Casio XJ-A256 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Ricoh PJ WX2240 VP[plb_3258303_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the Epson D6155W[plb_3060325_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Canon WUX400ST[plb_2983475_price] (4,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
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
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
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
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)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
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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Above-par data image quality
Thin and lightweight
2X zoom
Hybrid laser-LED light engine
Long-lasting, mercury-free lamp
Pricey
Relatively pronounced rainbow effect in video
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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).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers casio xja256, casio p163861, casio xja256u, casio xja256uj, casio p163861p

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