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Casio XJ-A256

Casio XJ-A256 Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2012
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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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9 Reasons For

Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-A256 which do not support wi-Fi, the XJ-A256 supports wi-Fi.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support wi-Fi and we think the Epson PowerLite 1761W[plb_1735741_price], and the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The XJ-A256 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the XJ-A256.

There are a number of alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to consider including the Epson PowerLite 935W[plb_1875522_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-A256 the noise levels range from 28dB to 42dB. The XJ-A256 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 35 decibels) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Benq SP870[plb_1387494_price] (36dB).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The XJ-A256 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XJ-A256 is XGA (1024x768) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the XJ-A256 the service life of lamps range from 200h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,200h. With a service life of lamp of 20,000 hours, the XJ-A256 has a very long service life of lamp compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The average noise level (economic mode) of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the XJ-A256 is 30dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of only 29 decibels, the Casio XJ-A256 has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Light

The Casio XJ-A256 is one of the lighter multimedia projectors of this age and spec (only 2.3 kilograms) amongst projectors of this age. The weights of similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 370g to 23kg, and the average weight is 6.4kg.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

With a power consumption (PowerSave) of only 0.4 Watts, the XJ-A256 has a quite low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago. Data projectors that are a similar age to the XJ-A256 have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.2W and 460W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 200W.

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7 Reasons Against

Casio Only Has Unexceptional Multimedia Projector Reviews

Data projectors produced by Casio are fairly ok data projectors according to average reviews from users and experts.

Does Not Support Full HD

The XJ-A256 does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the XJ-A256 also do not support full HD.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider include the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support 3D

The XJ-A256 does not support 3D. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the XJ-A256 also do not support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia 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

With an RMS rated power of only 1 Watt, the XJ-A256 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-A256. The lowest RMS rated power of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the XJ-A256 is 1W, the highest is 19W, and the average RMS rated power is 6.8W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Casio XJ-A256 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the XJ-A256 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the XJ-A256 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Running Costs Are High

The XJ-A256 has an average running cost of £879 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 1% of all 87 projectors of a similar age and spec.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-A256

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Casio released the XJ-A256.

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 the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Casio XJ-A256 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
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
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
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 £810.81
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Total running cost over 5 years £878.11
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4.4T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 4.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
112
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 112 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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