Hitachi CP-A222


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Hitachi CP-A222

Hitachi CP-A222
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A middle of the road spec and 5 year old moderate noise level XGA data projector, with moderate running costs
34dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 4000:1 No Oct 2012
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Hitachi CP-A222 Review

With low running costs and mediocre features, we have scored the Hitachi CP-A222 as follows:
Average Features
4 Years Old
Running Costs
£72 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 33?

Viewsonic multimedia projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £72 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,852 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Has a built-in speaker
Resolution: XGA (1024 x 768)
Contrast ratio 4000:1
Screen size: 80" (203 cm) image from only 50 cm*
Extended hybrid filter life with 4000 hour filter cleaning cycle
Advanced networking features
Wall mount included in the box
Optional table top mount- 3lcd - A sophisticated, innovative technology that utilises 3 chips to deliver vibrant, true-to-life and consistent images for the most demanding audiences
Hybrid filter - the hybrid filter lasts longer than conventional filters. this extension in maintenance intervals reduces the overall cost of ownership significantly
PC-less presentations - simply plug in a memory stick, SD card, or even a portable hard disk drive and present without the need of a laptop
Advanced networking - manage and control multiple projectors over LAN. turn the projector on and off, schedule email alerts and monitor projectors all via the network
AMX device discovery - when integrated with an AMX controller, the relevant communication modules and drivers are downloaded to the projector automatically
HDMI - get the highest quality image by connecting the latest in a/v equipment to the projector with HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface)
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Hitachi CP-A222 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the CP-A222 will cost £72 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,852 multimedia projectors.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released in January 2013.


1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The highest resolution of the CP-A222 is 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's 23% lower resolution than a 1280 x 800 projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Multimedia projectors resolutions range from 280 x 800 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the CP-A222 of 34dB is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 45% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the CP-A222 of only 4,000 is lower than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the lowest 30% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the CP-A222 of only 2,200 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 13% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. The average projector brightness of all data projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The CP-A222 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of multimedia projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The CP-A222 has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the data projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The Hitachi CP-A222's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than 78% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Air Filter

The CP-A222 has an air filter, which is unusual. 96% of projectors do not have an air filter.

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Average Bulb Power

The Hitachi CP-A222's bulb power of 215W is relatively typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the biggest 39% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other multimedia projectors, the CP-A222 does not support full HD. 65% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Features Noise Reduction

The CP-A222 features noise reduction, unlike 97% of multimedia projectors which do not feature noise reduction.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

hitachi ust1wallarm, hitachi cpa222wnm, hitachi cpa2201n, sahara cpa222nm


00050585153158, 00050585153554, 04902530963434

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