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Hitachi CP-AW2503
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Hitachi CP-AW2503 Projector

500:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB 2,700 ANSI Lumens Apr 2014
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- Brightness:Normal Mode - 2700 ANSI LumensEco Mode - 1800 ANSI Lumens- XGA- Contrast ratio: 5000:1- Advanced networking features- Optional wireless network feature 3LCD - A sophisticated,... More
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13 Reasons For

Acceptable Noise Level

One Hitachi CP-AW2503 owner thought the product was noisy. Toptenreviews.com said “Good, loud sound system”.

Good Product Quality

One Hitachi CP-AW2503 reviewer thought it was good quality. Toptenreviews.com wrote in their Hitachi CP-AW2503 review in October last year “Very good data-image quality and video quality for a data projector”.

Good Sound Quality

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the CP-AW2503, the CP-AW2503 has a built-in speaker(s).

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Supports Full HD

The Hitachi CP-AW2503 supports full HD. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age do not support full HD.

There are a number of other projectors which support full HD currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD23[plb_1830006_price].

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have noise levels of between 29dB and 37dB. The CP-AW2503 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 34 decibels) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Projectors of a comparable spec and age to the CP-AW2503 have projector brightnesss of between 1,500 ANSI lumens and 3,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,500 ANSI lumens. The CP-AW2503 has one of the brighter projector brightnesss (2,700 ANSI lumens) amongst 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Big Bulb Power

The bulb powers of multimedia projectors of this spec and age range from 160W to 3,000W. With a bulb power of 3,000 Watts, the Hitachi CP-AW2503's bulb power is one of the biggest amongst projectors of this spec and age.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The CP-AW2503 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years. This projector is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector compared to most of the 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-AW2503 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Hitachi CP-AW2503 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the CP-AW2503. Most of the 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however this multimedia projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Hitachi CP-AW2503 has more HDMI ports quantitys than most of the projectors of this spec and age. This multimedia projector is a two HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector compared to most of the projectors of a comparable type and age to the CP-AW2503 which only have one HDMI ports quantity.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of projectors that were released around the same time as the CP-AW2503 is 5.3W, and the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 16W. The Hitachi CP-AW2503 has a very high RMS rated power (16 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The quietest noise level (economic mode) of 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the CP-AW2503 is 28dB, the loudest is 30dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB. The CP-AW2503 has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s (only 28 decibels) amongst 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The Hitachi CP-AW2503 does not support 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The CP-AW2503 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the CP-AW2503 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the CP-AW2503 is 3,900h. At only 225 hours, the CP-AW2503 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the CP-AW2503.

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Heavy

The weights of projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-AW2503 range from 1.7kg to 4.7kg. At 4.3 kilograms, the CP-AW2503 is quite heavy compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Hitachi CP-AW2503

Running Costs Are Average

The CP-AW2503 is typical compared to the other 7 data projectors of a comparable age and type that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the CP-AW2503 is £105.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Hitachi released the CP-AW2503 over two years ago.

XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Video
3D
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

19 March 2015

The Hitachi CP-AW2503 is an ultra-short throw LCD projector with WXGA native resolution. It is 5.4 inches tall, weighs 9.5 pounds and requires installation. The Hitachi CP-AW2503 is a 3LCD... Read more…

Ultra-short throw
Very good data-image quality and video quality for a data projector
Good, loud sound system
Lacks 3D support

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £102.55
Electricity cost when on standby £2.21
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Total running cost over 5 years £104.76
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00050585154254, 00162138413623, 00505851542544, 00750408372475, 04902530041408

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