Hitachi CP-AX2503
Hitachi CP-AX2503
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Hitachi CP-AX2503

PC Mag Editor's Choice
A 3 year old 5000:1 1024 x 768 projector with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website
5000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 34dB Apr 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Hitachi CP-AX2503 Review

With good reviews and average features,
1 Review + 1 Award
Average Features
3 Years Old
£105 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%. This projector has received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Hitachi projector has running costs of £105 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
The CP-AX2503 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports full HD
Has an air filter
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode

Hitachi CP-AX2503 In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

The expert at website PC Mag decided that this projector was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review site PC Mag scored this data projector 80%.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This Hitachi projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The service life of lamp of the Hitachi CP-AX2503 of only 3,000h is quite short compared to most other data projectors. It is in the shortest 19% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The Hitachi CP-AX2503's noise level of 34dB is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 46% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Air Filter

The CP-AX2503 has an air filter. 95% of data projectors do not have an air filter.

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Supports Full HD

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The CP-AX2503 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of multimedia projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the CP-AX2503 of only 2,700 ANSI lumens is fairly dim compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 22% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The CP-AX2503 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Hitachi released the CP-AX2503 in April 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average 1 year running cost of the CP-AX2503 is £105 based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00050585154322, 00505851543220, 04902530041064

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