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Hitachi CP-AX2503 Projector

5000:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB 2,700 ANSI Lumens Apr 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £104.76 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Running costs are low
Good product quality
PC Mag Editor's Choice

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Reviews

One Industry Award

This projector was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review sites PC Mag who concluded that this 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector was superb.

Good Expert Reviews

This projector received an expert rating of 80% from PC Mag.


Energy

Running Costs Are Low

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the CP-AX2503 is £105, which makes it one of the more economic to run 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.


Design

Good Product Quality

Two people who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Two years ago Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Excellent quality for data images” in their Hitachi CP-AX2503 review. Pc Mag also mentioned “Bright image with good color quality”.

Ceiling Mountable

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2014 when this 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector was released.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector which do not support full HD.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available which you might want to consider including the Epson Z8455WUNL which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Benq W1060 (£399.96).

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The CP-AX2503 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Projector

Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 2,700 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age. 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector have projector brightnesses of between 2,000 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 6,000 ANSI lumens.

If you would prefer a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Ricoh PJ WX4141N (3,300 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The CP-AX2503 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Performance

Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors of this age and spec is 37dB. At only 34 decibels, the CP-AX2503 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Benq W1060 (£399.96) (31dB).

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Has an Air Filter

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 has an air filter. Most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago also have an air filter.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The CP-AX2503 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Hitachi CP-AX2503 does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

Similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector have bulb powers of between 190W and 400W. With a bulb power of only 225 Watts, the CP-AX2503 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00050585154322, 00505851543220, 04902530041064

Hitachi CP-AX2503 Review Sources

To prepare this Hitachi CP-AX2503 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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