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Hitachi CP-AX2503

Hitachi CP-AX2503 Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice
5000:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB 2,700 ANSI Lumens Apr 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
- Brightness:- Normal Mode - 2700 ANSI Lumens- Eco 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

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site wrote that this Hitachi data projector was fantastic and gave it their highest award. This data projector received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag.

Good Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received a rating of 80% from data projector expert review site PC Mag.

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”.

Supports Full HD

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 supports full HD. Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-AX2503 do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available including the Epson Z8455WUNL, or the Infocus IN3138 (£281.00) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the CP-AX2503 also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Ricoh PJ WX4141N which has better reviews.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 34 decibels, the CP-AX2503 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the CP-AX2503. The average noise level of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 37dB.

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

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The CP-AX2503 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The CP-AX2503 is a two HDMI ports quantity projector. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-AX2503 have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly Bright Lamp Power (economic Mode)

Across all the projectors of this type and age the lamp power (economic mode)s range from 150W to 6,000W, and the average lamp power (economic mode) is 2,000W. The CP-AX2503 has one of the brighter lamp power (economic mode)s (5,000 Watts) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 has a fairly high RMS rated power (16 Watts) compared to most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-AX2503. The RMS rated powers of 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the CP-AX2503 range from 2W to 16W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The noise level (economic mode) of the CP-AX2503 of only 28 decibels is one of the quietest amongst multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the CP-AX2503. The quietest noise level (economic mode) of similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 28dB, the loudest is 35dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 31dB.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The CP-AX2503 has one of the biggest digital zooms (1.35 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of a comparable type and age to the CP-AX2503 the digital zooms range from 1.1x to 1.4x, and the average digital zoom is 1.3x.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

Most projectors of a comparable spec and age to the CP-AX2503 do not support 3D. The CP-AX2503 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support 3D including the Epson Z8455WUNL which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The CP-AX2503 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other data projectors of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Ricoh PJ WX4141N.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the CP-AX2503 have projector brightnesss of between 2,000 ANSI lumens and 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,900 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the Hitachi CP-AX2503 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Ricoh PJ WX4141N (3,300 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness (economic Mode)

Across all the 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the CP-AX2503 the projector brightness (economic mode)s range from 1,800 ANSI lumens to 4,900 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness (economic mode) is 3,600 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness (economic mode) of only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the CP-AX2503 has a fairly dim projector brightness (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Bulb Power

At only 225 Watts, the CP-AX2503 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the CP-AX2503 have bulb powers of between 190W and 2,800W, and the average bulb power is 340W.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

With a matrix size of only 0.63 inches, the Hitachi CP-AX2503 has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the CP-AX2503. Across all the data projectors of this age and spec the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.79".

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3 Other reasons to consider the Hitachi CP-AX2503

Average Running Costs

The CP-AX2503 has an average running cost of £105 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 54 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Hitachi CP-AX2503 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Size
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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)
Air Filter
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
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

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
15 July 2014

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 ultra-short-throw projector can give you a big image with the projector just inches from the screen...

PC Mag

Ultra-short-throw
Excellent quality for data images
XGA 1 024-by 768) native resolution
Bright image with good color quality
No 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).
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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 00050585154322, 00505851543220, 04902530041064

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