Hitachi CP-EW250N Review
|Value for Money||
|Missing Some Features|
|3 Years Old|
|£75 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 42?
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It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £75 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,849 projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Fairly loud noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Quite dim projector brightness
Should You Buy it Now?
Hitachi CP-EW250N In-Depth Analysis
Value For Money
Mediocre Value for Money
The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old and at £452.70 it is more expensive than 23% of projectors.
Price Has Gone Up by £3 (1%)
There was a cheaper price of £421.94 at Just Projectors 84 days ago.
Only 280 X 800 Resolution
The CP-EW250N has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors.
A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution is the best resolution across similar types of multimedia projector.
Fairly Loud Noise Level
The noise level of the CP-EW250N of 38dB is in the loudest 18% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.
Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)
The CP-EW250N's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,000 is in the lowest 12% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the CP-EW250N of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is fairly dim compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 17% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.
Average Service Life of Lamp
The Hitachi CP-EW250N's service life of lamp of 5,000h is fairly average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 72% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The CP-EW250N has a built-in speaker, as do 75% of multimedia projectors.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The CP-EW250N has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of multimedia projectors.
Does Not Support Full HD
The CP-EW250N does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 64% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.
Has a Digital Gamma Correction
The CP-EW250N has a digital gamma correction, unlike 99% of multimedia projectors which do not have a digital gamma correction.
Has an Air Filter
The Hitachi CP-EW250N has an air filter, which is unusual. 95% of projectors do not have an air filter.
Average Bulb Power
The Hitachi CP-EW250N's bulb power of 225W is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 45% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.
Only 1,080 Video Mode
The CP-EW250N is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of multimedia projectors which are not RoHS compliance.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Hitachi released the CP-EW250N in November 2013.
OK Running Costs
Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the CP-EW250N is £75, which is typical compared to the other 1,849 data projectors.
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