Hitachi CP-EX250N
Hitachi CP-EX250N
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Hitachi CP-EX250N

A 4 year old 2000:1 1024 x 768 projector with passable features
2000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 38dB Dec 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Hitachi CP-EX250N Review

With low running costs and average features, we have scored the Hitachi CP-EX250N as follows for Summary.
Average Features
3 Years Old
£104 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 40?

Sony projectors 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 projector has running costs of £104 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports password protection
Has a built-in speaker
Quite loud noise level
Does not support full HD

Hitachi CP-EX250N In-Depth Analysis


1024 X 768 Resolution

The CP-EX250N has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has a 1024 x 768 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This Hitachi multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Supports Password Protection

The CP-EX250N supports password protection. 88% of projectors do not support password protection.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of data projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the CP-EX250N of 38dB is fairly loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 15% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Hitachi CP-EX250N has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The CP-EX250N does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 64% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Hitachi CP-EX250N's projector brightness of only 2,700 ANSI lumens is fairly dim compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 24% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This Hitachi projector has been on the market since December 2013.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on adequate energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the CP-EX250N is £104, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hitachi cpex205n, hitachi cpex250n
Barcodes 00050585154117, 00163121425098, 00505851541172, 04902530026726, 05052184061167
22% bigger bulb power
Cheaper to run by £13.63
3% quieter noise level
Brighter projector brightness
Bigger bulb power
A bit quieter noise level
Shorter service life of lamp
1 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
10W bigger bulb power
67% brighter projector brightness
Quieter noise level
4h shorter service life of lamp
Brighter projector brightness
Bigger bulb power
Marginally quieter noise level
Over one year older
Hugely brighter projector brightness
A lot bigger bulb power
9% quieter noise level
£121.04 more expensive to run over five years