Hitachi CP-HD9950B
Hitachi CP-HD9950B
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Hitachi CP-HD9950B

A 1 year old 2500:1 1920 x 1080 multimedia projector with good features
2500:1 1080p (1920x1080) No 37dB Jun 2016
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Hitachi CP-HD9950B Review

Good Features
14 Months Old
£354 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 47?

Sony data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £354 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 3% of all 1,758 projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports password protection
Supports full HD
Fairly loud noise level
Very short service life of lamp

Hitachi CP-HD9950B In-Depth Analysis


Supports Password Protection

The Hitachi CP-HD9950B supports password protection, as do most of the other data projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The CP-HD9950B supports full HD. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

When compared to other data projectors, the projector brightness of the CP-HD9950B of 9,500 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 37 decibels, the CP-HD9950B has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors. The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Data projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h. With a service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours, the Hitachi CP-HD9950B has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst data projectors of this age.

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Has a DVI Port

The CP-HD9950B has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of multimedia projectors is 250W, and the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W. At 430 Watts, the CP-HD9950B has a very big bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Has an Air Filter

The CP-HD9950B has an air filter. Most of the other projectors also have an air filter.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Hitachi CP-HD9950B features noise reduction. Most of the other projectors also feature noise reduction.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The CP-HD9950B has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. This data projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all data projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Released 14 Months Ago

It was June 2016 when Hitachi released the CP-HD9950B.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The CP-HD9950B is one of the more expensive to run data projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the CP-HD9950B will cost £354 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cphd9950b
78% cheaper to run
60% longer service life of lamp
3dB quieter noise level
6 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness
£170.66 cheaper to run
Quieter noise level
4 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness
43% cheaper to run
Moderately bigger bulb power
Older by eight months
Significantly quieter noise level
8x dimmer projector brightness