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Hitachi CP-WU8440 Projector

£1,166.66
3000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 35dB 4,200 ANSI Lumens Jan 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £116.35 Electricity cost over 5 years
WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD
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Not Cheap

The cheapeast 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago that we found costs £214 and the most expensive costs £2,499. We think that this data projector looks expensive for a projector of a similar type and age.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the CP-WU8440 is £117 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 97 data projectors of this type and age.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was January 2013 when Hitachi released the CP-WU8440.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The CP-WU8440 does not support full HD. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector also do not support full HD.

Alternative data projectors which also support full HD that you might want to look at include the Infocus IN3118HD (£899.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The CP-WU8440 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper projectors such as the VPL-SW630C (£1,066.99), the VPL-CW276 (£1,049.99), or the VPL-SW620C (£1,036.20) all from Sony.

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Projector

WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Hitachi CP-WU8440 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's 11% more resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector is WVGA (854x480) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The CP-WU8440 has a fairly bright projector brightness (4,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors that are a similar age to this projector is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 7,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Sony VPL-CW276 (£1,049.99) (5,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Performance

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the CP-WU8440 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the NEC UM330Xi (£936.50) (28dB) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Air Filter

The Hitachi CP-WU8440 has an air filter, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The CP-WU8440 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other projectors of this type and age also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Hitachi CP-WU8440 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Hitachi CP-WU8440 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this multimedia projector, the Hitachi CP-WU8440 does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 2,500 hours, the Hitachi CP-WU8440 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp of data projectors of a comparable type and age to this projector is 4,500h, and the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The bulb powers of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector range from 140W to 400W. At 245 Watts, the CP-WU8440 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00115971162371, 04902530962659

Hitachi CP-WU8440 Review Sources

To prepare this Hitachi CP-WU8440 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 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 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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