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Hitachi CP-WU8461

70

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Hitachi CP-WU8461

£3,999.98
Hitachi CP-WU8461
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A fully featured but 3 year old moderate noise level WUXGA projector, with satisfactory running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money
39dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 5000:1 No Apr 2015
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Hitachi CP-WU8461 Review

With excellent features but at over 2 years old, we have scored the Hitachi CP-WU8461 as follows:
51
Value for Money
Average
83
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Age
2 Years Old
60
Running Costs
£130 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

Epson data 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 data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £130 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 13% of all 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Resolution: WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
3000:1 contrast ratio (presentation mode)
Integrated HDBASET
Long lamp life - up to 3000 hours (eco mode)
High performance filter - lasts up to 20,000 hours in eco mode
Full connectivity including HDMI
AMX device discovery
Crestron roomview
Wide range of optional lenses
Optional wireless network feature
Instant stacking for enhanced brightness levels
Reduce power consumption - less than 0.3w in standby mode

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Hitachi CP-WU8461 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £3,999.98 it is in the most expensive 8% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Up by £29 (1%)

There was a cheaper price of £3,970.80 at Ivojo 89 days ago.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Hitachi CP-WU8461 and the United Kingdom price of £3,999.98 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $3,316.91 (£4,600.22).

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Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the CP-WU8461 is £130, which is in the most expensive 13% of all 2,022 data projectors.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Hitachi released the CP-WU8461 in April 2015.

Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The Hitachi CP-WU8461 has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Hitachi CP-WU8461 of 39dB is louder than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 8% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The CP-WU8461's contrast ratio (typical) of only 5,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 65% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Hitachi CP-WU8461 of 6,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 9% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. Multimedia projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The CP-WU8461 has a built-in speaker. 77% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The CP-WU8461's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is in the shortest 7% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The CP-WU8461 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The CP-WU8461's bulb power of 365W is in the biggest 10% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The CP-WU8461 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Hitachi CP-WU8461 has a built-in display, which is unusual. 96% of projectors do not have a built-in display.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

hitachi prcpwu8461, hitachi cpwu13k

Barcodes:

00050585154124, 00050585154629, 00779184068167, 04902530035391

Hitachi CP-WU8461

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