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Hitachi CP-WU8461

£3,970.80
A 2 year old 5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) projector with satisfactory features but a price that represents poor value for money
5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 39dB Apr 2015
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Hitachi CP-WU8461 Review

Released 2 years ago and with average features,
11
Poor
55
Average Features
60
2 Years Old
25
£179 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
42
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

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 £179 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 11% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Fairly bright projector brightness
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite loud noise level

Hitachi CP-WU8461 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has average features and is over 6 months old and at £3,970.80 it is more expensive than 91% of projectors.


Features

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Hitachi CP-WU8461 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of data projectors.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the CP-WU8461 of 6,000 ANSI lumens is fairly bright compared to most other data projectors. It is in the brightest 11% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of 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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Supports Full HD

The CP-WU8461 supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The CP-WU8461's noise level of 39dB is in the loudest 10% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The bulb powers of projectors range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The CP-WU8461's bulb power of 365W is in the biggest 11% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The Hitachi CP-WU8461 has a WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most data projectors. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Has a Built-In Display

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

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the CP-WU8461 of only 2,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 5% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Hitachi released the CP-WU8461 in April 2015.


Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The CP-WU8461 has an average running cost of £179 over 1 year based on satisfactory energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 11% of all 1,763 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hitachi cpwu8461y, hitachi draper
Barcodes 00050585154629, 04902530085037, 04902530981902

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