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Hitachi CP-WX8255A
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Hitachi CP-WX8255A Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB 5,500 ANSI Lumens Feb 2013
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Supports Full HD

The Hitachi CP-WX8255A supports full HD. Most of the other projectors of this type and age do not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which support full HD to this data projector and we think the Infocus IN3118HD[plb_2221772_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The CP-WX8255A has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CP-WX8255A also have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the NEC NP-M271X[plb_1525269_price].

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesss of comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years range from 100 ANSI lumens to 8,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,500 ANSI lumens. The CP-WX8255A has one of the brighter projector brightnesss (5,500 ANSI lumens) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The CP-WX8255A supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) (which is also supported by this projector). In addition, this Hitachi projector support a supported graphics resolutions of 768 x 576 and 1024 x 768 (XGA).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) supported graphics resolutions is the worst supported resolution amongst similar types of projector.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Three Composite Video Ins

The CP-WX8255A has more composite video ins than most of the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago. This projector is a three composite video in multimedia projector compared to most of the data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CP-WX8255A which only have between one and two composite video ins.

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Three Audio (L,R) Ins

The CP-WX8255A has more audio (L,R) ins than most of the projectors of a comparable age and spec to the CP-WX8255A. This data projector is a three audio (L,R) in data projector compared to most of the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the CP-WX8255A which only have between one and two audio (L,R) ins.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The CP-WX8255A is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The CP-WX8255A has more HDMI ports quantitys than most of the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years. Most of the comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago only have one HDMI ports quantity, however this data projector has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CP-WX8255A is 11W, and the RMS rated powers range from 0.5W to 20W. The Hitachi CP-WX8255A has one of the higher RMS rated powers (16 Watts) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the CP-WX8255A the bulb powers range from 140W to 400W, and the average bulb power is 240W. The CP-WX8255A has a quite big bulb power (330 Watts) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the CP-WX8255A.

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Supports Three Video Formats Supporteds

The CP-WX8255A has a greater number of supported video formats than most data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported video formats supported is MP4, but this video formats supported is not supported by this multimedia projector. The video formats supporteds AVI, M-JPEG and MOV are also supported by this projector.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

Most 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago do not support 3D. The CP-WX8255A is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

It is worth also looking at other multimedia projectors which also support 3D including the Optoma TW610STi[plb_1749808_price], or the Epson V11H475020[plb_2123586_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Hitachi CP-WX8255A does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the CP-WX8255A also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the Epson BrightLink 436Wi[plb_1875520_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very High Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the CP-WX8255A will cost £154 over 1 year to run, which is in the most expensive 16% of all 89 multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the CP-WX8255A is 5,700h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 230h to 20,000h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 3,000 hours, the CP-WX8255A has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the CP-WX8255A is 1,500h and the longest is 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 2,500 hours, the CP-WX8255A has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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Heavy

The CP-WX8255A is quite heavy (8.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the CP-WX8255A. The lightest comparable spec data projector that was released more than two years ago is 230g heavy and the heaviest is 30kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Hitachi CP-WX8255A

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over four years.

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the CP-WX8255A has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

There are a number of other 37dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to look at including the Epson BrightLink 436Wi[plb_1875520_price] which has better reviews.

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the NEC VE281[plb_1473677_price] (35dB).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Number of Colours
Supported Aspect Ratios
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
BNC Input Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Composite Video Out
Networking
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Noise Reduction
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Other Features
HDMI
S-Video Port

User Reviews

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Reviewed 18 November 2014 by John
John would recommend the Hitachi CP-WX8255A (Verified Purchase)

We have installed this product in a church setting and it is easily twice as bright as the last projectors we had and because of how clear the image is we are reworking all of our graphics because... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Easy to use
Great picture quality
Reliable Performance

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Electricity cost when switched on £153.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £153.83
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.76 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hitachi cpwx8255, visipax cpwx8255, generic cpwx8255, generic cpwx8255a, hitachi cpwx8255a, visipax cpwx8255a, visipax prcpwx8255, visipax prcpwx8255a
Barcodes 00000011029925, 00050585152878, 00050585153530, 00115971219167, 00115971221122, 00132017738987, 00132018548660, 00151903137260, 00163120857739, 00163121416737, 00505851535300, 00658700903451, 00779184218937, 00804067181647, 00806296580192, 00807034602251, 00808112767282, 00808112922063, 00809393883982, 00809393893080

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