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Hitachi CP-X8170

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Hitachi CP-X8170 Projector

£2,498.40
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 39dB 7,000 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £160.24 Electricity cost over 5 years
Very bright projector brightness
Expensive
Does not support full HD
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Expensive

The cheapeast similar spec projectors that were launched 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 age and spec.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was March 2013 when Hitachi released the CP-X8170.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Hitachi CP-X8170 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not support full HD.

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Projector

Very Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 7,000 ANSI lumens, the CP-X8170 has a very bright projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The projector brightnesses of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this data projector range from 100 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The Hitachi CP-X8170 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Has a Zoom Capability

The CP-X8170 has a zoom capability, which is unusual. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago do not have a zoom capability.

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Energy

High Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the CP-X8170 is £161 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 7% of all 97 projectors of this spec and age.


Display

Has a Built-In Display

The CP-X8170 has a built-in display, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a built-in display.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The CP-X8170 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to this projector also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The CP-X8170 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector, the CP-X8170 does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Big Bulb Power

3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this projector have bulb powers of between 140W and 400W, and the average bulb power is 230W. With a bulb power of 365 Watts, the Hitachi CP-X8170 has one of the biggest bulb powers amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The CP-X8170 has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 2,000 hours) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The service life of lamps of similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,500h.

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Performance

Quite Loud Noise Level

At 39 decibels, the CP-X8170 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago. The quietest noise level of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this multimedia projector is 25dB, the loudest is 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

There are a number of other 39dB noise level projectors currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Hitachi CP-WX8265 (£2,469.99).

Alternative multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the EB-1410 (£1,969.01) (35dB and cheaper), or the EB-475W (£1,575.25) (35dB and cheaper) both from Epson.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer usbwl11n
Barcodes 00050585153547, 00050585153653, 04902530935431, 04902530981889

Hitachi CP-X8170 Review Sources

To prepare this Hitachi CP-X8170 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 328,120 product attributes, 14,264 projector reviews and 2,801,300 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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