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38

Overall Score

Hitachi ED-X20

A very economical to run 500:1 1024 x 768 projector, but with inferior features
500:1 XGA (1024x768) No 29dB Sep 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Hitachi ED-X20 Review

With low running costs but at over 2 years old,
38
Missing Some Features
51
2 Years Old
80
£81 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
38
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 38?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £81 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite small bulb power
Very dim projector brightness
Does not have a DVI port

Hitachi ED-X20 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Hitachi ED-X20 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise level of the Hitachi ED-X20 of only 29dB is in the quietest 12% of all data projectors when ranked 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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Supports Full HD

The Hitachi ED-X20 supports full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The Hitachi ED-X20's bulb power of only 160W is very small compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 1% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Hitachi ED-X20 has a higher resolution than most data projectors. This Hitachi projector has a 1024 x 768 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Hitachi ED-X20's projector brightness of only 1,500 ANSI lumens is fairly dim compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the dimmest 10% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Hitachi ED-X20 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not have a DVI port.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Hitachi ED-X20 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to this projector.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Hitachi multimedia projector has been on the market since September 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The ED-X20 is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the ED-X20 will cost £81 over 1 year to run.

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