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Casio XJ-A242

Casio XJ-A242 Projector

1800:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
The Slim Series incorporates a CASIO developed and patent pending Hybrid Light Source which combines Laser and LED technology for amazing high brightness and can last up to 20,000 hours. The Slim... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Size

Several customers who purchased the Casio XJ-A242 agreed that it was thin. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review “The CASIO Slim XJ-A242 is a slim, portable hybrid DLP projector that users laser” . Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “The CASIO Slim XJ-A242 is not only lightweight.”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Casio XJ-A242 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the XJ-A242 also have a built-in speaker.

Alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at include the XJ-A147 ($1,109.99), or the XJ-M156 ($1,580.00) both from Casio.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This multimedia projector supports a graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most frequently supported graphics resolution on projectors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Narrow

The narrowest multimedia projector that is a similar age to the XJ-A242 is 200mm wide and the widest is 500mm. The Casio XJ-A242 is one of the narrower data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the XJ-A242 (only 297 millimeters) amongst 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Light

The Casio XJ-A242 is one of the lighter 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago (only 2.3 kilograms) amongst 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the XJ-A242 have weights of between 980g and 27kg.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

At only 120 Watts, the XJ-A242 has a quite low power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the XJ-A242. The average power consumption in economy mode of multimedia projectors of this age and spec is 130W.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor 3D Picture Quality

One Casio XJ-A242 owner who purchased this projector reckoned that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Can't project 3D content” in their Casio XJ-A242 review.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors that came out around the same time as the XJ-A242 do not support WiFi connectivity. The XJ-A242 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at including the XJ-A147 ($1,109.99), or the XJ-M156 ($1,580.00) both from Casio.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The XJ-A242 does not support 3D image projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-A242 also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago, the Casio XJ-A242 does not support Full HD projection.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the projectors that are a similar age to the XJ-A242 the RMS rated power range from 1W to 16W. With an RMS rated power of only 1 Watt, the Casio XJ-A242 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-A242

Casio Has OK Multimedia Projector Reviews

Whilst Casio is one of the ok projector manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, Casio has unexceptional ratings specifically for its 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector was released over two years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the XJ-A242 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the XJ-A242.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the Casio XJ-A147 ($1,109.99) (35dB).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,500 ANSI lumens, the XJ-A242 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Casio XJ-M156 ($1,580.00) (3,000 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Type
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Serial Interface Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
Composite Video in Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

19 March 2015

The CASIO Slim XJ-A242 is a slim, portable hybrid DLP projector that users laser and LED for its light source. It weighs only five pounds and requires little maintenance. The CASIO Slim XJ-A242 is... Read more…

Lightweight
Slim
Long-lasting, mercury-free light source
2X zoom
Good warranty for projector and bulb
Subpar video, with rainbow effect
Soft audio
Somewhat sparse port selection
Can't project 3D content

User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 September 2015 by Rick
Rick would recommend the Casio Slim XJ-A242 (Verified Purchase)

Since I was first introduced to the Casio GreenSlim line a few years ago, I have been very impressed with them. They are amazingly lightweight and easy to work with. They are easy to mount and... Read more…

Easily Viewed
Lightweight
Long Lasting

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $41.04
Electricity cost when on standby $2.29
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Total running cost over 5 years $43.33
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.28 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00079767466817, 00797674668178, 04971850466819

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