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Casio XJ-A246
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Casio XJ-A246 Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x720) 35dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
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9 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This Casio multimedia projector received a score of 80 out of 100 from expert review website pcmagazine.ru.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Casio XJ-A246 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-A246 which do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative data projectors which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the XJ-A246, the XJ-A246 has a built-in speaker.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-A246 is 28dB, the loudest is 42dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. The XJ-A246 has a fairly quiet noise level (only 35 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the XJ-A246.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago is 1.5x. The Casio XJ-A246 has a quite big optical zoom (2 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

The Casio XJ-A246 has one of the longer lamp service lives (20,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age. The average lamp service life of multimedia projectors of this age and spec is 5,300h.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The average noise level in economy mode of projectors of this type and age is 30dB. With a noise level in economy mode of only 29 decibels, the XJ-A246 has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the XJ-A246.

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Narrow

The narrowest data projector of a similar age and spec to the XJ-A246 is 120mm wide, the widest is 540mm, and the average width is 380mm. With a width of only 297 millimeters, the XJ-A246 is one of the narrower 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Very Light

Across all the projectors of this age and type the weights range from 370g to 23kg, and the average weight is 6.4kg. The XJ-A246 is quite light (only 2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XJ-A246.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XJ-A246 do not support Full HD projection. The XJ-A246 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

It is worth also looking at other data projectors which also support Full HD projection including the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector ($499.00).

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The XJ-A246 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors of this type and age also do not support 3D image projection.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the XJ-A246 range from 110 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the XJ-A246 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-A246.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

Across all the similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago the lamp power range from 170W to 4,000W, and the average lamp power is 320W. When compared to other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the lamp power of the XJ-A246 of only 170 Watts is one of the smallest.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 1 Watt, the XJ-A246 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the XJ-A246. The RMS rated power of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XJ-A246 range from 1W to 19W, and the average RMS rated power is 6.9W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the XJ-A246 have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the XJ-A246 which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-A246

Casio Has OK Reviews for Its Projectors

Data projectors produced by Casio generally have ok ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Casio released the XJ-A246 over two years ago.

1280 X 800 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the XJ-A246 is 1280 x 800. That's over three times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x720) Native Projector Resolution

The Casio XJ-A246 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x720). That's 10% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display Language
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 During PowerSave
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

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1 September 2013

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Wi-Fi connectivity
Has HDMI port
2X zoom
Long-lasting LED lamp
Three-year warranty
Relatively pricey
Some tinting in data images
Video is prone to the rainbow effect

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $52.23
Electricity cost when on standby $2.29
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Total running cost over 5 years $54.52
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.35 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers casio xja246, casio p143877, casio p172986, casio xja246u, casio xja246uj, casio p143877p, casio p172986p
Barcodes 04971850466116
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