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Casio XJ-M156
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Casio XJ-M156 Projector

1800:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
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CASIO has applied its unique new Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source to achieve breakthrough development of a mercury-free high-brightness projector. Adopting a new semiconductor-based light source... More
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8 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This projector received a score of 80% from multimedia projector expert review website PC Mag. If all the 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago are ranked by average expert review score then this 1800:1 contrast ratio data projector is in the bottom 84%.

Good Picture Quality

One Casio XJ-M156 reviewer concluded that it had good colour saturation.

Robust

One Casio XJ-M156 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. In October last year Pc Mag gave the Casio XJ-M156 a score of 4 stars and mentioned “Solid data-image quality”.

Good Product Quality

One customer reckoned that this projector was good quality.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The XJ-M156 supports WiFi connectivity, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of this age and type do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other projectors which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might want to look at including the Casio XJ-A147 ($1,109.99) which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The XJ-M156 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the XJ-M156 also have a built-in speaker.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at include the Casio XJ-A242 ($1,048.99) which has better reviews; or the XJ-A147 ($1,109.99), or the XJ-A142 ($703.99) both from Casio which is cheaper.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The XJ-M156 has a fairly quiet noise level in economy mode (only 28 decibels) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the XJ-M156. 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the XJ-M156 have noise levels in economy mode of between 28dB and 37dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The XJ-M156 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-M156 also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Casio XJ-M156 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the XJ-M156 also do not support Full HD projection.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 1.5 times zoom factor, the Casio XJ-M156 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the XJ-M156. The optical zooms of similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-M156 range from 1.5x to 2x, and the average optical zoom is 1.7x.

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Very Small Matrix Size

At only 0.55 inches, the XJ-M156 has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago. The matrix sizes of multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-M156 range from 0.55" to 0.7".

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5 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-M156

OK Brand

Casio has ok reviews across all projectors, however it has unexceptional reviews specifically within its 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors range.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the XJ-M156 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the XJ-M156.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Casio XJ-M156 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XJ-M156.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the XJ-A147 ($1,109.99) (35dB), or the XJ-A142 ($703.99) (35dB) both from Casio which is also cheaper.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The Casio XJ-M156 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Supported Aspect Ratio
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
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
Networking
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Internal Storage Capacity
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Password Protection Type
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

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26 January 2015

The Casio Signature XJ-M156 hybrid laser/LED data projector offers a very long lamp life and the ability to connect over Wi-Fi...

Long-lasting bulb
Standard Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Solid data-image quality
Can project 3D content
Significant rainbow effect in video

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Electricity cost when switched on $44.68
Electricity cost when on standby $2.28
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Total running cost over 5 years $46.96
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers casio 1024x768
Barcodes 00079767466893, 04971850466895

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