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Hitachi CP-AX2503
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Hitachi CP-AX2503 Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice
5000:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB 2,700 ANSI Lumens Apr 2014
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
- Brightness:- Normal Mode - 2700 ANSI Lumens- Eco Mode - 1800 ANSI Lumens- XGA- Contrast ratio: 5000:1- Advanced networking features- Optional wireless network feature 3LCD - A sophisticated,... More
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site said that this data projector was outstanding and gave it their highest award. This Hitachi multimedia projector received an "Editor's Choice" award from PC Mag.

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review site PC Mag scored this projector 80 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Two people who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Two years ago Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Excellent quality for data images” in their Hitachi CP-AX2503 review. Pc Mag also mentioned “Bright image with good color quality”.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for more than two years which do not support Full HD projection, the CP-AX2503 supports Full HD projection.

We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection and we think the Epson Z8455WUNL which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The CP-AX2503 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the CP-AX2503 the noise levels range from 29dB to 48dB, and the average noise level is 37dB. The CP-AX2503 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 34 decibels) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The CP-AX2503 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-AX2503. This projector is a three USB 2.0 port projector compared to most of the projectors of a similar type and age to the CP-AX2503 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The CP-AX2503 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the CP-AX2503. This multimedia projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector compared to most of the similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the CP-AX2503 which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 is a two HDMI port projector. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-AX2503 have between one and two HDMI ports.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

Across all the data projectors that are a similar age to the CP-AX2503 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 16W, and the average RMS rated power is 9.4W. At 16 Watts, the Hitachi CP-AX2503 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-AX2503.

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Quite Bright Lamp Power in Economic Mode

With a lamp power in economic mode of 5,000 Watts, the CP-AX2503 has a quite bright lamp power in economic mode compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the CP-AX2503. The dimmest lamp power in economic mode of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the CP-AX2503 is 150W, the brightest is 6,000W, and the average lamp power in economic mode is 2,000W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

Across all the 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CP-AX2503 the noise levels in economy mode range from 28dB to 35dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 31dB. At only 28 decibels, the CP-AX2503 has a very quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the CP-AX2503.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

Projectors of a similar age and type to the CP-AX2503 have digital zooms of between 1.1x and 1.4x, and the average digital zoom is 1.3x. With a digital zoom of 1.35 times zoom factor, the CP-AX2503 has one of the biggest digital zooms amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the CP-AX2503, the Hitachi CP-AX2503 does not support 3D image projection.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the Epson Z8455WUNL which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The CP-AX2503 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Other multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to consider include the Ricoh PJ WX4141N.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-AX2503 is 4,800 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens. The CP-AX2503 has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 2,700 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the CP-AX2503.

If this 5000:1 contrast ratio projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the Ricoh PJ WX4141N (3,300 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Quite Dim Brightness in Economy Mode

At only 1,800 ANSI lumen, the CP-AX2503 has a fairly dim brightness in economy mode compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-AX2503. Across all the data projectors of a comparable type and age to the CP-AX2503 the brightness in economy mode range from 1,800 ANSI lumens to 5,000 ANSI lumens.

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Very Low Number of Colours

Across all the projectors of this type and age the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M. With a number of colours of only 16.7 million, the CP-AX2503 has one of the lower numbers of colours amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Very Small Lamp Power

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 has one of the smaller lamp power (only 225 Watts) amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of this age and type the lamp power range from 190W to 2,800W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Hitachi CP-AX2503

Released Over Two Years Ago

Hitachi released the CP-AX2503 over two years ago.

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Hitachi CP-AX2503 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Size
Brightness in Economy Mode
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Video
3D Image Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
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 Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
15 July 2014

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 ultra-short-throw projector can give you a big image with the projector just inches from the screen...

PC Mag

Ultra-short-throw
Excellent quality for data images
XGA 1 024-by 768) native resolution
Bright image with good color quality
No 3D support

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Electricity cost when switched on $79.36
Electricity cost when on standby $1.71
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Total running cost over 5 years $81.07
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cpax2503, hitachi cpax2503
Barcodes 00050585154322, 00505851543220, 04902530041064
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