The CP-DX300 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the CP-DX300 also have a built-in speaker.
Quite Long Lamp Service Life
The average lamp service life of multimedia projectors of this type and age is 4,300h. The CP-DX300 has one of the longer lamp service lives (4,500 hours) amongst projectors of this age.
The CP-DX300 is one of the lighter projectors that came out more than two years ago (only 2.2 kilograms) amongst data projectors of this age. Projectors that were launched around the same time as the CP-DX300 have weights of between 470g and 47kg, and the average weight is 7.4kg.
The CP-DX300 is one of the narrower 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago (only 265 millimeters) amongst projectors of this age. Multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the CP-DX300 have widths of between 150mm and 650mm, and the average width is 370mm.
6 Reasons Against
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
The CP-DX300 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the CP-DX300 also do not support Full HD projection.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Most 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the CP-DX300 do not support WiFi connectivity. The CP-DX300 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.
Does Not Support 3D Image Projection
The CP-DX300 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support 3D image projection.
Very Small Lamp Power
2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the CP-DX300 have lamp power of between 190W and 400W. The Hitachi CP-DX300 has a quite small lamp power (only 196 Watts) compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.
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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
The Hitachi CP-DX300 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port data projector.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most projectors of this age and type have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Hitachi CP-DX300 which has one USB 2.0 port.
4 Other reasons to consider the Hitachi CP-DX300
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Hitachi released the CP-DX300.
Average Projector Brightness
At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the CP-DX300 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.
Average Noise Level
With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Hitachi CP-DX300 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the CP-DX300.
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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution
This data projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago.
Native Projector Resolution
3,000 ANSI lumens
Number of Colours
1 - 8
Supported Aspect Ratio
4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
Auto, Manual, Auto/Manual
3D Image Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video in Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Ethernet LAN Connection
Integrated Card Reader
On Screen Display
Plug and Play
RMS Rated Power
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Auto Power Off
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
UL60950-1/cUL, FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CE Marking: EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN55022, EN55024 (EMC Directive), EN60950-1 (Low voltage directive), WEEE, RoHS, ErP (lot6) compliant, TUV GS, GOST-R
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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