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Hitachi CP-WX8255A
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Hitachi CP-WX8255A Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB 5,500 ANSI Lumens Feb 2013
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13 Reasons For

Supports Full HD Projection

The CP-WX8255A supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the CP-WX8255A do not support Full HD projection.

Other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Infocus IN3118.

It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Epson 475Wi ($2,102.34).

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Hitachi CP-WX8255A has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the BrightLink 485Wi, or the V11H475020 ($693.00) both from Epson.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

At 5,500 ANSI lumens, the CP-WX8255A has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago. The projector brightness of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 100 ANSI lumens to 8,000 ANSI lumens.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The CP-WX8255A supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by data projectors of a comparable type and age to the CP-WX8255A. 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. In addition, this projector support a graphics resolution of 768 x 576 and 1024 x 768 (XGA).

This data projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution across all projectors of this age and spec.

Across similar types of data projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Three Composite Video in Ports

The Hitachi CP-WX8255A has more composite video in ports than most of the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago. This data projector is a three composite video in port multimedia projector compared to most of the projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and two composite video in ports.

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Three Audio in Ports

Most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the CP-WX8255A only have between one and two audio in ports, however the CP-WX8255A has three audio in ports.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Hitachi CP-WX8255A has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the comparable spec projectors that came out more than two years ago. This projector is a three USB 2.0 port multimedia projector compared to most of the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the CP-WX8255A only have one HDMI port, however the CP-WX8255A has two HDMI ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years the RMS rated power range from 0.5W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W. With an RMS rated power of 16 Watts, the CP-WX8255A has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

With a lamp power of 330 Watts, the CP-WX8255A has one of the bigger lamp power amongst data projectors of this age. Projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-WX8255A have lamp power of between 140W and 400W.

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Supports Four Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the CP-WX8255A is more than most projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Hitachi data projector supports a BMP image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-WX8255A. The image formats "JPEG XR", "JPG" and "PNG" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Fairly High Number of Colours

The Hitachi CP-WX8255A has a fairly high number of colours (16.7 million) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the CP-WX8255A the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Hitachi CP-WX8255A does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the CP-WX8255A also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider include the NEC NP-UM330 ($1,640.31), or the Epson BrightLink 436Wi ($1,861.72) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The CP-WX8255A does not support 3D image projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the CP-WX8255A also do not support 3D image projection.

It is worth considering other data projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Optoma TW610STi ($717.99), or the Epson V11H475020 ($693.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years is 230h, the longest is 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 5,800h. At only 3,000 hours, the CP-WX8255A has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the CP-WX8255A.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

Across all the data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the CP-WX8255A the lamp service lives range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,400h. At only 2,500 hours, the Hitachi CP-WX8255A has a quite short lamp service life compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the CP-WX8255A.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The CP-WX8255A has a fairly loud noise level (37 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. The noise levels of multimedia projectors of this type and age range from 26dB to 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

We compared this projector to all the other 37dB noise level projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the Epson BrightLink 436Wi ($1,861.72) is also worth considering.

If you are not concerned about having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the NEC VE281 (35dB).

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Only One Component Video in Port

Most projectors of a comparable type and age to the CP-WX8255A have between one and two component video in ports, including the CP-WX8255A which has one component video in port.

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Heavy

Across all the projectors of this type and age the weights range from 230g to 30kg. With a weight of 8.8 kilograms, the CP-WX8255A is one of the heavier 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the CP-WX8255A amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Hitachi CP-WX8255A

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Hitachi released the CP-WX8255A.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Supported Aspect Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
BNC Input Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
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
Networking
Bluetooth
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Supported Audio Format
Image Format
Video Format
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Power
Power Source
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Other Features

User Reviews

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Reviewed 18 November 2014 by John
John would recommend the Hitachi CP-WX8255A (Verified Purchase)

We have installed this product in a church setting and it is easily twice as bright as the last projectors we had and because of how clear the image is we are reworking all of our graphics because... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Easy to use
Great picture quality
Reliable Performance

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Electricity cost when switched on $118.38
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cpwx8255, cpwx8255a, generic cpwx8255, hitachi cpwx8255, visipax cpwx8255, visipax cpwx8255a, generic cpwx8255a, hitachi cpwx8255a, visipax prcpwx8255, visipax prcpwx8255a
Barcodes 00000011029925, 00050585153530, 00505851535300, 00779184218937

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