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Casio XJ-A147

Casio XJ-A147 Projector

1800:1 XGA (1024x768) 35dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
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By combining a laser, a fluorescent element and an LED Casio has created an original mercury-free hybrid light source capable of generating high brightness. Casio has achieved high brightness... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This projector received a rating of 80% from projector expert review site projectorcentral.com.

Good Size

One person who reviewed this projector concluded that it was lightweight. Projectorcentral.com said in their review “The Casio XJ-A147 is Casio's latest iteration of its light-weight, high-end, 1024x768 projector” .

Robust

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Expert website Projectorcentral.com said “Is built around Casio's hybrid LED-laser light source paired with a DLP chip” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Supports Wi-Fi

The XJ-A147 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support wi-Fi.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The XJ-A147 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the XJ-A147 also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Casio XJ-A242[plb_2571903_price] which has better reviews; or the Casio XJ-A142[plb_2571989_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think the Casio XJ-A252[plb_2757589_price] is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many data projectors of this age and type.

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Very Light

The XJ-A147 is one of the lighter 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-A147 (only 2.3 kilograms) amongst 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average weight of similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-A147 is 7.2kg, and the weights range from 980g to 27kg.

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Quite Big Offset

The Casio XJ-A147 has a fairly big offset (50 percent) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have offsets of between 33% and 120%, and the average offset is 54%.

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Very Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

With a power consumption (economy mode) of only 115 Watts, the Casio XJ-A147 has a fairly low power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the XJ-A147. Similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XJ-A147 have power consumption (economy mode)s of between 110W and 150W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 130W.

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5 Reasons Against

Unexceptional Brand

Casio has unexceptional average reviews for its 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors as well as across its entire multimedia projector range compared to other manufacturers.

Does Not Support 3D

The Casio XJ-A147 does not support 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the XJ-A147 also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The XJ-A147 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support full HD.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The XJ-A147 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 1 Watt) amongst 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors of a comparable age and type to the XJ-A147 the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 16W, and the average RMS rated power is 4.6W.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

At 29 decibels, the XJ-A147 has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the XJ-A147. The quietest noise level (economic mode) of projectors of a comparable age and type to the XJ-A147 is 28dB, the loudest is 37dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-A147

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Casio released the XJ-A147.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the Casio XJ-A147 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-A147.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 35dB noise level projectors currently available including the Casio XJ-A142[plb_2571989_price] which is cheaper; or the Casio XJ-A242[plb_2571903_price] which has better reviews.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Casio XJ-A252[plb_2757589_price] (35dB).

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Casio XJ-A147 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,500 ANSI lumens, the XJ-A147 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the XJ-A147.

We compared this data projector to all the other 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors and we think the Casio XJ-A142[plb_2571989_price] which is cheaper; or the Casio XJ-A242[plb_2571903_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Casio XJ-A252[plb_2757589_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

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Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
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RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
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Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Internal Storage Capacity
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
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Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
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Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
25 November 2014

The Casio XJ-A147 is Casio's latest iteration of its light-weight, high-end, 1024x768 projector. It's rated at 2500 lumens, measured close to that in my tests, and is built around Casio's hybrid... Read more…

Lightweight
Slim
Long-lasting, mercury-free light source
Good warranty for projector and bulb
2X zoom
Subpar video, with rainbow effect
Soft audio

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $37.72
Electricity cost when on standby $2.24
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Total running cost over 5 years $39.96
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers casio 1024x768
Barcodes 00079767466800, 00779184341161, 00797674668000, 04971850466802, 08699277211039

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