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Casio XJ-A242 Projector

$1,048.99
1800:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date $43.79 Electricity cost over 5 years
Acceptable noise level
Good technical features
Can't project 3D content
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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was quiet.


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had good features.


Design

Robust

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Rick said on Bhphotovideo.com “We are very impressed with the features of this projector and strongly recommend this to anyone looking for a good, quiet, reliable projector”.

Nice Design

One person wrote in their reviews that this projector was good looking.

Ceiling Mountable

The XJ-A242 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was thin. Toptenreviews.com rated this projector 5 stars and said “The CASIO Slim XJ-A242 is a slim, portable hybrid DLP projector that users laser” in their review of this projector.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight. Two years ago Rick rated the product 8 stars and he mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “They are amazingly lightweight and easy to work with” in his review of this projector.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The XJ-A242 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this data projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Sharp XG-P560WN which has better reviews; or the XJ-A147, or the XJ-M156 both from Casio which is cheaper.

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Reviews

Casio Projectors Have Good Reviews

Casio has good average reviews for its 1800:1 contrast ratio data projectors as well as across its entire data projector range compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Casio data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the XJ-A242 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector. The projector brightnesses of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this multimedia projector range from 400 ANSI lumens to 8,300 ANSI lumens.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Casio XJ-A147.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the Casio XJ-M156 (3,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Casio XJ-A242 has a carrying case. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The XJ-A242 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Can't Project 3D Content

One person considered that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Can't project 3D content” in their review of this projector.

Soft Audio

One person said in their reviews that the Casio XJ-A242 did not have good sound quality. Toptenreviews.com said “Soft audio” .


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this data projector, the XJ-A242 does not support full HD.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Casio XJ-A242 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not have a DVI port.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 1800:1 contrast ratio data projector has been on the market since April 2017.


Performance

Average Noise Level

The XJ-A242 has a relatively average noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this data projector.

There are a number of alternative 35dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper projectors such as the Casio XJ-A147.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the Sharp XG-P560WN (37dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00079767466817, 00797674668178, 04971850466819

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