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35

Overall Score

Casio XJ-A242

$1,048.99
A Cheap to Run 1800:1 WXGA (1280x800) Data Projector
1800:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 35dB Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
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Casio XJ-A242 Review

With low running costs but good features, we have ranked the Casio XJ-A242 number 579 across all projectors.
44
Average
63
5 Great Features
55
3 Years Old
75
£56 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
35
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 35?

It has exceptional user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £56 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 25 recently released projectors that we have compared it to.
This Casio projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
WXGA (1280x800) resolution
Ceiling mountable
Does not support full HD
Does not have a DVI port

Casio XJ-A242 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was quiet.

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” .

Excellent Technical Features

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

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”.

Excellent Design

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

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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Casio Projectors Have Good Reviews

1800:1 contrast ratio projectors manufactured by Casio have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Casio also has good ratings across its entire range. 100% of those that bought a Casio projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Does Not Support Full HD

The Casio XJ-A242 does not support full HD. Most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector also do not support full HD.

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Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the XJ-A242 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

The XJ-A242 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Ceiling Mountable

The XJ-A242 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other latest 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Has a Carrying Case

The XJ-A242 has a carrying case, as do most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The XJ-A242 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of new 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors is 400 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 8,300 ANSI lumens. At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the XJ-A242 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since July 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average 1 year running cost of the XJ-A242 is £56 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 25 recently released projectors.

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Casio XJ-A242 Review Sources

To prepare this Casio XJ-A242 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,284 product attributes, 16,046 projector reviews and 2,351,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00079767466817, 00797674668178, 04971850466819

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