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Casio XJ-A242

Casio XJ-A242 Projector

1800:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
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The Slim Series incorporates a CASIO developed and patent pending Hybrid Light Source which combines Laser and LED technology for amazing high brightness and can last up to 20,000 hours. The Slim... More
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6 Reasons For

Good Size

Several customers who purchased the Casio XJ-A242 agreed that it was thin. Expert review site Toptenreviews.com wrote in their review “The CASIO Slim XJ-A242 is a slim, portable hybrid DLP projector that users laser” . Toptenreviews.com also mentioned “The CASIO Slim XJ-A242 is not only lightweight.”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The XJ-A242 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the XJ-A242.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Casio XJ-A147[plb_2469836_price] which is cheaper.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

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

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Light

At only 2.3 kilograms, the XJ-A242 is fairly light compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-A242. The weights of 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-A242 range from 980g to 27kg.

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Very Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

Projectors of a similar type and age to the XJ-A242 have power consumption (economy mode)s of between 110W and 150W. With a power consumption (economy mode) of only 120 Watts, the XJ-A242 has one of the lower power consumption (economy mode)s amongst 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Casio Only Has Unexceptional Projector Reviews

1800:1 contrast ratio projectors manufactured by Casio have unexceptional reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Casio also has unexceptional reviews across its entire range.

Poor 3D Picture Quality

One Casio XJ-A242 owner who purchased this projector reckoned that it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Can't project 3D content” in their Casio XJ-A242 review.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Casio XJ-A242 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Casio XJ-A147[plb_2469836_price].

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Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-A242, the XJ-A242 does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

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

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The XJ-A242 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-A242. The average RMS rated power of 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the XJ-A242 is 4.6W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-A242

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Casio released the XJ-A242.

Average Noise Level

The Casio XJ-A242 has a fairly average noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XJ-A242.

We compared all the other 35dB noise level data projectors to this data projector and we think the Casio XJ-A147[plb_2469836_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Casio XJ-A242 has a relatively standard projector brightness (2,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XJ-A242.

Other 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might also want to look at include the Casio XJ-A147[plb_2469836_price] which is cheaper.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

19 March 2015

The CASIO Slim XJ-A242 is a slim, portable hybrid DLP projector that users laser and LED for its light source. It weighs only five pounds and requires little maintenance. The CASIO Slim XJ-A242 is... Read more…

Lightweight
Slim
Long-lasting, mercury-free light source
2X zoom
Good warranty for projector and bulb
Subpar video, with rainbow effect
Soft audio
Somewhat sparse port selection
Can't project 3D content

User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 September 2015 by Rick
Rick would recommend the Casio Slim XJ-A242 (Verified Purchase)

Since I was first introduced to the Casio GreenSlim line a few years ago, I have been very impressed with them. They are amazingly lightweight and easy to work with. They are easy to mount and... Read more…

Easily Viewed
Lightweight
Long Lasting

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Electricity cost when switched on $39.71
Electricity cost when on standby $2.21
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Total running cost over 5 years $41.92
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.28 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00079767466817, 00797674668178, 04971850466819

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