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Casio XJ-A242
XJA242

$1,048.99
Casio XJ-A242
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16 Reviews
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Features
Good Features
81
Value for Money
Very Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A classic and cheap WXGA average noise level projector, with a good spec.
1280 X 800 (WXGA) 35dB Low 2,500 ANSI Lumens Jul 2014
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Casio XJ-A242 Price History

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With outstanding reviews and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Casio XJ-A242 number 505 across all projectors.

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Reviews
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Features
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Value for Money

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has brilliant user reviews but below average expert reviews. 100% of buyers recommended this data projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This Casio projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Low contrast ratio
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

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Average Review Score

3.6 stars (16 reviews).

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What Are People Saying About the Casio XJ-A242?

How Good Are Casio Projectors?

We have analysed 3,843 expert reviews and 23,608 user reviews for projectors available online and used these reviews to determine an average rating for Casio projectors of 65%. This makes Casio the 15th best rated multimedia projector brand according to customer reviews.

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Features

Key Features

Only 1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution
Average Noise Level
Low Contrast Ratio
Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness
Has a Built-in Speaker
Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp
Has a Handheld Remote Control
Does Not Support Full HD
Has a Carrying Case
Only 1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1280x800, which is typical of many projectors. §.

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Average Noise Level
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The Casio XJ-A242's noise level of 35dB is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 44% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Low Contrast Ratio

The XJ-A242 has a higher contrast ratio than most projectors. This Casio projector has a Low contrast ratio, whereas most multimedia projectors have a Medium contrast ratio. Across all projectors the best contrast ratio is Ultra High and the worst is Very Low. A contrast ratio of between 1,000 and 3,000.

A contrast ratio of between 1,000 and 3,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,800 ANSI lumens. The Casio XJ-A242's projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 83% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Speaker
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The Casio XJ-A242 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp
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The service life of lamp of the Casio XJ-A242 of 20,000h is longer than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is longer than 88% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,200h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control
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The XJ-A242 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other multimedia projectors, the Casio XJ-A242 does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Casio XJ-A242 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 80% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A projector with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

There was a cheaper price of $1,030.66 on Amazon US 11 days ago.

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Manufacturer's Description

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 is an earth-friendly, low maintenance, 5 pound projector with features such as a 2X Power Zoom Lens making it a great portable projector. The Slim eliminates the need for a short life mercury lamp (typically 3000 hours) and is economical to operate.

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Casio XJ-A242 Specification

Key Features
Projector Native Resolution
Noise Level
Contrast Ratio
Performance
Noise Level (Economic Mode)
Projector
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Colour Depth
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 Port
DVI Port
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC (Power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Multimedia
Built-in Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-in Display
Power
Power Consumption (Standby)
Power Consumption (Typical)
Power Source
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

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

casio xja242

Barcodes

00079767466817, 00779184113317, 00797674668178, 04971850466819

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