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Casio XJ-A246
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Casio XJ-A246 Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x720) 35dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Mar 2014
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The Slim 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... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received a score of 80 out of 100 from expert review website pcmagazine.ru.

Supports Wi-Fi

The XJ-A246 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors which support wi-Fi and we think the Epson PowerLite 1761W[plb_1735741_price], and the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The XJ-A246 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the XJ-A246.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of projectors of this age and type is 1.6x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 2x. With an optical zoom of 2 times zoom factor, the XJ-A246 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 20,000 hours, the Casio XJ-A246 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the XJ-A246. Across all the projectors of this age and type the service life of lamps range from 200h to 30,000h.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

At only 29 decibels, the Casio XJ-A246 has a fairly quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago. 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 37dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB.

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Very Light

Across all the 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the XJ-A246 the weights range from 370g to 23kg. The XJ-A246 is fairly light (only 2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the XJ-A246.

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7 Reasons Against

Casio Multimedia Projectors Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

On average data projectors from Casio are rated 70 out of 100, which is in the bottom 24% of all multimedia projector manufacturers that we have looked at.

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the XJ-A246 does not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector[plb_3156294_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Casio XJ-A246 does not support 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the XJ-A246 also do not support 3D.

Other projectors which also support 3D that you might want to look at include the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors of this age and type is 110 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 10,000 ANSI lumens. The XJ-A246 has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 2,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the XJ-A246.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

When compared to other projectors of a comparable age and type to the XJ-A246, the XJ-A246's bulb power of only 170 Watts is one of the smallest. The smallest bulb power of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the XJ-A246 is 170W, the biggest is 4,000W, and the average bulb power is 320W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 1 Watt, the XJ-A246 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 19W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The XJ-A246 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-A246

Released Over Two Years Ago

Casio released the XJ-A246 over two years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the XJ-A246 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the XJ-A246.

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1280 X 800 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The XJ-A246 supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. That's over three times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the XJ-A246.

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WXGA (1280x720) Projector Native Resolution

The Casio XJ-A246 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x720). That's 10% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Zoom Capability
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
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
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

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1 September 2013

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Wi-Fi connectivity
Has HDMI port
2X zoom
Long-lasting LED lamp
Three-year warranty
Relatively pricey
Some tinting in data images
Video is prone to the rainbow effect

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Electricity cost when switched on $49.72
Electricity cost when on standby $2.18
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Total running cost over 5 years $51.90
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.35 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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