Casio XJ-A256
Casio XJ-A256
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Casio XJ-A256

A phenomenally economical to run 2000:1 280 x 800 projector with fine features
2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 35dB Mar 2014
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Casio XJ-A256 Review

With very low running costs but average features, we have scored the Casio XJ-A256 as follows for Summary.
Average Features
$56 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 42?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of only $56 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 10% of all 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Fairly long service life of lamp
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

Casio XJ-A256 In-Depth Analysis


Does Not Support Full HD

The XJ-A256 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the XJ-A256 of 20,000h is fairly long compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 10% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The XJ-A256 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The XJ-A256 has a zoom capability, which is unusual. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Has a Carrying Case

The XJ-A256 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 81% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Average Projector Brightness

The XJ-A256's projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 35% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the XJ-A256 of 35dB is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 59% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The XJ-A256 supports Wi-Fi. 90% of data projectors do not support Wi-Fi.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The XJ-A256 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors.

A DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution is the best resolution across comparable types of data projector.

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Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

Based on adequate usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the XJ-A256 will cost only $56 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the cheapest to run data projectors.

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