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Casio XJ-A256

Casio XJ-A256 Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2012
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9 Reasons For

Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support wi-Fi, the XJ-A256 supports wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support wi-Fi currently available including because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite 1761W ($549.99), or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the XJ-A256, the XJ-A256 has a built-in speaker(s).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors of a similar age and spec to the XJ-A256 is 28dB and the loudest is 42dB. The Casio XJ-A256 has a quite quiet noise level (only 35 decibels) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the XJ-A256.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Benq SP870 ($1,349.99) (36dB).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the XJ-A256 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all projectors of this age and spec the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the XJ-A256's service life of lamp of 20,000 hours is one of the longest. The shortest service life of lamp of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the XJ-A256 is 200h and the longest is 30,000h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

With a noise level (economic mode) of only 29 decibels, the XJ-A256 has a fairly quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the XJ-A256. Projectors of this type and age 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

The XJ-A256 is quite light (only 2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-A256. 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the XJ-A256 have weights of between 370g and 23kg, and the average weight is 6.5kg.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

At only 0.4 Watts, the XJ-A256 has a quite low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the XJ-A256. Data projectors of this spec and age have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.2W and 460W.

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6 Reasons Against

Casio Only Has Unexceptional Projector Reviews

Projectors built by Casio generally have unexceptional ratings.

Does Not Support Full HD

The XJ-A256 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the XJ-A256 also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector ($499.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Casio XJ-A256 does not support 3D. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the XJ-A256 also do not support 3D.

Alternative data projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to consider include the NEC U310W which is also higher rated.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Data projectors of this type and age have RMS rated powers of between 1W and 19W, and the average RMS rated power is 6.9W. With an RMS rated power of only 1 Watt, the Casio XJ-A256 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst data projectors of this age.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Casio XJ-A256 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the XJ-A256 have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The XJ-A256 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the XJ-A256 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-A256

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

1280 X 800 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the XJ-A256 is 1280 x 800. That's over three times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by data projectors of this type and age.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the XJ-A256 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the XJ-A256.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the D6155W (3,500 ANSI lumens), or the PowerLite 935W ($967.99) (3,700 ANSI lumens) both from Epson which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
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)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

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Above-par data image quality
Thin and lightweight
2X zoom
Hybrid laser-LED light engine
Long-lasting, mercury-free lamp
Pricey
Relatively pronounced rainbow effect in video
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Electricity cost when switched on $51.11
Electricity cost when on standby $615.70
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Total running cost over 5 years $666.81
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4.4T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 4.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
112
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 112 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers casio xja256, casio p163861, casio xja256u, casio xja256uj, casio p163861p
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