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Casio XJ-M146

Casio XJ-M146 Projector

1800:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
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ECOLOGY: CASIO has applied its unique new Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source to achieve breakthrough development of a mercury-free high-brightness projector. Adopting a new semiconductor-based light... More
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9 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Projector expert review website PC Mag scored this data projector 70%.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it had good colour saturation.


One customer who reviewed the product thought it was well made. said in their Casio XJ-M146 review on expert website PC Mag “Solid data-image quality”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was good quality.

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed it thought it was wifi compatible. Pc Mag wrote “Has Wi-Fi and Ethernet” in their review.

Supports Wi-Fi

The Casio XJ-M146 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-M146 do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative multimedia projectors which support wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the XJ-M156, or the XJ-M256 both from Casio.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of this type and age, the XJ-M146 has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the XG-P560WN, or the XG-P610X-N both from Sharp or the Casio XJ-M140 which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many projectors of this type and age.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The XJ-M146 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the XJ-M146 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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6 Reasons Against

Casio Only Has Unexceptional Data Projector Reviews

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

Does Not Support 3D

The XJ-M146 does not support 3D. Most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the XJ-M146 also do not support 3D.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to consider including the Casio XJ-M140 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-M146, the XJ-M146 does not support full HD.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors of a comparable age and type to the XJ-M146 the projector brightnesss range from 400 ANSI lumens to 6,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,100 ANSI lumens. The XJ-M146 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 2,500 ANSI lumens) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the XJ-A147, the XJ-M140, or the XJ-A242 ($1,048.99) all from Casio.

If you want a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the XJ-M156 (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the XJ-A252 ($971.99) (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the XJ-M256 (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated) all from Casio.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of projectors of this age and type range from 1.5x to 2x. At only 1.5 times zoom factor, the XJ-M146 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the XJ-M146.

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Very Small Matrix Size

The XJ-M146 has one of the smaller matrix sizes (only 0.55 inches) amongst projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the XJ-M146 the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.7".

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3 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-M146

Released Over Two Years Ago

Casio released the XJ-M146 over two years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the XJ-M146 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the XJ-M146.

We compared this data projector to all the other 33dB noise level data projectors and we think the Casio XJ-M140 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the XJ-M146 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
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Cables Included

Expert Reviews

30 April 2015

The Casio Signature XJ-M146 projector has a good set of connection choices, a very long lamp life, and solid data-image quality...

Long-lasting light source
Has Wi-Fi and Ethernet
Solid data-image quality
Can project from USB thumb drives
Can project 3D content
Significant rainbow effect in video

User Reviews

Reviewed 8 October 2015 by Jim
Jim would recommend the Casio Signature XJ-M146

Our school bought 12 of these for classroom use. The teachers connect to the projectors through the wireless in our science building. Each projector has a static ip address which is advertised... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $39.71
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Total running cost over 5 years $41.92
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Casio XJ-M146uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.28 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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 00079767466879, 00497185046687, 00797674668796, 04971850466871

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