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Casio XJ-M246

Casio XJ-M246 Projector

1800:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
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The Casio Signature Model Projectors have increased I/O connectivity, are DLP 3D Ready and have auto brightness adjustment to save power and reduce eye fatigue. The USB models allow Wi-Fi... More
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11 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This projector received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Good Connectivity

One Casio XJ-M246 owner thought the product was good in terms of connectivity. Last year Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “A good range of connectivity choices, including Wi-Fi” in their review and rated the product 4 stars.

Robust

One Casio XJ-M246 owner thought the Casio XJ-M246 was well made. Pcmag.com scored this projector 4 stars and said on expert website PC Mag “The Casio Signature XJ-M246 is a hybrid laser/LED data projector with solid data-image quality” in their review.

Good Product Quality

One Casio XJ-M246 reviewer who reviewed the Casio XJ-M246 thought it was good quality.

Supports Wi-Fi

The XJ-M246 supports wi-Fi. Most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-M246 do not support wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other data projectors which support wi-Fi currently available including the XJ-M156[pl_2757562_price], or the XJ-M256[pl_2819964_price] both from Casio which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Casio XJ-M246 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the XG-P560WN[pl_1898103_price], or the XG-P610X-N[pl_2467453_price] both from Sharp or the Casio XJ-M140[plb_2428122_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most commonly supported supported graphics resolutions on multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-M246 range from 31dB to 39dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. With a noise level of only 33 decibels, the XJ-M246 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

Other 33dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to consider include the XJ-M140[pl_2428122_price], or the XJ-M156[pl_2757562_price] both from Casio which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

At 0.65 inches, the Casio XJ-M246 has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The average matrix size of multimedia projectors of this type and age is 0.61".

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

At only 28 decibels, the Casio XJ-M246 has a fairly quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. The quietest noise level (economic mode) of projectors of a similar age and type to the XJ-M246 is 28dB and the loudest is 37dB.

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5 Reasons Against

Casio Multimedia Projectors Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Casio projectors and also specifically for Casio 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases Casio had unexceptional ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Does Not Support 3D

Most projectors of a similar age and type to the XJ-M246 do not support 3D. The XJ-M246 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

Other data projectors which also support 3D that you might want to look at include the Casio XJ-M140[plb_2428122_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Casio XJ-M246 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the XJ-M246 also do not support full HD.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the XJ-M246 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-M246. The dimmest projector brightness of 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XJ-M246 is 400 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 6,000 ANSI lumens.

Other 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might also want to consider include the XJ-A147[pl_2469836_price], the XJ-M140[pl_2428122_price], or the XJ-A242[pl_2571903_price] all from Casio which has better reviews.

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Very Small Offset

Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the XJ-M246 the offsets range from 33% to 120%, and the average offset is 54%. The XJ-M246 has one of the smaller offsets (only 33 percent) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Casio XJ-M246

Released Over Two Years Ago

Casio released the XJ-M246 over two years ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Focus
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
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
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
30 March 2015

The Casio Signature XJ-M246 is a hybrid laser/LED data projector with solid data-image quality, and a good range of connectivity choices, including Wi-Fi and the ability to run presentations off...

Sharp text
Port for USB thumb drive
Projects via wired or wireless LAN
Long-lasting, eco-friendly bulb
Good set of connection choices
Significant rainbow effect in video

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $39.06
Electricity cost when on standby $2.18
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Total running cost over 5 years $41.24
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0.28T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.28 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 00079767466916, 00797674669168, 04971850466918

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