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Casio XJ-M251 Projector

1800:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2014
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6 Reasons For

Good Picture Quality

Several people who bought the Casio XJ-M251 mentioned that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

A number of Casio XJ-M251 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was good quality.

Robust

A few Casio XJ-M251 owners who purchased the Casio XJ-M251 thought it was well made. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “This model provides solid data image quality, suitable for typical business” in their Casio XJ-M251 review. Pcmag.com also said “Casio's Signature XJ-M251 is a hybrid laser/LED data projector with solid data image quality, bright colors”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the XJ-M251, the XJ-M251 has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including the Sharp XG-P560WN[plb_1898103_price], or the Casio XJ-M141[plb_2970918_price] which has better reviews.

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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 typical of many 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Projector expert review website PC Mag scored this projector 60%. The projector expert review sites aren't convinced by this multimedia projector.

Casio Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Projectors

Casio is one of the unexceptional projector manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Casio also has unexceptional reviews for its 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Poor 3D Picture Quality

One customer considered that the Casio XJ-M251 did not have a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag mentioned “Projection of 3D content limited to PCs” in their review of this projector and scored this projector 3 stars.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the XJ-M251, the Casio XJ-M251 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the XJ-M146[pl_2571991_price], or the XJ-M156[pl_2757562_price] both from Casio which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D

Most comparable spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago do not support 3D. The XJ-M251 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

Alternative data projectors which also support 3D that you might also 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 XJ-M251 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XJ-M251 also do not support full HD.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

At 145 Watts, the Casio XJ-M251 has a quite high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years. Across all the projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XJ-M251 the power consumption (economy mode)s range from 110W to 150W.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The XJ-M251 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 1.5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-M251. Similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the XJ-M251 have optical zooms of between 1.5x and 2x, and the average optical zoom is 1.7x.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-M251

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Casio released the XJ-M251.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Casio XJ-M251 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the XJ-M156[pl_2757562_price], the XJ-A252[pl_2757589_price], or the XJ-M256[pl_2819964_price] all from Casio.

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the XJ-M251 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative 33dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the XJ-M156[pl_2757562_price], or the XJ-M141[pl_2970918_price] both from Casio.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the Casio XJ-M151[plb_2970953_price] (33dB).

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Specification

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Lamps
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Lens System
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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
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
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
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Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

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21 August 2014

Casio's Signature XJ-M251 is a hybrid laser/LED data projector with solid data image quality, bright colors, and very long lamp life...

Long-lasting bulb
Solid data image quality
Some 3D capabilities
Loud audio
Significant rainbow effect in video
Relatively sparse set of connectivity choices
Projection of 3D content limited to PCs

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $43.58
Electricity cost when on standby $2.23
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Total running cost over 5 years $45.81
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.3 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 00079767466923, 04971850466925

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