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Casio XJ-M256

Casio XJ-M256 Projector

1800:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 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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5 Reasons For

Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other data projectors of this spec and age which do not support wi-Fi, the Casio XJ-M256 supports wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which support wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Casio XJ-M156[plb_2757562_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The XJ-M256 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This data projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most commonly supported supported graphics resolutions on 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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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 projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Big Matrix Size

With a matrix size of 0.65 inches, the XJ-M256 has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago. The matrix sizes of projectors of a similar spec and age to the XJ-M256 range from 0.55" to 0.7", and the average matrix size is 0.61".

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5 Reasons Against

Casio Only Has Unexceptional Reviews for Its Projectors

On average Casio 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors have unexceptional reviews as do all projectors produced by Casio.

Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the XJ-M256, the XJ-M256 does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the XJ-M256 do not support full HD. The XJ-M256 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The lowest power consumption (economy mode) of data projectors that came out around the same time as the XJ-M256 is 110W, the highest is 150W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 130W. At 145 Watts, the Casio XJ-M256 has a quite high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the XJ-M256.

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Very Small Offset

At only 33 percent, the Casio XJ-M256 has a quite small offset compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago. The offsets of projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 33% to 120%.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Casio XJ-M256

Released Over Two Years Ago

Casio released the XJ-M256 over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the XJ-M256 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the XJ-M256.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Casio XJ-M156[plb_2757562_price].

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Average Noise Level

The XJ-M256 has a pretty standard noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 33dB noise level projectors to this projector and we think the Casio XJ-M156[plb_2757562_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
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
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

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Long-lasting, mercury-free bulb
Good set of connection choices, including Wi-Fi
Strong audio
Some 3D capabilities
Significant rainbow effect in video
Projection of 3D content is limited to PCs

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $43.54
Electricity cost when on standby $2.23
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Total running cost over 5 years $45.77
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Casio XJ-M256uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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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 00079767466930, 04971850466932

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