Hitachi CP-AW252
Hitachi CP-AW252
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Hitachi CP-AW252

A 5 year old 4000:1 280 x 800 projector with average features
4,000 WXGA (1280x800) No 34dB Nov 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Hitachi CP-AW252 Review

With low running costs and average features, we have scored the Hitachi CP-AW252 as follows for Summary.
Average Features
$82 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 39?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $82 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
RoHS compliance
Has an air filter
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

Hitachi CP-AW252 In-Depth Analysis


Average Noise Level

The CP-AW252's noise level of 34dB is relatively average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the loudest 49% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The CP-AW252 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The CP-AW252 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The CP-AW252's projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is fairly dim compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the dimmest 19% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Multimedia projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has an Air Filter

The CP-AW252 has an air filter, unlike 95% of projectors which do not have an air filter.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The CP-AW252 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This multimedia projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most data projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

The best resolution amongst comparable types of projector is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Hitachi CP-AW252 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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The Hitachi CP-AW252 is HD-Ready, unlike 79% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average 5 year running cost of the CP-AW252 is $82 based on fine energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

hitachi hitachicpaw252wn, hitachi cpaw252wnm, hitachi 1280x800, sahara cpaw252nm, acer cpaw252wnm


00050585153240, 00050585153257, 00132018032916, 00163121204624, 00168141610554, 00172302796964, 00172304336281, 00505851532408, 00658700903291