Hitachi CP-AX2503
Hitachi CP-AX2503
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Hitachi CP-AX2503

PC Mag Editor's Choice
An award winning and cheap to run 5000:1 1024 x 768 projector
5000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 34dB Apr 2014
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Hitachi CP-AX2503 Review

With very good reviews but low running costs,
1 Review + 1 Award
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$83 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 36?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Hitachi projector has running costs of $83 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
The CP-AX2503 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1024 x 768 resolution
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Quite dim projector brightness
Very short service life of lamp

Hitachi CP-AX2503 In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

This Hitachi data projector was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review website PC Mag who said that this data projector was terrific.

Good Expert Reviews

This data projector received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PC Mag.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens. The CP-AX2503 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 2,700 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The CP-AX2503 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The highest resolution of the CP-AX2503 is 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Projectors projector native resolutions range from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the CP-AX2503 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Has an Air Filter

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 has an air filter. Most of the other data projectors also have an air filter.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the CP-AX2503 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The CP-AX2503 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This data projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on multimedia projectors.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Hitachi CP-AX2503 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other multimedia projectors also are RoHS compliance.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released in April 2014.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the CP-AX2503 will cost $83 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00050585154322, 00505851543220, 04902530041064