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Hitachi CP-WU5500

70

Overall Score

Hitachi CP-WU5500

$1,686.37
Hitachi CP-WU5500
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A good spec but only average value for money moderate noise level WUXGA multimedia projector, with OK running costs
38dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 10000:1 No Jan 2016
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Hitachi CP-WU5500 LCD projector - 5000 ANSI lumens - WXGA (1280 x 800) - LAN
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Hitachi CP-WU5500 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Hitachi CP-WU5500 number 682 across all projectors.
65
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
68
Running Costs
$85 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

At over a year old this multimedia projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
It has running costs of $85 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Accentualizer and HDCR (high dynamic contrast range) image optimizer
Seamless design
Edge blending & warping
HDMI-Out
Louder than average noise level
Does not support full HD

Hitachi CP-WU5500 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $1,686.37 it is more expensive than 74% of projectors.

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Hitachi CP-WU5500 of £1,468.88 ($1,468.88) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $217.49.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The CP-WU5500 is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the CP-WU5500 will cost $85 over 5 years to run.

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Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The Hitachi CP-WU5500 has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most data projectors. The worst resolution of all projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The CP-WU5500's noise level of 38dB is in the loudest 14% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The CP-WU5500's contrast ratio (typical) of 10,000 is fairly standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 49% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the CP-WU5500 of 5,200 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 86% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The CP-WU5500's service life of lamp of 4,000h is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 64% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The CP-WU5500 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Hitachi CP-WU5500 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The bulb power of the CP-WU5500 of 300W is in the biggest 20% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Password Protection

The CP-WU5500 supports password protection, unlike 87% of projectors which do not support password protection.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The CP-WU5500 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Has an Air Filter

The CP-WU5500 has an air filter. 96% of projectors do not have an air filter.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Hitachi CP-WU5500 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

hitachi 1920x1200, hitachi cpwx5505, hitachi cpwu5500

Barcodes:

00050585155220, 00750408404404, 00779184220336, 05057103069217

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