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21

Overall Score

Hitachi CP-WU8460

A fully featured 3000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) data projector
3000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 39dB Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Hitachi CP-WU8460 Review

With mediocre features and at over 3 years old, we have scored the Hitachi CP-WU8460 as follows for Our Verdict.
3
Poor
50
8 Great Features
35
4 Years Old
29
£161 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
21
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 21?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £161 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 9% of all 94 recently released 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an Ethernet LAN
Supports full HD
Very loud noise level
Very short service life of lamp

Hitachi CP-WU8460 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Hitachi CP-WU8460 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other new 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Supports Full HD

The Hitachi CP-WU8460 supports full HD, unlike most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector which do not support full HD.

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Very Loud Noise Level

The CP-WU8460 has a fairly loud noise level (39 decibels) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this data projector. Across all the multimedia projectors of this type and age the noise levels range from 25dB to 43dB.

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Very Big Bulb Power

3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this multimedia projector have bulb powers of between 140W and 400W. When compared to other data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this multimedia projector, the Hitachi CP-WU8460's bulb power of 365 Watts is one of the biggest.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours, the Hitachi CP-WU8460 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other latest multimedia projectors. 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector have service life of lamps of between 2,000h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,500h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Hitachi CP-WU8460 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as this data projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this data projector, the CP-WU8460 does not have a DVI port.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The CP-WU8460 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other recently released similar spec projectors also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Has an Air Filter

The CP-WU8460 has an air filter. Most of the other new 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors also have an air filter.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The highest resolution of the CP-WU8460 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

This multimedia projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is actually the best resolution across all 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector.

The worst resolution across similar types of multimedia projector is SVGA (800x600).

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Very Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector range from 100 ANSI lumens to 8,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the CP-WU8460 of 6,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was March 2013 when Hitachi released the CP-WU8460.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

The CP-WU8460 is one of the less economic to run recently released 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the CP-WU8460 is £161.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00050585153653

Hitachi CP-WU8460 Review Sources

To prepare this Hitachi CP-WU8460 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,600 product attributes, 16,125 projector reviews and 2,431,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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