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Hitachi CP-WU8461

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Hitachi CP-WU8461

$4,653.99
$3,316.91 $1,337 cheaper than 67 days ago
Hitachi CP-WU8461
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A good spec but 3 year old moderate noise level WUXGA data projector, with moderate running costs
39dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 5000:1 No Apr 2015
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Hitachi CP-WU8461 Cp Wu8461 - Lcd Projector - 6000 Lumens - Wuxga (1920 X 1200) - 16:10 - Hd 1080P - Lan
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Hitachi CP-WU8461 CP-WU8461 6000LUM WUXGA 5000:1 HDMI
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Hitachi CP-WU8461 Review

With very good features, we have scored the Hitachi CP-WU8461 as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
64
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $110 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 13% of all 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Resolution: WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
3000:1 contrast ratio (presentation mode)
Integrated HDBASET
Long lamp life - up to 3000 hours (eco mode)
High performance filter - lasts up to 20,000 hours in eco mode
Full connectivity including HDMI
AMX device discovery
Crestron roomview
Wide range of optional lenses
Optional wireless network feature
Instant stacking for enhanced brightness levels
Reduce power consumption - less than 0.3w in standby mode
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

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There is a 66% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Hitachi CP-WU8461 In-Depth Analysis

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by $1,337 (29%)

The price has dropped from $4,653.99 to $3,316.91 in the last 67 days. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Hitachi CP-WU8461 and the United States price of $3,316.91 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £3,999.98 ($3,999.98).

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The average running cost of the CP-WU8461 is $110 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The Hitachi CP-WU8461 has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Hitachi CP-WU8461 of 39dB is louder than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 8% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The CP-WU8461's contrast ratio (typical) of only 5,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 65% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Hitachi CP-WU8461 of 6,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 9% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. Multimedia projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The CP-WU8461 has a built-in speaker. 77% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The CP-WU8461's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is in the shortest 7% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The CP-WU8461 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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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 CP-WU8461's bulb power of 365W is in the biggest 10% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The CP-WU8461 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Hitachi CP-WU8461 has a built-in display, which is unusual. 96% of projectors do not have a built-in display.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

hitachi prcpwu8461, hitachi cpwu13k

Barcodes:

00050585154124, 00050585154629, 00779184068167, 04902530035391

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