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Hitachi CP-WU8461

$4,653.99
5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector
5000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 39dB Apr 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
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Hitachi CP-WU8461 Review

6
Poor
54
7 Great Features
66
2 Years Old
27
£179 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
27
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 27?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £179 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 67 latest 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big bulb power
Supports full HD
Does not have a DVI port
Quite short service life of lamp

Hitachi CP-WU8461 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The CP-WU8461 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other recently released multimedia projectors also do not have a DVI port.

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Supports Full HD

The CP-WU8461 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other recently released multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector have bulb powers of between 190W and 400W. With a bulb power of 365 Watts, the Hitachi CP-WU8461 has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The Hitachi CP-WU8461 has a fairly short service life of lamp (only 2,000 hours) compared to most of the other recently released 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. Across all the similar age 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 5,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 3,400h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The CP-WU8461 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other latest 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The Hitachi CP-WU8461 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this multimedia projector.

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Has a Built-In Display

The CP-WU8461 has a built-in display. Most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector do not have a built-in display.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The highest resolution of the CP-WU8461 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

This projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all recently released multimedia projectors.

Amongst similar types of projector the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768).

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 6,000 ANSI lumens, the Hitachi CP-WU8461 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other latest projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The Hitachi CP-WU8461 has a fairly standard noise level (39 decibels) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this data projector.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Hitachi CP-WU8461 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Hitachi projector was released in April 2015.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The CP-WU8461 has an average running cost of £179 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 67 latest 5000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

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Hitachi CP-WU8461 Review Sources

To prepare this Hitachi CP-WU8461 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 330,250 product attributes, 16,064 projector reviews and 2,516,700 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.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00050585154629

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