Hitachi CP-X8170
Hitachi CP-X8170
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Hitachi CP-X8170

A fully featured 3000:1 1024 x 768 data projector
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 39dB Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Hitachi CP-X8170 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the Hitachi CP-X8170 as follows for Summary.
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$127 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 28?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $127 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 15% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big bulb power
Has a built-in display
Quite short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode

Hitachi CP-X8170 In-Depth Analysis


Quite Big Bulb Power

The CP-X8170 has one of the bigger bulb powers (365 Watts) amongst projectors of this age. The average bulb power of projectors is 250W, and the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of projectors is 6,700h, and the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h. When compared to other projectors, the Hitachi CP-X8170's service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours is one of the shortest.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Hitachi CP-X8170 has a built-in display. Most of the other projectors do not have a built-in display.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The CP-X8170 has a zoom capability, unlike most of the other projectors which do not have a zoom capability.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The highest resolution of the Hitachi CP-X8170 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 data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The worst resolution of all projectors is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 7,000 ANSI lumens, the Hitachi CP-X8170 has one of the brighter projector brightnesses amongst projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Hitachi CP-X8170 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 39 decibels, the Hitachi CP-X8170 has one of the louder noise levels amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The average noise level of projectors is 34dB.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was March 2013 when this Hitachi projector was released.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the CP-X8170 will cost $127 over 1 year to run, which makes it one of the least economic to run multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00050585153547, 00050585153653, 00779184220213, 04902530981889