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Should You Buy a Hitachi Projector?

Matthew
Updated 18 February 2021
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should you buy a Hitachi Projector?

Hitachi is well known for its TVs and vacuum cleaners.

If you are wondering how Hitachi projectors compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 2,600 projectors by objectively and impartially analysing over 19,000 user and expert reviews and 570+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Hitachi are recognised for their wide selection of premium and moderately popular projectors and start at $695 for the CP -AW3005 which has a noise level of 36dB, is a projector that has a medium contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wxga (1280x720) and go up to $3,500 for the CP-WU8700 which has a noise level of 37dB, is a projector that has a medium contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1920 x 1200. The average price of a new Hitachi projector is $1,813.

Hitachi are recognised for their wide selection of premium and moderately popular projectors.

Is Hitachi the Best Projector Brand?

So are Hitachi projectors any good? We give every projector a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all projectors we are able to impartially rank all the projector brands.

Hitachi is ranked the No. 29 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Hitachi is the 29th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,587 reviews
#2
Japan
91%
91%
580 reviews
#3
Taiwan
91%
91%
2,845 reviews
#4
Taiwan
90%
90%
4,651 reviews
#5
Taiwan
88%
88%
818 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
87%
87%
80 reviews
#7
Taiwan
83%
83%
988 reviews
#8
82%
82%
179 reviews
#9
United States
81%
81%
191 reviews
#10
LG
South Korea
79%
79%
712 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
77%
77%
264 reviews
#12
Anker
75%
75%
46 reviews
#13
Nebula
71%
71%
21 reviews
#14
71%
71%
39 reviews
#15
Japan
70%
70%
52 reviews
#16
Netherlands
70%
70%
115 reviews
#17
Kodak
69%
69%
21 reviews
#18
XGIMI
69%
69%
29 reviews
#19
Taiwan
66%
66%
155 reviews
#20
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#21
Japan
65%
65%
1 review
#22
UO
63%
63%
21 reviews
#23
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#24
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#25
AAXA Technologies
63%
63%
0 reviews
#26
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#27
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#28
Pyle
61%
61%
7 reviews
#29
Japan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#30
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#31
Smart
57%
57%
1 review
#32
Gigabyte
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
56%
56%
0 reviews
#34
55%
55%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
53%
53%
1 review

Let's look at how Hitachi projectors compare to the other projector brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All projector Brands
Hitachi Projectors

At an average purchase price of $1,813, Hitachi projectors tend to be more expensive than most other projector brands. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Hitachi projector is $22 (based on a person typically using a projector for 5 hours per week), which makes them more efficient than most other projector brands.

There's a smaller selection of Hitachi projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 5 Hitachi projectors currently on the market in the US.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $22,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,813
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,499
Price Distribution of Hitachi Projectors

How Many Industry Awards Have Hitachi Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Hitachi projectors. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
projectorreviews.com logo
6
5
25
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
10
12
14
6
6
Trusted Reviews logo
6
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
2
2
7
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
1
1
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
1
2
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
6
Digital Versus logo
2
1
3
Other Expert Sites
35
10
36
13
10
Total
129
78
112
44
102

What is the Best High End Hitachi Projector?

Hitachi CPWU8700B

$3,500.00
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Hitachi CPWU8700B
WUXGA
RESOLUTION
37dB
7,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
430W
LAMP POWER
$128
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Hitachi projector then the Hitachi CPWU8700B takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 60, but is a bit more expensive at $3,500.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Bright projector brightness (7,000 ANSI lumens)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Ethernet LAN

A good spec but only average value for money WUXGA average noise level projector, with reasonable running costs. It has a handheld remote control, a built-in speaker and an Ethernet LAN and is ceiling mountable.

77
Features
Good Features
56
Value for Money
Average
65
Running Costs
$130 Over 5 Years
60
Kagoo Score
Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the CPWU8700B in the US is $3,500.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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