Review Contents
Limitations and Conclusion
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Performance
Features
Ease of Use
Value
Intended Use:
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Casio XJ-H1750 Projector Casio XJ-H1750
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1400:1 Contrast Ratio
4000 Lumens
PC 3D Ready
$2,133 Street Price
$2,099 MSRP

Casio XJ-H1750 Projector
with LED/Laser Hybrid Light Engine

Marc Davidson, March 22, 2012

Limitations

No color mode settings for brightest modes. The non-Eco modes don't have any color presets, so you have to either stay with the default setting, or adjust the color settings manually.

Rainbow artifacts. Rainbow artifacts are always a potential issue for single-chip DLP projectors. With the XJ-H1750, they show up infrequently enough with data that even those who see them easily shouldn't find them bothersome. They show up more often with video, which is typical, but less often than with many DLP projectors, making this only a moderate issue even for video. Those who are most sensitive to seeing DLP rainbows may find them annoying, but most people probably won't.

Limited 3D. The XJ-H1750's 3D is even more limited than with most 3D-ready projectors. As with most, its key shortcoming is the need to buy enough pairs of DLP-Link glasses for your audience, at $70 or more each. Unlike many, however, it supports 3D only over a VGA connection. This means you can't connect through a video converter to show 3D from a Blu-ray player, and you're limited to an analog connection even with a computer.

Conclusion

The Casio XJ-H1750 is a little different from most projectors, with most of the differences in its favor. The hybrid light source, with its mercury-free design and 20,000 hour lifetime, offers ecological benefits and lowers cost of ownership. It also helps that Casio backs up the light source with the extraordinarily long, 5-year or 10,000 hour warranty, the best in the business.

Adding to potential ecological and economic benefits are the seven different levels of brightness without having to change color mode. Instead, for the Eco modes at least, you can pick the most suitable color preset first, and then pick the brightness most appropriate for the lighting conditions.

The projector also scores well on more standard issues. It earns points for its excellent data image quality and usable video quality, plus the reasonably good audio quality and volume. Similarly, the 3700 lumen measured brightness is a solid 93% of the 4000 lumen claim, and easily enough to throw a bright image at a size suitable for a mid-size conference room or classroom. Whether you're drawn in by the ecological benefits, or just want a capable projector, the Casio XJ-H1750 is a particularly impressive beast.

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Reader Comments(8 comments)

Posted Dec 16, 2012 7:52:57 PM

By peter

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i am missing the statement about the lumens degradation ??? this model is stable ? stable lumens output OVER THE 20000 LIFE ?

Posted Apr 5, 2012 12:09:25 PM

By Nabi

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Sheesh! Why are we dragging our heels so hard on the resolution, going up half a step at a time at big cost? By the time projectors make it you'll be able to walk into Home Depot and leave with a 4x8 ft flat screen for ninety bucks.

Posted Mar 29, 2012 2:21:34 AM

By pankaj

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WOW 4000 brightness with 20000 hrs life its a good deal if its offered with short thoro lense of .5 or less lense ratio and Native resolution Wxga with little improved uniformity lets say 85% I would love you use it for my control room applications.

Posted Mar 27, 2012 5:21:14 PM

By sanjai

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casio should improve contrast ratio,and uniformity of picture quality, casio'seffort to bring led lineup

is appreciable .other lcd and dlp players should have to offer extended lamp warranty to compete with this product

sanjai ipe

Posted Mar 27, 2012 7:37:25 AM

By Stunko

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A 1024 x 768 resolution projector? For over $2,000? In almost April 2012? No.... I don't really think so. Although I did love the 1990s so much.

The 10,000 hour warranty does not sound all that much, either. But the rest out there is even worse than this for PJ warranty.

Posted Mar 26, 2012 9:19:03 AM

By Chris

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There is a great difference between a laser beam bounced off a mirror and directly at your eye vs. projected light spread across a 80" or so piece of vinyl with a sprayed particle coating. These projectors are just bright enough to see a picture, and although they are improving... they are hardly bright enough to burn your retina... I would however suggest backing a little further away from your microwave while it is active... :)

Posted Mar 23, 2012 9:50:08 AM

By Ravi

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I wonder if these lasers could harm the eyes as at the end of the day they are [%#^&*&*@] burning lasers.What they can do is amply demonstrated on many youtube videos.What we are seeing is reflected laser light.Isn't it ?

Posted Mar 22, 2012 11:39:13 AM

By Lloyd Stewart

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Wow, great leap for Casio! Now, bump up the lumens to 5k, and make it HD and I'm in for 4 or 5 units.

But this model should be great for a large variety of uses right now!

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