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1800:1 Contrast Ratio
3100 Lumens
$1,799 Street Price

CASIO XJ-UT310WN Short Throw
LED/Laser Hybrid Projector

Marc Davidson, June 16, 2014

Set Up

For my tests, using a 92-inch diagonal image at the native 16:10 aspect ratio, the front of the projector was 14" from the screen and the window that serves as the lens 9" farther away.

The projector weighs 12.1 pounds, making it light enough to move from room to room, with or without a cart. However, it is best installed permanently. As with any ultra-short throw projector, getting the image geometry and focus right is tricky, because you're too close to the screen to see the effect of each adjustment. It helps to have someone standing behind you who can see the whole screen at once and tell you how it looks as you make changes.

The obvious choice for installation is to put the XJ-UT310WN above the screen with Casio's optional $200 wall mount. However, you can also put it on a flat surface below the screen, which is how I tested it. Either way, the lens offset puts the closest edge of the image--meaning the top or bottom--about 18% of the picture height below or above the projector.

For setting up on a desktop, you can move the image up or down, and adjust yaw, with two adjustable screw-on feet near the back plus one in the front. You can then adjust keystone, if necessary, with the remote.

Connectivity. The XJ-UT310WN's side panel includes a typical set of connectors.

1 HDMI
2 VGA IN (for RGB or component)
1 S-video
1 RCA composite
1 USB A (for the included Wi-Fi Dongle or for reading files from a USB key)
1 VGA OUT (monitor loop-through)
1 USB B (for direct USB display)
1 LAN (for image and sound and for controlling the projector over the network)
2 Stereo mini plugs (each paired with one VGA)
1 RCA stereo IN
1 Microphone mini plug input
1 mini plug stereo OUT
1 RS-232 (for external control)
1 micro USB (for transferring files and custom splash screen to the 2GB memory)

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