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Hitachi CP-A100 User Reviews

Hitachi CP-A100 Projector

Hitachi CP-A100

XGA (1024x768), 2500 ANSI Lumens,
12.8 lbs, $2,995 (MSRP)
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4.0 out of 5
4 User Ratings
Image Quality 4.0
Features 3.8
Construction 4.3
Ease of Use 3.5
Reliability 4.3
Value for Money 4.0
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Review by phil c

An excellent projector for electronic whiteboards. The short trow virtually eliminates shadows not to mention not having to work directly into the light of a typical projector. If you use the A100WALLARM to mount on a wall, follow the instructions VERY carefully and the image will look great with very little tweaking. If you use a conventional ceiling mount, you could spend hours/days trying to get the image aligned and maybe never get it looking good. It will help if you have a test generator to use during alignment (hatch, alt dots) seem to be very handy for setting up this unit to square the image.

Any Problems: The focus controls also affects the keystone, so be careful in the initial set-up of the focus; do focus early in the alignment.

Review by ADP

This is good projector for table-top front or rear projection if you have a very limited distance to project the image.

Any Problems: This is not a great projector for most ceiling installation of front or rear projection. While the projector has an extreme wide angle throw mirror for close distance, the projector also has a very high angle throw as well. In other words, depending size of screen, when ceiling mounted you will need to have the projector about 2 feet higher than the top of the screen surface. Also keep in mind that your measurements for the placement of the ceiling mounting hardware need to be even more precise due to wide angle throw mirror. The slightest movement of the projector in any direction can make a huge difference on the screen surface. Overall uniform focus of the image isn't the greatest with this projector when used in ceiling projection either. Good luck when using this projector!

Review by Godwin Kamath

Excellent projector if you are using it on interactive boards. Shadow-free, glare-free and most of all crisp pictures due its proximity from the board. Noise level is very low to the audience.

Any Problems: None so far

Review by bill

Great concept - Short throw solves lots of problems in tough rooms.

Any Problems: The downside? They don't mention in any of the brochures I've seen that the image projects up onto the screen. If you have a low ceiling where the light path from the projector to the screen is horizontal and the projector cannot be raised, then you are out of luck! Read the manual first.