The new CASIO projectors combine the extremely long life of LEDs with an outstanding performance of up to ANSI lumens. The Signature series offers versatile projection solutions using the cost-effective, environmentally friendly Casio Laser & LED Hybrid light source. Thanks to. The WiFi-enabled Casio Signature XJ-M offers good data image quality and passable video for business and classroom presentations.
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Good data image quality.
XJ-M CASIO Projectors
Long-lasting, mercury-free light source. Good warranty for projector and bulb. Can run presentations off of a USB key.
Projects via WiFi with MobiShow. The Casio Signature XJ-M provides good data image quality, and video suitable for typical business or classroom presentations.
This 3D-capable projector has a good range of connectivity choices, including the ability to project via Wi-Fi or from a USB thumb drive. Although you can buy high-quality XGA data projectors for considerably less, the XJ-M’s light source should last the lifetime of the projector, saving you from having to replace the lamp every few years.
The projector is rated at 3, lumens and has XGA 1, by native resolution. Instead of producing red, green, and blue using a standard lamp and a color wheel, it produces red with LEDs, blue with lasers, and green by shining the blue laser light on a phosphor. Its optical system directs the red, green, and blue light to the DLP chip, and out the front lens.
A key advantage of this system is the lamp’s 20,hour expected lifetime, which means it should last for the life of the projector.
The lifetime of standard lamps typically ranges from 2, to 5, hours, and cwsio bulbs can cost several hundred dollars. Although it’s most appropriate for use on a cart, or even permanently installed, it’s light enough to take with you on the occasional trip.
Casio XJ-M155 Projector
It comes with a soft carrying case, complete with a pocket for cables. When you plug in a USB key, the projector will automatically switch to it and give you a menu of options to find the files on the key and show them.
Image Quality The XJ-M is bright enough to throw a fairly large image even in a brightly lit room. I did most of the still and video image testing under theater-dark conditions with the cazio about 8 feet from the screen, projecting an approximately 6 foot diagonal image.
The projector in general did well on our suite DisplayMate tests. Colors were a little dull in Graphics mode; some images with white or gray backgrounds showed a trace of green tinting. The image was brighter and colors were bright and well saturated in Standard mode, though there was also more tinting. Some yellows looked mustardy. The XJ-M did well on our text tests, with type readable if a bit blurry at our smallest white-on-black size.
The XJ-M, like all single-chip DLP projectors, has the potential for showing a rainbow effect in which light areas break up into little red-green-blue flashes when you shift your gaze or in moving images, particularly ones with bright areas against a dark background.
Though I saw the effect in data images, it was not severe enough to be an issue, even to people who are sensitive to it. This projector’s image quality should be fine for typical data presentations for businesses or classrooms.
The XJ-M is adequate for shorter video clips as part of a presentation. I frequently saw rainbow artifacts in video scenes, more so than in a typical Cqsio projector, and people sensitive to the effect will likely be distracted by it.
Even if you’re not sensitive to it, it may be an issue for your audience. The XJ-M’s 5-watt mono speaker puts out decent-quality audio that’s loud enough to fill a smallish conference room. The XJ-M’s warranty is three years for the xj-mm155 itself, plus 6, hours for the light source, a lot longer than the usual day lamp warranty.
It’s likely that the light source will outlast the projector. It could still prove pricey if you’re trying to outfit a classroom for 3D viewing. They both have the same generous set of connectivity choices.
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On casoi downside, both showed significant rainbow effect in video. As an LCD projector, the Epson is free from the rainbow effect, and it has above-par video and great data image quality. The Caslo LX60STa short-throw data projector, also uses a laser-based light engine, but unlike the Casio projectors, which combine lasers and LEDs, it uses lasers for all three colors. It has excellent data image quality and passable video, though it’s relatively dim at 2, rated lumens.
The Casio Signature XJ-M is a good projector for classrooms and conference rooms, able to handle most any data presentation and show passable video. Its light source should last the lifetime of the projector, saving money in the long term over projectors with conventional lamps that may need to be replaced every few years.
It’s 3D capable, and has a good selection of connectivity choices, including the ability to run presentations via Wi-Fi or from a USB thumb drive.
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PCMag reviews products independentlybut we jx-m155 earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Pros Good data image quality. Cons Rainbow effect in video. Get Our Best Stories! How to Block Robocalls and Spam Calls. The 50 Best iPad Games. The Best Tech Gifts for Women.