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post #841 of 876
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Originally Posted by Solid-State View Post

The difference appears to be in the units with 2500 or 3000 lumen output. The 5 in the model number denotes if it has Wifi and USB. You're assertion makes no sense what so ever...

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Originally Posted by blee0120 View Post

The OP was just saying that the members who had the projectors ending in 0 had issues and the ones that end in 5 didn't. It actually seemed that way, but still there is no real evidence, just the small sample of members who did.

Waaaaaayyyyy back when I posted this (holy crap, it's been a VERY long time now ) there was no other evidence to go on other than actual user comments. The trend was indeed that users with the "5" ending weren't having issues, the ones with "zeros" were. As blee states, the sample is small, but it's the only sample we have.

Do things "have to make sense" to be true? Not necessarily. Perhaps they were put together at different places, or at different times, or in a different manner, or (insert causality.)

Fact is, that this tech is still relatively new and has a small target market. Hell, projectors in general are a small market item, given that so many seem to be content with a itty-bitty TV at the same price or even more. All I know is that I have not had one single regret since purchase. It's beyond phenomenal that I can have a huge image and have absolutely ZERO worries or maintenence concerns for years. Having just hit 4,200 hours, we would surely have replaced a bulb or two in a conventional unit. Ours still looks the exact same as the day we opened it...gorgeous.

Side note: I've never, ever, NOT EVEN ONCE, thought about nor noticed the so-called "fan noise."
post #842 of 876
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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post


Waaaaaayyyyy back when I posted this (holy crap, it's been a VERY long time now ) there was no other evidence to go on other than actual user comments. The trend was indeed that users with the "5" ending weren't having issues, the ones with "zeros" were. As blee states, the sample is small, but it's the only sample we have.

Do things "have to make sense" to be true? Not necessarily. Perhaps they were put together at different places, or at different times, or in a different manner, or (insert causality.)

Fact is, that this tech is still relatively new and has a small target market. Hell, projectors in general are a small market item, given that so many seem to be content with a itty-bitty TV at the same price or even more. All I know is that I have not had one single regret since purchase. It's beyond phenomenal that I can have a huge image and have absolutely ZERO worries or maintenence concerns for years. Having just hit 4,200 hours, we would surely have replaced a bulb or two in a conventional unit. Ours still looks the exact same as the day we opened it...gorgeous.

Side note: I've never, ever, NOT EVEN ONCE, thought about nor noticed the so-called "fan noise."

Which Casio do you have? I decided to get the Optoma ML500 instead of a Casio, only because I went off from others. Now, I'm looking for another led projector, but holding off to see if an affordable 1080p one hits anytime soon.
post #843 of 876
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Originally Posted by blee0120 View Post

Which Casio do you have? I decided to get the Optoma ML500 instead of a Casio, only because I went off from others. Now, I'm looking for another led projector, but holding off to see if an affordable 1080p one hits anytime soon.

XJ235. Picked it up for insanely cheap from Newegg back when they were hundreds more. I'd never seen the Optoma. Specs look similar, and it's about the same price now as I paid way back then for the Casio. Interesting.
post #844 of 876
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Originally Posted by eat meat View Post

the m and j models do blue differently as i understand(one uses laser the others use led) ,only the slim have a color wheel-very different pjs.

really... so what does this mean? I thought the light engine and optical system would be the same/similar!

Which one has the better colour reproduction out of the box?

Basically you have two light engines rated at 2500 and 3000... which one is most accurate?
post #845 of 876
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Originally Posted by eat meat View Post

the m and j models do blue differently as i understand(one uses laser the others use led) ,only the slim have a color wheel-very different pjs.

Eat Meat,

I couldn't find the j models. Could you provide a link?
post #846 of 876
should have said A models not j(a,m,h, st models)
http://www.casioprojector.com/products
post #847 of 876
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Originally Posted by Solid-State View Post

really... so what does this mean? I thought the light engine and optical system would be the same/similar!

Which one has the better colour reproduction out of the box?

Basically you have two light engines rated at 2500 and 3000... which one is most accurate?

the slim line has a red led and a blue laser stack that shoots thru a color wheel that has a yellow area and a clear area,for blue and green.The others have a red and blue led and a blue laser stack shooting thru static yellow for green(optoma and viewsonic are doin it like this also)
post #848 of 876
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Originally Posted by eat meat View Post

the slim line has a red led and a blue laser stack that shoots thru a color wheel that has a yellow area and a clear area,for blue and green.The others have a red and blue led and a blue laser stack shooting thru static yellow for green(optoma and viewsonic are doin it like this also)

Which method is the best and which vendor product among the three is best and least expensive for HT?
post #849 of 876
every one seems to be going with 2 led/1 laserstack (benq is going blue laser with a color wheel) the casio green slims were built to be small/thin ,they arnt much bigger than one of the led clones.the viewsonic will probably be the best when it comes out,the casios the cheapest.still all will be aimed at classroom type pjs that where they make money.the 1080p viewsonic is interesting tho most biz/school pjs arnt more than 720p so is it aimed at HT?.
post #850 of 876
Hi, what are the settings brightness and contrast you guys using for your 240 after 1000 hrs?
post #851 of 876
Has anyone figured out yet how to get into the service menu in order to tweak the colors on these hybrid Casios?
post #852 of 876
was here in the forums last year discussing this projector and then picked it up. just wanted to update after a year. this has been a FANTASTIC purchase, it has met all my expectations and more.

thank you guys smile.gif
post #853 of 876
Has it lost any brightness over time, I remember reading something about that and Casio led/laser.

I hear its amazing for videogames, much better than everything else, although everythings pretty good these days.
post #854 of 876
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Originally Posted by uuddlrlrbass View Post

Has it lost any brightness over time, I remember reading something about that and Casio led/laser.
I hear its amazing for videogames, much better than everything else, although everythings pretty good these days.

Mine still burns as bright as the day it came out of the box....even after nearly 5,000 hours. Suck it, $300 bulbs! smile.gif
post #855 of 876
I have enjoyed mine as well for 16months. I would like to know also, what everyone has there's set at. Video games have been outstanding on it.
post #856 of 876
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Originally Posted by pyro383 View Post

I have enjoyed mine as well for 16months. I would like to know also, what everyone has there's set at. Video games have been outstanding on it.

You mean, what settings do we use?

Everything looks good on ours. It's our primary display for games, movies, TV, etc. That's why so many hours in such a short time.
post #857 of 876
I was originally thinking about getting a LG PA70G 700 lumens but now I'm leaning toward a Casio. I can get a Casio XJ-m250 for $1k which seems reasonable.

If weight and size isn't an issue, is the Signature models better ?
post #858 of 876
Hey guys -- cowboom has this model refurbed for $350 right now. They were on sale for $250 last week and I snagged one. This was my first projector -- hooked it up outside last night for the first time with a screen against the workshop, probably close to 120" screen. Looks amazing.

Here's the link.

http://www.cowboom.com/product/845563
post #859 of 876
Just finished reading some reviews on the xja-140, they have not been kind. Also from the cowboom website xj-a140 listing it says

"Pre-owned
- Fully functional
- May show limited signs of use
- May be missing parts or accessories
- May have dents or scratches
"

At $250 it's a screaming deal for a video game projector, as it has virtually no lag and instantaneous response, but for the current price I don't know if it's worth the risk.

Also on youtube I found two videos one called Casio xj-a240 focus problem, and another called Casio xj-a240 lamp problem.
post #860 of 876
I actually bought the XJ-A130 fairly recently on e-bay and I can tell you that, on my unit at least, there are focus issues. Generally though I don't notice it as it only affects one or the other corner on the top and it's not a full HD projector anyhow. Really good for watching games on though, I don't know how it is for movies as I've not seen any properly calibrated home theatres where I live and saw their projectors but I'm really pleased with it for colours and for size. Keep it on the lowest power settings if you get it as the sounds from the others can be really loud unless you need them.
Edited by bobcaticus - 12/16/12 at 6:59pm
post #861 of 876
Just finished watching the 2nd half of dark knight rises on the 140 -- I think I got a grade 6 could have been 7 and it came with all the accessories, and on the notes it had 0 hours lamp use. Might have been a dented box or something, I don't know. Anyways my family thinks the picture works great and I'm using it on a very large pull down shade. We do have almost zero light in our back yard with the outside lights off though -- could make a difference. I may eventually buy a ceiling mount with a quick disconnect and a real screen for indoor use.

Anyways, my family and I have no complaints and from about 12 feet there are no focus issues. Is there a way to hook a N64 up to this thing? I want to have a mario kart night with some friends out back.
post #862 of 876
Under XJ-A140 it says "Video Compatibility: Component, s-video, Composite". The n64 can output to s-video.

Here is a youtube video of someone playing n64 on a projector. Looks like they did a RGB-modded N64 hack.
post #863 of 876
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Originally Posted by Matticusn View Post

Hey guys -- cowboom has this model refurbed for $350 right now. They were on sale for $250 last week and I snagged one. This was my first projector -- hooked it up outside last night for the first time with a screen against the workshop, probably close to 120" screen. Looks amazing.
Here's the link.
http://www.cowboom.com/product/845563

Ugh. 4:3 native. frown.gif

NOT the one you want for HT, but for light gaming, it might be barely passable at $250.
Edited by spyder696969 - 12/17/12 at 9:56am
post #864 of 876
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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post

Ugh. 4:3 native. frown.gif
NOT the one you want for HT, but for light gaming, it might be barely passable at $250.

I had it connected to my Atrix 2 without changing settings and it came up 16:9 by itself.
post #865 of 876
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Originally Posted by spyder696969 View Post

Ugh. 4:3 native. frown.gif
NOT the one you want for HT, but for light gaming, it might be barely passable at $250.


It's not $250 though, it's listed for $349.

Edit: Make sure to read the discriptions of what you are buying

"Notes:
unit operating hours 569 hours significant scratches on unit signs of use dents on the edges of this unit"


"Notes:
stand cap missing from rear right leg, and rear right leg is also bent as well"




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Originally Posted by Matticusn View Post

I had it connected to my Atrix 2 without changing settings and it came up 16:9 by itself.

I've see it listed as

Native Aspect Ratio: 4:3; Compatible Aspect Ratio: 16:9

but many places just list it as 16:9 or just 4:3


Edit: The price just jumped 12-21-12 to $553.99, now really not worth it.
Edited by Amber Ale - 12/21/12 at 3:18am
post #866 of 876
Any chance we'll be seeing a third revision this coming year? I think they already had a 1080p one.
post #867 of 876
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Originally Posted by Bejita View Post

I think they already had a 1080p one.

I don't remember seeing any 1080P casio led/laser?

CES is a few days away, but I'm not expecting to see anything new/major in the led/laser.


Led laser under 3k link
Edited by Amber Ale - 12/30/12 at 2:01am
post #868 of 876
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Originally Posted by Amber Ale View Post

I don't remember seeing any 1080P casio led/laser?
CES is a few days away, but I'm not expecting to see anything new/major in the led/laser.

My bad, that was the Viewsonic Pro9000, woo CES always has nifty gadgets on display.
post #869 of 876
Wanted to quickly throw my thoughts out on the xja-140 I bought from cowboom....

I broke my Optoma HD-65 cleaning it (post is on this forum somewhere) that I owned for approx 4 years (bought from Circuit City in their final weeks) and replaced the bulb once. Before that I owned a NEC XG-75 (CRT projector) that is my reference projector if you have a light controlled room.

Neither that Optoma nor the Casio have the smooth flowing video and eye popping contrast that the NEC had. Both are/were quite a bit brighter; 2x brighter even, especially with a new bulb on the Optoma (I'm told the Casio will retain brightness, I have owned for a whopping 12hrs video time according to the system menu so I cannot comment). Currently the Casio is roughly the same brightness as my Optoma was with a new bulb; hopefully it stays this way.

For overall picture quality, CRT is still king in my mind. The Optoma had the "sharpest" image however, and has a very simple and effective zoom/focus lens to dial in your display. While the Casio does have focus, it's all controlled with your remote and cannot be dialed in quite like the Optoma or NEC. It does make for quick and easy adjustment however.

In default settings the Casio is pretty awful. The red is comically overdone. Blues are still not where they need to be even with the settings suggested by another user... they are blue/purple currently. Hopefully the blue comes out more as the laser gets some hours on it. I do find that things look pretty good on the suggested settings in this thread using cinema; they are still 3rd to the other two projectors but not by any huge stretch... it's the red that needs the adjustment more than any other.

I have to say, even ranked 3rd, the dang thing looks pretty darn good. It's super bright, moreso than any of the others, even the Optoma on bright with a new bulb can't compare. The brightest setting is pretty loud and I rarely use it; I actually use the lowest eco setting mostly, it's whisper quiet in my light controlled room. The middle setting isn't too loud either. Brightest setting is probably 2x as loud as the middle one.

I am sensitive to RBE and I do see some especially in dark scenes. It's pretty comparable to the Optoma.
The unit I bought on Cowboom was/is essentially brand new so I lucked out in that respect.

All things considered, it still looks really good and HD sources still shine. If I come across some great CRT deal I may "upgrade" but again, nothing will be this bright... it's great being able to turn on the jets and keep the lights on in other rooms to entertain. I wish it had component inputs. For those out there that just need the absolute best in class this probably won't suit your needs... but it looks great, should be able to put tons of hours on it, it's HD (720p), brighter than the sun, and I bought it for $260 shipped. When you add that all up it's the best deal for a projector I've ever bought.
post #870 of 876
Any reason why ps3 would not display on my xj a140 via HDMI? Only other problem I have had was DirecTV box wouldn't display 480p...only 720 or 1080? Maybe ps3 is defaulting to 480? Any ideas?
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