The Hitachi CP-D10 is an ultra short throw...
Hitachi CP-D10 Ultra Short Throw LCD Projector Review
The Hitachi CP-D10 is an ultra short throw XGA (1024x768) LCD projector that is targeted for use in a small conference room or classroom, particularly where interactive use with a whiteboard is desired. The CP-D10 easily fits into the “short throw” category by being able to project an 80” diagonal image from only 3 feet (front of projector to screen). Unlike the previously reviewed Hitachi CP-D10, which used a fixed lens projecting on a convex mirrored surface to reflect and expand the image onto the screen, the CP-D10 uses a fixed normal lens projecting through a second, convex lens. Like the CP-D10, this use of a fixed lens only allows for digital zooming and requires the user to place the projector at the proper distance for the screen size desired, as well as at the proper height.
Hitachi CP-D10 Projector Highlights
- High Brightness – 2000 lumen rating
- Portability – only 7.7 lbs.
- Short throw – can project an 80” diagonal image with the front of the projector just 3 feet from the screen
- Multiple AV connectivity options – RGB 2in/1out, Composite Video, S-Video, Component Video, Audio 3in/1out
- Hybrid dust filter requires less frequent maintenance (4,000 hours maintenance intervals)
- Long lamp life – up to 4000 hours in Eco mode
Specs for the Hitachi CP-D10
Native Resolution: XGA (1024 X 768)
Brightness: 2000 lumens
Contrast: Up to 400:1
Lens Shift: None
Lamp life: 3000 hours (Normal mode), 4000 hours (Eco mode)
Dimensions (W x D x H): 13.1” x 11.9” x 4.1”
Special features of the Hitachi CP-D10
MyScreen - Allows the user to set up a personal Startup or Blank screen with a picture and/or company logo.
MyMemory - Allows the user to save up to 4 memories for adjustment data (for all the items of the PICTURE menu).
MyButton – Two buttons on the remote control that can be programmed for one touch adjustment of picture, input, MyMemory setting, resolution, template display, zoom and other settings
MyText – Allows the user to enter text for display on the Startup Input Information screensMySource – Allows for easy selection of input source from the remote control
Many projectors are not equipped to display closed captions. This function can be invaluable be invaluable to organizations and schools with hearing-impaired individuals.