The Casio XJ-A235 Green Slim Projector offers both an eco-friendly and compact lifestyle. Kevin Pereira and Morgan Webb review the media device that measures only 1.7" high, mercury free materials, and a laser/LED light source that can project a picture up to 100". Find out what other features come with its $1000 price tag.
What You Need To Know
This projector isn't pocket sized but still portable.
It's less than 2" thick and weighs 5 lbs, which is about as heavy as a laptop.
While full size projectors have a reputation for being bulky and ugly, this Casio is smaller and lighter than most gaming consoles.
Casio did a nice job of making it look good on the outside, and it comes with a carrying case.
Setting up the projector is very easy: there are only three inputs, including one HDMI, which they did to conserve space.
Switching between a PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will unfortunately require swapping wires.
It auto detects when a device is plugged in and instantly switches inputs.
The on screen menus aren't pretty but they get the job done with options to set the focus, change inputs and tweak the color settings.
Most ultra-bright projectors use mercury lamps, which are not environmentally friendly.
This Casio uses a hybrid laser and LED light, which is better for the environment but could affect the picture quality.
It's 2000 lumens, which is average but it's the brightest projector you can buy that doesn't contain mercury.
It's still powerful enough to project a picture of about 100".
The colors are a little washed out in daylight but it's very watchable.
In dimly lit and completely dark rooms, games look good and movies look even better.
The maximum resolution is 1280 x 800, which isn’t' quite full 1080p HD, but there's not much loss to quality when you project 1080p movies and games.
If your room is on the small side, there is a zoom button that increases the picture size without having to move the projector further away from the wall.
We found the sweet spot for picture size was around 70 or 80 inches max.