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Casio Ecolite XJ-V110W LED/Laser Projector Review - Hardware Tour

Posted on June 11, 2016 by Art Feierman
CASIO XJ-V110W PROJECTOR REVIEW - HARDWARE:  This page covers Overview, Lens and Lens Throw, Control Panel, Inputs and Connectors

The Casio XJ-V110W has a sleek white case that could almost be described as “bubbly.” Though not built specifically for portable use, the projector is light enough that it would fit perfectly on a rolling cart or, in a pinch, as a pass-around portable projector for multiple classrooms.

Looking at the projector head on, the lens is located on the right side of the front panel. Zoom and focus are controlled with a pair of sliders that are recessed into the top panel. The front panel also has an air intake vent, while exhaust vents are located at the rear to either side of the connection panel.

The top also houses the most basic control panel.

On the bottom of the projector, there is a quick-adjust foot on the front (press a button and it moves) and a screw-adjust foot on one side at the rear. This allows for leveling and height adjustment when the projector is placed on a table top or cart.

Inputs and other connections are on the rear of the XJ-V110W.

XJ-V110W Lens and Lens Throw

XJ-V110W Lens Throw for a 100" 16:10 Diagonal Screen
Wide Angle (closest placement) 10 ft. 11 inches
Telephoto (furthest placement) 15 ft. 11 inches

The Casio a 1.5:1 manual focus, optical zoom lens, which is is more zoom than most for this class of projector (many of which have a 1.2:1 or 1.3:1 zoom lens. The lens allows the display of a 100” diagonal image from anywhere between 10’ 11” and 15’ 11”.

That and a reasonable amount of vertical lens shift provide for very good placement flexibility.

The additional zoom range gives more flexibility when it comes to mounting location for any given screen size — especially useful when working in older buildings with unusual ceiling topography, or replacing existing projectors while trying to re-use their ceiling mounts. If you can mount the XJ-V110W in the same location as the old projector that is being replaced, cables do not need to be moved or replaced, and a new ceiling mount does not need to be installed.

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Control Panel

This control panel is so basic, it hardly merits a photo.  Let's face it, Anything you want to change has to be done from the remote control, so don't lose it.


Perhaps the worlds most basic control panel


The control panel consists of only a Power button and an Input selection button.  In addition there are a pair of indicator lights.  This means there's no way to open and navigate menus without that remote, which is, btw, a small white affair.

So, don't loose that remote!

You can also see the labels on the top edge, for the connectors below.

Inputs and Connections

Very basic!


The somewhat sparse inputs and connections on the back of the XJ-V110W


Casio’s Core series projectors don’t have as many connections as their main line products. That said, the XJ-V110W still features:

  •  HDMI
  • VGA
  • 3.5mm audio input (also called a "stereo mini")
  • 3.5mm audio output "   "
  • RS232 serial port for command and control

This connection panel is shared across all Core series projectors - no additions, or subtractions.

Just for some perspective Casio's next series up, their Advanced-series projectors (models beginning with XJ-F instead of XJ-V) also have the following:

  •  second HDMI port
  • LAN port
  • 5V DC (USB-A) port
  • USB-B port
  • S-Video
  • Microphone input
  • Composite video
  • L/R RCA audio input
  • (and it offers optional wireless)

Of all these items listed - not found on the V series, perhaps Casio should have not skipped one in particular, and that's the Composite video.  The reason?  A lot of classrooms still use VCRs!   I don't think there's much use of VCRs left in the business world.

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