XJ-A140 Projector - Brightness
When I began evaluating the Casio XJ-A140's brightness I noticed that brightness levels were half of what the specs reported. Thinking this was a bit odd since most projectors are only off by about 20-30 percent we decided to contact Casio and see if there might be something wrong with the projector.
Casio sent us out the only projector they had available which was the XJ-A130. We felt that this was definitely an acceptable way to tell if this might be an isolated incident. They both use the same light engine which is the Hybrid Laser LED technology. The only difference was the lumen output. The XJ-A140 being 2500 lumens in the specs and the XJ-A130 being 2000. So essentially a 25 percent difference according to the specs.
When we tested the XJ-A130 we discovered that it produced 1857 lumens in its brightest mode. With that we could obviously see that the original XJ-A140 that we received was truly defective since measurements in bright mode were ranging right around 840 lumens. So from this we could deduct that the XJ-A140 having the same technology should produce about another 25 percent more brightness above the 1857 we got from the XJ-A130.
The Casio XJ-A140 has one other small issue other than the vast amounts of heat it generates, it is also louder than most projectors reviewed. There were no reported specifications by the manufacturer on the exact decibel level, but you definitely notice the projector noise. Lowering the light output to ECO Mode does slow the fan down a bit and bring the sound to an acceptable level. If you plan to project in ECO-Mode then the sound should not be a major concern.