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Ricoh PJ WX4130N DLP Projector Review

Posted on October 15, 2013 by Eric Pfoutz


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Ricoh PJ WX4130N Specs
Price 1900
Technology DLP
Native Resolution 1280x800
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim) 2500
Contrast 2,500:1
Zoom Lens Ratio 80% to 100%
Lens Shift No
Lamp Life Standard Mode: 3000 Hours - Economy Mode: 4000 Hours
Weight 6.6
Warranty 3 years


  • 80" diagonal image when projector is placed 9.6" inches from screen
  • Unique design that projects image upwards onto screen
  • Three adjustable feet on the bottom of the projector for precise image alignment
  • Is 3D capable
  • Has both wired LAN and wireless LAN connectivity
  • Has a Network Utility
  • JPEG Conversion Utility
  • Projector Management Utility
  • USB Connectivity
  • RS232 for legacy command and control


Ricoh has developed a very interesting ultra-short-throw projector when it introduced the PJ WX4130N. Mirrored projection is nothing new, but Ricoh created a fairly compact unit that could be used almost anywhere. In fact, one might say it is more capable than your standard projector since it does not need distance to create a large image. Just 9.6 inches from the wall and you have an 80" diagonal image.

It is fairly bright and quite competitive with units that are of equal size. It produces 2500 lumens of light output. The projector features a resolution of 1280x800 and a max  resolution of 1600x1200.

The PJ WX4130N is a single chip DLP projector and has a lamp life of about 3000 hours when projecting in Standard Mode and a lamp life of about 4000 hours when in Economy Mode.

It accepts all the standard inputs you might expect a projector to accept, but HDMI as well. Particularly interesting about this projector is that has both built-in wireless LAN connectivity, and wired LAN connectivity.

Special Features

Networking Technology
This projector features both wired LAN and build-in wireless LAN technology.Wired connectivity supports speeds 10/100/1000Base-TX Ethernet and has the obvious RJ-45 input. The PJ WX4310 does not feature either of these technologies.

USB Connectivity
Want to put your slide presentation on a USB thumb drive? The PJ WX4310N has a USB 2.0 High-Speed Type A input. This input is not included in the PJ WX4310 version.

Same Image to Multiple Projectors
Present and display the same image at once to multiple projectors(up to four projectors) for all participants to see (PJ WX4130N only).

PJLink Compatibility
This feature lets users manage settings, or turn the power on or off remotely. You can control other brands of network projectors from your networked computer. This only works with the PJ WX4310N.


This projector review is included in our 2014-2015 Best Classroom Projectors Report, which is sponsored by Epson America.

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