How to save thousands on the Hitachi CP-WX8240 projector

We are running a pretty sweet promotion on the 4,000-lumen Hitachi CP-WX8240 projector. For a limited time only, you can save almost $3,000 on this model, a perfect projector for lecture halls, boardrooms and museums.

This wide XGA (1280 x 800) projector features an HDMI input and motorized lens shift, giving you the flexibility to connect it to almost any source in nearly every installation environment.


Other features of the Hitachi CP-WX8240 include:

  • 3000:1 contrast ratio
  • AMX Device Discovery
  • Crestron RoomView
  • Wide range of optional lenses
  • Optional wireless network feature

And more! Learn more and save now on the Hitachi CP-WX8240 »

Save $50 on the Hitachi CPX8 and CPWX8

We’ve got a hot projector coupon code fresh from the oven to share with you.

Between now and April 30, 2011, save $50 on the new Hitachi CPX8 and CPWX8 projectors. Just use the coupon code HITACHI to save.

The Hitachi CPWX8 and CPX8 are perfect for the office or classroom. Weighing in at less than 5 pounds, the projectors are also an ideal solution for road warriors and mobile presenters. HDMI inputs ensure your message is displayed in all its high-res glory.


Quick specs:

  • Hitachi CPX8
  • Resolution: XGA (1024 x 768)
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Brightness: 2700 lumens
  • Contrast: 500:1
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  • Hitachi CPWX8
  • Resolution: Wide XGA (1280 x 800)
  • Display Type: LCD
  • Brightness: 2600 lumens
  • Contrast: 500:1
  • On sale now »

Hitachi Short Throw Projectors: RIP Shadow Puppets.

Remember 3rd grade and the old-school overhead projector your teacher used? Remember the shadow puppets you used to cast when the teacher wasn’t looking?

You know, bunny ears on the quiet girl who sat in front of you. Moose antlers on your best friend.

Well, with our new line of Hitachi short throw projectors, shadow puppets are now a thing of the past.

How Hitachi Short Throw Projectors Work

Before, projectors had to be placed or installed behind the audience in order to beam an appropriate-size image on the screen at the front of the room.

This posed difficulties for presenters in small corporate meeting rooms who didn’t have the space to set up a projector several feet away from the screen. Teachers had to worry about students who fancied themselves as real shadow-puppeteers. Projectors placed at the back of the room also posed problems for presenters, who had to avoid casting their own shadows on the screen.

Short throw projectors allow users to create big pictures in small spaces, without concerns about distracting shadows or light shining in the presenter’s face. The secret lies in their throw ratio.

Throw ratio is the distance from projector to screen compared to the screen size. For example, a projector with a 1.5:1 throw ratio would have to be 7.5 feet back to project a 60-inch diagonal image. Short throw projectors like the Hitachi CP-A100, which has a 0.37:1 throw ratio, can project the same large image from just 1.4 feet away from the screen.

Short throw projectors create a larger image in a small space

Short throw projectors prevent light from shining in the presenter’s face. Image care of Mitsubishi.

Ready to eliminate shadow puppets in your classroom or meeting room? Ready to save your eyes from the glare of a projector placed at the back of the room?

Then check out the 2,500-lumen Hitachi CP-A100 or the 2,000-lumen Hitachi CP-A52. Both boast a 0.37:1 throw ratio and are capable of producing a 5-ft image from just 1.4 ft away from the screen.

Are Hitachi’s Short Throw Projectors the End of Shadow Puppets?

Not quite.

Just because Hitachi’s short throw projectors have eradicated shadow puppets from the classroom and meeting room doesn’t mean you can’t still get your fix.

Check out the Pilobolus dance group performing an impressive shadow dance on Conan earlier this summer. It will put all those bunny ears and moose antlers to shame.