Some of the items listed past page 8 have on the NOTES area, "0 hours"
1. Open Chrome Browser, if you do not have it installed like I did, find a cpu that does or install it.
2. Google the term "Cowboom Watcher" (with google) and it will be the first link, add that plugin to chrome
3. After you installed the plugin, just click the plugin (top right) of your chrome browser, and click on the product. It should bring you to the website cowboom.com and will automatically bring up a lot of choices for you. Some will say 0 operating hours, some say 2 hours of operation, some don't say anything (avoid those?). Best condition I found was 7although I must admit I didn't go through all of them. There were at least 15 pages or more if I remember correctly.
they have 33 pages of product right now. 34 if you count the $550 ones, which i'm assuming is what they were selling it at before the sale. half price. It seems to be 11 per page unless i can't count so about 350-400 units being sold. Lets see how they do in the morning.
Update: Since the time we initially reviewed and measured the A140 and then the A130 (see the Performance page), it has come to light that a number of these Casio GreenSlim (LED/laser light source) projectors like the A140 have been measuring unacceptably low. This has been confirmed from several sources, including Casio. Since that was discovered, Casio says it has identified and corrected the mirror alignment problem they say was responsible. Meantime I have still another A140 here, which measures low. It is one of the older projectors however. I'm working to locate a couple of random projectors from the latest shipment, to confirm Casio's assertion. Assuming the problem is rectified, the XJ-A140 remains the excellent projector that caused us to give it a Best In Classroom - RunnerUp award. I will update, hopefully shortly, when I am confident Casio has this situation rectified. 6-27-10 -art
Earlier in the review they test another Casio projector and find this:
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.
So the brightness levels in the various color modes and brightness modes measured out to be pretty good. Keep in mind we are estimating how the XJ-A140 performs based on the XJ-A130 results. In Standard Mode the XJ-A140 produced 2321 lumens. When we kept the Standard Mode but put the Casion in what is known as ECO Mode 1 the brightness fell to 1776 lumens. The Casio also has ECO Mode 2 which drops the brightness even more to 1143 lumens.
This probably explains why all these projectors are being blown out at Cowboom. I'd suspect that these are units with the mirror problem that either (Good news) got fixed and now are being resold or (Bad news) they didn't bother fixing and are just blowing them out.
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