Featuring unique Hitachi optical technology, the CP-A100 has an ultra short throw capability delivering a 60" projection screen at only 42cm*. This allows the projector to be sited very close to the screen, eliminating shadowing effects and allowing greater flexibility for the user. With advanced picture quality, added usability and security features this product will revolutionise the use of projectors in education and business.

*9.6cm from the front of the projector to the screen


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  • Power

  • Power Supply

    AC100-120 / 220-240 V, auto switching

  • Connections

  • Computer Input

    2 x 15-pin Mini D-sub

  • Monitor Out Port

    1 x 15-pin Mini D-sub

  • Video Input Port

    1 x RCA Jack
    1 x S-Video Jack
    1 x Component

  • Audio Input

    2 x Stereo Mini Jack
    1 x RCA (L/R) Pair (Selectable on OSD)

  • Audio Output Port

    1 x Stereo Mini Jack

  • Control Port

    1 x 9-pin D-sub for RS232 control

  • Wired network

    1 x RJ-45

  • Mouse Emulation Port

    1 x USB type B for mouse control

  • Certification

  • UL60950 / C-UL, FCC Part 15 Class B, 'CE, AS / NZS CISPR22 Class B

  • Features

  • Plug & Play


  • OSD Languages

    MENU: 17 Languages

  • Basic functions

    Freeze, Magnifying, Blank, Auto adjustment, Search, Page UP & DOWN (for USB mouse function)

  • Picture Adjustments

    Equalising Gamma Correction, 2-3 pull down, Progressive Scan, Noise Reduction

  • Digital keystone

    Manual Vertical Keystone 5 degrees (@XGA 60HZ)

  • Advanced Features

    MyScreen, My Memory, My Button, Blackboard / Whiteboard mode, Day time mode, Input source naming (English), Resolution setting

  • Outward

    Easy Lamp replace from top, Back side filter

  • Power on & off

    Quick ON, Direct ON, Direct Off

  • Security Systems

    PIN lock, MyScreen PIN lock, Keypad lock, Kensington slot, E-mail alert

  • Physical

  • Dimensions (W X H X D)

    397 x 131 x 356 mm (excluding feet and extrusion, when mirror is closed)

  • Weight

    5.9 Kg (Target)

  • Noise Level

    29dB / 35dB (target)

  • Air Filter


  • Optical

  • Resolution


  • Number of colours

    8 Bits / colour, 16.7M colours

  • Brightness

    Normal Mode - 2500 Lumens, Whisper Mode - 2000 Lumens

  • Contrast Ratio


  • Lens

    Motorised mirror. Mirror opens when the lamp is turned on, and closed when the lamp is off. Electronic focus. Digital zoom.

  • Lamp


  • Diagonal display size


  • Computer compatibility

    IBM Compatible VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA compressed, MAC 16"

  • Video compatibility

    NTSC / PAL / SECAM / PAL-M,N / NTSC4.43 SDTV: 525i(480i), 525p(480p), 625i(576i) HDTV: 750p (720p@60Hz), 1125i(1080i@50 / 60Hz)

  • Miscellaneous

  • Miscellaneous

    Lamp indicator light, Power light, Ceiling Mount image, Rear Projection image

  • Accessories Supplied

  • Remote Control with Batteries


  • Power Cord


  • User Manual


  • Computer Cable


  • Softcase

    • (optional)

  • Security label


  • Cable cover


  • Stand

    • (optional)

  • Wall mount

    • (optional)

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many ANSI lumens do I need?

    There are 2 main factors determining how many ANSI lumens you need. Screen size and ambient light. The larger the screen and the more ambient light present, the higher the ANSI lumens required will be. Other factors affecting required brightness include, Screen type and type of images displayed.

    NB. For education uses in the UK there is a limit of 1500 Lumens.

  • Are Hitachi projectors compatible with Apple Macintosh computers?

    Hitachi projectors are compatible with all Apple Macintosh computers for direct connection from the MAC computer to the projector. Some Macintosh computers may require an additional adapter. Network features are not supported unless the MAC has the capability of also running Windows OS.

  • What is the difference between 3 LCD and DLP projectors?

    3LCD is the most widely used projection technology system in the world. 3LCD technology employs three high-temperature polysilicon liquid crystal displays (HTPS LCDs), hence the name 3LCD. This is how 3LCD technology works: white light is divided into red, green, and blue using two dichroic mirrors, special mirrors that transmit light with a certain wavelength. Each colour is then passed through a dedicated LCD, before being combined with the other colours in a prism. The image is then ready to be projected onto the screen. DMD™* (Digital Micromirror Device) is a display technology where hundreds of thousands of carefully positioned micromirrors are arranged on a semiconductor substrate. Each mirror corresponds to a pixel and projects an image by reflecting the light from the source. 1-chip, and 3-chip systems are available. DLP™ (Digital Light Processing) is the name for the optical system that uses DMD™. *DLP™ (Digital Light Processing) and DMD™ (Digital Micromirror Device) are trademarks of Texas Instruments Incorporated. Information taken from 3 LCD Website.

  • What is an ANSI lumen?

    Lumen is the unit of measure for the light energy which flows in air. An ANSI lumen is a standardised measurement of the average light output of a projector measured at different areas of the screen.

  • What is the contrast ratio?

    This is the ratio between the lightest and darkest shades that a projector can display.

  • What Can I connect my to my Hitachi projector?

    Depending on the model it is possible to connect a huge range of products including the following: PC, Laptop, Video recorder, DVD player, Digital TV Set Top Box, Games Console and many more.

  • How long does a projector lamp last?

    On average in normal use over 2000 hours. Some projectors have an economy or whisper mode which can extend this time.

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