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Panasonic PTCW240U Projector

8000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB Aug 2013
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The PT-CW330 ultra-short throw projector redefines the projection possibilities in classrooms, seminars, events and exhibitions. High brightness of 2,600 lm, combined with 8,000:1 contrast ratio... More
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7 Reasons For

Panasonic Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Panasonic is one of the best projector manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all projectors.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the PT-CW240, the PT-CW240 supports 3D image projection.

Alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-CW240, the PT-CW240 has a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price].

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The PT-CW240 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1280 x 800. In addition, this projector support graphics resolutions of 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 1152 x 870, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA).

This data projector's resolution (1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)) is actually the best supported resolution across all projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-CW240.

The worst supported resolution across comparable types of data projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The noise levels in economy mode of multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PT-CW240 range from 29dB to 35dB. At only 30 decibels, the PT-CW240 has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-CW240.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This data projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is typical of many data projectors of this spec and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The PT-CW240 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the PT-CW240 also do not support Full HD projection.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a Full HD projection and we think the Viewsonic PRO8520HD[plb_1610101_price], or the Sony VPL-FHZ55[plb_1596654_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most data projectors that have been around for more than two years do not support WiFi connectivity. The PT-CW240 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors of a comparable age and type to the PT-CW240 is 3,700 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the PT-CW240 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the PT-CW240.

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Very Low Number of Colours

With a number of colours of only 16.7 million, the PT-CW240 has one of the lower numbers of colours amongst projectors of this age. The numbers of colours of multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the PT-CW240 range from 16M to 1,100M.

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Very Small Lamp Power

The lamp power of multimedia projectors of this age and spec range from 240W to 350W, and the average lamp power is 280W. The Panasonic PT-CW240 has one of the smaller lamp power (only 240 Watts) amongst 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-CW240

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this projector was released.

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the Panasonic PT-CW240 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

We compared this projector to all the other 37dB noise level data projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
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Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
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AC Input Voltage
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Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
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Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Content
Cable Included

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $76.88
Electricity cost when on standby $34.22
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Total running cost over 5 years $111.10
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-CW240uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.71 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic p169470, panasonic ptcw240, panasonic p169470p, panasonic ptcw240e, panasonic ptcw240ea
Barcodes 05025232706662

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