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Panasonic PT-CX300
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Panasonic PTCX300U Projector

8000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB Aug 2013
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The PT-CX300 ultra-short throw projector redefines the projection possibilities in classrooms, seminars, events and exhibitions. High brightness of 3,1000 lm, combined with 8,000:1 contrast ratio... More
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5 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Multimedia projectors from Panasonic have an average rating of 90 out of 100, which is in the top 1% of all multimedia projector manufacturers that we have assessed.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The PT-CX300 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

Alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might also want to look at 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 multimedia projectors of this age and spec, the PT-CX300 has a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to consider including the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Panasonic PT-CX300 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over two times the resolution of a 1280 x 800 multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of a similar age and type to the PT-CX300. In addition, this Panasonic data projector support graphics resolutions of 720 x 400, 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 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 multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the PT-CX300.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) graphics resolution is the worst supported resolution across similar types of data projector.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Panasonic PT-CX300 does not support Full HD projection, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-CX300 also do not support Full HD projection.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Viewsonic PRO8520HD[plb_1610101_price], or the Sony VPL-FHZ55[plb_1596654_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PT-CX300 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PT-CX300 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Matrix Size

Projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-CX300 have matrix sizes of between 0.55" and 0.95". At only 0.55 inches, the PT-CX300 has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PT-CX300.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-CX300

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Panasonic projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 37 decibels, the Panasonic PT-CX300 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PT-CX300.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 37dB noise level projectors currently available including the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,100 ANSI lumens, the PT-CX300 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

Alternative 3,100 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price].

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the IN3134a[pl_2544144_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the IN3136a[pl_2544145_price] (4,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Infocus.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the PT-CX300 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length 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
Serial Interface Type
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
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $84.32
Electricity cost when on standby $34.22
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Total running cost over 5 years $118.54
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-CX300uses 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 0.76 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic ptcx300, panasonic ptcx300e, panasonic ptcx300ea
Barcodes 04010869231961

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Two Times Lighter
Newer by 13 Months
Two HDMI Ports
26% Cheaper to Run
2dB Louder Noise Level in Economy Mode
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