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Panasonic PT-CX301
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Panasonic PTCX301RU Projector

8000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 3,100 ANSI Lumens Aug 2013
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
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5 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Multimedia projectors built by Panasonic generally have excellent ratings.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other data projectors of this spec and age, the PT-CX301 has a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker to this data projector and we think because of it's better review score, the IN3136a ($760.00), and the IN3134a ($543.52) both from Infocus or the Optoma FX5200 is also worth considering.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The PT-CX301 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port data projector. Most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the PT-CX301 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years is 2,500h and the longest is 20,000h. With a lamp service life of 4,000 hours, the PT-CX301 has one of the longer lamp service lives amongst projectors of this age.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This data projector has a 10 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Panasonic PT-CX301 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the PT-CX301 do support 3D image projection.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support 3D image projection to this projector and we think the IN3136a ($760.00), or the IN3134a ($543.52) both from Infocus or the Optoma FX5200 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PT-CX301 do not support Full HD projection. The PT-CX301 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PT-CX301 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-CX301

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Panasonic released the PT-CX301.

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the PT-CX301 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PT-CX301.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 37dB noise level projectors currently available including the IN3134a ($543.52), or the IN3136a ($760.00) both from Infocus which has better reviews.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,100 ANSI lumens, the Panasonic PT-CX301 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-CX301.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the IN3134a ($543.52) (4,200 ANSI lumens), or the IN3136a ($760.00) (4,500 ANSI lumens) both from Infocus which also has a higher rating.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the PT-CX301 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
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
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Video
Full HD Projection
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
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
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $84.32
Electricity cost when on standby $2.85
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Total running cost over 5 years $87.17
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-CX301uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.56T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.56 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer ptcx301, acer ptcx301r, acer ptcx301re, panasonic ptcx301, panasonic ptcx301r, panasonic ptcx301re
Barcodes 05025232677573, 05025232745968

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Sony VPL-FHZ700L vs Panasonic PT-CX301

Sony VPL-FHZ700L vs Panasonic PT-CX301
Sony VPL-FHZ700L Panasonic PT-CX301
$ 10,394.99 $779.00
Brighter Projector Brightness
Ten Months Newer
Bigger Matrix Size
23% Shorter
$9,616 More Expensive
65% Heavier

Sony VPL-FHZ55 vs Panasonic PT-CX301

Sony VPL-FHZ55 vs Panasonic PT-CX301
Sony VPL-FHZ55 Panasonic PT-CX301
$ 5,079.95 $779.00
87% Shorter
16,000h Longer Lamp Service Life
900 ANSI Lumens Brighter Projector Brightness
Full HD Projection
$4,301 More Expensive
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Infocus IN3134a vs Panasonic PT-CX301

Infocus IN3134a vs Panasonic PT-CX301
Infocus IN3134a Panasonic PT-CX301
$ 543.52 $779.00
$235 Cheaper
Lighter
13 Months Newer
One More HDMI Port
Shorter Lamp Service Life
Louder Noise Level in Economy Mode
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