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Panasonic PTDW830ULK Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 40dB 8,500 ANSI Lumens Aug 2013
Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
The new PT-DW830EK Series features many of the advanced functions in Panasonic's flagship 3-chip DLP Projectors. With its superior performance and expanded application flexibility, the Series will... More
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6 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Panasonic projectors have excellent reviews on average and across all data projectors Panasonic is one of the best manufacturers.

Very Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors of this age and type is 300 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 9,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Panasonic PT-DW830 of 8,500 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest amongst data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-DW830.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the Epson EB-Z9900W[plb_2549632_price] (9,200 ANSI lumens).

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The PT-DW830 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PT-DW830 also support 3D image projection.

Other data projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Epson PowerLite Pro G6900WU[plb_1919039_price].

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Very Big Lamp Power

At 420 Watts, the PT-DW830 has a very big lamp power compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest lamp power of projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-DW830 is 20W, the biggest is 420W, and the average lamp power is 250W.

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Quite Big Uniformity

Projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PT-DW830 have uniformities of between 80% and 130%. With a uniformity of 90 percent, the Panasonic PT-DW830 has a quite big uniformity compared to most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-DW830.

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Five BNC Input Ports

The Panasonic PT-DW830 has more BNC input ports than most of the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years. Most of the projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-DW830 only have between one and four BNC input ports, however this projector has five BNC input ports.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The PT-DW830 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-DW830 also do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other projectors which also have a built-in speaker to this projector and we think the Acer H7531D[plb_1418806_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years, the PT-DW830 does not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of other data projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might also want to look at including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Panasonic PTAE7000U[plb_1897671_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the PT-DW830, the Panasonic PT-DW830 does not support WiFi connectivity.

Other multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at include the Vivitek Qumi Q7[plb_2086346_price], or the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Loud Noise Level

When compared to other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PT-DW830, the noise level of the PT-DW830 of 40 decibels is one of the loudest. The quietest noise level of projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PT-DW830 is 20dB and the loudest is 47dB.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Epson PowerLite Pro G6050W[plb_1919037_price] (39dB).

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Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

Across all the projectors that were launched more than two years ago the noise levels in economy mode range from 20dB to 40dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB. The PT-DW830 has one of the loudest noise levels in economy mode (35 decibels) amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the PT-DW830, the PT-DW830's weight of 18.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The weights of projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-DW830 range from 2.7g to 26kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-DW830

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the PT-DW830 over three years ago.

WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the PT-DW830 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
BNC Input Port
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Storage
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Heat Dissipation
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
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
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

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Electricity cost when switched on $254.03
Electricity cost when on standby $1.70
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Total running cost over 5 years $255.73
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
43
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 43 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers code ptdw830, acer ptdw830, code ptdw830e, acer ptdw830e, code ptdw830ek, acer ptdw830ek, panasonic p172854, panasonic ptdw830, panasonic 1280x800, panasonic ptdw830e, panasonic p172854p, panasonic ptdw830el, panasonic ptdw830ek, panasonic panptdw830, panasonic ptdw830ekj, panasonic ptdw830elk, panasonic ptdw830elkj, panasonic panptdw830e, panasonic panptdw830ek
Barcodes 05025232738496, 05025232738502, 05025232738519, 05025232738526, 05053959400204

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