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Panasonic PT-EW540
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Panasonic PT-EW540 Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens May 2014
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
- Quiet 29-dB Design.- Corner Keystone Correction.- WXGA 2,000:1. More
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8 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked the reviews from experts and owners of hundreds of data projectors to determine an average rating for each multimedia projector brand. On average data projectors from Panasonic have excellent ratings from experts and users.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PT-EW540, the PT-EW540 has a built-in speaker.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The PT-EW540 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-EW540. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this data projector. This multimedia projector also supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution across all comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported resolution amongst similar types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Panasonic PT-EW540 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all projectors of this spec and age the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The PT-EW540 has a fairly big matrix size (0.76 inches) compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age. The average matrix size of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-EW540 is 1.7", and the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 55".

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Two Audio in Ports

The PT-EW540 is a two audio in port projector.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

With a lamp power of 335 Watts, the PT-EW540 has one of the bigger lamp power amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of this type and age the lamp power range from 170W to 4,000W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-EW540 do not support Full HD projection. The Panasonic PT-EW540 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Panasonic PT-EW540 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the PT-EW540 also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Panasonic PT-EW540 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Heavy

With a weight of 10.6 kilograms, the PT-EW540 is one of the heavier 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-EW540 amongst similar spec projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 370g to 23kg, and the average weight is 6.4kg.

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Only One Lamp

Most multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two lamps, including the Panasonic PT-EW540 which has one lamp.

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Very Wide

The narrowest 2000:1 contrast ratio projector that has been around for more than two years is 120mm wide and the widest is 540mm. With a width of 530 millimeters, the PT-EW540 is fairly wide compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-EW540.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-EW540

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Projector Brightness

The PT-EW540 has a relatively average projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the PT-EW540 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
DisplayPort
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Storage
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
Cable Lock Slot Type
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
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

20 November 2014

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 18 August 2014 by SKim
SKim would recommend the Panasonic PT-EW540U (Verified Purchase)

I used to buy DW740 and similar units, and I recently bought PT-EW540U and i was surprized that the brightness and the quality of image it is producing and the price is more than half less than... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $120.63
Electricity cost when on standby $1.72
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Total running cost over 5 years $122.35
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ptew540, ptew540l, ptew540lu, ptew540le, ptew540lej, acer ptew540, acer ptew540e, acer ptew540l, acer ptew540ej, acer ptew540le, acer ptew540lej, panasonic ew540, panasonic tew540, panasonic ew540l, panasonic ew540le, panasonic tew540e, panasonic ptew540, panasonic ptew640, panasonic ptew540l, panasonic tew540ej, panasonic ptew540u, panasonic ptew640e, panasonic ew540lej, panasonic ptew540e, panasonic ptew540ej, panasonic ptew540le, panasonic ptew540lej, panasonic ptew540ejma, panasonic ptew540lejma, panasonic ptew540ejman
Barcodes 00885170196643, 00885170196650, 05025232787951, 05025232787968, 05025232788002, 05025232788019

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