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Panasonic PT-EW730
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Panasonic PTEW730ZLU Projector

5000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB 7,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2014
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9 Reasons For

Panasonic Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Data projectors manufactured by Panasonic are some of the best data projectors according to average expert and user reviews.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The PT-EW730 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the PA522[pl_2406092_price], or the PA572[pl_2406093_price] both from NEC or the Panasonic PT-EX800[plb_2130355_price] which is cheaper.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PT-EW730 is 2,000 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 10,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 7,000 ANSI lumens, the PT-EW730 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PT-EW730.

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Panasonic PT-EX800[plb_2130355_price] (7,500 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the PT-EW730 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PT-EW730. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this data projector.

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.

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

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

With a matrix size of 0.76 inches, the Panasonic PT-EW730 has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PT-EW730. The smallest matrix size of comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-EW730 is 0.55", the biggest is 0.79", and the average matrix size is 0.7".

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

The lamp power of multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-EW730 range from 190W to 2,800W. The PT-EW730 has one of the bigger lamp power (400 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The PT-EW730 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago. This Panasonic projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector compared to most of the 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the PT-EW730 which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Five BNC Input Ports

The PT-EW730 is a five BNC input port projector. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the PT-EW730 only have between one and four BNC input ports.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on data projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Panasonic PT-EW730 does not support Full HD projection, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PT-EW730 also do not support Full HD projection.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support Full HD projection including the PA522[pl_2406092_price], or the PA572[pl_2406093_price] both from NEC which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The PT-EW730 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support 3D image projection.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection which you might want to look at including the PA522[pl_2406092_price], or the PA572[pl_2406093_price] both from NEC which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PT-EW730 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PT-EW730 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Short Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of only 3,000 hours, the PT-EW730 has a quite short lamp service life compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age. The average lamp service life of data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PT-EW730 is 3,400h.

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Only One HDMI Port

The PT-EW730 is a one HDMI port data projector. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PT-EW730 have between one and two HDMI ports.

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Heavy

5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years have weights of between 2.6kg and 27kg. The PT-EW730 is fairly heavy (10.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PT-EW730.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-EW730

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Noise Level

The Panasonic PT-EW730 has a relatively average noise level (37 decibels) compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-EW730.

We compared this projector to all the other 37dB noise level projectors and we think cheaper projectors such as the Panasonic PT-EX800[plb_2130355_price] is also worth considering.

Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the Epson EB-G6050W[plb_1892938_price] (37dB).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Projection Distance
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
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
BNC Input Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
DisplayPort
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
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
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

27 March 2014

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 4 December 2014 by Shine316
Shine316 would recommend the Panasonic PT-EW730ZU (Verified Purchase)

In choosing the brightest projector with a budget of $5K, it came down to this or a NEC. Since we have to mount the projector 20+ feet up, the NEC was no good because the lens shift was manual.The... Read more…

Good Features
Great Color Match
Shows Subtle Shades

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Electricity cost when switched on $142.59
Electricity cost when on standby $57.04
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Total running cost over 5 years $199.63
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1.3T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
33
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 33 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer ptew730, acer ptew730z, acer ptew730zl, acer ptew730zle, panasonic ptew730, panasonic ptew730z, panasonic ptew730zl, panasonic ptew730zlu
Barcodes 00885170178540, 00885170178557, 05025232771714, 05025232771721, 08851701785404, 08851701785572

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