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Panasonic PT-TW231RU
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Panasonic PT-TW231RU Projector

500:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
2500 Lumens WXGA short throw LCD projector - Short throw for close range projection- Projects large 80-inch images with a throw distance of only 86 cm- Reduces shadows on-screen- Interactive... More
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5 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Panasonic is one of the top rated projector brands according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all multimedia projectors.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors of this age and spec, the PT-TW231RU has a built-in speaker.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 10 Watts, the PT-TW231RU has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the PT-TW231RU. The RMS rated power of projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-TW231RU range from 1W to 16W.

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Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The PT-TW231RU is a two VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

The lamp power of 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 160W to 3,000W. The Panasonic PT-TW231RU has a quite big lamp power (230 Watts) compared to most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Panasonic PT-TW231RU does not support Full HD projection, unlike most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the PT-TW231RU.

Other projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might also want to consider include the Optoma HD23 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Panasonic PT-TW231RU does not support 3D image projection, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PT-TW231RU also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PT-TW231RU, the Panasonic PT-TW231RU does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Uniformity

Across all the 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PT-TW231RU the uniformities range from 80% to 85%. With a uniformity of only 80 percent, the PT-TW231RU has one of the smaller uniformities amongst 500:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Heavy

500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PT-TW231RU have weights of between 1.7kg and 4.7kg, and the average weight is 3.1kg. The Panasonic PT-TW231RU is very heavy (4.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-TW231RU

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 36 decibels, the Panasonic PT-TW231RU has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-TW231RU.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Canon LV-7297 (36.4dB).

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1280 X 800 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Panasonic PT-TW231RU is 1280 x 800. That's 47% less resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens, the PT-TW231RU has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

Alternative 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD23.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
PC Audio Input
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
LED Indicator
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
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $76.88
Electricity cost when on standby $2.40
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Total running cost over 5 years $79.28
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-TW231RUuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.51T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic pttw231, panasonic pttw231r, panasonic pttw231ru
Barcodes 00100177420776, 00151903393994, 00163120591596, 00172302796100, 00885170073432
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