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Panasonic PT-VW345
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Panasonic PTVW345NZU Projector

4000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 3,700 ANSI Lumens Nov 2013
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
1. A lightweight and Compact Body with Superb Basic Performance - Up to 4,200 lm of brightness in the world's smallest and lightest body among 4,000-lm class LCD projectors.- WXGA resolution.-... More
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8 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Data projectors manufactured by Panasonic generally have excellent reviews compared to other brands.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The PT-VW345 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years do not support WiFi connectivity.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other multimedia projectors which support WiFi connectivity currently available including the L51W[pl_1496151_price], or the NP-P451[pl_1547970_price] both from NEC which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PT-VW345 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to look at include the NEC L51W[plb_1496151_price] which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The Panasonic PT-VW345 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by multimedia projectors of this spec and age. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. This multimedia projector also support graphics resolutions of 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 832 x 624, 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all 4000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the PT-VW345 the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the PT-VW345 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A WXGA (1280x800) native projector resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all projectors that have been available for more than two years.

The worst resolution amongst similar types of projector is XGA (1024x768).

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Three Audio in Ports

Most projectors of a comparable age and type to the PT-VW345 have between one and five audio in ports, including the Panasonic PT-VW345 which has three audio in ports.

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Quite Big Uniformity

At 85 percent, the Panasonic PT-VW345 has a quite big uniformity compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-VW345. The smallest uniformity of 4000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the PT-VW345 is 80% and the biggest is 90%.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This multimedia projector has a 10|100|1000 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most projectors that were launched more than two years ago do not support 3D image projection. The PT-VW345 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

Other projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might want to consider include the NEC L51W[plb_1496151_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Panasonic PT-VW345 does not support Full HD projection, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support Full HD projection.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PT-VW345 have one HDMI port, including the PT-VW345 which has one HDMI port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-VW345

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Panasonic released the PT-VW345.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,700 ANSI lumens, the Panasonic PT-VW345 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PT-VW345.

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Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the PT-VW345 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-VW345.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Hitachi CPAW252WNM[plb_1852174_price] (34dB).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Tele Projection Distance
Wide Projection Distance
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
Headphone Output
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Standard
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
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
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

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $73.99
Electricity cost when on standby $51.05
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Total running cost over 5 years $125.04
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0.81T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.81 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
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 panasonic ptvw345, panasonic ptvw345n, panasonic ptvw345nz, panasonic ptvw345nze, panasonicbts ptvw345, panasonic ptvw345nzu, panasonic ptvw345nzej, panasonicbts ptvw345n, panasonic bts ptvw345, panasonicbts ptvw345nz, panasonic bts ptvw345n, panasonicbts ptvw345nzu, panasonic bts ptvw345nz, panasonic bts ptvw345nzu
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 00885170180147, 05025232774951, 08851701801470

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