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Panasonic PTCW330U

Panasonic PTCW330U Projector

8000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB May 2013
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3D Projection Ensuring powerful imagesThe projector delivers 3D images. You can enjoy powerful 3D images with a reproduction apparatus and the 3D glasses. The combination of this system with the... More
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5 Reasons For

Panasonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

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

Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago, the PTCW330U supports 3D image projection.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D image projection to this projector and we think the IN3134a ($543.52), or the IN3136a ($760.00) both from Infocus or the Optoma FX5200 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other data projectors of this type and age, the Panasonic PTCW330U has a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider including the IN3134a ($543.52), or the IN3136a ($760.00) both from Infocus or the Optoma FX5200.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Two Component Video in Ports

The PTCW330U has more component video in ports than most of the projectors of this age and spec. This multimedia projector is a two component video in port projector compared to most of the 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the PTCW330U which only have one component video in port.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PTCW330U do not support Full HD projection. The PTCW330U is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a Full HD projection and we think the Viewsonic PRO8520HD, or the Sony VPL-FHZ55 ($3,499.00) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PTCW330U do not support WiFi connectivity. The Panasonic PTCW330U is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PTCW330U is 2,600 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 7,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. At only 3,100 ANSI lumens, the PTCW330U has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the IN3134a ($543.52) (4,200 ANSI lumens), or the IN3136a ($760.00) (4,500 ANSI lumens) both from Infocus.

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Very Low Number of Colours

8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years have numbers of colours of between 16M and 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 330M. At only 16.7 million, the Panasonic PTCW330U has a quite low number of colours compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the PTCW330U have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the PTCW330U which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PTCW330U

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Panasonic released the PTCW330U.

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the PTCW330U has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the PTCW330U.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Sony VPL-FHZ55 ($3,499.00) (40dB) which also has a higher rating.

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1280 X 800 Graphics Resolution

This data projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA), which is the most commonly supported graphics resolution on projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Number of Colours
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
Audio Out Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
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
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
Other Features

User Reviews

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Reviewed 3 February 2015 by BPBC
BPBC would recommend the Panasonic PT-CW330U (Verified Purchase)

We are using the projector about 3ft away from the wall. The image is still strong and bright. I was concerned when we purchased it that it wouldn't be bright enough for the area it was going. We... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $84.56
Electricity cost when on standby $34.32
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Total running cost over 5 years $118.88
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.76 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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