Optoma X305 vs Panasonic PT-CW330

Optoma X305
Panasonic PT-CW330

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
A lot longer service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
The Optoma X305 is a 6,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector, whereas the Panasonic PT-CW330 is only a 4,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (2,000h shorter).
28% quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma X305 is a 29dB noise level projector. That's 8dB quieter than the Panasonic PT-CW330 (37dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Lighter Edit
Optoma X305 is 2.6kg heavy, but the Panasonic PT-CW330 is a 7.7kg heavy projector (5.2kg heavier).
$55.14 cheaper to run
Over five years the Optoma X305 only costs $58.71 to run whereas the Panasonic PT-CW330 costs $113.85 to run (94% more). Read more
4 Reasons For
100 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW330 has a projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens, however the Optoma X305 is only a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (100 ANSI lumens dimmer).
0.1" bigger matrix size Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW330 has a matrix size of 0.65", whereas the Optoma X305 is only a 0.55" matrix size projector (0.1" smaller).
Ethernet LAN Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW330 has an ethernet LAN, whereas the Optoma X305 does not have an ethernet LAN.
8W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW330 has an RMS rated power of 10W, whereas the Optoma X305 is only a 2W RMS rated power projector (8W lower).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Slightly dimmer projector brightness Edit
Optoma X305 is only 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Panasonic PT-CW330 is a 3,100 ANSI lumens brightness projector (100 ANSI lumens brighter).
19% smaller matrix size Edit
The Optoma X305 has a matrix size of 0.55", however the Panasonic PT-CW330 is a 0.65" matrix size projector (0.1" bigger).
Does not have an ethernet LAN Edit
The Optoma X305 does not have an ethernet LAN, but the Panasonic PT-CW330 has an ethernet LAN.
Vastly lower RMS rated power Edit
The Optoma X305 has an RMS rated power of 2W, however the Panasonic PT-CW330 is a 10W RMS rated power projector (8W higher).
Older by three months
The Optoma X305 is three months older than the Panasonic PT-CW330.
5 Reasons Against
2,000h shorter service life of lamp (economic mode) Edit
Panasonic PT-CW330 is only 4,000h service life of lamp in economic mode, but the Optoma X305 is a 6,000h service life of lamp in economic mode projector (2,000h longer).
22% louder noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW330 is a 37dB noise level projector. That's 8dB louder than the Optoma X305 (37dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Vastly heavier Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW330 has a weight of 7.7kg, however the Optoma X305 is a 2.6kg heavy projector (5.2kg lighter).
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Higher running costs over five years by $55.14
The running costs of the Panasonic PT-CW330 are $113.85 which is $55.14 more than the Optoma X305 over five years. Show assumptions.

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 55.97
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 58.71
Purchase price $ 615.79
Total cost of ownership $ 674.50
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ 80.98
Electricity cost - standby $ 32.87
Total running cost $ 113.85

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.39T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.76T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.76 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 8000:1
 8000:1
BEST
Projector Native Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
 WXGA (1280x800)
BEST
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 3,100 ANSI lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
-40 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40 -15 - 15
Matrix Size
0.55" 0.65"
BEST
Uniformity
80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 Fixed
 Fixed
Projection Distance
0.5 - 2.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:4
 16:10
 16:9
 3:4
 16:10
Screen Size Compatibility
39.34 - 196.71 70 - 100
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours

Lamps

Lamps Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
6,000h
BEST
4,000h
Lamp Type
 UHM
 UHM
Bulb Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 280W
Service Life of Lamp
4,500h Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Offset
115% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.6
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.27
Focus
 Manual
 Manual
Objective Focal Length
7.02mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1366 х 768
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 832 x 624
 704 x 576
 720 x 480
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1366 х 768
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 832 x 624
 704 x 576
 720 x 480
BEST
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D-ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL M
 PAL N
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
1 1
PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 1
USB Connector Type
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-B
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
3 3
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
 100
 10
 100
 10
BEST
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 Not supported
 Not supported
Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
29dB
BEST
37dB
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 33dB
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 162MHz
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 91 15 - 100
Vertical Scan Range
25 - 85 24 - 120
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
2D/3D Frequency Image
120 Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
2W 10W
BEST
Number of Built-In Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ceiling mountable
Colour of Product
 White
 White
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W
BEST
6W
Power Consumption (typical)
235W
BEST
340W
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
205W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 0 - 3000
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 20 - 80
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 40 5 - 40

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.6kg
BEST
7.7kg
Height
86mm 250mm
Depth
220mm 367mm
Width
288mm 357mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC

Other Features

F-Number (relative Aperture)
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
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