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Panasonic PT-CW240 vs Viewsonic PRO8520HD

Panasonic PT-CW240 vs Viewsonic PRO8520HD

Panasonic PT-CW240
Viewsonic PRO8520HD

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
3D Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW240 supports 3D, whereas the Viewsonic PRO8520HD does not support 3D. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

$0.35 cheaper to run
The Panasonic PT-CW240 only costs $112.62 to run over five years whereas the Viewsonic PRO8520HD costs $112.97 to run (0% more). Read more
4 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 2,400 ANSI lumens brighter than the Panasonic PT-CW240 (5,000 ANSI lumens).
Bigger bulb power Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a bulb power of 350W. That's 110W bigger than the Panasonic PT-CW240 (350W).
Full HD Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD supports full HD, but the Panasonic PT-CW240 does not support full HD. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

A little quieter noise level Edit
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a noise level of 34dB, whereas the Panasonic PT-CW240 is a 37dB noise level projector (3dB louder). 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
Panasonic PT-CW240 is only 2,600 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 2,400 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (5,000 ANSI lumens).
Smaller bulb power Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW240 is a 240W lamp power projector. That's 110W smaller than the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (350W).
Does not support full HD Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW240 does not support full HD, but the Viewsonic PRO8520HD supports full HD. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Slightly louder noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW240 has a noise level of 37dB, but the Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a 34dB noise level projector (3dB quieter). 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.

3 Reasons Against
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Eight months older
The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is older than the Panasonic PT-CW240 by eight months.
More expensive to run over five years by 0%
The running costs over five years of the Viewsonic PRO8520HD are $112.97 which is $0.35 more than the Panasonic PT-CW240. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 77.93
Electricity cost - standby $ 34.69
Total running cost $ 112.62
Purchase price $ 449.00
Total cost of ownership $ 561.62
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ 112.97
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 112.97

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.71T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.71 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.72T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 8000:1
 8000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
Projector Brightness
2,600 ANSI lumens 5,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-15 - 15 -20 - 20
Matrix Size
0.65" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Colours
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,070M
Zoom Ratio
 1.5:1
 1.5:1
BEST
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.9 - 9.4
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:9
 16:10
 16:9
Screen Size Compatibility
70 - 100 30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:10
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours
 16.78 million colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
5,000h
BEST
3,000h
Lamp Type
 UHM
 UHM
Bulb Power
240W 350W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,500h

Lens System

Aperture Range (F-F)
2.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1152 x 870
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1152 x 870
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
3D-Ready
 3D-ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC M
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC M

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Inputs
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Composite Video in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 2
BEST
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3
BEST
2
AV Input
 AV input
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
 100
 10
BEST
 100
 10
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
37dB 34dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
30dB
BEST
32dB
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
162MHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 120 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
10W 20W
BEST
Built-In Speaker
1 2
BEST

Design

Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
6W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (typical)
310W
BEST
450W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 80 10 - 90
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data CB, UL/cUL, FCC-B (including ICES-004), CE, TUV-S (Argentina), NOM, GOST-R, UKrSEPRO, PSB, C-Tick, KC, CCC, CECP, WEEE, SVHC, Hygienic
RoHS Compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliance

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.4kg
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 190mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 377mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 415mm
Weight
7.5kg 3.9kg
BEST
Height
250mm 122mm
Depth
367mm 263mm
Width
357mm 333mm

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Cables Included
 VGA
 HDMI
 AC
 VGA
 HDMI
 AC
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