Panasonic PT-CW230U


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Panasonic PT-CW230U

Panasonic PT-CW230U
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A good spec but 5 year old moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution data projector, with moderate running costs
36dB 1280 X 800 2000:1 Yes Sep 2012
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Panasonic PT-CW230U Review

With very good features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-CW230U as follows:
Good Features
Running Costs
$140 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 67?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $140 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 9% of all 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Wired LAN terminal
Built in speaker
Variable audio out
Easy-to-use remote control
Ceiling mountable
Up to 3,000 hour lamp life (in eco mode)
Quiet operation (28db in eco mode)
Customizable startup logo
Easy setup
Direct power off
Various interfaces including HDMI IN
Top panel lamp and filter for easy maintenance
Multi projector monitoring and control software
Anti-theft features: security anchor, control panel lock, user password and text superimposing
Supports 3D
Eco friendly with low standby power consumption (0.45 w)
Intelligent power management
16:10 aspect ratio
Up to 2000:1 contrast ratio
WXGA native
Colour and blackboard modes
Reduces shadows on-screen
3D ready
Projects large 80-inch images with a throw distance of only 32 cm
Ultra-short throw for close range projection
3 year limited warranty
Dimmer than average projector brightness
Louder than average noise level

Panasonic PT-CW230U In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The PT-CW230U is one of the less economic to run projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the PT-CW230U will cost $140 over 5 years to run.

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1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most frequently found resolution on data projectors.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The PT-CW230U's noise level of 36dB is in the loudest 34% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the PT-CW230U of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the dimmest 18% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The PT-CW230U supports 3D, unlike 60% of multimedia projectors which do not support 3D.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The PT-CW230U's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than 78% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PT-CW230U has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Panasonic PT-CW230U's bulb power of 275W is in the biggest 27% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-CW230U does not support full HD, although this is within the context that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic ptcw230u


00100177420707, 00151903137611, 00885170083189

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