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Panasonic PT-CW240
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Overall Score

Panasonic PTCW240U

$1,093.95
A fully featured 8000:1 280 x 800 data projector
8000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 37dB Aug 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
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Panasonic PT-CW240 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have ranked the Panasonic PT-CW240 number 229 across all projectors.
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$114 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
37
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 38?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $114 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
3D-ready
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Quite dim projector brightness
Only 280 x 800 resolution

Should You Buy it Now?

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There is a 67% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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Panasonic PT-CW240 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent Brand

Panasonic has excellent average ratings for its projectors as well as across its entire projector range compared to other brands. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We checked 618 projectors and they range in price from $149 to $24,000. We think that this multimedia projector has an average price compared to other projectors.

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Features

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The PT-CW240 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 2,600 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on projectors.

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3D-Ready

The PT-CW240 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PT-CW240 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on data projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-CW240 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the PT-CW240 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors. Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was August 2013 when this projector was released.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the PT-CW240 will cost $114 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic bts ptcw240u
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 05025232706662
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