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Panasonic PT-EW540
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Panasonic PT-EW540 Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Dec 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
- Quiet 29-dB Design.- Corner Keystone Correction.- WXGA 2,000:1. More
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8 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Projectors produced by Panasonic generally have excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PT-EW540 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Asus P1, the NEC U310W, or the Epson PowerLite 1761W ($549.99) which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The PT-EW540 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Panasonic projector. This Panasonic multimedia projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is actually the best supported resolution across all 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-EW540.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) supported graphics resolutions is the worst supported resolution across comparable types of projector.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The PT-EW540 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors of this type and age the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The PT-EW540 has one of the bigger matrix sizes (0.76 inches) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. Similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PT-EW540 have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 0.8", and the average matrix size is 0.65".

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

Most multimedia projectors of this age and type have between one and two audio (L,R) ins, including the PT-EW540 which has two audio (L,R) ins.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

Projectors of this type and age have bulb powers of between 170W and 4,000W. The Panasonic PT-EW540 has a fairly big bulb power (335 Watts) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-EW540.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-EW540 does not support full HD. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-EW540 also do not support full HD.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might want to look at include the Canon WUX400ST, or the Sony VPLFH36/W.

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Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Panasonic PT-EW540 does not support 3D.

There are a number of other projectors which also support 3D which you might want to consider including the NEC U310W, or the Optoma TW775 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PT-EW540 do not support wi-Fi. The PT-EW540 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Other projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the PowerLite 1761W ($549.99), or the PowerLite 935W ($967.99) both from Epson or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro.

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Heavy

Multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PT-EW540 have weights of between 370g and 23kg. With a weight of 9.8 kilograms, the PT-EW540 is quite heavy compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PT-EW540.

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Only One Lamps Quantity

The Panasonic PT-EW540 is a one lamps quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PT-EW540 have between one and two lamps quantitys.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-EW540

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Panasonic data projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the PT-EW540 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Noise Level

The Panasonic PT-EW540 has a fairly typical noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
DisplayPorts Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Air Filter
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

20 November 2014

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 18 August 2014 by SKim
SKim would recommend the Panasonic PT-EW540U (Verified Purchase)

I used to buy DW740 and similar units, and I recently bought PT-EW540U and i was surprized that the brightness and the quality of image it is producing and the price is more than half less than... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $118.03
Electricity cost when on standby $1.68
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Total running cost over 5 years $119.71
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0.78T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ptew540, ptew540l, ptew540lu, ptew540le, acer ptew540, acer ptew540l, acer ptew540e, acer ptew540ej, acer ptew540le, acer ptew540lej, panasonic ew540, panasonic ew540l, panasonic tew540, panasonic ew540le, panasonic tew540e, panasonic ptew640, panasonic ptew540, panasonic p194253, panasonic ptew540l, panasonic ptew540e, panasonic ptew540u, panasonic p194253p, panasonic ew540lej, panasonic tew540ej, panasonic ptew640e, panasonic ptew540le, panasonic ptew540ej, panasonic ptew540lej, panasonic ptew540ejma, panasonic ptew540lejma
Barcodes 00885170196643, 00885170196650, 05025232787951, 05025232787968, 05025232788002, 05025232788019

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