Panasonic PT-EW540
Panasonic PT-EW540
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Panasonic PT-EW540

A fully featured and highly recommended 2000:1 280 x 800 projector
2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 35dB Dec 2014
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Panasonic PT-EW540 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-EW540 as follows for Summary.
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$125 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 28?

It has brilliant user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of $125 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 16% of all 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
This Panasonic projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an air filter
Quite big bulb power
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD

Panasonic PT-EW540 In-Depth Analysis


Panasonic Has Excellent Data Projector Reviews

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


Only 280 X 800 Resolution

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

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Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the PT-EW540 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The PT-EW540 has one of the bigger bulb powers (335 Watts) amongst projectors of this age. Multimedia projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Has an Air Filter

The PT-EW540 has an air filter. Most of the other projectors also have an air filter.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors, the Panasonic PT-EW540 does not support full HD.

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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 projectors.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The Panasonic PT-EW540 has one of the brighter projector brightnesses (5,000 ANSI lumens) amongst data projectors of this age. Multimedia projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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Has a DVI Port

The PT-EW540 has a DVI port, unlike most of the other projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the PT-EW540 in December 2014.

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The PT-EW540 has an average running cost of $125 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic projectorptew540lej, panasonic ptew540le, panasonic ptew540ej, panasonic ptew540u, panasonic tew540ej, panasonic ew540lej, ptew540lu


00885170196643, 00885170196650, 05025232787951, 05025232787968, 05025232788002, 05025232788019