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Panasonic PT-EW550

67

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Panasonic PT-EW550

Panasonic PT-EW550
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A good spec but a little out of date moderate noise level WUXGA data projector, with alright running costs
35dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 2000:1 No May 2016
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Panasonic PT-EW550 Review

With very good features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-EW550 as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
66
Running Costs
$95 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer data projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
It has running costs of $95 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 17% of all 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Dynamic contrast of 10,000:1 with iris
High WUXGA resolution for lush detail
Daylight view basic ensures vivid images in bright rooms
DICOM simulation mode for medical presentations
Color adjustment for multi-screen projection
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Shorter than average service life of lamp

Panasonic PT-EW550 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The PT-EW550 is in the most expensive 17% of all 2,021 data projectors that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the PT-EW550 is $95.

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Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The PT-EW550 has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all data projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Average Noise Level

The Panasonic PT-EW550's noise level of 35dB is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 48% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the PT-EW550 of only 2,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 88% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The average contrast ratio (typical) of all projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the PT-EW550 of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 16% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the PT-EW550 of only 4,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 35% of all projectors when ordered 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 Panasonic PT-EW550 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The PT-EW550 does not have a handheld remote control, unlike most other projectors. 81% of projectors have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the PT-EW550 of 320W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 85% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Supports Full HD

The Panasonic PT-EW550 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic 1280x800, panasonic ptew550u

Barcodes:

00885170268777, 05025232838639, 05025232838691

Panasonic PT-EW550

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