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Panasonic PT-TW230U Review
|$130 Over 5 Years|
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 $130 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 10% of all 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Panasonic PT-TW230U In-Depth Analysis
Running Costs Are High
The PT-TW230U is one of the more expensive to run projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the PT-TW230U will cost $130 over 5 years to run.
1280 X 800 Resolution
This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.
Louder Than Average Noise Level
The noise levels of data projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Panasonic PT-TW230U of 36dB is louder than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the loudest 35% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.
Lower Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)
The PT-TW230U's contrast ratio (typical) of only 500 is in the lowest 2% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.
Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness
The average projector brightness of all multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The Panasonic PT-TW230U's projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is dimmer than 82% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.
Average Service Life of Lamp
The PT-TW230U's service life of lamp of 4,000h is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 39% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Panasonic PT-TW230U has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.
Average Bulb Power
The bulb power of the PT-TW230U of 230W is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 51% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.
Does Not Support Full HD
The PT-TW230U does not support full HD. 63% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.