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Panasonic PT-TW231RU
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Panasonic PT-TW231RU Projector

500:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
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2500 Lumens WXGA short throw LCD projector - Short throw for close range projection- Projects large 80-inch images with a throw distance of only 86 cm- Reduces shadows on-screen- Interactive... More
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5 Reasons For

Panasonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We checked the reviews from experts and owners of hundreds of data projectors to determine an average rating for each projector brand. On average Panasonic multimedia projectors have excellent ratings from experts and users.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PT-TW231RU has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-TW231RU also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-TW231RU is 5.3W. The PT-TW231RU has one of the higher RMS rated powers (10 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age.

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Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-TW231RU have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the PT-TW231RU which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years is 470W. The PT-TW231RU has one of the bigger bulb powers (230 Watts) amongst 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years, the PT-TW231RU does not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider including the Optoma HD23.

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Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PT-TW231RU, the Panasonic PT-TW231RU does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors of this type and age, the Panasonic PT-TW231RU does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Small Uniformity

The average uniformity of 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-TW231RU is 84%. The PT-TW231RU has one of the smaller uniformitys (only 80 percent) amongst 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Heavy

At 4.7 kilograms, the Panasonic PT-TW231RU is very heavy compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for more than two years. Comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 1.7kg and 4.7kg, and the average weight is 3.1kg.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-TW231RU

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over four years.

Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the PT-TW231RU has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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1280 X 800 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Panasonic PT-TW231RU supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. That's 47% less resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-TW231RU.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Panasonic PT-TW231RU has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD23.

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Specification

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Video
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RS-232 Ports
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Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
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Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
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Performance
Noise Level
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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
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $75.99
Electricity cost when on standby $2.37
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Total running cost over 5 years $78.36
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0.51T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic pttw231, panasonic pttw231r, panasonic pttw231ru
Barcodes 00100177420776, 00151903393994, 00163120591596, 00172302796100, 00885170073432
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