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Panasonic PTCW330U
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Panasonic PTCW330U Projector

8000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB May 2013
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3D Projection Ensuring powerful imagesThe projector delivers 3D images. You can enjoy powerful 3D images with a reproduction apparatus and the 3D glasses. The combination of this system with the... More
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5 Reasons For

Panasonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Data projectors from Panasonic have an average rating of 90 out of 100, which is in the top 1% of all projector manufacturers that we have looked at.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PTCW330U, the Panasonic PTCW330U supports 3D.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support 3D to this projector and we think the IN3134a ($700.99), or the IN3136a ($760.00) both from Infocus is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PTCW330U has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the PTCW330U.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Viewsonic PRO8520HD which has better reviews is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider including the Infocus IN3134a ($700.99).

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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 this type and age.

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Two Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Ins

The PTCW330U has more component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins than most of the projectors of this type and age. This projector is a two component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in projector compared to most of the data projectors of this age and spec which only have one component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The PTCW330U does not support full HD. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PTCW330U also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the Viewsonic PRO8520HD, or the Sony VPL-FHZ55 ($5,079.95) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PTCW330U, the PTCW330U does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago have projector brightnesss of between 2,600 ANSI lumens and 7,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. At only 3,100 ANSI lumens, the PTCW330U has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PTCW330U.

If you want a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the IN3134a ($700.99) (4,200 ANSI lumens), or the IN3136a ($760.00) (4,500 ANSI lumens) both from Infocus.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The PTCW330U is a two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PTCW330U

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the PTCW330U over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

The PTCW330U has a pretty standard noise level (37 decibels) compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PTCW330U.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Sony VPL-FHZ55 ($5,079.95) (40dB) which is also higher rated.

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1280 X 800 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The PTCW330U supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. That's over three times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PTCW330U.

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Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
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DC-In Jack
Audio (L,R) Out
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Built-In Speaker(s)
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S-Video Port

User Reviews

Reviewed 3 February 2015 by BPBC
BPBC would recommend the Panasonic PT-CW330U (Verified Purchase)

We are using the projector about 3ft away from the wall. The image is still strong and bright. I was concerned when we purchased it that it wouldn't be bright enough for the area it was going. We... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $81.82
Electricity cost when on standby $33.21
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Total running cost over 5 years $115.03
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PTCW330Uuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.76 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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