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Panasonic PT-CW230U Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB Sep 2012
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Noise Level Release Date
- Ultra-short throw for close range projection- Projects large 80-inch images with a throw distance of only 32 cm- 3D ready- Reduces shadows on-screen- Colour and blackboard modes- WXGA native- Up... More
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8 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

On average Panasonic projectors are rated 90%, which is in the top 1% of all data projector brands that we have analysed.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Unlike most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago which do not support 3D image projection, the Panasonic PT-CW230U supports 3D image projection.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors which support 3D image projection and we think because of it's better review score, the NEC U310W is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PT-CW230U has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PT-CW230U.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the PT-CW230U is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768). The best resolution of all data projectors of this type and age is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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Two Audio in Ports

The PT-CW230U is a two audio in port data projector.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 10 Watts, the PT-CW230U has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PT-CW230U have RMS rated power of between 1W and 19W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

Across all the 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PT-CW230U the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 37dB. At only 28 decibels, the PT-CW230U has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PT-CW230U.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Panasonic PT-CW230U does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PT-CW230U also do not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which also support Full HD projection to this projector and we think the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PT-CW230U does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity to this projector and we think the Epson PowerLite 1761W, or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Running Costs Are Very High

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PT-CW230U is £194, which makes it one of the least economic to run data projectors of this type and age.

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the PT-CW230U has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-CW230U. The dimmest projector brightness of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PT-CW230U is 110 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 10,000 ANSI lumens.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the Hitachi CP-EX250 (2,700 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-CW230U

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Panasonic projector was released.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 36 decibels, the PT-CW230U has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the PT-CW230U.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Video
3D Image Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £112.17
Electricity cost when on standby £81.08
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Total running cost over 5 years £193.25
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-CW230Uuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.96T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.96 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
25
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 25 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ptcw230, ptcw230u, panasonic ptcw230, panasonic ptcw230u
Barcodes 00100177420707, 00151903137611, 00885170083189

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