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Panasonic PT-CW240 Projector

8000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB Aug 2013
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The PT-CW330 ultra-short throw projector redefines the projection possibilities in classrooms, seminars, events and exhibitions. High brightness of 2,600 lm, combined with 8,000:1 contrast ratio... More
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7 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Multimedia Projector Reviews

On average Panasonic projectors are rated 90 out of 100, which is in the top 1% of all projector manufacturers that we have assessed.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The PT-CW240 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-CW240 also support 3D image projection.

Alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PTCW330U.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Panasonic PT-CW240 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the PT-CW240.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker to this data projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PTCW330U is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The PT-CW240 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. This data projector also support graphics resolutions of 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 1152 x 870, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+).

A 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) graphics resolution is actually the best supported resolution amongst all 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-CW240.

The worst supported resolution across comparable types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on data projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

At only 30 decibels, the PT-CW240 has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the PT-CW240. The average noise level in economy mode of projectors of this age and type is 33dB, and the noise levels in economy mode range from 29dB to 35dB.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The PT-CW240 does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PT-CW240 also do not support Full HD projection.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a Full HD projection and we think the Viewsonic PRO8520HD (£1,531.48), or the Sony VPL-FHZ55 (£4,424.84) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity. The PT-CW240 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Panasonic PT-CW240 has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 2,600 ANSI lumens) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PT-CW240 is 2,600 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 7,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Very Low Number of Colours

The PT-CW240 has one of the lower numbers of colours (only 16.7 million) amongst 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. Comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-CW240 have numbers of colours of between 16M and 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 330M.

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Very Small Lamp Power

At only 240 Watts, the PT-CW240 has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-CW240. The lamp power of similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 240W to 350W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-CW240

OK Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PT-CW240 is £144, which is typical compared to the other 13 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Panasonic multimedia projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the Panasonic PT-CW240 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PT-CW240.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other 37dB noise level data projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PTCW330U is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
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Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AV Input
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Product Type
Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
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Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £99.35
Electricity cost when on standby £44.23
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Total running cost over 5 years £143.58
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-CW240uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.71 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 05025232706662

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PRO8520HD vs PT-CW240

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£ 771.60
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