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Panasonic PT-CW330 Projector

8000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB Aug 2013
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Noise Level Release Date
The PT-CW330 ultra-short throw projector redefines the projection possibilities in classrooms, seminars, events and exhibitions. High brightness of 3,100 lm, combined with 8,000:1 contrast ratio... More
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6 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

Panasonic is one of the best projector manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all projectors.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-CW330, the Panasonic PT-CW330 supports 3D image projection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PT-CW330 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price] is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the PT-CW330 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors of a similar spec and age to the PT-CW330. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Panasonic projector. This multimedia projector also support graphics resolutions of 704 x 576, 720 x 480, 832 x 624, 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1366 х 768, 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-CW330.

Amongst similar types of projector the worst supported resolution 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 frequently found native projector resolution on projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This data projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on projectors of this type and age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The PT-CW330 does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-CW330 also do not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which also support Full HD projection to this data projector and we think the Viewsonic PRO8520HD[plb_1610101_price], or the Sony VPL-FHZ55[plb_1596654_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors of this age and spec do not support WiFi connectivity. The PT-CW330 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very High Running Costs

The PT-CW330 is one of the most expensive to run projectors that have been available for more than two years that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PT-CW330 is £154.

Very Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the PT-CW330 is 3,700 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 2,600 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens. At only 3,100 ANSI lumens, the PT-CW330 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the PT-CW330.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3,100 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price].

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the IN3134a[pl_2544144_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the IN3136a[pl_2544145_price] (4,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Infocus.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Across all the projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PT-CW330 the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,000h to 6,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 4,400h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 4,000 hours, the PT-CW330 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode amongst projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-CW330

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this 8000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector was released.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 37 decibels, the Panasonic PT-CW330 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 37dB noise level projectors currently available including the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length 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
Serial Interface Type
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
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
Form Factor
Colour
LED Indicator
Product Type
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
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £108.96
Electricity cost when on standby £44.23
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Total running cost over 5 years £153.19
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-CW330uses 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 0.76 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer ptcw330, acer ptcw330e, panasonic p169472, panasonic ptcw330, panasonic p169472p, panasonic ptcw330e, panasonic ptcw330ea
Barcodes 05025232706648

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