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Panasonic PT-LX30 Projector

2500:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2013
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The Panasonic PT-LX30HU offers an excellent balance of light weight, brightness and contrast. Easy operation and excellent mobility make them ideal for classrooms, board rooms, and other portable... More
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6 Reasons For

Panasonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

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

Has a Built-In Speaker

The PT-LX30 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the PT-LX30 also have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq GP2, the Aiptek PocketCinema V60 (£331.68), or the Philips PPX2340 (£190.90).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors of this spec and age is 20 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 5,500 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 460 ANSI lumens. At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PT-LX30 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-LX30.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the Optoma DH1009 (£449.99) (3,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the EIKI LC-WXL200 (5,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Panasonic PT-LX30 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the data projectors of this age and type. Most of the battery powered projectors that were released more than two years ago only have one VGA (D-Sub) port, however this projector has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Wired Connectivity

This multimedia projector supports a Wired connectivity, which is the most commonly supported connectivity on data projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The lowest power consumption during PowerSave of projectors of a similar age and type to the PT-LX30 is 0.22W and the highest is 350W. The PT-LX30 has one of the lower power consumption during PowerSave (only 0.47 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This data projector received a rating of 60 out of 100 from expert review website pcworld.pl. The projector expert review sites don't rate this projector that highly.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Panasonic PT-LX30 does not support 3D image projection, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-LX30 also do not support 3D image projection.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Optoma DH1009 (£449.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Panasonic PT-LX30 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-LX30 also do not support Full HD projection.

Other multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to look at include the Philips PPX3410 (£500.23), or the Optoma DH1009 (£449.99) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Panasonic PT-LX30 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the PPX3610 (£409.99), or the PPX3610 (£409.99) both from Philips or the Aiptek PocketCinema V150W which also has a higher rating.

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High Running Costs

The PT-LX30 is in the most expensive 6% of all 17 battery powered projectors that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the PT-LX30 will cost £159 over 1 year to run.

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Quite Slow Dot Clock Scanning Frequency

The PT-LX30 has a quite slow dot clock scanning frequency (only 140 megahertz) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years. The average dot clock scanning frequency of multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PT-LX30 is 150MHz, and the dot clock scanning frequencies range from 1MHz to 230MHz.

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Very Loud Noise Level

Across all the battery powered projectors that have been around for more than two years the noise levels range from 29dB to 37dB, and the average noise level is 32dB. With a noise level of 37 decibels, the PT-LX30 has one of the loudest noise levels amongst battery powered projectors of this age.

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Benq GP2 (29dB), the AAXA Technologies P3 Pico (30dB), or the LG PG60 (34dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 4,000 hours, the PT-LX30 has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. The average service life of lamp in economic mode of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PT-LX30 is 15,000h.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

Across all the data projectors of a comparable type and age to the PT-LX30 the lamp service lives range from 20h to 30,000h. With a lamp service life of only 3,000 hours, the PT-LX30 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-LX30.

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Heavy

The weights of projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-LX30 range from 0.045g to 9.7kg, and the average weight is 700g. When compared to other projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-LX30 that we have checked, the weight of the PT-LX30 of 3 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Very Wide

With a width of 349 millimeters, the PT-LX30's width is one of the widest amongst data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PT-LX30. Across all the battery powered projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-LX30 the widths range from 4mm to 490mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-LX30

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the PT-LX30 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lamp-Door Protection
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
DC-In Jack
Audio in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Air Filter
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Plug and Play
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
LED Indicator
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Cable Included
Other Features
Network Ready
Networking Feature
Power LED
Lens Shift Option
Connectivity
Aspect Ratio

Expert Reviews

(1)
17 June 2012

Mo?liwo?ci regulacyjne i funkcjeRegulacja ostro?ci i powi?kszenia odbywa si? za pomoc? pier?cieni na obiektywie. W testowanym modelu s? one precyzyjne i wygodne w u?yciu. Korekta zniekszta?ce?...

Dua jasno, podtrzymanie chodzenia po zaniku zasilania, dua rwnomierno rozwietlenia
Maa liczba gniazd, niewygodny pilot, dugi czas wczania i wyczania

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £95.18
Electricity cost when on standby £63.39
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Total running cost over 5 years £158.57
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-LX30uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.79T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.79 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic ptlx30, panasonic ptlx30h, panasonic ptlx30hu
Barcodes 00132018025925, 00151903100097, 00885170064638, 05025232653287

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