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Panasonic PT-TW230U

Panasonic PT-TW230U Projector

500:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
The new PT-TW230U short throw LCD projector with WXGA resolution (1,280 x 800) and 2,500 lumens of brightness is an ideal solution for the classroom or office. It has been designed with a... More
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5 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Panasonic data projectors have an average rating of 90%, which is in the top 1% of all projector manufacturers that we have assessed.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Panasonic PT-TW230U has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-TW230U.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Across all the data projectors of this age and type the RMS rated power range from 1W to 16W, and the average RMS rated power is 5.3W. At 10 Watts, the PT-TW230U has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most similar spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Panasonic PT-TW230U which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

The average lamp power of comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PT-TW230U is 470W. With a lamp power of 230 Watts, the PT-TW230U has a fairly big lamp power compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The PT-TW230U does not support Full HD projection, unlike most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-TW230U which support Full HD projection.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a Full HD projection and we think the Optoma HD23 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The PT-TW230U does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PT-TW230U also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most multimedia projectors of this age and type do not support WiFi connectivity. The PT-TW230U is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Slow Dot Clock Scanning Frequency

The slowest dot clock scanning frequency of multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-TW230U is 1MHz and the fastest is 230MHz. The PT-TW230U has a quite slow dot clock scanning frequency (only 140 megahertz) compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

The average weight of 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PT-TW230U is 3.1kg. With a weight of 4.7 kilograms, the Panasonic PT-TW230U is one of the heavier 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago amongst 500:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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High Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PT-TW230U is £184, which makes it one of the less economic to run projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-TW230U

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 36 decibels, the PT-TW230U has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that came out more than two years ago.

Other projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Canon LV-7297 (£698.38) (36.4dB).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Panasonic PT-TW230U has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PT-TW230U.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including the Optoma HD23 which has better reviews.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Focus Mode
Video
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Input
Audio in Port
Composite Video 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
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £112.17
Electricity cost when on standby £71.50
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kwh per hour left on standby
Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
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litres per hour
Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
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Total running cost over 5 years £183.67
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-TW230Uuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.91T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
24
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic pttw230, panasonic pttw230u
Barcodes 00885170073296

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Canon LV-7297 vs Panasonic PT-TW230U

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Canon LV-7297 Panasonic PT-TW230U
£ 698.38
Cheaper to Run by £97.75
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Longer Lamp Service Life
Nine Times Lower RMS Rated Power
One Less VGA (D-Sub) Port

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£ 1,167.91
1.7kg Lighter
16.5mm Narrower
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£ 344.10
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