Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors
We checked the expert and user reviews of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each projector manufacturer. On average projectors from Panasonic have excellent ratings from owners and experts.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Panasonic PT-TW230U has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also have a built-in speaker.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
With an RMS rated power of 10 Watts, the Panasonic PT-TW230U has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PT-TW230U. The RMS rated power of 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 1W to 16W, and the average RMS rated power is 5.7W.
Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports
The PT-TW230U is a two VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PT-TW230U have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
Like most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-TW230U, the Panasonic PT-TW230U does not support Full HD projection.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The Panasonic PT-TW230U does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Does Not Support 3D Image Projection
The PT-TW230U does not support 3D image projection, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-TW230U also do not support 3D image projection.
Very Slow Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Across all the similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PT-TW230U the dot clock scanning frequencies range from 140MHz to 230MHz. The PT-TW230U has one of the slower dot clock scanning frequencies (only 140 megahertz) amongst data projectors of this age.
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Only 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 on the market for more than two years.
With a weight of 4.7 kilograms, the Panasonic PT-TW230U is one of the heaviest data projectors that have been available for more than two years amongst 500:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PT-TW230U have weights of between 2.2kg and 4.7kg.
High Running Costs
The average 1 year running cost of the PT-TW230U is £184 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 1% of all 5 projectors of a comparable spec and age.
4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-TW230U
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when Panasonic released the PT-TW230U.
Average Noise Level
The PT-TW230U has a relatively standard noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-TW230U.
WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution
This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as it.
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Average Projector Brightness
The PT-TW230U has a pretty standard projector brightness (2,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PT-TW230U.
Native Projector Resolution
2,500 ANSI lumens
Compatible Screen Size
60 - 110
Lamp Service Life
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL 60, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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