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Panasonic PT-TW330
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Panasonic PT-TW330 Projector

7500:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB 3,100 ANSI Lumens Sep 2013
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Ideal for classrooms, boardrooms and other professional environments, the PT-TW330E 1-Chip DLP portable projector offers excellent, eco-friendly performance and design. Its ability to project onto... More
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8 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Data Projector Reviews

Projectors built by Panasonic are some of the best projectors according to average reviews from experts and users.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-TW330, the PT-TW330 has a built-in speaker.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the PT-TW330 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PT-TW330.

Amongst comparable types of projector the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

Multimedia projectors of this age and spec have matrix sizes of between 0.55" and 0.65". At 0.65 inches, the PT-TW330 has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PT-TW330.

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Fairly Fast Dot Clock Scanning Frequency

Across all the projectors of this age and type the dot clock scanning frequencies range from 160MHz to 170MHz. With a dot clock scanning frequency of 165 megahertz, the PT-TW330 has one of the faster dot clock scanning frequencies amongst 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PT-TW330 range from 3,000h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,000h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 7,500 hours, the Panasonic PT-TW330 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode amongst 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

With a lamp power of 240 Watts, the PT-TW330 has one of the bigger lamp power amongst 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PT-TW330 the lamp power range from 180W to 380W, and the average lamp power is 230W.

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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 typical of many projectors of this type and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-TW330 do not support 3D image projection. The Panasonic PT-TW330 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the NEC L51W[plb_1496151_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Panasonic PT-TW330 does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago, the PT-TW330 does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at other multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the L51W[pl_1496151_price], or the NP-P451[pl_1547970_price] both from NEC which also has a higher rating.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This data projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of only 3,000 hours, the PT-TW330 has one of the shorter lamp service lives amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The lamp service lives of similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-TW330 range from 2,000h to 20,000h.

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Very Small Uniformity

The smallest uniformity of 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-TW330 is 80% and the biggest is 90%. The PT-TW330 has one of the smaller uniformities (only 80 percent) amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 8 Watts, the Panasonic PT-TW330 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-TW330 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 16W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The PT-TW330 is a one USB 2.0 port projector.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-TW330

Average Running Costs

The PT-TW330 has an average running cost of £147 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 32 projectors of a similar spec and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Panasonic released the PT-TW330.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 36 decibels, the PT-TW330 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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1280 X 800 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the PT-TW330 is 1280 x 800. That's over three times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PT-TW330. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. In addition, this data projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA).

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Average Projector Brightness

The PT-TW330 has a relatively typical projector brightness (3,100 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PT-TW330.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
AUX Input
Progressive Scan Output
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
Bluetooth
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
Timeshift
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
LED Indicator
Product Type
Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Cable Included
Other Features
Built-In Touchpad
Technical Details

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £96.46
Electricity cost when on standby £44.23
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Total running cost over 5 years £140.69
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-TW330uses 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 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pttw330, pttw330u, pttw330e, panasonic tw330, panasonic tw330e, panasonic p176372, panasonic pttw330, panasonic p176372p, panasonic pttw330u, panasonic pttw330e, panasonic pttw330ea
Barcodes 00115971618120, 00766150036688, 00885170146532, 05025232751846

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