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Panasonic PT-CW230U

65

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Panasonic PT-CW230U

Panasonic PT-CW230U
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A good spec but 5 year old moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution multimedia projector, with OK running costs
36dB 1280 X 800 2000:1 Yes Sep 2012
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Panasonic PT-CW230U Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic PT-CW230U number 852 in 3D projectors.
73
Features
Good Features
61
Age
5 Years Old
60
Running Costs
£160 Over 5 Years
65
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 65?

Looking across the entire Epson data projector range, the average reviews for all Epson projectors are excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £160 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 9% of all 2,068 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Wired LAN terminal
Built in speaker
Variable audio out
Easy-to-use remote control
Ceiling mountable
Up to 3,000 hour lamp life (in eco mode)
Quiet operation (28db in eco mode)
Customizable startup logo
Easy setup
Direct power off
Various interfaces including HDMI IN
Top panel lamp and filter for easy maintenance
Multi projector monitoring and control software
Anti-theft features: security anchor, control panel lock, user password and text superimposing
Supports 3D
Eco friendly with low standby power consumption (0.45 w)
Intelligent power management
16:10 aspect ratio
Up to 2000:1 contrast ratio
WXGA native
Colour and blackboard modes
Reduces shadows on-screen
3D ready
Projects large 80-inch images with a throw distance of only 32 cm
Ultra-short throw for close range projection
3 year limited warranty
Very short service life of lamp
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Panasonic PT-CW230U In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Panasonic Has Excellent Data Projector Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic data projectors and found that Panasonic had excellent ratings compared to other brands. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The PT-CW230U has an average running cost of £160 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 9% of all 2,068 multimedia projectors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since September 2012.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The PT-CW230U's noise level of 36dB is relatively typical compared to most other data projectors. It is louder than 36% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The PT-CW230U's projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the dimmest 17% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The PT-CW230U supports 3D, unlike 60% of data projectors which do not support 3D.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Data projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The PT-CW230U's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than 73% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PT-CW230U has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb powers of data projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The PT-CW230U's bulb power of 275W is bigger than 73% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-CW230U does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic ptcw230u

Barcodes:

00100177420707, 00151903137611, 00885170083189

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