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Panasonic PT-CW240

Panasonic PT-CW240 Projector

8000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB Aug 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
The PT-CW330 ultra-short throw projector redefines the projection possibilities in classrooms, seminars, events and exhibitions. High brightness of 2,600 lm, combined with 8,000:1 contrast ratio... More
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7 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each data projector brand. On average projectors made by Panasonic have excellent reviews from owners and experts.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PT-CW240, the Panasonic PT-CW240 supports 3D.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors which support 3D currently available including the Optoma FX5200[plb_1711424_price], or the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PT-CW240 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PRO8520HD[plb_1610101_price], the Optoma FX5200[plb_1711424_price], or the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price].

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the PT-CW240 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector). This multimedia projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 1152 x 870, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+).

This data projector's resolution (1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)) is actually the best supported resolution across all 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PT-CW240.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) supported graphics resolutions is the worst supported resolution across similar types of data projector.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The quietest noise level (economic mode) of projectors of this age and type is 29dB and the loudest is 35dB. The Panasonic PT-CW240 has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s (only 30 decibels) amongst 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Panasonic PT-CW240 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-CW240 also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the Viewsonic PRO8520HD[plb_1610101_price], or the Sony VPL-FHZ55[plb_1596654_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-CW240 do not support wi-Fi. The PT-CW240 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Other projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the DELL S520[plb_2464459_price].

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the PT-CW240 have projector brightnesss of between 2,600 ANSI lumens and 7,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the PT-CW240 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Bulb Power

At only 240 Watts, the PT-CW240 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the PT-CW240. Across all the multimedia projectors of this spec and age the bulb powers range from 240W to 350W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-CW240

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the PT-CW240 will cost £144 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 13 projectors of a comparable type and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 37 decibels, the PT-CW240 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-CW240.

Other 37dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price].

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AV Input
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £99.35
Electricity cost when on standby £44.23
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Total running cost over 5 years £143.58
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0.71T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.71 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05025232706662

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