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Panasonic PT-CW241

Panasonic PT-CW241 Projector

8000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB Aug 2013
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The PT-CW241R 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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8 Reasons For

Panasonic Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

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

Supports 3D

Like most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PT-CW241, the Panasonic PT-CW241 supports 3D.

We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors which support 3D and we think the Optoma FX5200[plb_1711424_price], and the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-CW241, the PT-CW241 has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PRO8520HD[plb_1610101_price], the Optoma FX5200[plb_1711424_price], and the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 35 decibels, the PT-CW241 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst 8000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The average noise level of projectors of this age and type is 36dB, and the noise levels range from 33dB to 40dB.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

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

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The average noise level (economic mode) of comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PT-CW241 is 33dB. The PT-CW241 has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s (only 30 decibels) amongst 8000:1 contrast ratio multimedia 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 typical of many projectors of this spec and age.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At 5,000 hours, the PT-CW241 has a fairly long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PT-CW241. The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of 8000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PT-CW241 range from 3,000h to 6,000h.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-CW241 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the PT-CW241 also do not support full HD.

Alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might want to consider include 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

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-CW241, the PT-CW241 does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at including the DELL S520[plb_2464459_price].

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the Panasonic PT-CW241 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PT-CW241. Comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago have projector brightnesss of between 2,600 ANSI lumens and 7,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Very Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 240 Watts, the Panasonic PT-CW241 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PT-CW241. Across all the multimedia projectors of this spec and age the bulb powers range from 240W to 350W, and the average bulb power is 280W.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most 8000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the PT-CW241 which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-CW241

OK Running Costs

The PT-CW241 is typical compared to the other 13 data projectors of a comparable age and spec that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PT-CW241 is £144.

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Specification

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Video
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Full HD
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3D-Ready
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RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
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PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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Wi-Fi
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Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
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Horizontal Scan Range
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HDCP
Multimedia
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Design
Ceiling Mountable
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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
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-CW241uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers CW241RE, panasonic cw241, panasonic cw241r, panasonic p169471, panasonic ptcw241, panasonic cw241re, panasonic ptcw241r, panasonic p169471p, panasonic ptcw241re
Barcodes 05025232745944

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