Panasonic PT-CW330


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Panasonic PT-CW330

Panasonic PT-CW330

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A good spec but 4 year old moderate noise level 280 x 800 resolution multimedia projector, with high running costs
37dB 1280 X 800 8000:1 Yes Aug 2013
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Panasonic PT-CW330 Review

With good features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-CW330 as follows:
Good Features
4 Years Old
Running Costs
£123 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 36?

Viewsonic multimedia projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £123 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 14% of all 1,951 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
280 x 800 resolution
Supports 3D
Louder than average noise level
Does not support full HD

Panasonic PT-CW330 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Brand

Panasonic has excellent average ratings across its entire data projector range. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The PT-CW330 is one of the least economic to run multimedia projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the PT-CW330 is £123.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released in August 2013.


280 X 800 Resolution

The PT-CW330 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the best is 4096 x 2400.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The Panasonic PT-CW330's noise level of 37dB is in the loudest 27% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Panasonic PT-CW330 of 8,000 is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is higher than 59% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the PT-CW330 of 3,100 ANSI lumens is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 59% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Panasonic PT-CW330 supports 3D, which is unusual. 59% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PT-CW330 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of data projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Panasonic PT-CW330 has a handheld remote control, as do 80% of projectors.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The PT-CW330's bulb power of 280W is bigger than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is bigger than 78% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the PT-CW330 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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The PT-CW330 is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic ptcw330u3100lm1dlpwxgaultra, panasonic 1280x800


00012303720387, 00044113074343, 00132017786452, 00163121204648, 00168141610530, 00172302797251, 00791836563875, 00804067181890, 00808112922216, 00809392588703, 00885170108325, 05025232706648

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