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Panasonic PT-CX300

Panasonic PT-CX300 Projector

8000:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB Aug 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
The PT-CX300 ultra-short throw projector redefines the projection possibilities in classrooms, seminars, events and exhibitions. High brightness of 3,1000 lm, combined with 8,000:1 contrast ratio... More
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5 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Data projectors manufactured by Panasonic are some of the best data projectors according to average reviews from experts and owners.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the PT-CX300 supports 3D.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors which support 3D currently available including because of it's better review score, the Optoma FX5200[plb_1711424_price], or the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PT-CX300 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-CX300.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Viewsonic PRO8520HD[plb_1610101_price], 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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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the PT-CX300 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PT-CX300. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this data projector. This multimedia projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 720 x 400, 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 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 projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PT-CX300.

Across similar types of data projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This multimedia projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Most 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago do not support full HD. The PT-CX300 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to look at 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

Most projectors of this age and type do not support wi-Fi. The PT-CX300 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the DELL S520[plb_2464459_price] is also worth considering.

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High Running Costs

The PT-CX300 is in the most expensive 1% of all 13 data projectors of a comparable spec and age that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the PT-CX300 will cost £154 over 1 year to run.

Very Small Matrix Size

At only 0.55 inches, the Panasonic PT-CX300 has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago. The smallest matrix size of 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-CX300 is 0.55" and the biggest is 0.95".

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-CX300

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Average Noise Level

The PT-CX300 has a fairly typical noise level (37 decibels) compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PT-CX300.

We compared this projector to all the other 37dB noise level projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens, the PT-CX300 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this projector to all the other 3,100 ANSI lumens brightness projectors and we think the Panasonic PTCW330U[plb_1925639_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the IN3134a[pl_2544144_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens), or the IN3136a[pl_2544145_price] (4,500 ANSI lumens) both from Infocus which also has a higher rating.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The PT-CX300 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length 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
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
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
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

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Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £108.96
Electricity cost when on standby £44.23
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Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
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Water cost when switched on
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Water price £per litre
Annual water price inflation %
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Total running cost over 5 years £153.19
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-CX300uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.76T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.76 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 04010869231961

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