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Panasonic PT-EW540
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Panasonic PT-EW540 Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Dec 2014
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- Quiet 29-dB Design.- Corner Keystone Correction.- WXGA 2,000:1. More
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8 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Multimedia projectors produced by Panasonic have an average rating of 91%, which is in the top 1% of all data projector manufacturers that we have looked at.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-EW540, the PT-EW540 has a built-in speaker(s).

Other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus P1[plb_1479406_price], the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price], or the Epson PowerLite 1761W[plb_1735741_price].

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Panasonic PT-EW540 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector). This multimedia projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best supported resolution across all comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.

The worst supported resolution across comparable types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The PT-EW540 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The resolution of all projectors of this spec and age ranges from XGA (1024x768) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the PT-EW540 the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.8". The PT-EW540 has one of the bigger matrix sizes (0.76 inches) amongst projectors of this age.

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

Most similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PT-EW540 have between one and two audio (L,R) ins, including the Panasonic PT-EW540 which has two audio (L,R) ins.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PT-EW540 is 320W. The Panasonic PT-EW540 has one of the bigger bulb powers (335 Watts) amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of this age and type.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Most 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PT-EW540 do not support full HD. The Panasonic PT-EW540 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a full HD and we think the Canon WUX400ST[plb_2983475_price], or the Sony VPLFH36/W[plb_1477017_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D

Most data projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-EW540 do not support 3D. The PT-EW540 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D to this projector and we think the NEC U310W[plb_1531485_price], or the Optoma TW775[plb_1774541_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PT-EW540 do not support wi-Fi. The PT-EW540 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the PowerLite 1761W[pl_1735741_price], or the PowerLite 935W[pl_1875522_price] both from Epson or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro[plb_1759924_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Heavy

The lightest 2000:1 contrast ratio projector that came out more than two years ago is 370g heavy and the heaviest is 23kg. At 9.8 kilograms, the PT-EW540 is quite heavy compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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Only One Lamps Quantity

The Panasonic PT-EW540 is a one lamps quantity data projector.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-EW540

Running Costs Are OK

The PT-EW540 is typical compared to the other 85 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the PT-EW540 will cost £158 over 1 year to run.

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Projector Brightness

At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the PT-EW540 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the Panasonic PT-EW540 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-EW540.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Casio XJ-A246[plb_2223326_price] (35dB).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
DisplayPorts Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Air Filter
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
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

20 November 2014

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 18 August 2014 by SKim
SKim would recommend the Panasonic PT-EW540U (Verified Purchase)

I used to buy DW740 and similar units, and I recently bought PT-EW540U and i was surprized that the brightness and the quality of image it is producing and the price is more than half less than... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £155.43
Electricity cost when on standby £2.21
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Total running cost over 5 years £157.64
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0.78T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
21
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ptew540, ptew540l, ptew540lu, ptew540le, acer ptew540, acer ptew540e, acer ptew540l, acer ptew540ej, acer ptew540le, acer ptew540lej, panasonic ptew540, panasonic p194253, panasonic ptew540u, panasonic p194253p
Barcodes 00885170196643, 00885170196650, 05025232787951, 05025232787968, 05025232788002, 05025232788019

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