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Panasonic PT-LX30
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Panasonic PT-LX30 Projector

2500:1 XGA (1024x768) 37dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2013
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The Panasonic PT-LX30HU offers an excellent balance of light weight, brightness and contrast. Easy operation and excellent mobility make them ideal for classrooms, board rooms, and other portable... More
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6 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Projectors built by Panasonic generally have excellent reviews compared to other brands.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PT-LX30 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Benq GP2, the Aiptek PocketCinema V60, or the Philips PPX2340/CN.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Projectors of a comparable age and type to the PT-LX30 have projector brightnesss of between 12 ANSI lumens and 5,500 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 460 ANSI lumens. The PT-LX30 has a fairly bright projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Optoma DH1009 (£500.70) (3,200 ANSI lumens), or the EIKI LC-WXL200 (5,500 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The PT-LX30 is a two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other battery powered projectors that have been around for more than two years only have one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.

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Wired Connectivity Technology

This data projector supports a Wired connectivity technology, which is typical of many projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The lowest power consumption (PowerSave) of comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago is 0.46W, the highest is 350W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 200W. At only 0.47 Watts, the PT-LX30 has a fairly low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-LX30.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Multimedia projector expert review website pcworld.pl scored this multimedia projector 60 out of 100. That puts this battery powered projector in the bottom 34% of all the battery powered projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Does Not Support 3D

The Panasonic PT-LX30 does not support 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age also do not support 3D.

It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also support 3D including the Optoma DH1009 (£500.70) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors of this type and age, the PT-LX30 does not support full HD.

Other data projectors which also support full HD that you might want to look at include the PPX3410/EU, or the PPX3410/CN both from Philips or the Optoma DH1009 (£500.70) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the PT-LX30, the PT-LX30 does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to consider including the PocketCinema V150W, or the PocketCinema A100W (£272.74) both from Aiptek or the Philips PPX3610/CN which is also higher rated.

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Running Costs Are High

The PT-LX30 is one of the more expensive to run projectors of a comparable spec and age that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PT-LX30 is £159.

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Very Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of battery powered projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PT-LX30 range from 29dB to 37dB, and the average noise level is 32dB. The PT-LX30 has a very loud noise level (37 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-LX30.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Benq GP2 (29dB and higher rated), the AAXA Technologies P3 Pico (30dB and higher rated), or the LG PG60 (34dB and higher rated).

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PT-LX30 is 12,000h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 4,000 hours, the PT-LX30 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PT-LX30.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The PT-LX30 has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 3,000 hours) amongst battery powered projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp of projectors of a similar age and type to the PT-LX30 is 21,000h.

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Heavy

Projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-LX30 have weights of between 90g and 9.7kg, and the average weight is 720g. When compared to other data projectors of this age and type, the weight of the PT-LX30 of 3 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-LX30

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the PT-LX30 over four years ago.

XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The PT-LX30 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Projection Distance
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
Lamp-Door Protection
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
DC-In Jack
Audio (L,R) in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Air Filter
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Plug and Play
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Cables Included
Other Features
Network Ready
Networking Features
Power LED
Lens Shift
Connectivity Technology
Aspect Ratio

Expert Reviews

(1)
17 June 2012

Mo?liwo?ci regulacyjne i funkcjeRegulacja ostro?ci i powi?kszenia odbywa si? za pomoc? pier?cieni na obiektywie. W testowanym modelu s? one precyzyjne i wygodne w u?yciu. Korekta zniekszta?ce?...

Dua jasno, podtrzymanie chodzenia po zaniku zasilania, dua rwnomierno rozwietlenia
Maa liczba gniazd, niewygodny pilot, dugi czas wczania i wyczania

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £95.18
Electricity cost when on standby £63.39
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Total running cost over 5 years £158.57
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0.79T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.79 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 panasonic ptlx30, panasonic ptlx30h, panasonic ptlx30hu
Barcodes 00132018025925, 00151903100097, 00885170064638, 05025232653287

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