Panasonic PT-TW230U
Panasonic PT-TW230U
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Panasonic PT-TW230U

A 5 year old 500:1 280 x 800 projector with poor features
500:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 36dB Sep 2012
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Panasonic PT-TW230U Review

Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
£184 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 24?

Sony data 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 multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £184 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 11% of all 1,758 projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Only 1,080 video mode
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not support full HD

Panasonic PT-TW230U In-Depth Analysis


Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Data projectors produced by Panasonic have excellent reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all data projectors (not just data projectors) and found that Panasonic also has excellent reviews across its entire range. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on data projectors.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Data projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the PT-TW230U has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Panasonic PT-TW230U does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic PT-TW230U has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Noise Level

The PT-TW230U has a relatively standard noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released in September 2012.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The PT-TW230U is one of the least economic to run projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the PT-TW230U will cost £184 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic pttw230u
Barcodes 00885170073296
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Slightly smaller bulb power