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Panasonic PT-TW230U

Panasonic PT-TW230U Projector

500:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
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The new PT-TW230U short throw LCD projector with WXGA resolution (1,280 x 800) and 2,500 lumens of brightness is an ideal solution for the classroom or office. It has been designed with a... More
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5 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Data projectors built by Panasonic generally have excellent ratings compared to other brands.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic PT-TW230U has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The Panasonic PT-TW230U has one of the higher RMS rated powers (10 Watts) amongst 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 16W.

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Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The PT-TW230U is a two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PT-TW230U have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 230 Watts, the PT-TW230U has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The smallest bulb power of data projectors of a comparable age and type to the PT-TW230U is 160W, the biggest is 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 470W.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-TW230U does not support full HD. Most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-TW230U also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-TW230U, the Panasonic PT-TW230U does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other data projectors of this type and age, the PT-TW230U does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Slow Dot Clock Scanning Frequency

Across all the projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-TW230U the dot clock scanning frequencys range from 1MHz to 230MHz, and the average dot clock scanning frequency is 150MHz. At only 140 megahertz, the PT-TW230U has a quite slow dot clock scanning frequency compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the PT-TW230U.

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Heavy

The lightest multimedia projector of a similar spec and age to the PT-TW230U is 1.7kg heavy, the heaviest is 4.7kg, and the average weight is 3.1kg. At 4.7 kilograms, the Panasonic PT-TW230U is fairly heavy compared to most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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High Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the PT-TW230U will cost £184 over 1 year to run, which makes it one of the less economic to run data projectors of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-TW230U

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the PT-TW230U over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 36 decibels, the PT-TW230U has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PT-TW230U.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Panasonic PT-TW230U has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PT-TW230U.

There are a number of other 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available that you might also want to look at including the Optoma HD23 (£145.09) which has better reviews.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Focus
Video
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £112.17
Electricity cost when on standby £71.50
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Total running cost over 5 years £183.67
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-TW230Uuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.91T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
24
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic pttw230, panasonic pttw230u
Barcodes 00885170073296

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Optoma HD23 vs Panasonic PT-TW230U

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