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Panasonic PT-TW231RU Projector

500:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £102.45 Electricity cost over 5 years
Panasonic has excellent projector reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD

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Panasonic Has Excellent Projector Reviews

We checked the expert and user reviews of hundreds of multimedia projectors to determine an average rating for each multimedia projector manufacturer. On average projectors from Panasonic have excellent reviews from experts and users. 100% of those that bought a Panasonic multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the PT-TW231RU will cost £103 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 8 projectors of this spec and age.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the PT-TW231RU in September 2012.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic PT-TW231RU has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to this data projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-TW231RU does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other data projectors that were launched more than two years ago also do not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD which you might want to consider including the Optoma HD23 which is also higher rated.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 36 decibels, the Panasonic PT-TW231RU has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Panasonic PT-TW231RU is WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Average Projector Brightness

The PT-TW231RU has a fairly average projector brightness (2,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector.

There are a number of alternative 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available that you might want to look at including because of its better review score, the Optoma HD23.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Panasonic PT-TW231RU has an Ethernet LAN, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to this multimedia projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to this data projector, the PT-TW231RU does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Big Bulb Power

Similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have bulb powers of between 160W and 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 520W. At 230 Watts, the Panasonic PT-TW231RU has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic pttw231ru
Barcodes 00100177420776, 00151903393994, 00163120591596, 00172302796100, 00885170073432

Panasonic PT-TW231RU Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic PT-TW231RU review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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