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Panasonic PT-TW231RU
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Panasonic PT-TW231RU Projector

500:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
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2500 Lumens WXGA short throw LCD projector - Short throw for close range projection- Projects large 80-inch images with a throw distance of only 86 cm- Reduces shadows on-screen- Interactive... More
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5 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Data projectors manufactured by Panasonic are some of the best data projectors according to average user and expert reviews.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-TW231RU, the PT-TW231RU has a built-in speaker(s).

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 16W. At 10 Watts, the PT-TW231RU has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-TW231RU.

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Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The PT-TW231RU is a two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 230 Watts, the Panasonic PT-TW231RU has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PT-TW231RU. The average bulb power of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PT-TW231RU is 470W, and the bulb powers range from 160W to 3,000W.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-TW231RU does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PT-TW231RU also do not support full HD.

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

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Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-TW231RU, the PT-TW231RU does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PT-TW231RU does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Small Uniformity

The Panasonic PT-TW231RU has one of the smaller uniformitys (only 80 percent) amongst 500:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The uniformitys of 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 80% to 85%.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of projectors of this age and type is 3.1kg, and the weights range from 1.7kg to 4.7kg. The Panasonic PT-TW231RU is one of the heaviest 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-TW231RU (4.7 kilograms) amongst 500:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-TW231RU

OK Running Costs

The PT-TW231RU has an average running cost of £103 over 1 year based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 7 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the PT-TW231RU over four years ago.

Average Noise Level

The PT-TW231RU has a relatively standard noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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1280 X 800 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the PT-TW231RU is 1280 x 800. That's 47% less resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the PT-TW231RU.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens, the PT-TW231RU has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PT-TW231RU.

Other 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD23.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Focus
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
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
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £99.35
Electricity cost when on standby £3.10
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Total running cost over 5 years £102.45
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-TW231RUuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.51T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic pttw231, panasonic pttw231r, panasonic pttw231ru
Barcodes 00100177420776, 00151903393994, 00163120591596, 00172302796100, 00885170073432

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