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Panasonic PT-TW330
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Panasonic PT-TW330 Projector

4000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 36dB 3,100 ANSI Lumens Jun 2013
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Ideal for classrooms, boardrooms and other professional environments, the PT-TW330E 1-Chip DLP portable projector offers excellent, eco-friendly performance and design. Its ability to project onto... More
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8 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

On average Panasonic projectors are rated 91%, which is in the top 1% of all projector manufacturers that we have looked at.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age, the Panasonic PT-TW330 has a built-in speaker(s).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Panasonic PT-TW330 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This multimedia projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is in fact the best resolution amongst all similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PT-TW330.

The worst resolution across comparable types of multimedia projector is XGA (1024x768).

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

With a matrix size of 0.65 inches, the PT-TW330 has one of the bigger matrix sizes amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-TW330 the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.65".

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Panasonic PT-TW330 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PT-TW330. Most of the data projectors of this age and type only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however this Panasonic projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Fast Dot Clock Scanning Frequency

4000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-TW330 have dot clock scanning frequencys of between 160MHz and 170MHz. At 165 megahertz, the PT-TW330 has a quite fast dot clock scanning frequency compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-TW330.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The PT-TW330 has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s (7,500 hours) amongst projectors of this age. The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PT-TW330 range from 3,000h to 8,500h.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This data projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on data projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The Panasonic PT-TW330 does not support 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-TW330 also do not support 3D.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support 3D to this projector and we think the NEC L51W[plb_1496151_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Panasonic PT-TW330 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-TW330 also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the PT-TW330 does not support wi-Fi.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most frequently supported zoom ratio on projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PT-TW330 is 4,500h, and the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 20,000h. At only 3,000 hours, the Panasonic PT-TW330 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Uniformity

At only 80 percent, the Panasonic PT-TW330 has a fairly small uniformity compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-TW330. The average uniformity of comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-TW330 is 83%.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PT-TW330 is 2W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W. The PT-TW330 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 8 Watts) amongst 4000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Panasonic PT-TW330 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PT-TW330 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-TW330

Running Costs Are Average

The PT-TW330 has an average 1 year running cost of £147 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 32 similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the PT-TW330 over three years ago.

Average Noise Level

The PT-TW330 has a fairly average noise level (36 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PT-TW330.

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1280 X 800 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The PT-TW330 supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800. That's over three times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). In addition, this projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA).

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens, the Panasonic PT-TW330 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you want a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the NEC P401[plb_2126865_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
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
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
Progressive Scan Output
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
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
Timeshift
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
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
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Cables Included
Other Features
Built-In Touchpad

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £102.55
Electricity cost when on standby £44.23
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Total running cost over 5 years £146.78
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-TW330uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.73T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.73 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pttw330, pttw330u, panasonic tw330, panasonic tw330e, panasonic p176372, panasonic pttw330, panasonic pttw330u, panasonic p176372p, panasonic pttw330e, panasonic pttw330ea
Barcodes 00115971618120, 00766150036688, 00885170146532, 05025232751846

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