Panasonic PTTW342A
Panasonic PT-TW342
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Panasonic PTTW342A

A 2 year old 12000:1 280 x 800 projector with satisfactory features but a price that represents poor value for money
12000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 37dB Dec 2015
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Panasonic PT-TW342 Review

Released 2 years ago but with low running costs, we have ranked the Panasonic PT-TW342 number 727 across all projectors.
Average Features
20 Months Old
£97 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 50?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £97 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
RoHS compliance
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Quite loud noise level

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Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £616.19 at Just Projectors 4 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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Panasonic PT-TW342 In-Depth Analysis


Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

On average Panasonic projectors have excellent ratings compared to other brands. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product is under 2 years old but has mediocre features and at £815.89 it is more expensive than 54% of projectors.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The PT-TW342 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors.

Amongst comparable types of projector the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The noise level of the PT-TW342 of 37dB is in the loudest 19% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PT-TW342 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the PT-TW342 of 3,300 ANSI lumens is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 56% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Panasonic PT-TW342 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Released 20 Months Ago

This data projector has been on the market since December 2015.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on adequate energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PT-TW342 is £97, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic pttw342a, acer pttw342a
Barcodes 05025232823291
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1h shorter service life of lamp
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£5.92 cheaper to run
25% shorter service life of lamp