Panasonic PT-TW340U Short Throw 3LCD Multimedia Projector

Panasonic PT-TW340U Short Throw 3LCD Multimedia Projector

Panasonic PT-TW340U Short Throw 3LCD Multimedia Projector

B&H # PAPTTW340U MFR # PT-TW340U
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Product Highlights

  • Brightness of 3200 ANSI Lumens
  • 1280 x 800 (WXGA) Native Resolution
  • Short 0.46:1 Throw Ratio
  • HDMI, VGA, and Analog Inputs
  • Second VGA Port for Input or Output
  • VGA Input Adaptable to Component/S-Video
  • USB Port for PC-Less Presentations
  • Supports USB Connection to Computer
  • Built-In 10W Mono Speaker
  • RS-232 and Ethernet Controllable
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Panasonic PT-TW340U overview

  • 1Description

With a 0.46:1 throw ratio, the PT-TW340U Short Throw 3LCD Multimedia Projector from Panasonic is designed for classrooms and other installations where it will be placed very close to the screen, optimally less than 40". The three-LCD imaging device renders a native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and a native aspect ratio of 16:10. Through built-in scaling the projector can also support non-native resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) for computer sources and 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps for HDTV sources.

Multiple inputs allow the projector to receive video from devices ranging from document cameras, computers, DVD and Blu-ray Disc players, media players, and more. There is an HDMI port with HDMI Deep Color (30-bit) support and a VGA input that - using separately available adapters - can accept component and S-video signals as well as RGB computer signals - for component a third-party cable can be used, while for S-video specifically the ET-ADSV adapter must be used. A second VGA port can either serve as another RGB input or can be set to loop-out the signal received by the VGA input. For legacy analog video sources such as VCRs there is a dedicated composite input. There are two analog audio inputs, one on dual RCA that is paired with the composite input and one on 3.5mm mini jack for the VGA inputs. For audio output there is a 10 watt mono speaker, plus a 3.5mm mini jack output for amplified speakers or connecting to a sound system.

The projector features dual USB 2.0 ports. A type A female for giving PC-less presentations from a flash drive or other USB storage device. Plus a type B female that provides an alternative way of connecting the projector to a computer - ideal where the computer lacks an available monitor output. For centralized control and maintenance there is an RS-232 port as well as an Ethernet port with PJLink support.

Short Throw Design
With a 0.46:1 throw ratio it is possible to render a 87"-wide (100"-diagonal) image with the projector mounted 40" away from the screen. By mounting at such a close distance the risk of shadow interference and potentially dazzling specular reflections is greatly reduced.
3LCD Technology
A beamsplitting prism sends red, blue, and green light through three 0.59" monochrome LCD displays to render a video image. 3LCD design features no moving parts in the imaging system, although there is still a cooling fan, and is free of the "rainbow effect" artifact sometimes perceived on color wheel-based systems.
3200 Lumen Lamp
A single lamp provides 3200 lumens of brightness in Normal mode, and is estimated to last 5000 hours (up to 8000 hours if constantly used in the lowest brightness Eco2 setting). To determine the ideal brightness level for your application, you will need to take into account the screen width, distance from the projector to the screen (throw distance), amount of ambient light near the screen, and the reflectivity (gain) of the screen surface used.
16:10 Native Aspect Ratio
This projector features a 16:10 native aspect ratio. This is considered a widescreen format, and comes very close to the 16:9 standard of HDTV. This format is ideal if you plan to show HD video, and can still be used for presentations - though in the case of PowerPoints some extra space may be leftover on the sides. The projector can show 4:3 too; however black bars (pillaring) will have to be applied, or the image will have to be stretched or cropped to fit.
USB Connectivity
This projector features two USB ports, a USB type A female and a USB type B female. From these ports you can:

USB Type A Female (USB-A):
  • Give a PC-less presentation from a FAT/FAT32-formatted USB storage device, digital camera or smartphone. Supported file extensions include: <still image> .jpg, .bmp, .png, .tif/tiff, /pdf;<video/animated> .gif, and .avi

USB Type B Female (USB-B):
  • Connect the projector to a Windows or OS X computer to display audio and video (requires driver software installation; high-frame rate video may not be supported)
Ethernet and RS-232 Controllable
An RS-232 port means the projector can be controlled from a computer running custom software or via automation systems such as Crestron. Meanwhile an Ethernet port allows it to be controlled across a local network using a Web browser or PJLink-compatible software.
Auto Input Signal Search
Automatically detects the input signal and selects the input channel based on the signal. This function lets you start a presentation without any complicated setup required.
Curved Screen Correction
In addition to keystone correction, digitally corrects for barrel or pincushion distortion when projecting onto a curved screen.
Color-Board and Blackboard Modes
Color-board and Blackboard (green) modes adjust the colors to optimize projection in rooms that don't have a screen.

Additional Features

Lamp and filter remain accessible even with projector ceiling mounted
Projector identification system for remote control allocation of up to six projectors
Daylight view mode optimizes contrast for environments higher ambient light
Up to 5,000 hour filter replacement cycle
28 dB quiet operation when at the Eco 2 lower brightness setting
Built-in closed caption decoder
Equipped with a security bar for theft prevention
Start up logo
Can be powered down immediately after use
10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
In the Box
Panasonic PT-TW340U Short Throw 3LCD Multimedia Projector
  • Power Cord
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • 5' VGA Cable
  • Software CD
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Panasonic PT-TW340U specs

    Image Display
    Display System 3-Chip 0.59" / 14.99 mm LCD
    Native Resolution 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
    Supported Resolutions VGA - 640 x 480
    WUXGA - 1920 x 1200
    Supported Formats Photo: BMP, JPG, PDF, PNG, TIF
    Video: AVI, GIF
    Format NTSC 4.43
    PAL 60, M, N
    SECAM
    HDTV Compatibility 1920 x 1080p @ 60 fps
    1920 x 1080p @ 50 fps
    1920 x 1080i @ 60 fps
    1920 x 1080i @ 50 fps
    1920 x 1080p @ 25 fps
    1920 x 1080p @ 24 fps
    1280 x 720p @ 60 fps
    1280 x 720p @ 50 fps
    720 x 576p
    720 x 576i
    720 x 480p
    720 x 480i
    Brightness 3200 Lumens
    Uniformity 80%
    Aspect Ratio Native: 16:10
    Supported: 16:9
    Supported: 4:3
    Contrast Ratio Not specified by manufacturer
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio 10000:1
    Color Range 1.07 Billion
    Scan Horizontal: 15 - 91 kHz
    Vertical: 24 - 85 Hz
    Lens
    Focus Manual
    Lens F 1.8 (f = 6.08 mm)
    Zoom None
    Throw Ratio 0.46:1
    Projection Size 50 - 100" / 127.00 - 254.00 cm
    Features
    Keystone Correction Auto: Vertical: ± 15°
    Manual: Vertical: ± 15°
    Auto: Horizontal: ± 15°
    Manual: Horizontal: ± 15°
    Ceiling Mountable Yes
    Rear Screen Projection Yes
    Built-In Speaker Yes, 10 W (Mono)
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs/Outputs 1x HDMI Audio/Video (Input)
    1x 15-pin VGA Video (Input)
    1x 15-pin VGA Video (Input/Output)
    1x RCA Composite Video (Input)
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio (Input)
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio (Output)
    1x USB 2.0 Type-A Female
    1x USB 2.0 Type-B Female
    1x Ethernet LAN
    1x RS-232C Control/Service
    Wireless LAN None
    General
    Lamp (Bulb) 1x UHM
    Watts 230 W
    Life Normal Mode: 5000 Hours
    Eco Mode: 6000 Hours
    Eco+ Mode: 8000 Hours
    Fan Noise Normal Mode: 37 dB
    Eco Mode: 33 dB
    Quiet Mode: 28 dB
    Remote Control Yes
    System Requirements Windows
    • Vista
      7
      8
    • Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz Processor or greater
    • 256 MB RAM
    • USB 2.0 Interface
    • 640 x 480 Pixel Resolution

    Mac
    • OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7
    • PowerPC G4 1 GHz Processor or greater
    • 512 MB RAM
    • USB 2.0 Interface
    • 640 x 480 Pixel Resolution
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Input Current 3.5 A
    Power Consumption Normal Mode: 300 W
    Standby Mode (Normal): <6 W
    Standby Mode (Eco): <.5 W
    Temperature Operating
    41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
    Humidity: 20 - 80%
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 13.2 x 5.3 x 13.0" / 335.0 x 134.1 x 329.0 mm
    Weight 8.4 lb / 3.8 kg
    Packaging Infoczucttfbxecxyveustvcvsszvyeyabsacy
    Package Weight 15.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.0 x 18.0 x 10.0"

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