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PANASONIC PT-TX340 CLASSROOM PROJECTOR

  • Lumens: 3200
  • Resolution (Native): XGA 1024 x 768
  • Throw Ratio: 0.46
  • Contrast: 16000
  • Technology: LCD
  • HDMI Inputs: 1
  • Lamp Life (Est.): 20000
  • SKU: PT-TX340
  • EAN: 5025232887477

The Panasonic PT-TX340 is a short throw projector which is suitable for the corporate and education markets. As a short throw projector, it means it is able to project a large image from a short distance from the screen. This is great if you are limited on space. With 3200 lumens o ... Read more

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Product Info

The Panasonic PT-TX340 is a short throw projector which is suitable for the corporate and education markets. As a short throw projector, it means it is able to project a large image from a short distance from the screen. This is great if you are limited on space. With 3200 lumens of brightness this will be able to project clearly in a bright room without any problems and you can have the lights on and blinds open.

Just Projectors review on the Panasonic PT-TX340

When presenting there will be no shadows cast on the screen due to the short throw lens. Check out our Screens page – we have every range you need at low prices or give us a call and we can help find the best one for you. This projector features XGA resolution which is a 4:3 format. This is suitable for presentations, images and short video clips but not for movies. This is because the pixels may stretch leaving you with a distorted image. There are widescreen projectors similar to this and are only slightly more expensive, so it may be worth spending the extra few pounds. However, for presentations, the PT-TX340 will still give you a clear and sharp image throughout the day.

It comes with the modern HDMI connection which allows you to connect to pretty much any source through this one input. You will be able to show your content in high definition with HDMI. There is also a USB port for PC-free presentations via a USB stick. There is a 10W built in speaker for audio which will be suitable for a small to medium sized audience. There are also two VGA ports so you can connect to two laptops at the same time without swapping cables around. The keystone correction will help with the installation because if you cannot place the projector in the centre of the screen and you are slightly off-set, this feature will allow you to still project in the middle of the screen. Give us a call if you are thinking about this as we offer this service throughout the UK.

Overall, this is a great modern projector and it is also lightweight so you can move it to another room easily. Check out the PDF to the left for more information.

What Panasonic say about the PT-TX340

Step back and soak up a shadow-free 100-inch image you can reach out and write on*1, all from a compact short-throw projector that’s breaking records for efficiency. Designed for easy handling and operation, the wireless*2 interactive PT-TW371R Series connects to laptops, mobiles, and other sources that suit your presentation needs, and its high brilliance and quiet running are perfect for office or classroom. Administrators will love the all-new 20,000-hour*3 lamp life—a feature that cuts TCO to vanishing levels. Flexible projection in small spaces? The PT-TW371R Series waits to impress. 

Audiences immerse in a large 80-inch image from a projection distance of just 75 cm (2.46 ft.)*. At this throw distance, the presenter’s shadow won’t obscure the screen, while projector glare is minimized to preserve his or her vision. Short-throw projection is ideal for small rooms where throw distances are limited.

Breakthrough technology extends lamp replacement to 20,000 hours*. Longer lamp-life is achieved by reducing degradation and by improving cooling capabilities. Enjoy bright picture quality, low TCO, and less downtime for maintenance.

Daylight View Lite optimizes color and brightness according to ambient lighting levels. This function is easily accessed using the supplied remote control.

If on-site conditions call for off-axis projection, simply designate four screen corners and Horizontal & Vertical Corner Keystone Correction performs necessary adjustments for distortion-free image presentation.

To reduce hassle, the filter can be replaced via the side and the lamp from the top of the projector. There’s no need to remove the unit from its ceiling mount for periodic maintenance.

Insert a USB memory device into the USB port and start projecting stored content straight away without need of a connected PC. The USB media player supports a variety of image files, such as JPEG and PNG. Start your presentation right away without having to connect to a computer.

Transmission of audio and video content via PC to the projector is supported over USB cable with the projector set to USB Display Mode. No need to install software, just plug and play and start presenting immediately.

Projectors with Direct Power Off function allow you to switch off the projector and unplug the power cord right after use. You can safely turn off the room’s breaker switch without waiting for the projector to cool down. This is useful in applications where the projector is mounted on the ceiling, or in time-critical situations.

 

 

Specifications
Weight (Kgs) 3.9000
Additional Price Box Text Paypal now accepted in the checkout
Technology LCD
Lumens 3200
Throw Ratio 0.46
Resolution (Native) XGA 1024 x 768
Lamp Life (Est.) 20000
More Info

Short Throw

XGA Resolution

HDMI

USB

Keystone Correction

LCD

Blackboard Mode

10W Speaker

Delivery & Returns

Delivery Charges

Delivery Rates to mainland UK - (excluding large screens and Touch Screens

Delivery is to ground floor, if you have special delivery instructions you must contact us to ensure that we can have the best chance of success in delivering the item. We required items to be signed for.

Working Delivery dates are Monday to Friday unless Saturday delivery is selected.

  • 7-10 weeking days delivery is free of charge 
  • 2-3 Days £8 + vat
  • Next Day £12 + vat - if ordered before cut off
  • Saturday £35 + vat - Be careful choosing this option, it has he highest incidence of failure with all couriers.

Delivery cut off is 4pm on most items - earlier time exceptions are Metroplan screen, large items, items requiring a pallet. If you order after 4pm then the order is processed the next day, that means if you ordered Tuesday at 8pm at night, the next day delivery option is Thursday as the order is processed on the Wednesday.

Delivery Rates to non-mainland UK + Eire - (excluding large screens and Touch Screens)

Non Mainland and the Highlands and Islands- this includes the Isle of Wight, any thing that goes over water that does not have road access. These rates are determined by couriers based on postcode. If there are multiple items then we may need to quote you for delivery.

2-3 Days £35 + vat

Large Screens +3m wide & Touch Screen

By Quotation - they might not be able to be next day as specialised couriers are often required.

Returns

Faulty Items

Goods Reported Faulty Within 28 Days of Receipt.

If you have a faulty item and are reporting the fault within 28 days of receipt (please note that for business customers, this is 14 days). When the goods are returned to us complete, we’ll issue a full refund to you via your original payment method.We will try and ensure that there is a fault, that often requires is running diagnostics or getting the manufacturer to speak to you directly to determine whether there is a genuine fault rather than just a set up error. 

Goods Damaged in Transit.

If your goods were damaged in transit it must be reported to us within 3 days. If goods are visibly damaged on receipt the delivery note must be marked accordingly. Once the damaged goods have been collected and received back into our warehouse, we’ll issue a refund via your original payment method. We will require pictures of the damage.

Consumers - If You Have Changed Your Mind – this is for personal use not business or organisations

If you are a private consumer and have changed your mind as long as the goods have not been in your possession for over 14 days, and the item can be sold again as new, then you are entitled to return the goods to us. If the item you are returning is a Projector, the lamp hours used must not have exceeded 3 hours otherwise a restocking fee will be applied. The cost of returning items is the responsibility of the customer. As new means in original packaging with complete accessory packs and manuals. If any item is marked/damaged, including the packing, there may be a restocking fee. Please contact us directly before sending any goods back to obtain an RMA number without this there may be a delay in dealing with your return. If you purchased for a company, or an organisation you are not deemed a Consumer by law.

About Classroom
Good news when buying an education projector for your classroom, the projector manufacturers want your business so they offer you extra features such as extended warranties like de install/re install (please check with us as every model is different) lamp warranties. When I first started this business in 2001, I was selling 800 Lumens SVGA projectors to schools for over £1000, nowadays you can get a 2500 Lumen XGA for under £300, how times have changed, so now is the time not to buy SVGA any longer. Only 3 manufacturers still produce it and unless you can't afford the extra £50 to get almost a 50% better image then buy SVGA. The laptops and PC's you have purchased in the last 3 years have such high resolutions that SVGA struggles on anything bigger than a 4ft wide image. The single most important thing to do when buying a replacement classroom projector which is installed is know your throw ratio. This is easy to work out. Measure the distance back the current projector is from the wall/screen/iwb say its 300 cm, then measure the image size you want whether that is to fill a projector screen or just a desired size on the wall, let's say this is 180 cm . Divide 300/180 = 1.67 this is throw ratio. Not all projector will have this throw ratio, of course most of them have a range say 1.5-1.8 , that means 1.67 would be fine, but something like the Optoma's that have 1.95-2.15 will produce the grown size image. If you are unsure of your throw ratio or you just can't measure then call us with your old model, we can work this out for you. it is no point looking at any projector until this is sorted if its replacement projector. Once that is all sorted then buying a classroom projector really is now a choice of standard throw or short throw, this of course depends again if its a replacement but if its not and you have a new requirement then the trend for classroom projectors is short throw, there is no shadow , no glaring in the teachers eyes, installed on the wall rather than long cable runs, easier to change the lamps. Yes they are more expensive so maybe not a choice for everyone. Remember lumens is important when buying a education projector for your school as you don't really want to have to pull the blinds down, and there is no need to do this now with projectors having high lumens for very little money. Be brave go for 2700-3200 and see the change from your projector that was 1800 lumens struggling on a bright day. It is important to note that a short throw classroom projector with a lumens of even 2000 will be the same as a standard throw projector of 3800 lumens as the distance the image has to go is significantly shorter. Resolution for schools should be XGA or WXGA , go for the wider screen WXGA as they is how formats have changed from 4:3 to 16:10 in recent years but of course if you have a 4:3 interactive whiteboard you need to pair that with a 4:3 projector resolution such as XGA. So again if this is a new requirement for the classroom and you haven't yet brought the screen and projector then go for WXGA. There are some bright 1080p projectors out there at sub £1000 and if you have good budget and say its for a art or media classroom then it would be worth it as yet again you are improving the quality. Not really 1080p for day to day classroom use yet but maybe the next time you buy that will be the new standard. Projectors for schools need to be flexible in connectivity, the VGA connection is beginning to be phased out by PC manufacturers and the new standard is HDmi , so getting a HD ready projector with a Hdmi connection makes the most sense, again you add say £20 to the purchase cost but it will be future proof. The strong Education brands traditionally have been Epson & NEC offering the best warranties but other brands such as BenQ are well worth a look. Just Projectors have a large education client base with many councils using us as their preferred supplier, we are popular because we can help your school on the phone, listen to your specific needs, provide a complete installation service if you want and help you get the best classroom projector. of course our web prices are a guide, there is always improvements that can be made on 5+ deals, and the larger ones 15+ we can get special pricing from the manufacturer to support a discounted price. Give Just Projectors a chance to supply your classroom projector. A case study of replacement projectors for a classroom, we were asked by a London school based in Greenwich to find a replacement for their seven Sanyo XE32's which were no longer bright enough and had faded, the replacement lamp cost was significant and there had been some failures. All of these projectors were installed and the school didn't want to move the mounts, all the mounts were universal. The first thing to do was see the old spec as the resolution was OK, XGA but the brightness wasn't enough 2000 lumens, as prices had changed since the XE32 were purchased and lumens was more affordable it was decided to go for 3000 Lumens , XGA. The next thing was to deal with the slightly strange throw ratio of the Sanyo XE32 1.77-2.17 , if this wasn't taken into consideration then the image would either be too big for the screen or too small. To keep the price down the measurements were taken for each room as they had not been placed in a uniform position, it turned out that the throw ratios ranged from 1.9 -2.1 and this was great news as there was a more affordable choice. We supplied the IN114a for under £300 pre vat, we did give a discount for purchasing over 5 and we carried out the installation one week later. The new projectors are performing well in the classroom and the brightness issue had been resolved. We did consider whether to go to widescreen but it was felt with all the screens being 4:3 it was best to stick to XGA for the time being.
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ABOUT JUST PROJECTORS

We provide advice on the phone listening to your requirements we are able to help you get the right one as we have trained staff . We have a network of installers to cover your area. On higher end models we can arrange a loan or demo. We think most people should buy HD resolution , they are so affordable now and you wouldn't buy a 5 year old laptop so why buy SVGA which is over 20 years old. Yes XGA & WXGA are ideal for simple presentations and education use but we have all been use to decent home TV's or high resolution phones or tables so why put a huge image on the wall/screen which is inferior. There are some great brands out there BenQ, Infocus, Epson and less known ones like EIKI or Vivitek. Yes you can buy the wrong one, this is why we still offer advice rather than just an add to cart website. We have a price promise, we see the models, we often put one against another and see which one is best. We only buy UK stock,which has higher warranty standards to ensure you get real value for money. We don't sell the cheap brands as the lumens isn't verified.  Look at our name it tells you that we are committed to this product and we have a great reputation in the market place for price and customer service.  We supply the UK but also in Ireland, we offer a 1-3 day service to Ireland.

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