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Panasonic PT-FW430U Review
|4 Years Old|
|£143 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 32?
Sony multimedia projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £143 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 13% of all 1,849 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly long service life of lamp
Has a built-in speaker
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Quite low contrast ratio (typical)
Panasonic PT-FW430U In-Depth Analysis
Panasonic Has Excellent Data Projector Reviews
On average Panasonic multimedia projectors have excellent reviews. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Only 280 X 800 Resolution
The Panasonic PT-FW430U has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.
The best resolution amongst similar types of data projector is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).
Average Noise Level
The PT-FW430U's noise level of 33dB is pretty average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the loudest 41% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.
Quite Low Contrast Ratio (typical)
The contrast ratio (typical) of data projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The PT-FW430U's contrast ratio (typical) of only 600 is very low compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the lowest 3% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.
Average Projector Brightness
The projector brightness of the PT-FW430U of 3,500 ANSI lumens is relatively standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 66% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.
Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp
The PT-FW430U's service life of lamp of 6,000h is in the longest 19% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Panasonic PT-FW430U has a built-in speaker, as do 75% of multimedia projectors.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The PT-FW430U has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of projectors.
Average Bulb Power
The bulb power of the Panasonic PT-FW430U of 250W is relatively average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the biggest 62% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.
Does Not Support Full HD
Like most other multimedia projectors, the PT-FW430U does not support full HD. 64% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.
Has a DVI Port
The PT-FW430U has a DVI port, which is unusual. 88% of multimedia projectors do not have a DVI port.
Has an Air Filter
The PT-FW430U has an air filter, unlike 95% of multimedia projectors which do not have an air filter.
Only 1,080 Video Mode
Released Over Four Years Ago
This multimedia projector has been on the market since September 2012.
Running Costs Are Very High
The PT-FW430U is one of the most expensive to run multimedia projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the PT-FW430U is £143.
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