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Panasonic PT-FW430U

A 5 year old and expensive to run 600:1 280 x 800 projector
600 WXGA (1280x800) No 33dB Sep 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Panasonic PT-FW430U Review

With average features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-FW430U as follows for Summary.
51
Average Features
21
4 Years Old
22
£143 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
31
Mediocre

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

Reviews

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.


Features

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Panasonic PT-FW430U has a built-in speaker, as do 75% of multimedia projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PT-FW430U has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of projectors.

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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.

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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.

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Has a DVI Port

The PT-FW430U has a DVI port, which is unusual. 88% of multimedia projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Has an Air Filter

The PT-FW430U has an air filter, unlike 95% of multimedia projectors which do not have an air filter.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since September 2012.


Running Costs

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic ptfw430u, visipax prptfw430u, visipax ptfw430u, generic ptfw430u

Barcodes:

00779184008309, 00885170030367

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