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Panasonic PT-FW430U

Panasonic PT-FW430U Projector

600:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB 3,500 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
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All new Panasonic FW430 Series projectors provide a reliable 6,000-hour lamp that is retrofit friendly and easy to replace from the rear, while using inorganic, durable LCD panels that allow for a... More
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7 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Projector Reviews

On average multimedia projectors from Panasonic are rated 91 out of 100, which is in the top 1% of all multimedia projector brands that we have looked at.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic PT-FW430U has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This data projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)|1440 x 900 (WXGA+)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many projectors of this age and spec.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-FW430U have projector brightnesss of between 75 ANSI lumens and 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 3,500 ANSI lumens, the Panasonic PT-FW430U has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Panasonic PT-FX400U[plb_1816819_price] (4,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The smallest matrix size of comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-FW430U is 0.45" and the biggest is 0.96". At 0.74 inches, the PT-FW430U has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-FW430U.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

At 6,000 hours, the PT-FW430U has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-FW430U. The service life of lamps of similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PT-FW430U range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,000h.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 250 Watts, the Panasonic PT-FW430U has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the PT-FW430U the bulb powers range from 130W to 400W, and the average bulb power is 230W.

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5 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on comparable spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-FW430U does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma HD83[plb_1763299_price], or the Panasonic PT-FX400U[plb_1816819_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support 3D

Most multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years do not support 3D. The PT-FW430U is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support 3D which you might want to consider including the Optoma HD83[plb_1763299_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of this age and type do not support wi-Fi. The PT-FW430U is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other projectors which also support wi-Fi to this multimedia projector and we think the Gigabyte BRIX[plb_2116585_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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High Running Costs

The PT-FW430U has an average running cost of £173 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is in the most expensive 1% of all the 600:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-FW430U

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over four years.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Noise Level

The PT-FW430U has a pretty typical noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PT-FW430U.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 33dB noise level projectors currently available including the Infocus IN1110A[plb_1561135_price], or the Panasonic PT-FX400U[plb_1816819_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Air Filter
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Plug and Play
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £105.76
Electricity cost when on standby £66.34
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Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
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Water price £per litre
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Total running cost over 5 years £172.10
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-FW430Uuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.85T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.85 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 83138-18, PT-FW430U, panasonic ptfw430, panasonic ptfw430u, panasonicbts ptfw430, panasonicbts ptfw430u, panasonic bts ptfw430, panasonic bts ptfw430u
Barcodes 0000008.85E+11, 00008.8517E+11, 00885170030367

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