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Panasonic PT-FX400U

Panasonic PT-FX400U Projector

600:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Oct 2012
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The Panasonic PT-FX400U Series boasts high performance with minimal maintenance over time. Its highly reliable optical system and dust-resistant structure provide a long operating life. Advanced... More
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9 Reasons For

Panasonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Multimedia projectors made by Panasonic have an average rating of 91 out of 100, which is in the top 1% of all data projector manufacturers that we have looked at.

Supports Full HD

The PT-FX400U supports full HD. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available including the Optoma HD83 which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic PT-FX400U has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the PT-FX400U also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the multimedia projectors of this age and spec the projector brightnesss range from 75 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens. At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Panasonic PT-FX400U has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the PT-FX400U.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Sony VPL-CW255 (£1,059.92) (4,500 ANSI lumens), or the Benq SU917 (£1,246.98) (5,000 ANSI lumens).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the PT-FX400U is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). In addition, this multimedia projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 576 (WSVGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA). Across all data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PT-FX400U the resolution ranges from 640 x 400 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Very Big Matrix Size

At 0.8 inches, the PT-FX400U has a very big matrix size compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago. The matrix sizes of multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PT-FX400U range from 0.45" to 0.96".

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-FX400U range from 1,500h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of 6,000 hours, the PT-FX400U has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The bulb powers of projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-FX400U range from 130W to 400W, and the average bulb power is 230W. With a bulb power of 250 Watts, the PT-FX400U has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Wired Connectivity Technology

This projector supports a Wired connectivity technology, which is typical of many similar spec data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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3 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on data projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Support 3D

Most projectors of a comparable type and age to the PT-FX400U do not support 3D. The Panasonic PT-FX400U is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support 3D including the Optoma HD83.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PT-FX400U do not support wi-Fi. The Panasonic PT-FX400U is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Gigabyte BRIX (£108.31) which is also higher rated.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-FX400U

Running Costs Are Average

The PT-FX400U has an average running cost of £108 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the PT-FX400U has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PT-FX400U.

There are a number of other 33dB noise level data projectors currently available which you might want to consider including the Infocus IN1110A (£280.00) which has better reviews.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The PT-FX400U has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Networking Features
Connectivity Technology
Aspect Ratio

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 1 April 2014 by David
David would recommend the Panasonic PT-FX400U (Verified Purchase)

I mounted this on ceiling in classroom. Very easy to configure and I like the network connection so that I do not have to touch the unit if you need to make a change...

Easy To Set Up
Easy to use
Great picture quality
Reliable Performance
Small Footprint
Reviewed 21 August 2012 by Markw27
Markw27 would recommend the Panasonic PT-FX400U (Verified Purchase)

Installed many of these in various Churches. Works well. Self-cleaning filter is a great option...

Easy to use
Great picture quality
Reliable Performance
Reviewed 21 March 2012 by Dkoemans
Dkoemans would recommend the Panasonic PT-FX400U (Verified Purchase)

Inexpensive, bright, long lamp life. What more could you ask for? We've had the older brother, the FX300 installed in a classroom with daily usage for over two years and we haven't even replaced... Read more…

Reliable Performance
Easy to use
Great picture quality

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £105.76
Electricity cost when on standby £2.21
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Total running cost over 5 years £107.97
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic ptfx400, panasonic ptfx400u
Barcodes 00885170030350

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