Panasonic PTRW430EA
Panasonic PT-RW430
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Panasonic PTRW430EA

An economical to run 20000:1 280 x 800 projector with average features but a price that represents not very good value for money
20000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 35dB Dec 2012
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Panasonic PT-RW430 Review

With low running costs but mediocre features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-RW430 as follows for Summary.
Average Features
4 Years Old
£84 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 37?

Sony 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 projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £84 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite long service life of lamp
Has a DVI port
Does not have a built-in speaker
Does not support full HD

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Panasonic PT-RW430 In-Depth Analysis


Panasonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic projectors and found that Panasonic had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old and at £2,755.20 it is more expensive than 87% of projectors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic PT-RW430 and the United Kingdom price of £2,755.20 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $3,149.00 (£4,098.74).

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The Panasonic PT-RW430's service life of lamp of 20,000h is fairly long compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 13% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Panasonic PT-RW430 of 3,500 ANSI lumens is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 63% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

The Panasonic PT-RW430 has a DVI port, which is unusual. 88% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The PT-RW430 does not have a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors do have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other data projectors, the PT-RW430 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The PT-RW430 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

Across comparable types of projector the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the PT-RW430 of 35dB is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 50% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The PT-RW430 has an average running cost of £84 over 1 year based on passable usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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£1,856 Cheaper
10% quieter noise level
A lot dimmer projector brightness
£2,228 Cheaper
3% quieter noise level
£2,357 Cheaper
Marginally quieter noise level
10h shorter service life of lamp
£2,450 Cheaper
10% cheaper to run
1dB quieter noise level
1 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
7dB quieter noise level
Higher running costs over five years by £17.95