Panasonic PT-VW430
Panasonic PT-VW430
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Panasonic PT-VW430

A 3500:1 280 x 800 projector with average features
3500:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 37dB Aug 2012
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Panasonic PT-VW430 Review

Average Features
5 Years Old
£120 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 29?

Sony data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £120 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,758 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Quite bright projector brightness
Quite loud noise level
Does not support full HD

Panasonic PT-VW430 In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Brand

Data projectors built by Panasonic have excellent ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just data projectors) and found that Panasonic also has excellent ratings across its entire range. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Quite Loud Noise Level

The Panasonic PT-VW430 has one of the louder noise levels (37 decibels) amongst projectors of this age. Data projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PT-VW430 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-VW430 does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Data projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Panasonic PT-VW430 has a quite bright projector brightness (4,300 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This data projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on data projectors.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors.

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Has a Carrying Case

The PT-VW430 has a carrying case. Most of the other data projectors also have a carrying case.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

At 280 Watts, the PT-VW430 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other projectors. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was August 2012 when this multimedia projector was released.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The PT-VW430 has an average running cost of £120 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,758 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic ptvw430u, acer ptvw430ea
Barcodes 05025232666928, 05025232666942
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