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68

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Panasonic PT-VW431

Panasonic PT-VW431
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A good spec but 4 year old moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution data projector, with alright running costs but representing only average value for money
37dB 1280 X 800 3500:1 No Aug 2013
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Panasonic PT-VW431 Review

With very good features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-VW431 as follows:
54
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
62
Age
4 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£86 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

Epson 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 data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £86 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
The pt-vw431d ranks high in the portable projector category with its high brightness of 4,300 lm
It also incorporates a variable iris that produces a high contrast of 3,500:1
The air filters also have a replacement cycle of 4,000 hours
This reduces maintenance hassles for long periods of use, and helps to lower maintenance costs and reduce environmental impact.the quiet design keeps noise levels down to 29 db,* so the sound of the cooling fan is hardly noticeable
This helps the audience to keep their attention on the speech when someone is giving a
Presentation or on the screen images during quiet scenes
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Panasonic PT-VW431 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Panasonic Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Panasonic projectors have excellent ratings on average and Panasonic is one of the best manufacturers. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The PT-VW431 has an average 5 year running cost of £86 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since August 2013.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many multimedia projectors.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Panasonic PT-VW431 of 37dB is louder than average when compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 71% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The PT-VW431's contrast ratio (typical) of only 3,500 is lower than 71% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Panasonic PT-VW431's projector brightness of 4,300 ANSI lumens is brighter than 76% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Panasonic PT-VW431 of only 2,500h is in the shortest 10% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PT-VW431 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of data projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Panasonic PT-VW431 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

Across all the data projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the Panasonic PT-VW431 of 280W is in the biggest 22% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-VW431 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Carrying Case

The PT-VW431 has a carrying case, unlike 82% of projectors which do not have a carrying case.

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HD-Ready

The PT-VW431 is HD-Ready, unlike 80% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic ptvw431d, acer ptvw431dea

Barcodes:

00010825018159, 05025232666966, 05025232666973

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