Panasonic PTVW431D
Panasonic PT-VW431
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Panasonic PTVW431D

A 4 year old 3500:1 280 x 800 projector with passable features but high running costs
3500:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 37dB Aug 2013
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Panasonic PT-VW431 Review

With average features,
Average Features
4 Years Old
£210 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 39?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £210 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 8% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a carrying case
Very short service life of lamp
Only 280 x 800 resolution

Panasonic PT-VW431 In-Depth Analysis


Panasonic Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Panasonic projectors have excellent ratings on average and Panasonic is one of the leading brands. 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 £1,128.90 it is more expensive than 68% of projectors.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic PT-VW431 and the United Kingdom price of £1,128.90 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $2,096.73 (£2,719.46).

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the PT-VW431 of only 2,500h is in the shortest 10% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 20h and the longest being 40,000h.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the PT-VW431 of 37dB is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 73% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Panasonic PT-VW431 has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

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

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the PT-VW431 does not support full HD. 64% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Carrying Case

The PT-VW431 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 81% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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The PT-VW431 is HD-Ready, unlike 79% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Panasonic PT-VW431 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The PT-VW431's projector brightness of 4,300 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 24% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released in August 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The PT-VW431 is in the most expensive 8% of all 1,763 projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on alright energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PT-VW431 is £210.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic ptvw431dej
Barcodes 05025232666966, 05025232666973
Cheaper to run by £89.93
£83 More Expensive
£92 Cheaper
Longer service life of lamp
Brighter projector brightness
A bit louder noise level
£749 Cheaper
£196.77 cheaper to run
94% longer service life of lamp
£779 Cheaper
Cheaper to run by £178.18
696 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
Older by seven months
52% cheaper to run
69% quieter noise level
£870 More Expensive
£75.95 cheaper to run
A lot brighter projector brightness
Quieter noise level