Panasonic PT-VW530


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Panasonic PT-VW530

Panasonic PT-VW530
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A fully featured but 3 year old moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution data projector, with average running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money
37dB 1280 X 800 10000:1 No Oct 2014
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Panasonic PT-VW530 Review

With excellent features but at over 3 years old, we have scored the Panasonic PT-VW530 as follows:
Value for Money
3 Years Old
Running Costs
£86 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

Epson data 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 data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £86 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some great features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
The pt-vw530u is a compact and lightweight portable projector with 5,000 lumens of brightness and 7,000 hours of lamp life ideal for either the boardroom or classroom.- 5,000 lumens of brightness
5,000:1 contrast
Approx. 7,000 hours lamp life and 7,000 hours air filter replacement cycle
Quiet 29 db noise level

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Panasonic PT-VW530 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Panasonic Data 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

Poor Value for Money

The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £1,191.08 it is in the most expensive 30% of projectors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic PT-VW530 and the United Kingdom price of £1,191.08 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,351.23 (£1,874.02).

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the PT-VW530 is £86, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the PT-VW530 in October 2014.

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1280 X 800 Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most frequently found resolution on projectors.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Panasonic PT-VW530 of 37dB is in the loudest 24% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The noise levels of data projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The average contrast ratio (typical) of all projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the PT-VW530 of only 5,000 is in the lowest 34% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The PT-VW530's projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 19% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Panasonic PT-VW530 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Panasonic PT-VW530 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The PT-VW530's service life of lamp of 7,000h is in the longest 18% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the multimedia 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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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The PT-VW530's bulb power of 270W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 29% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.

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Only 525i Video Mode

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Panasonic PT-VW530 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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The PT-VW530 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic bts ptvw530u, panasonic ptvw530u, visipax prptvw530u, visipax ptvw530u, generic ptvw530u


00008.8517E+11, 00779184052241, 00885170204782, 05025232796458

Panasonic PT-VW530


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