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Panasonic PT-VW530

69

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Panasonic PT-VW530

£1,191.08
Panasonic PT-VW530
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A fully featured but 3 year old moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution 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:
51
Value for Money
Average
81
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
68
Running Costs
£86 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

Looking across the entire Epson data projector range, the average reviews for all Epson projectors are excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £86 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,068 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving 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 Has Excellent Projector Reviews

Panasonic data projectors have excellent reviews on average and Panasonic is one of the top rated brands. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Up by £279 (23%)

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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 (£1,877.53).

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average running cost of the PT-VW530 is £86 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,068 data projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released in October 2014.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

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

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Panasonic PT-VW530 of 37dB is louder than 70% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The noise levels of 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 Panasonic PT-VW530's projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 18% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average projector brightness of all multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Panasonic PT-VW530 has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PT-VW530 has a handheld remote control. 81% of data 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 longer than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is longer than 82% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all data projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb powers of data projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the PT-VW530 of 270W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 71% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 525i Video Mode

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Does Not Support Full HD

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

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HD-Ready

The PT-VW530 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of data 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

Barcodes:

00008.8517E+11, 00779184052241, 00885170204782, 05025232796458

Panasonic PT-VW530

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