Panasonic PT-VX42Z


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Panasonic PT-VX42Z

Panasonic PT-VX42Z
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A good spec and stunningly economical to run moderate noise level XGA projector
35dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 4000:1 No Aug 2014
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Panasonic PT-VX42Z Review

With very low running costs and very good features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-VX42Z as follows:
Good Features
3 Years Old
Running Costs
£3 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 69?

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 projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of only £3 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 1% of all 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a built-in speaker
Wireless projection from ios/android devices
Wireless projection from windows/mac pcs
Speedy wireless projection without app installation
Wireless projection from a USB memory device
Superb performance in a compact body
Other useful features
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Panasonic PT-VX42Z In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Panasonic Has Excellent Projector Reviews

On average Panasonic projectors have excellent reviews compared to other brands. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The PT-VX42Z is one of the cheapest to run projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the PT-VX42Z will cost only £3 over 5 years to run.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since August 2014.


Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The PT-VX42Z has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The worst resolution of all projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Average Noise Level

The PT-VX42Z's noise level of 35dB is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 59% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The PT-VX42Z's contrast ratio (typical) of only 4,000 is lower than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the lowest 31% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the 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

Multimedia projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Panasonic PT-VX42Z's projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than 71% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PT-VX42Z has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of data projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PT-VX42Z has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Average Bulb Power

The Panasonic PT-VX42Z's bulb power of 230W is relatively typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is bigger than 50% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-VX42Z does not support full HD. 63% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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The Panasonic PT-VX42Z is HD-Ready, unlike 80% of multimedia projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Has a Built-In Display

The PT-VX42Z has a built-in display. 96% of projectors do not have a built-in display.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic ptvx42zaj, ptvx42ze


00885170180123, 05025232774838

Panasonic PT-VX42Z

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