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Panasonic PTVX500EA Projector

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4000:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2013
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8 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

Projectors manufactured by Panasonic are some of the best projectors according to average expert and user reviews.

Price Drop of £79.78

The PT-VX500 has dropped in price by £79.78 in the last 3 days.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PT-VX500 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the PT-VX500 also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think the NEC P501X[plb_1555276_price] which has better reviews; or the Hitachi CPAW252WNM[plb_1852174_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Panasonic PT-VX500 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PT-VX500. The projector brightnesss of data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PT-VX500 range from 500 ANSI lumens to 13,000 ANSI lumens.

We compared all the other 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors to this data projector and we think the NEC P501X[plb_1555276_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-VX500 the noise levels range from 30dB to 42dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. At only 34 decibels, the PT-VX500 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-VX500.

Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the NEC P501X[plb_1555276_price] (30dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Three Audio (L,R) Ins

The Panasonic PT-VX500 has more audio (L,R) ins than most of the 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago. This data projector is a three audio (L,R) in projector compared to most of the 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and two audio (L,R) ins.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This data projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many data projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Wired Connectivity Technology

This projector supports a Wired connectivity technology, which is typical of many multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The PT-VX500 does not support 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of this type and age also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago, the Panasonic PT-VX500 does not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support full HD including the NEC P501X[plb_1555276_price]; or the Hitachi CPAW252WNM[plb_1852174_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PT-VX500 do not support wi-Fi. The PT-VX500 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Lamp Power (economic Mode)

The Panasonic PT-VX500 has one of the dimmer lamp power (economic mode)s (only 1 Watt) amongst projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-VX500 the lamp power (economic mode)s range from 1W to 160W.

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Very Low Horizontal Synchronization (max)

The lowest horizontal synchronization (max) of projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 80kHz and the highest is 110kHz. With a horizontal synchronization (max) of only 80 kilohertz, the Panasonic PT-VX500 has one of the lower horizontal synchronization (max)s amongst similar spec data projectors of this age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 2,500 hours, the Panasonic PT-VX500 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-VX500 the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 20,000h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PT-VX500 is 3,000h, the longest is 8,500h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 5,900h. At only 4,000 hours, the PT-VX500 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PT-VX500.

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Heavy

The PT-VX500 is one of the heavier similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years (4.8 kilograms) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. The weights of 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 3.4g to 28kg, and the average weight is 4kg.

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Very Slow Dot Clock Scanning Frequency

The slowest dot clock scanning frequency of data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PT-VX500 is 160MHz, the fastest is 170MHz, and the average dot clock scanning frequency is 160MHz. At only 162 megahertz, the PT-VX500 has a quite slow dot clock scanning frequency compared to most of the other 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-VX500

OK Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PT-VX500 is £120, which is typical compared to the other 32 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this projector was released.

1280 X 720 (HD 720) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Panasonic PT-VX500 supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD 720). That's over three times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this data projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 720 x 576 and 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 854 x 480 (WVGA).

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many 4000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance (tele)
Projection Distance (wide)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Timeshift
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Cables Included
Other Features
Networking Features
Connectivity Technology
Aspect Ratio
Built-In Touchpad

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £116.97
Electricity cost when on standby £2.21
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Total running cost over 5 years £119.18
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers VX500EA, panasonic p143692, panasonic ptvx500, panasonic 1024x768, panasonic ptvx500e, panasonic ptvx500u, panasonic p143692p, panasonic ptvx500ea
Barcodes 00151902946580, 00163120317608, 00172302796001, 00885170073647, 05025232666683, 05025232666867

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