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Panasonic PT-VX500
PTVX500E

£1,060.00
Panasonic PT-VX500
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Our Verdict:
A good spec and economical to run XGA average noise level multimedia projector
1024 X 768 (XGA) 34dB Medium 5,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2013
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Panasonic PT-VX500 Review

With very good features and low running costs, we have scored the Panasonic PT-VX500 as follows:
55
Value for Money
Average
76
Features
Good Features
61
Age
5 Years Old
74
Running Costs
£86 Over 5 Years
66
Kagoo Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 66?

Looking across the entire Epson projector range, the average reviews for all Epson multimedia 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 1,328 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
Medium contrast ratio
Superb performance in a compact body
Eco-Friendly performance
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very short service life of lamp

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Panasonic PT-VX500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent brand

Panasonic is one of the leading projector brands according to average reviews from experts and owners. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Features

Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution

The PT-VX500 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best). §.

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Medium contrast ratio

This projector has a 4000:1 contrast ratio, which is typical of many projectors. A contrast ratio of between 3,000 and 10,000.

A contrast ratio of between 3,000 and 10,000.

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Average noise level

The PT-VX500's noise level of 34dB is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 58% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Brighter than average projector brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,800 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Panasonic PT-VX500 of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 18% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a built-in speaker

The PT-VX500 has a built-in speaker, as do 78% of projectors.

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Has a handheld remote control

The Panasonic PT-VX500 has a handheld remote control. 82% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Very short service life of lamp

The service life of lamp of the Panasonic PT-VX500 of only 2,500h is in the shortest 11% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Energy Star certified

The PT-VX500 is Energy Star certified. 99% of data projectors are not Energy Star certified.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The Panasonic PT-VX500 has an Ethernet LAN, as do 54% of projectors.

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HD-Ready

The Panasonic PT-VX500 is HD-Ready, unlike 76% of data projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Has a carrying case

The Panasonic PT-VX500 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 78% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Bigger than average bulb power

The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Panasonic PT-VX500's bulb power of 280W is bigger than 74% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports full HD

The PT-VX500 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Age

Released over five years ago

This Panasonic multimedia projector was released in January 2013.

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Running Costs

OK running costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the PT-VX500 will cost £86 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,328 projectors.

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Value for Money

Price has gone up by £25 (2%)

There was a cheaper price of £1,035 on Amazon UK 5 days ago.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom than overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Panasonic PT-VX500 and the United Kingdom price of £1,060.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,223.99 (£1,629.01).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

ieptvx500ea ptvx500ea, panasonic 1024x768, panasonic ptvx500e, panasonic ptvx500u

Barcodes:

00151902946580, 00163120317608, 00172302796001, 00885170073647, 05025232666683, 05025232666867

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