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Panasonic PT-FW430U
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Panasonic PTFW430U Projector

$1,092.49
$735.97 $356.52 cheaper than 65 days ago
600:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB 3,500 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
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7 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

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

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the PT-FW430U, the PT-FW430U has a built-in speaker.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This data projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)|1440 x 900 (WXGA+)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The PT-FW430U has one of the brighter projector brightness (3,500 ANSI lumens) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The projector brightness of comparable spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years range from 75 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic PT-FX400U[plb_1816819_price] (4,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

The average matrix size of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PT-FW430U is 0.63", and the matrix sizes range from 0.3" to 0.96". With a matrix size of 0.74 inches, the PT-FW430U has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-FW430U.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

The average lamp service life of projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-FW430U is 5,700h. With a lamp service life of 6,000 hours, the Panasonic PT-FW430U has a fairly long lamp service life compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Lamp Power

The average lamp power of data projectors of this age and spec is 230W, and the lamp power range from 130W to 580W. With a lamp power of 250 Watts, the Panasonic PT-FW430U has a quite big lamp power compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-FW430U.

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5 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Panasonic PT-FW430U does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PT-FW430U also do not support 3D image projection.

Other multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might want to look at include the Benq SX914[plb_1999632_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PT-FW430U, the PT-FW430U does not support Full HD projection.

Alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to consider include the Panasonic PT-FX400U[plb_1816819_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-FW430U, the PT-FW430U does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Gigabyte BRIX Projector[plb_2116585_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Uniformity

Projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PT-FW430U have uniformities of between 80% and 120%. The PT-FW430U has a quite small uniformity (only 80 percent) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-FW430U

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over four years.

WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many similar spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Noise Level

The Panasonic PT-FW430U has a fairly standard noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 33dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Infocus IN1110A[plb_1561135_price].

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Specification

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Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
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Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
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Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
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Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $82.08
Electricity cost when on standby $51.48
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Total running cost over 5 years $133.56
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.85 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ptfw430, 83138-18, ptfw430u, PT-FW430U, panasonic ptfw430, panasonic ptfw430u, panasonicbts ptfw430, panasonicbts ptfw430u, panasonic bts ptfw430, panasonic bts ptfw430u
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 00885170030367
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