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Panasonic PT-VW431
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Panasonic PTVW431DU Projector

3500:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB 4,300 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
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- The PT-VW431D ranks high in the portable projector category with its high brightness of 4,300 lm.- It also incorporates a variable iris that produces a high contrast of 3,500:1.- This all... More
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5 Reasons For

Panasonic Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Panasonic is one of the best projector brands according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all data projectors.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Panasonic PT-VW431 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the PT-VW431.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Asus P2 ($209.96) which has better reviews.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

At 4,300 ANSI lumens, the PT-VW431 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the PT-VW431. The average projector brightness of 3500:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PT-VW431 is 2,800 ANSI lumens.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The PT-VW431 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The Panasonic PT-VW431 has one of the higher RMS rated power (10 Watts) amongst 3500:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of multimedia projectors of this type and age is 1.5W and the highest is 10W.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-VW431, the PT-VW431 does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PT-VW431, the PT-VW431 does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most data projectors of a comparable age and type to the PT-VW431 do not support WiFi connectivity. The PT-VW431 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the Panasonic PT-VW435N ($1,579.99).

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PT-VW431 is 2,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 16,000h. The PT-VW431 has a quite short lamp service life (only 2,500 hours) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the PT-VW431.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 1.6 times zoom factor, the PT-VW431 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. Similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-VW431 have digital zooms of between 1.1x and 12x, and the average digital zoom is 4.1x.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the PT-VW431 is 35dB, and the noise levels range from 32dB to 38dB. At 37 decibels, the PT-VW431 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

If you are not worried about having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Panasonic PT-VW435N ($1,579.99) (37dB).

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Heavy

The weights of data projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-VW431 range from 500g to 4.8kg. With a weight of 4.8 kilograms, the PT-VW431 is one of the heavier data projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-VW431 amongst 3500:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-VW431

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the PT-VW431 over three years ago.

1280 X 800 Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA), which is typical of many 3500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on data projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

5 October 2012

Japo?ski producent zaprezentowa? kompaktowy projektor LCD ? model PT-VW431DE, który sprawdzi si? w silnie o?wietlonych pomieszczeniach. Pomo?e w tym du?a jasno?? - 4 300 lumenów i wysoki... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $90.78
Electricity cost when on standby $71.50
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Total running cost over 5 years $162.28
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 27 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ptvw431, ptvw431d, acer ptvw431, acer ptvw431d, acer ptvw431de, acer ptvw431dea, panasonic ptvw431, panasonic ptvw431d, panasonic ptvw431de, panasonic ptvw431du, panasonic ptvw431dej
Barcodes 00010825018159, 05025232666966, 05025232666973

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