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Panasonic PT-VW530

Panasonic PTVW530U Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 37dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2016
Native Projector Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Built-In Speaker Release Date
The PT-VW530 portable LCD projector features WXGA (1280 x 800 pixel) resolution to bring native Full HD to big screens in small steps. Images are pin-sharp, liquid-smooth, and loaded with detail... More
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4 Reasons For

Panasonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Panasonic is one of the leading data projector brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Panasonic also has excellent ratings for its projectors.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The PT-VW530 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other multimedia projectors that were released in the last year.

Other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper data projectors such as the Viewsonic PJD7525W[plb_3753194_price].

We compared all the other projectors which also have a built-in speaker to this data projector and we think the Viewsonic PJD7836HDL[plb_3737503_price], or the Benq W1210ST[plb_3888834_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

The Panasonic PT-VW530 has a quite long lamp service life (7,000 hours) compared to most of the other new projectors. Across all the new comparable spec projectors the lamp service lives range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The Panasonic PT-VW530 has a quite low power consumption during PowerSave (only 0.4 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for the last year. The average power consumption during PowerSave of newly released projectors is 290W.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The PT-VW530 does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the PT-VW530.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Viewsonic PJD7525W[plb_3753194_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The PT-VW530 does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the PT-VW530 also do not support Full HD projection.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Optoma EH331[plb_3729195_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PT-VW530, the PT-VW530 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the Panasonic PT-VW530 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-VW530. Across all the projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PT-VW530 the noise levels range from 22dB to 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-VW530

Released Eleven Months Ago

This multimedia projector was released eleven months ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the PT-VW530 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for the last year.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The PT-VW530 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Compatible Screen Size
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Video
Ports & Interfaces
Audio in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Performance
Noise Level
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Expert Reviews

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $89.77
Electricity cost when on standby $45.63
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Total running cost over 5 years $135.40
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0.87T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.87 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
23
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 23 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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PRO8510L vs PT-VW530

Viewsonic PRO8510L vs Panasonic PT-VW530
Viewsonic PRO8510L Panasonic PT-VW530
$ 1,315.00 $1,327.95
Four HDMI Ports
One More Built-In Speaker
10W Higher RMS Rated Power
Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports
Shorter Lamp Service Life
24% Heavier

Pro7827HD vs PT-VW530

Viewsonic Pro7827HD vs Panasonic PT-VW530
Viewsonic Pro7827HD Panasonic PT-VW530
$ 788.00 $1,327.95
85% Lighter
Two More HDMI Ports
$51.07 Cheaper to Run
One More VGA (D-Sub) Port
Significantly Shorter Lamp Service Life
Two Times Dimmer Projector Brightness

Benq SW921 vs Panasonic PT-VW530

Benq SW921 vs Panasonic PT-VW530
Benq SW921 Panasonic PT-VW530
$ 1,349.00 $1,327.95
Two Built-In Speakers
One More VGA (D-Sub) Port
One More HDMI Port
Higher RMS Rated Power
5,000h Shorter Lamp Service Life
Four Months Older
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