Barco PFWU-51B
Barco PFWU-51B
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Barco PFWU-51B

A fully featured 1800:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) projector
1800:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) Yes 42dB Feb 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Barco PFWU-51B Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the Barco PFWU-51B as follows for Summary.
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$96 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 29?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $96 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
Quite big bulb power
Quite short service life of lamp
Fairly loud noise level

Barco PFWU-51B In-Depth Analysis


Has a DVI Port

The PFWU-51B has a DVI port. Most of the other projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 1,500 hour, the Barco PFWU-51B has one of the shortest service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age. The service life of lamps of data projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of data projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The PFWU-51B has a fairly big bulb power (370 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB. The noise level of the PFWU-51B of 42 decibels is one of the loudest amongst projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The PFWU-51B supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors do not support full HD.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The Barco PFWU-51B has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over 10 times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 4,650 ANSI lumens, the Barco PFWU-51B has one of the brighter projector brightnesses amongst projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in February 2015.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the PFWU-51B will cost $96 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pfwu51b