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Barco PFWX-51B Review
|Value for Money||
|Not Currently for Sale|
|6 Great Features|
|2 Years Old|
|£121 Over 1 Year|
Why Has it Scored 33?
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £121 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 25 recently released projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports full HD
Fairly big bulb power
Quite short service life of lamp
Fairly loud noise level
Barco PFWX-51B In-Depth Analysis
Quite Short Service Life of Lamp
The PFWX-51B has one of the shortest service life of lamps (only 1,500 hour) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. Comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this multimedia projector have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 20,000h.
Supports Full HD
The Barco PFWX-51B supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector do not support full HD.
Fairly Loud Noise Level
The noise levels of 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector range from 31dB to 43dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. With a noise level of 42 decibels, the PFWX-51B has one of the louder noise levels amongst 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.
Fairly Big Bulb Power
With a bulb power of 370 Watts, the PFWX-51B has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other latest comparable spec multimedia projectors. The smallest bulb power of projectors of this type and age is 50W, the biggest is 370W, and the average bulb power is 290W.
Has an Ethernet LAN
The Barco PFWX-51B has an Ethernet LAN, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to this data projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.
WXGA (1280x800) Resolution
This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Fairly Bright Projector Brightness
The dimmest projector brightness of comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector is 400 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 8,300 ANSI lumens. At 4,750 ANSI lumens, the Barco PFWX-51B has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to this projector.
Has a DVI Port
The PFWX-51B has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other new similar spec data projectors do not have a DVI port.
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was February 2015 when Barco released the PFWX-51B.
Running Costs Are OK
The PFWX-51B is typical compared to the other 25 recently released projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the PFWX-51B will cost £121 over 1 year to run.
Barco PFWX-51B Review Sources
To prepare this Barco PFWX-51B review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,250 product attributes, 16,064 projector reviews and 2,516,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.
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