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Panasonic PT-FW430U

A fully featured 600:1 280 x 800 projector
600:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 33dB Sep 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Panasonic PT-FW430U Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-FW430U as follows for Summary.
50
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
20
$137 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
27
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 28?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $137 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 13% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an air filter
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD

Panasonic PT-FW430U In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

Panasonic projectors have excellent reviews on average and across all multimedia projectors Panasonic is one of the leading brands. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Has an Air Filter

The Panasonic PT-FW430U has an air filter, as do most of the other projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic PT-FW430U has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the PT-FW430U has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Has a DVI Port

The Panasonic PT-FW430U has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-FW430U does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 6,000 hours, the Panasonic PT-FW430U has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 20h to 40,000h.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This data projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

The PT-FW430U has a relatively typical projector brightness (3,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the PT-FW430U in September 2012.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The average running cost of the PT-FW430U is $137 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 13% of all 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic ptfw430u, visipax prptfw430u, visipax ptfw430u, generic ptfw430u

Barcodes:

00779184008309, 00885170030367

58% cheaper to run
14% quieter noise level
29% smaller bulb power

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