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Panasonic PT-FW430U

Panasonic PTFW430U Projector

600:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB 3,500 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
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All new Panasonic FW430 Series projectors provide a reliable 6,000-hour lamp that is retrofit friendly and easy to replace from the rear, while using inorganic, durable LCD panels that allow for a... More
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7 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Multimedia projectors made by Panasonic have an average rating of 90%, which is in the top 1% of all projector manufacturers that we have assessed.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic PT-FW430U has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PT-FW430U also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Infocus IN1110A.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)|1440 x 900 (WXGA+)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesss of comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 75 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens. The Panasonic PT-FW430U has a quite bright projector brightness (3,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PT-FW430U.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic PT-FX400U (4,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Matrix Size

At 0.74 inches, the Panasonic PT-FW430U has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-FW430U. Comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PT-FW430U have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 0.96", and the average matrix size is 0.62".

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-FW430U range from 1,500h to 30,000h. At 6,000 hours, the PT-FW430U has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the PT-FW430U.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 250 Watts, the Panasonic PT-FW430U has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the PT-FW430U. Comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago have bulb powers of between 130W and 400W.

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Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Does Not Support Full HD

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

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this data projector and we think the Optoma HD83, or the Panasonic PT-FX400U which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Panasonic PT-FW430U does not support 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-FW430U also do not support 3D.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support 3D to this projector and we think the Infocus IN1110A, or the Optoma HD83 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PT-FW430U does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PT-FW430U also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative data projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Gigabyte BRIX ($280.99) which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-FW430U

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this projector was released.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Panasonic PT-FW430U has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 33dB noise level multimedia projectors to this projector and we think the Infocus IN1110A, and the Panasonic PT-FX400U which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Air Filter
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Plug and Play
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

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Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on $79.83
Electricity cost when on standby $50.08
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Electricity price $per kilowatt hour
Annual electricity price inflation %
Water cost when switched on
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Water price $per litre
Annual water price inflation %
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Total running cost over 5 years $129.91
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-FW430Uuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.85T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.85 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
22
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 83138-18, PT-FW430U, panasonic ptfw430, panasonic ptfw430u, panasonicbts ptfw430, panasonicbts ptfw430u, panasonic bts ptfw430, panasonic bts ptfw430u
Barcodes 0000008.85E+11, 00008.8517E+11, 00885170030367
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