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39

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Panasonic PT-FX400U

A classic and fully featured 600:1 1024 x 768 data projector
600:1 XGA (1024x768) No 33dB Oct 2012
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Panasonic PT-FX400U Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-FX400U as follows for Summary.
89
3 Reviews
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
49
$86 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
39
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 39?

It has exceptional user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This Panasonic projector has running costs of $86 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
The PT-FX400U has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
HD-Ready
1024 x 768 resolution
Only 1,080 video mode

Panasonic PT-FX400U In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

Panasonic is one of the best data projector manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Panasonic also has excellent ratings for its projectors. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Fairly Priced

One customer who reviewed this projector thought it was good value for money. Dkoemans mentioned in their review of the Panasonic PT-FX400U “Inexpensive, bright, long lamp life”.

Good Quality

One customer mentioned that it was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com said “Great picture quality” in their review of this projector.

Reliable

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it was reliable. Three years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Reliable Performance” in their Panasonic PT-FX400U review.

Good Picture Quality

One person thought it had good picture quality.

Easy to Setup

One owner who reviewed this projector concluded that it was easy to setup. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic PT-FX400U three years ago “Easy To Set Up”. One owner who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to use.


Features

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the PT-FX400U has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

The PT-FX400U has a pretty typical projector brightness (4,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors.

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HD-Ready

The PT-FX400U is HD-Ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The highest resolution of the PT-FX400U is 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all multimedia projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Has a DVI Port

The PT-FX400U has a DVI port, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PT-FX400U has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Supports Full HD

The PT-FX400U supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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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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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The PT-FX400U has a fairly long service life of lamp (6,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the PT-FX400U in October 2012.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The PT-FX400U is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PT-FX400U is $86.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic ptfx400u

Barcodes:

00885170030350

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