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Panasonic PT-FX400U

Panasonic PTFX400U Projector

600:1 XGA (1024x768) 33dB 4,000 ANSI Lumens Oct 2012
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The Panasonic PT-FX400U Series boasts high performance with minimal maintenance over time. Its highly reliable optical system and dust-resistant structure provide a long operating life. Advanced... More
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9 Reasons For

Panasonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

On average projectors from Panasonic are rated 90 out of 100, which is in the top 1% of all data projector brands that we have analysed.

Supports Full HD

The Panasonic PT-FX400U supports full HD. Most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support full HD currently available including the Optoma HD83[plb_1763299_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PT-FX400U has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-FX400U.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Infocus IN1110A[plb_1561135_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Panasonic PT-FX400U has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age. The projector brightnesss of similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-FX400U range from 75 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Benq SH963[plb_2297678_price] (6,000 ANSI lumens).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Panasonic PT-FX400U supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). This Panasonic projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 576 (WSVGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA). The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors of this age and spec is 640 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Very Big Matrix Size

Projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PT-FX400U have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 0.96", and the average matrix size is 0.62". With a matrix size of 0.8 inches, the Panasonic PT-FX400U has one of the biggest matrix sizes amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

At 6,000 hours, the PT-FX400U has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PT-FX400U. The shortest service life of lamp of comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-FX400U is 1,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,100h.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

At 250 Watts, the PT-FX400U has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PT-FX400U. The smallest bulb power of data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PT-FX400U is 130W, the biggest is 400W, and the average bulb power is 220W.

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Wired Connectivity Technology

This projector supports a Wired connectivity technology, which is the most frequently supported connectivity technology on similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

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

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Does Not Support 3D

Most projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-FX400U do not support 3D. The PT-FX400U is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to look at include the Infocus IN1110A[plb_1561135_price], or the Optoma HD83[plb_1763299_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type, the PT-FX400U does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Gigabyte BRIX[plb_2116585_price] which is also higher rated.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-FX400U

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Panasonic released the PT-FX400U.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 33 decibels, the Panasonic PT-FX400U has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PT-FX400U.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 33dB noise level projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Infocus IN1110A[plb_1561135_price].

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The Panasonic PT-FX400U has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Other Features
Networking Features
Connectivity Technology
Aspect Ratio

User Reviews

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Reviewed 1 April 2014 by David
David would recommend the Panasonic PT-FX400U (Verified Purchase)

I mounted this on ceiling in classroom. Very easy to configure and I like the network connection so that I do not have to touch the unit if you need to make a change...

Easy To Set Up
Easy to use
Great picture quality
Reliable Performance
Small Footprint
Reviewed 21 August 2012 by Markw27
Markw27 would recommend the Panasonic PT-FX400U (Verified Purchase)

Installed many of these in various Churches. Works well. Self-cleaning filter is a great option...

Easy to use
Great picture quality
Reliable Performance
Reviewed 21 March 2012 by Dkoemans
Dkoemans would recommend the Panasonic PT-FX400U (Verified Purchase)

Inexpensive, bright, long lamp life. What more could you ask for? We've had the older brother, the FX300 installed in a classroom with daily usage for over two years and we haven't even replaced... Read more…

Reliable Performance
Easy to use
Great picture quality

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Electricity cost when switched on $80.31
Electricity cost when on standby $1.68
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Total running cost over 5 years $81.99
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0.54T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 82878-18, PT-FX400U, panasonic ptfx400, panasonic ptfx400u, panasonicbts ptfx400, panasonicbts ptfx400u, panasonic bts ptfx400, panasonic bts ptfx400u
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 00885170030350
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