Panasonic PT-VW430
Panasonic PT-VW430
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Panasonic PT-VW430

A fully featured 3500:1 280 x 800 projector
3500:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 37dB Aug 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Panasonic PT-VW430 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-VW430 as follows for Summary.
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$95 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 29?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $95 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite bright projector brightness
Has a carrying case
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD

Panasonic PT-VW430 In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Brand

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


Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-VW430 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 4,300 ANSI lumens, the Panasonic PT-VW430 has one of the brighter projector brightnesses amongst projectors of this age.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 37 decibels, the Panasonic PT-VW430 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Panasonic PT-VW430 has a carrying case. Most of the other data projectors also have a carrying case.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 280 Watts, the Panasonic PT-VW430 has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst projectors of this age. Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 3,000W.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PT-VW430 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was August 2012 when this multimedia projector was released.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PT-VW430 is $95, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic ptvw430u, acer ptvw430ea


05025232666928, 05025232666942