Panasonic PT-VW431 Review
|Value for Money||
|$166 Over 1 Year|
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 $166 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 8% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite bright projector brightness
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Does not support full HD
Should You Buy it Now?
Panasonic PT-VW431 In-Depth Analysis
Panasonic Has Excellent Projector Reviews
Projectors built by Panasonic have excellent ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just projectors) and found that Panasonic also has excellent ratings across its entire range. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
We think this Panasonic data projector looks expensive compared to other data projectors. We checked 618 data projectors and they range in price from $149 to $24,000.
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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom
We found a cheaper price for the Panasonic PT-VW431 of £1,128.90 ($1,128.90) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $967.83.
Only 280 X 800 Resolution
This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors.
Quite Bright Projector Brightness
Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens. The Panasonic PT-VW431 has a fairly bright projector brightness (4,300 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors.
The PT-VW431 is HD-Ready. Most of the other multimedia projectors also are HD-Ready.
Has a Carrying Case
The Panasonic PT-VW431 has a carrying case. Most of the other multimedia projectors also have a carrying case.
Average Noise Level
At 37 decibels, the PT-VW431 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other projectors.
Fairly Big Bulb Power
The PT-VW431 has a fairly big bulb power (280 Watts) compared to most of the other data projectors. The average bulb power of projectors is 250W, and the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W.
Does Not Support Full HD
The PT-VW431 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.
Very Short Service Life of Lamp
With a service life of lamp of only 2,500 hours, the PT-VW431 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The PT-VW431 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Panasonic released the PT-VW431 in August 2013.
High Running Costs
The PT-VW431 is one of the less economic to run projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the PT-VW431 will cost $166 over 1 year to run.