Panasonic PT-VX42Z
Panasonic PT-VX42Z
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Panasonic PT-VX42Z

A fully featured 4000:1 1024 x 768 projector
4000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 35dB Dec 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Panasonic PT-VX42Z Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-VX42Z as follows for Summary.
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$129 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 28?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $129 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 15% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
1024 x 768 resolution
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not support full HD

Panasonic PT-VX42Z In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Panasonic data projectors and also specifically for Panasonic projectors and found that in both cases Panasonic had excellent reviews. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the Panasonic PT-VX42Z has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PT-VX42Z has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Panasonic PT-VX42Z has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most common resolution. This projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The best resolution of all projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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The PT-VX42Z is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the PT-VX42Z has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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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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Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-VX42Z does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Display

The PT-VX42Z has a built-in display, unlike most of the other projectors which do not have a built-in display.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the PT-VX42Z in December 2013.

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The PT-VX42Z has an average running cost of $129 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the most expensive to run multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic ptvx42zaj, ptvx42ze


00885170180123, 05025232774838