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Panasonic PT-VX500

A fully featured 4000:1 1024 x 768 projector
4000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 34dB Jan 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Panasonic PT-VX500 Review

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Not Currently for Sale
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Good Features
40
$95 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
28
Mediocre

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 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a carrying case
1024 x 768 resolution
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode

Panasonic PT-VX500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Panasonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

On average Panasonic projectors have excellent reviews as do all multimedia projectors produced by Panasonic. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Has a Carrying Case

The PT-VX500 has a carrying case. Most of the other projectors also have a carrying case.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The PT-VX500 has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of a 280 x 800 multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. In addition, this data projector 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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Quite Big Bulb Power

Multimedia projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 3,000W. At 280 Watts, the PT-VX500 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h. The PT-VX500 has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 2,500 hours) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic PT-VX500 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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HD-Ready

The PT-VX500 is HD-Ready. Most of the other data projectors also are HD-Ready.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The PT-VX500 has one of the brighter projector brightnesses (5,000 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age.

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Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the Panasonic PT-VX500 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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Energy Star Certified

The PT-VX500 is Energy Star certified, unlike most of the other projectors which are not Energy Star certified.

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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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Supports Full HD

The PT-VX500 supports full HD. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released in January 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PT-VX500 is $95, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic ptvx500ea, panasonic 1024x768, panasonic ptvx500u
Barcodes 00151902946580, 00163120317608, 00172302796001, 00885170073647, 05025232666683, 05025232666867

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