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Panasonic PTVX500U

68

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Panasonic PTVX500U

$1,387.95
Panasonic PT-VX500
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A good spec and economical to run moderate noise level XGA projector
34dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 4000:1 No Jan 2013
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Panasonic PT-VX500 Review

With very good features and low running costs, we have ranked the Panasonic PT-VX500 number 936 across all projectors.
77
Features
Good Features
71
Running Costs
$72 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $72 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a built-in speaker
Superb performance in a compact body
Eco-Friendly performance
Convenient functions for a variety of applicationsportable projectors with distinctively high brightness and contrast ratio. also featuring vertical lens shift and daylight view basic functions, for brighter, crisper image projection in a wide variety of situations
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Panasonic PT-VX500 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The PT-VX500 is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the PT-VX500 will cost $72 over 5 years to run.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The PT-VX500 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the PT-VX500 of 34dB is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 43% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Across all the data projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Panasonic PT-VX500's contrast ratio (typical) of only 4,000 is lower than 70% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The PT-VX500's projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 20% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PT-VX500 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PT-VX500 has a handheld remote control. 81% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Panasonic PT-VX500 of only 2,500h is in the shortest 9% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The PT-VX500 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The PT-VX500's bulb power of 280W is bigger than 77% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the data projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Has a Carrying Case

The PT-VX500 has a carrying case. 82% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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HD-Ready

The PT-VX500 is HD-Ready, unlike 80% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Energy Star Certified

The PT-VX500 is Energy Star certified, which is unusual. 99% of projectors are not Energy Star certified.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

ieptvx500ea ptvx500ea, panasonic 1024x768, panasonic ptvx500e, panasonic ptvx500u

Barcodes:

00151902946580, 00163120317608, 00172302796001, 00885170073647, 05025232666683, 05025232666867

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