When people think of projectors, most people would imagine bulky products that are usually left in a lecture hall or conference room. This month, we got the chance to review Panasonic’s PT-VX415NZ, a projector that is able to reproduce accurate images within a reasonably portable form factor.
Weighing in at approximately 3.4kg and measuring at 352 x 98 x 279.4 mm, the PT-VX415NZ is a little larger than most portable projectors in the market. Taking into account the cables and other components, such as the remote control, VGA cable, AC Power cord and lens cap, the projector can fit within a suitably large carrying case with ease.
One of the key features of the PT-VX415NZ is wireless connectivity through Miracast. This feature allows PCs, tablets or even smartphones to instantly mirror their content on the projector. This will be useful for those who want to present Full HD videos or PowerPoint presentations that they have stored on their device easily. In addition, users can connect to the PT-VX415NZ without the need for a Wi-Fi network.
If there are multiple devices within the same vicinity of the PTVX415NZ, they can be connected to the projector simultaneously. Thanks to its Multi-Live mode, multiple users can share their presentations through the PT-VX415NZ at the same time, allowing for highly dynamic meetings.
Besides its wireless connectivity, the PT-VX415NZ also comes with a wide variety of traditional ports. These include HDMI, VGA, audio and video jacks, among others. Among the optional settings that can be configured include color, brightness, contrast and volume controls.
In terms of projection capabilities, the PT-VX415NZ comes with a high brightness rating of up to 4,200 lumens. The projector also comes with a high contrast ratio of 4,000:1. Putting these two together allows the PT-VX415NZ to produce highly accurate colors with proper contrast.
To test the PT-VX415NZ, we put it through our usual display benchmarks. Our GretagMacbeth color chart was used to gauge the accuracy of the projected colors. From our results, the colors were quite accurate, and were distinct from one another. Another color test that we did was to project a colorful video still from a HD video. The colors again looked quite accurate, but were slightly darker. Going to our text tests, we found the projector’s text reproduction to be easily readable without any signs of noticeable bleeding.
Following that, we proceeded to run our HD video test and found minimal ghosting, even during intense sequences. We also noted the audio that was playing from the PT-VX415NZ’s built-in speakers. Although the speakers will not make an audiophile’s head turn, they are still suitable for general listening.
While the PT-VX415NZ is slightly larger than most portable projectors, it more than makes up for this through its great projection and wireless capabilities. If you are looking for a reasonable portable projector with great color accuracy and minimal text bleeding, then the PT-VX415 has just about everything you need.
Panel Size: 16mm Pixels: 786,432 (1024 x 768) x 3, total of 2,359,296 pixels
Lens: 1.6x manual zoom (throw ratio: 1.2-1.9:1), manual focus, F 1.6-2.12, f 15.3-24.64mm
Lamp Replacement Cycle: Normal 4,000 /Eco1 5,000 /Eco2 6,000 hours
Screen Size: 0.76-7.62 m, 4:3 aspect ratio Contrast: 4,000:1
Resolution: 1,024 x 768
Optical Axis Shift: 9:1 (fixed)
Power Supply: 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60Hz Weight: 3.4kg (approx.)
Dimension: 352 x 98 x 279.4 mm (approx.)
Contact: Panasonic Customer Care Centre
Telephone: (03) 7953 7600 URL: www.panasonic.com.my
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