An original lamp drive system and a more durable new lamp unit help maintain optimal lamp performance for longer-lasting brightness than predecessor models.*2 This has resulted in a 6,000-hour lamp replacement cycle.
*1 This value is calculated by continuously turning the lamp on for 2 hours and off for 0.25 hours. The lamp replacement cycle will decrease if the lamp is turned on /off more frequently, or if it is left on for longer intervals.
Extreme care has been taken in designing the dust-resistant structure inside the PT-FW430 Series cabinet. The lens section, where dust enters, has been protected and separated from the optical block, which is the heart of the projector. Integrated molding of internal cabinet parts has also been increased to further improve sealing performance. The intake and exhaust airflow paths are straight, and the intake airflow path is provided with a new Eco Filter unit to guard the optical components from dust.
This dust-resistant design keeps the air inside the projector clean for long periods of time and minimizes brightness degradation. The Eco Filter’s long replacement cycle*1 of 12,000 hours reduces the hassle of maintenance. And, as an environmental consideration, the filter can be washed with water and reused.*2
*1 The usage environment affects the duration of the filter.
*2 When washing with water, please follow the procedures listed in the operating instructions. Also, we recommend replacing the filter with a new one after it has been washed and reused twice. If the filter is not sufficiently clean after washing, replace it with a new one.
The Eco Filter consists of two Micro Cut Filters (electrostatic filters), a pre-filter and a main filter, which use an ion effect to collect extremely small dust particles. The pre-filter has a honeycomb configuration and the main filter is pleated to achieve a large surface area that raises its dust collecting performance. Thanks to these features, the Eco Filter has a replacement cycle of 12,000 hours.
The PT-FW430 Series projectors’ optical block maintains a high level of performance over time, due to the use of inorganic materials in the LCD panels and polarizers, thus achieving a replacement cycle of 12,000 hours. It also makes them the logical choice for a truly dependable LCD projector system.
The frequency of the video signal is analyzed for each scene, and distribution data is extracted for the ultra high, high, medium and low-range frequencies. This unique Panasonic image correction circuit optimally enhances each area of the screen. High-precision detection is applied from 2-dimensional horizontal/vertical data to produce more natural, lifelike images with high definition.
This function corrects the image quality to project sharp, clear images even in brightly lit rooms. A luminance sensor measures the ambient brightness, and a real-time adjustment function optimizes sharpness and brightness according to the surroundings. This adjustment function also works together with the Detail Clarity Processor 3 to enhance the realism and vividness of projected images. This makes images easier to view and offers high contrast.
* There is no actual change in the rated brightness or contrast ratio.
A number of functions are provided to reduce power consumption. They adjust the brightness according to ambient light conditions, and reduce the lamp power when there is no signal input or the projector is in AV Mute mode. You can easily set the Eco Management functions according to operating conditions by using the ECO button on the remote control.
The PT-FW430 Series has attained a low stand-by power level of 0.3 W*2 (standby mode: ECO). It also helps to slash running costs, and reduces environmental impact.
*1 When the standby mode is set to ECO, network functions such as power on over the LAN will not operate.
Also, only certain commands can be received for external control using the serial terminal.
*2 0.3 W at 100–120 V AC. 0.4 W at 220–240 V AC.
The 2x zoom lens and horizontal/vertical lens shift let you accommodate a wide range of room sizes and shapes. When lights or ventilation holes are located in the ceiling mounting site, you can simply relocate the projector to avoid them. And when replacing existing projectors, this can reduce costs by permitting the use of existing mounting positions and cablings.
NOTE: This illustration shows the projection distances of the PT-FW430.
Interfaces include HDMI and DVI-I inputs. The serial terminal (RS-232C) has an Emulate function that lets you continue using existing control systems when replacing previous Panasonic models. It is also possible to output audio during Standby mode. This is convenient when connecting an external audio system through the projector.*
* Audio monitoring requires external speakers and an audio amplifier.
The PT-FW430 Series can be easily operated remotely over a LAN, because it is done using the computer’s Web browser. Furthermore, the projector sends an email message to notify the operator when an error has occurred, or a lamp needs to be replaced. Panasonic’s original freeware, "Multi Projector Monitoring and Control Software Ver. 2.5," allows the user to control and monitor multiple projectors at the same time over a LAN. This software also adds a new function that allows still images and text messages to be simultaneously distributed to multiple projectors. And the PT-FW430 Series models are compatible with PJLink™ (class 1) to enable integrated control of systems that contain different brands of PJLink™-compatible projectors.
The optional Wireless Module ET-WM200 allows the PT-FW430 Series to provide wireless projection of the same images that are displayed on the PC screen. There is no need to connect the PC with a VGA cable, so you get smooth video presentations with any system layout you want and it is also possible to transmit audio. Settings for wireless connection can be made quickly and easily using Wireless Manager ME 5.5 software and you can also simultaneously project the images from multiple PCs up to 16 PCs using the "Multi- Live mode." The wireless LAN security is also newly-compatible with the EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) (except for EAP-LEAP).
NOTE: Network functions such as Live mode and Multi-Live mode can also be used with a wired LAN.
"Panasonic Wireless Projector for iOS" application, which is free and available on the App Store, allows wireless projection from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. When images or document files** are opened, the image is sent to the projector and displayed. Presentations can be done using only the wireless projector and an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Various touch screen operations, such as rotating the direction of the screen, flicking to turn pages, and pinching to zoom in or out, are possible.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
* The ET-WM200 Wireless Module is required.
** Supported file types include PDF, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, Text, and RichText.
However, document files that contain animation, links, embedded motion images or audio, a Slideshow function, word art, comment displays,
or that have open passwords, or have been scanned at high resolution cannot be sent.
For operating details, see the
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Application Guide.
The PT-FW430 can simultaneously display images from two sources onto a single screen. For example, you can display a PC image on the left and a video image on the right. Taking advantage of the widescreen projection, this function gives you a host of new application possibilities to explore.
* This function is not effective for some source combinations.
Scheduled operation is possible using the built-in timer function, without having to use a PC and software.
The cooling fan continues to operate even when the main power switch is turned off after projection is finished. This also allows the power to be turned off by directly switching off the room’s main breaker for systems, such as ceiling mounted systems, where the main power switch cannot be reached.
A unique ID number can be assigned to each projector using the supplied wireless remote control unit. This allows operation of a desired projector when multiple units are set up at the same location. Three frequently used functions can be assigned to the Function buttons for instant recall.
You can change the default Panasonic start up logo to any logo you want, such as your company’s logo for example. A new logo can be easily uploaded by connecting a computer to the projector through the LAN or serial connection by using the Logo Transfer Software*.
An abundance of other security measures are also included, such as a security bar, a user password, a control panel lock, and text superimposing. This is very effective for preventing theft.
* Still images that can be uploaded are limited to 1024 x 768 pixel bitmap files. Also, the application will reduce the number of colors to 191.
The 29 dB* silent design ensures that you won’t be bothered by fan noise during operation. It also lets listeners focus on what the presenter is saying as well as what is being shown on the projection screen.
* When the lamp mode is set to ECO; 33 dB when the lamp mode is set to Normal.
Measurement, measuring conditions and method of notation all comply with ISO 21118 international standards.
For easier maintenance, you can replace the lamp from the rear and the air filter through the side panel, even after the projector is installed on the ceiling. Furthermore, the replacement lamp unit ET-LAF100A can be used with all of the Panasonic PT-F100/F200/F300 Series projectors, for efficient lamp purchase planning.
• Picture mode selection (standard/dynamic/natural/cinema/ whiteboard/blackboard):
whiteboard and blackboard modes are convenient when projecting in rooms that do not have a screen.
• AV mute for image/sound muting
• Selectable 17-language onscreen menu
• Menu lock function
• Built-in closed caption decoder