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Panasonic PT-DS12

Panasonic PT-DS12 Projector

10000:1 SXGA+(1400x1050) 45dB 12,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2013
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9 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Projector Reviews

Projectors produced by Panasonic are some of the best projectors according to average reviews from owners and experts.

Very Bright Projector Brightness

At 12,000 ANSI lumens, the PT-DS12 has a very bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-DS12. The average projector brightness of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the PT-DS12 is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

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Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-DS12 which do not support Full HD projection, the Panasonic PT-DS12 supports Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other data projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including the NEC NP-M322 ($679.00) which has better reviews.

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Very Big Matrix Size

With a matrix size of 0.95 inches, the Panasonic PT-DS12 has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-DS12. The smallest matrix size of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-DS12 is 0.45" and the biggest is 0.96".

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Two Lamps

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have between one and three lamps, including the PT-DS12 which has two lamps.

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Two RS-232 Ports

The PT-DS12 is a two RS-232 port multimedia projector.

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Quite Big Uniformity

The Panasonic PT-DS12 has one of the bigger uniformities (90 percent) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The average uniformity of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PT-DS12 is 83%, and the uniformities range from 0.9% to 100%.

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Very Big Lamp Power

Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the PT-DS12 the lamp power range from 15W to 470W. The lamp power of the Panasonic PT-DS12 of 380 Watts is one of the biggest amongst multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PT-DS12.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is typical of many 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Panasonic PT-DS12 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PT-DS12 do have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the NEC NP-M282 ($599.00) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The PT-DS12 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-DS12 also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PT-DS12 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the PT-DS12 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to consider include the PowerLite 1222, or the 1985WU ($1,888.56) both from Epson or the Benq W1500.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most data projectors of this type and age have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the PT-DS12 which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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Very Loud Noise Level

Projectors of a comparable age and type to the PT-DS12 have noise levels of between 28dB and 49dB. When compared to other data projectors that were released more than two years ago, the PT-DS12's noise level of 45 decibels is one of the loudest.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic PT-DW11 ($19,999.00) (45dB).

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Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

Multimedia projectors of this age and spec have noise levels in economy mode of between 26dB and 40dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB. When compared to other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago, the noise level in economy mode of the PT-DS12 of 37 decibels is one of the loudest.

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Heavy

When compared to other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PT-DS12 that we have checked, the PT-DS12's weight of 24 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Multimedia projectors of this age and type have weights of between 360g and 54kg, and the average weight is 4.6kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-DS12

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Panasonic released the PT-DS12.

SXGA+(1400x1050) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Panasonic PT-DS12 is SXGA+(1400x1050). That's 44% more resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lens System
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $243.26
Electricity cost when on standby $1.14
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Total running cost over 5 years $244.40
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-DS12uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
1.6T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
41
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 41 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer ptds12, acer ptds12k, panasonic ptds12, panasonic ptds12k, panasonic ptds12ke, panasonic ptds12kej
Barcodes 05025232726028
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