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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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8 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Data projectors from Panasonic have an average rating of 90%, which is in the top 1% of all data projector manufacturers that we have assessed.

Very Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 3,300 ANSI lumens. At 12,000 ANSI lumens, the PT-DS12 has a very bright projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-DS12.

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Supports Full HD

The PT-DS12 supports full HD. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-DS12 do not support full HD.

Alternative projectors which support full HD currently available which you might want to look at include the Benq W1300[plb_1998671_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

The PT-DS12 has a quite big matrix size (0.95 inches) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age. The matrix sizes of similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PT-DS12 range from 0.45" to 0.96".

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Two Lamps Quantitys

The PT-DS12 is a two lamps quantity projector. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the PT-DS12 have between one and three lamps quantitys.

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Two RS-232 Portss

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

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PT-DS12 is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 240W. With a bulb power of 380 Watts, the PT-DS12's bulb power is one of the biggest amongst similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PT-DS12.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many data projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic PT-DS12 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Does Not Support 3D

The PT-DS12 does not support 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors of this spec and age, the PT-DS12 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price], or the Epson PowerLite 1222[plb_2225031_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Loud Noise Level

At 45 decibels, the PT-DS12 has a very loud noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-DS12. Multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-DS12 have noise levels of between 28dB and 49dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

If you are not concerned about having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the Panasonic PT-DW11[plb_1938305_price] (45dB).

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Very Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have noise level (economic mode)s of between 26dB and 40dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB. When compared to other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the noise level (economic mode) of, the PT-DS12's noise level (economic mode) of 37 decibels is one of the loudest.

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Heavy

Data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PT-DS12 have weights of between 360g and 54kg, and the average weight is 4.6kg. With a weight of 24 kilograms, the PT-DS12 is one of the heaviest 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PT-DS12 amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-DS12

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the PT-DS12 over three years ago.

SXGA+(1400x1050) Projector Native Resolution

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

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Lens System
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Progressive Scan Output
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $238.49
Electricity cost when on standby $1.12
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Total running cost over 5 years $239.61
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
Barcodes 05025232726028
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