Panasonic PT-DS12
Panasonic PT-DS12
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Panasonic PT-DS12

A fully featured 10000:1 SXGA+(1400x1050) data projector
10000:1 SXGA+(1400x1050) No 45dB Aug 2013
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Panasonic PT-DS12 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-DS12 as follows for Summary.
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$250 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 27?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $250 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 4% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly big bulb power
Quite bright projector brightness
Fairly loud noise level
Only 1,080 video mode

Panasonic PT-DS12 In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Brand

Projectors manufactured by Panasonic have excellent ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just projectors) and found that Panasonic also has excellent ratings across its entire range. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Fairly Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 380 Watts, the Panasonic PT-DS12 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other projectors. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

When compared to other data projectors that we have assessed, the noise level of the PT-DS12 of 45 decibels is one of the loudest. The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB and the loudest is 93dB.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

When compared to other projectors that we have assessed the projector brightness of, the PT-DS12's projector brightness of 12,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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SXGA+(1400x1050) Resolution

The PT-DS12 has a maximum resolution of SXGA+(1400x1050). That's over six times the resolution of a 280 x 800 multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Supports Full HD

The PT-DS12 supports full HD. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The PT-DS12 has a DVI port, unlike most of the other projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the PT-DS12 in August 2013.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PT-DS12 is $250, which makes it one of the more expensive to run projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acer ptds12k, ptds12ke