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Panasonic PT-DS20

A Fully Featured 10000:1 SXGA+(1400x1050) Projector
10000:1 SXGA+(1400x1050) Yes 49dB Aug 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Panasonic PT-DS20 Review

With very good features but at over 3 years old,
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Not Currently for Sale
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8 Great Features
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3 Years Old
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£804 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
26
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 26?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £804 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 2% of all 180 latest comparable spec data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
HD-Ready
Very bright projector brightness
Very loud noise level
Quite short service life of lamp

Panasonic PT-DS20 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Panasonic Has Excellent Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked the reviews from experts and owners of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each data projector brand. On average data projectors made by Panasonic have excellent ratings from experts and users. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

HD-Ready

The PT-DS20 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 20,000 ANSI lumens, the PT-DS20's projector brightness is one of the brightest amongst data projectors that came out around the same time as this data projector.

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Very Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector range from 27dB to 49dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. The PT-DS20 has a very loud noise level (49 decibels) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Panasonic PT-DS20 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector range from 500h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours, the Panasonic PT-DS20 has a very short service life of lamp compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector.

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Ceiling Mountable

The PT-DS20 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The PT-DS20 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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3D-Ready

The PT-DS20 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other latest multimedia projectors.

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Has a DVI Port

The PT-DS20 has a DVI port, unlike most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this data projector which do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

At 465 Watts, the PT-DS20 has a very big bulb power compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector. The bulb powers of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 240W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-DS20 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector also do not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was August 2013 when this multimedia projector was released.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

The PT-DS20 has an average running cost of £804 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run latest comparable spec data projectors.

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Panasonic PT-DS20 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic PT-DS20 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,531 product attributes, 16,056 projector reviews and 2,527,000 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic ptdz21ku, panasonic ptdw17ku, panasonic ptds20ku, panasonic etemf510, ptds20kej
Barcodes 00885170073357, 04250420105021, 05025232652327

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