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Panasonic PT-DZ680

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Panasonic PT-DZ680

Panasonic PT-DZ680
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A good spec but 5 year old moderate noise level WUXGA multimedia projector, with average running costs
35dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 2000:1 No Aug 2013
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PANASONIC PTDZ680ULS / PT-DZ680ULS DLP Projector - 1080p - HDTV - 16:10 NTSC, PAL, SECAM - 1920 x 1200 - WUXGA - 2,000:1 - 6000 lm - HDMI - VGA In - Fast Ethernet - 750 W - Silver Color
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Panasonic PT-DZ680 Review

With very good features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-DZ680 as follows:
79
Features
Good Features
65
Running Costs
$140 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $140 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 9% of all 2,027 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Enhancing communication with bright, crisp images - 6000 lm of brightness and WUXGA resolution
RGB booster technology providing vivid color reproduction and high brightness
Dual lamp system allowing for uninterrupted projection 24/7
The original eco filter eliminates the need for filter replacement for up to 12,000 hours (dependant on environment)
Multi-screen support system for seamless connection of multiple screens
Available in both silver and black cabinet color
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Does not have a built-in speaker

Panasonic PT-DZ680 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The average running cost of the PT-DZ680 is $140 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 9% of all 2,027 multimedia projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The PT-DZ680 has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most data projectors. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The PT-DZ680's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,000 is lower than 90% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The Panasonic PT-DZ680's noise level of 35dB is fairly average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is louder than 39% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the PT-DZ680 of 6,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 10% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PT-DZ680 has a handheld remote control. 80% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Panasonic PT-DZ680 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike 76% of projectors which have a built-in speaker.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

Across all the data projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the PT-DZ680 of 280W is bigger than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the biggest 27% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

The PT-DZ680 has a DVI port, which is unusual. 89% of data projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Supports Full HD

The Panasonic PT-DZ680 supports full HD. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Panasonic PT-DZ680 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of data projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Features Noise Reduction

The PT-DZ680 features noise reduction. 98% of data projectors do not feature noise reduction.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic etlad60wetlad60aw, panasonic ptdz680elk, panasonic ptdz680uls, panasonic ptdz680els, panasonic ptdz680us, panasonic ptdz680ek, panasonic dz680esj, panasonic p158409p, generic ptdz680uls, ptdz680es

Barcodes:

00840969114277, 00885170106987, 00885170106994, 05025232704231, 05025232704248, 05025232704255, 05025232704262, 05025232704286, 05025232704293, 05055858447465, 08886464620747

Panasonic PT-DZ680

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