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Panasonic PT-EX12KE

67

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Panasonic PT-EX12KE

Panasonic PT-EX12KE
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A good spec but 5 year old fairly noisy XGA projector, with satisfactory running costs
42dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 4000:1 No Jan 2013
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Panasonic PT-EX12KE Review

With very good features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-EX12KE as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
61
Running Costs
$290 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $290 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 5% of all 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Brighter than average projector brightness
The horizontal/vertical lens shift function and a vareity of lenses
Easy remote control and observation
Mechanical shutter for a total screen blackout
Versatile interfaces and illuminated terminals and control panel
Multi-Screen support system seamlessly connects multiple screens
Corner keystone correction enables angled projection
Flexible installation
Lens centered design
The long lasting eco filter with user friendly maintenance
Bigger than average bulb power
Highly durable optical engine ensures excellent long time image quality
The multi lamp optical system enables stable, extended operation
Full 10-bit image processing system
Excellent color with pure color control
High 13,000-lm brightness and 4,000:1 contrast
Top panel lamp replacement simplifies maintenance
Louder than average noise level
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution

Panasonic PT-EX12KE In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The PT-EX12KE is one of the less economic to run projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the PT-EX12KE will cost $290 over 5 years to run.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Panasonic PT-EX12KE has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the PT-EX12KE of 42dB is very loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 2% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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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 Panasonic PT-EX12KE's contrast ratio (typical) of only 4,000 is in the lowest 30% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the PT-EX12KE of 13,000 ANSI lumens is very bright compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 99% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the PT-EX12KE of only 2,000h is shorter than 97% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Panasonic PT-EX12KE of 380W is in the biggest 4% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.

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Has a DVI Port

The PT-EX12KE has a DVI port. 90% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Not HD-Ready

The PT-EX12KE is not HD-Ready. 80% of projectors are also not HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PT-EX12KE does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic ptex12ke

Barcodes:

05025232656479, 05025232656486

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