Panasonic PT-EX16
Panasonic PT-EX16
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Panasonic PT-EX16

A fully featured 2500:1 1024 x 768 projector
2500:1 XGA (1024x768) No 51dB Jul 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Panasonic PT-EX16 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-EX16 as follows for Summary.
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$575 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 27?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $575 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 2% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
1024 x 768 resolution
Quite short service life of lamp
Fairly loud noise level

Panasonic PT-EX16 In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic multimedia projectors and also specifically for Panasonic projectors and found that in both cases Panasonic had excellent ratings compared to other brands. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a DVI Port

The Panasonic PT-EX16 has a DVI port. Most of the other multimedia projectors do not have a DVI port.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The highest resolution of the PT-EX16 is 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most common resolution. This projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Projectors projector native resolutions range from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other data projectors that we have checked the service life of lamp of, the Panasonic PT-EX16's service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours is one of the shortest. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W. With a bulb power of 380 Watts, the PT-EX16 has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst data projectors of this age.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

At 51 decibels, the Panasonic PT-EX16 has a very loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB.

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The PT-EX16 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The PT-EX16 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support full HD.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PT-EX16 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other data projectors.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. When compared to other projectors, the projector brightness of the PT-EX16 of 16,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was July 2013 when Panasonic released the PT-EX16.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The PT-EX16 has an average 1 year running cost of $575 based on typical energy prices, which is in the most expensive 2% of all 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers


05025232648252, 05025232648269