Panasonic PT-EX520
Panasonic PT-EX520
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Panasonic PT-EX520

A fully featured 2000:1 1024 x 768 data projector
2000:1 XGA (1024x768) No 35dB Apr 2016
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Panasonic PT-EX520 Review

Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$155 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 28?

At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of $155 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 9% of all 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in display
Fairly bright projector brightness

Panasonic PT-EX520 In-Depth Analysis


Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Panasonic has excellent average ratings for its projectors as well as across its entire multimedia projector range compared to other manufacturers. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a Built-In Display

The Panasonic PT-EX520 has a built-in display. Most of the other projectors do not have a built-in display.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

At 5,300 ANSI lumens, the Panasonic PT-EX520 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors. 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.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W. The PT-EX520 has one of the bigger bulb powers (320 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 35 decibels, the Panasonic PT-EX520 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other data projectors.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Panasonic PT-EX520 has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The worst resolution of all projectors is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Released 15 Months Ago

This projector has been on the market since April 2016.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The PT-EX520 is one of the less economic to run multimedia projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the PT-EX520 will cost $155 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic ptex520lej, panasonic ptex520ej, panasonic p239955p, acer ptex520lej, part ptex520lej, acer ptex520ej, part ptex520ej, part 1024x768
Barcodes 00885170268814, 05025232838837, 05025232838899