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Panasonic PT-RZ370U Projector

PC Mag Editor's Choice
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 35dB 3,500 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
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- LED/Laser DLP projector- 3500lm brightness with Full HD resolution- 10.000:1 contrast ratio- Flexible 360-degree installation- Up to 20,000 hours maintenance-free operation- LED/Laser... More
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10 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This 10000:1 contrast ratio projector received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag who concluded that this projector was exceptional.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Panasonic projector received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Projectors built by Panasonic generally have excellent ratings.

Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Pcmag.com said in their review on expert review site PC Mag “It's part of Panasonic's Solid Shine Series, which means it uses a laser-LED h”.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years which do not support full HD, the Panasonic PT-RZ370U supports full HD.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The PT-RZ370U has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution. Data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years projector native resolutions range from SVGA (800x600) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The PT-RZ370U has a quite bright projector brightness (3,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type. Data projectors of this age and type have projector brightnesss of between 300 ANSI lumens and 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

Across all the projectors of this age and spec the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.96". With a matrix size of 0.65 inches, the PT-RZ370U has one of the bigger matrix sizes amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of projectors of a comparable age and type to the PT-RZ370U is 1.3x, and the optical zooms range from 1.1x to 2x. At 2 times zoom factor, the PT-RZ370U has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the PT-RZ370U.

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Fairly Big Uniformity

At 90 percent, the Panasonic PT-RZ370U has a quite big uniformity compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The average uniformity of projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-RZ370U is 83%, and the uniformitys range from 0.9% to 100%.

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7 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One customer reckoned that the product did not have good sound quality. Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “No built-in audio” in their Panasonic PT-RZ370 review.

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-RZ370U have a built-in speaker(s), however the PT-RZ370U does not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support 3D

The Panasonic PT-RZ370U does not support 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PT-RZ370U also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of this age and spec do not support wi-Fi. The PT-RZ370U is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Small Offset

The PT-RZ370U has one of the smaller offsets (only 90 percent) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The smallest offset of projectors of a similar spec and age to the PT-RZ370U is 8%, the biggest is 150%, and the average offset is 110%.

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Heavy

The average weight of similar spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago is 4.6kg, and the weights range from 360g to 54kg. The Panasonic PT-RZ370U is one of the heavier comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-RZ370U (11 kilograms) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-RZ370U

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Panasonic projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Noise Level

The PT-RZ370U has a fairly standard noise level (35 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Serial Interface Type
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Cables Included

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(1)
8 December 2014

Designed as a business projector, with 1080p resolution for showing images with lots of detail, the Panasonic PT-RZ370U could serve as a home theater projector as well...

PC Mag

1080p resolution
DLP-based, but rainbow free
Laser-LED light source rated at 20 000 hours
Automatically detects and corrects changes in color balance as the light source ages
No built-in audio
Can't read files directly from USB memory devices
No 3D support

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 15 May 2014 by Mike
(Verified Purchase)

After a bit of confusion over the shipping dates our equipment arrived on schedule..and it works great. Thanks!

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $111.63
Electricity cost when on standby $44.65
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Total running cost over 5 years $156.28
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 27 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers PTRZ370U, PT-RZ370U, panasonic 1080, panasonic 1080p, panasonic rz370, panasonic rz370u, ptrz370e ptrz370, ptrz370e ptrz370e, panasonic ptrz370, projectors ptrz370, panasonic ptrz370u, panasonic 1920x1080, projectors ptrz370e, panasonic bts ptrz370, panasonic bts ptrz370u
Barcodes 00008.8517E+11, 00885170090774, 05025232689781

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