Panasonic PT-RZ970
Panasonic PT-RZ970
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Panasonic PT-RZ970

A fully featured 10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) projector
10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 41dB Jul 2016
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Panasonic PT-RZ970 Review

Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$190 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 27?

With it being less than a year since it was released by Panasonic, this data projector features some of the latest data projector technology. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of $190 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 7% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution
Has a DVI port
Quite loud noise level
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

Panasonic PT-RZ970 In-Depth Analysis


Panasonic Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

On average Panasonic projectors have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all data projectors built by Panasonic. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The highest resolution of the PT-RZ970 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over 10 times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Has a DVI Port

The PT-RZ970 has a DVI port. Most of the other projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 20,000 hours, the PT-RZ970 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB and the loudest is 93dB. The PT-RZ970 has a very loud noise level (41 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic PT-RZ970 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This data 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-RZ970 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support full HD.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

When compared to other data projectors that we have checked, the projector brightness of the Panasonic PT-RZ970 of 9,400 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. Across all the multimedia projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Released 12 Months Ago

This Panasonic multimedia projector was released in July 2016.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The PT-RZ970 is one of the more expensive to run multimedia projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PT-RZ970 is $190.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic ptrz970bu, panasonic ptrz970wu
Barcodes 00885170283480, 05025232849680, 05025232849703