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Panasonic PT-DS12

Panasonic PT-DS12 Projector

10000:1 SXGA+(1400x1050) 45dB 12,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2013
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8 Reasons For

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

Data projectors built by Panasonic are some of the best data projectors according to average reviews from experts and owners.

Very Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the PT-DS12 of 12,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest amongst comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the PT-DS12. 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PT-DS12 have projector brightness of between 300 ANSI lumens and 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Panasonic PT-DS12 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support Full HD projection.

Alternative projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might also want to consider include the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Big Matrix Size

With a matrix size of 0.95 inches, the PT-DS12 has one of the bigger matrix sizes amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Projectors of a similar age and type to the PT-DS12 have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 0.96", and the average matrix size is 0.62".

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Two RS-232 Ports

Most comparable spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago have between one and two RS-232 ports, including the PT-DS12 which has two RS-232 ports.

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Fairly Big Uniformity

The average uniformity of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PT-DS12 is 83%, and the uniformities range from 0.9% to 100%. The PT-DS12 has one of the bigger uniformities (90 percent) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

With a lamp power of 380 Watts, the PT-DS12 has one of the biggest lamp power amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The lamp power of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago range from 15W to 840W.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

This data projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data transfer rate, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data transfer rate on projectors of this age and type.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have a built-in speaker, however the Panasonic PT-DS12 does not have a built-in speaker.

Alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at include the Epson PowerLite 1222[plb_2225031_price], or the NEC NP-M282[plb_2338575_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years do not support 3D image projection. The Panasonic PT-DS12 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors of this spec and age, the PT-DS12 does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to look at including the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price], or the Epson PowerLite 1222[plb_2225031_price] which is also higher rated.

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High Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PT-DS12 is £316, which is in the most expensive 6% of all 136 projectors of a similar type and age.

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Very Loud Noise Level

At 45 decibels, the PT-DS12 has a very loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. Across all the multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PT-DS12 the noise levels range from 28dB to 49dB.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Panasonic PT-DW11[plb_1938305_price] (45dB).

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Very Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The noise levels in economy mode of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB. With a noise level in economy mode of 37 decibels, the Panasonic PT-DS12 has one of the loudest noise levels in economy mode amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Heavy

The weights of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-DS12 range from 360g to 54kg, and the average weight is 4.6kg. The PT-DS12 is very heavy (24 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-DS12

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Panasonic released the PT-DS12.

SXGA+(1400x1050) Native Projector Resolution

The PT-DS12 has a maximum resolution of SXGA+(1400x1050). That's 44% more resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lens System
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Component Video in Port
Progressive Scan Output
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
LED Indicator
Product Type
Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Other Features
Technical Details

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £314.07
Electricity cost when on standby £1.47
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Total running cost over 5 years £315.54
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1.6T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
41
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 41 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ptds12, ptds12k, ptds12ke, acer ptds12, acer ptds12k
Barcodes 05025232726028

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