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Panasonic PT-DS20 Projector

10000:1 SXGA+(1400x1050) 49dB Aug 2013
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- 20000 Lm of brightness and rich creative capabilities in SXGA+ resolution- Ultra compact design- Breathtakingly beautiful images and reliable operation- 3D Projection Capability for both passive... More
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Panasonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Panasonic is one of the top rated projector manufacturers according to average expert and user review score data that we have collected for all multimedia projectors.

Very Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors that are more than a year old is 3,800 ANSI lumens. When compared to other one year old comparable spec data projectors that we have assessed, the projector brightness of the PT-DS20 of 20,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Panasonic PT-DS20 supports 3D image projection, unlike most of the other one year old comparable spec projectors which do not support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which support 3D image projection including the Panasonic PT-DW17[plb_1986201_price], the Acer X1140[plb_2366656_price], or the Vivitek D966HD[plb_2358451_price] which have a better Kagoo Rating™.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The PT-DS20 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-DS20. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. In addition, this Panasonic multimedia projector support graphics resolutions of 640 x 400, 720 x 400, 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 832 x 624, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is in fact the best supported resolution across all one year old 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) graphics resolution is the worst supported resolution across comparable types of multimedia projector.

Projectors with a higher resolution that might be worth also looking at include the Panasonic PT-CX300[plb_2000149_price] (720 x 400, 720 x 480, 720 x 576, 1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated), 1280 x 720 (HD 720 and higher rated), 1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+ and higher rated), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+ and higher rated), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+ and higher rated), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080 and higher rated), 640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated) and higher rated), the Acer P1273[plb_1569832_price] (1280 x 800, 1440 x 900, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA and higher rated), 1280 x 720 (HD 720 and higher rated), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+ and higher rated), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+ and higher rated), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080 and higher rated), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA and higher rated), 640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated), 800 x 600 (SVGA and higher rated) and higher rated), or the Benq MX711[plb_2161271_price] (1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated), 640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated) and higher rated).

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Three RS-232 Ports

The Panasonic PT-DS20 is a three RS-232 port data projector.

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Four Lamps

The PT-DS20 is a four lamp data projector.

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Big Lamp Power

With a lamp power of 465 Watts, the PT-DS20's lamp power is one of the biggest amongst data projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-DS20. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the PT-DS20 the lamp power range from 15W to 840W.

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Big Matrix Size

With a matrix size of 0.95 inches, the Panasonic PT-DS20 has one of the bigger matrix sizes amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The smallest matrix size of data projectors of this spec and age is 0.45", the biggest is 0.96", and the average matrix size is 0.64".

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Big Uniformity

Projectors that are older than a year have uniformities of between 0.9% and 95%. With a uniformity of 90 percent, the PT-DS20 has one of the bigger uniformities amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Supports Seven Video Modes

The number of supported video mode on the PT-DS20 is more than most multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to it. This projector supports a 480p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than a year ago. The video modes "1080i", "1080p", "480i", "576i", "576p" and "720p" are also supported by this data projector.

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Fast Dot Clock Scanning Frequency

The slowest dot clock scanning frequency of comparable spec projectors that were released more than a year ago is 20MHz and the fastest is 170MHz. At 162 megahertz, the Panasonic PT-DS20 has a quite fast dot clock scanning frequency compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PT-DS20.

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100 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate

The fastest ethernet LAN data transfer rate of the PT-DS20 is 100 Mbit/s. That's over ten times the ethernet LAN data transfer rate of a 10 Mbit/s data projector, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data transfer rate. 10 Mbit/s is also found on this Panasonic projector.

This data projector's ethernet LAN data transfer rate (100 Mbit/s) is in fact the best ethernet LAN data transfer rate across all 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the PT-DS20.

Across comparable types of data projector the worst ethernet LAN data transfer rate is 10 Mbit/s.

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Very Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

With a power consumption during PowerSave of only 0.3 Watts, the PT-DS20 has one of the lower power consumption during PowerSave amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the comparable spec multimedia projectors that are more than a year old the power consumption during PowerSave range from 0.2W to 280W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 190W.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The PT-DS20 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are older than a year which have a built-in speaker.

Different projectors with a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the PowerLite X21[pl_2134153_price], or the Powerlite S18+[pl_2094998_price] both from Epson or the NEC NP-M282[plb_2338575_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most of the one year old multimedia projectors do not support Full HD projection, including the PT-DS20.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors with a Full HD projection including the PT-DS12[pl_2000150_price], the PT-DZ10[pl_2000153_price], or the PT-DZ13[pl_2000154_price] all from Panasonic.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PT-DS20 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-DS20 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative projectors with a WiFi connectivity that you might want to also look at including the Epson PowerLite 1222[plb_2225031_price], or the Acer H9505[plb_2246698_price].

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The PT-DS20 has one of the shorter lamp service lives (only 2,000 hours) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The lamp service lives of comparable spec projectors that are one year old range from 500h to 30,000h.

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Running Costs Are High

The average 1 year running cost of the PT-DS20 is £879 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the less economic to run one year old similar spec projectors.

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Very Tall

The PT-DS20 is very tall (291 millimeters) compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age. The average height of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-DS20 is 120mm, and the heights range from 33mm to 420mm.

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Quite Wide

The widths of one year old multimedia projectors range from 100mm to 970mm. With a width of 620 millimeters, the PT-DS20 is one of the widest 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-DS20 amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Deep

Data projectors that were released more than a year ago have depths of between 100mm and 870mm, and the average depth is 300mm. When compared to other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-DS20 that we have assessed, the depth of the PT-DS20 of 800 millimeters is one of the deepest.

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Very Heavy

At 43,000 grams, the PT-DS20 is very heavy compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PT-DS20. The lightest 10000:1 contrast ratio projector that is more than a year old is 360g weight, the heaviest is 54,000g, and the average weight is 5,700g.

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Very Loud Noise Level

Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than a year ago the noise levels range from 25dB to 49dB. With a noise level of 49 decibels, the Panasonic PT-DS20's noise level is one of the loudest amongst one year old similar spec projectors.

We compared all the other 49dB noise level data projectors to this data projector and we think a better rated projector such as the Panasonic PT-DW17[plb_1986201_price] are also worth considering.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might want to also look at the Panasonic PT-DW11[plb_1938305_price] (45dB and higher rated).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PT-DS20

Over a Year Old

This multimedia projector was released over a year ago.

SXGA+(1400x1050) Native Projector Resolution

The PT-DS20 has a maximum resolution of SXGA+(1400x1050). That's 44% more resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors that have a resolution of SXGA+(1400x1050) including a higher scoring projector such as the Panasonic PT-DS12[plb_2000150_price].

Multimedia projectors with a higher resolution that might be worth also looking at include the Sony VPL-DX146[plb_1609067_price] (UXGA (1600 x 1200 and higher rated) and higher rated), or the Optoma W501[plb_2057845_price] (UXGA (1600 x 1200 and higher rated) and higher rated).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
BNC Input Port
DVI Port
Component Video in Port
Composite Video in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Heat Dissipation
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
LED Indicator
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £737.10
Electricity cost when on standby £66.34
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Total running cost over 5 years £803.44
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-DS20uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
4.0T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 4.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
103
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 103 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ptds20, ptds20k, ptds20ke, etemf510, ptds20kej, panasonic ptdz21, panasonic ptdw17, panasonic ptds20, panasonic ptds20k, panasonic ptdz21k, panasonic ptdw17k, panasonic ptdz21ku, panasonic ptdw17ku, panasonic ptds20ku, panasonic etemf510
Barcodes 00885170073357, 04250420105021, 05025232652327

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