Panasonic PT-DS12
Panasonic PT-DS12
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Panasonic PT-DS12

A 4 year old 10000:1 SXGA+(1400x1050) projector with alright features but high running costs
10000:1 SXGA+(1400x1050) No 45dB Aug 2013
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Panasonic PT-DS12 Review

With average features,
Average Features
4 Years Old
£316 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 37?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £316 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 4% of all 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite bright projector brightness
SXGA+(1400x1050) resolution
Fairly loud noise level
Only 1,080 video mode

Panasonic PT-DS12 In-Depth Analysis


Panasonic Has Excellent Data Projector Reviews

Projectors built by Panasonic have excellent reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all multimedia projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the PT-DS12 of 12,000 ANSI lumens is very bright compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 1% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The Panasonic PT-DS12's noise level of 45dB is very loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 1% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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SXGA+(1400x1050) Resolution

The PT-DS12 has an SXGA+(1400x1050) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. The best resolution of all projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a DVI Port

The PT-DS12 has a DVI port, unlike 88% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Supports Full HD

The PT-DS12 supports full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

Across all the multimedia projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The PT-DS12's bulb power of 380W is in the biggest 6% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released in August 2013.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the PT-DS12 is £316 based on fine energy prices, which makes it one of the less economic to run projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer ptds12k, ptds12ke
Barcodes 05025232726028
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