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Panasonic PT-DS12

Panasonic PT-DS12

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A 4 year old and average spec fairly noisy SXGA+ projector, with high running costs
45dB 1400 X 1050 (SXGA+) 10000:1 No Aug 2013
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Panasonic PT-DS12 Review

With mediocre features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-DS12 as follows:
49
Features
Average Features
31
Age
4 Years Old
16
Running Costs
£226 Over 5 Years
32
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 33?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £226 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 7% of all 1,858 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Higher brightness, picture quality and reliability
All in a compact body
Louder than average noise level

Panasonic PT-DS12 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

Panasonic has excellent average ratings across its entire projector range. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the PT-DS12 will cost £226 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the more expensive to run projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released in August 2013.

Features

1400 X 1050 (SXGA+) Resolution

The Panasonic PT-DS12 has a maximum resolution of 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+). That's 44% higher resolution than a 1280 x 800 projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all multimedia projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Panasonic PT-DS12 of 45dB is in the loudest 1% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the PT-DS12 of 10,000 is pretty typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 43% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Panasonic PT-DS12's projector brightness of 12,000 ANSI lumens is very bright compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 99% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PT-DS12 has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of multimedia projectors.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

Across all the multimedia projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 580W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the PT-DS12 of 380W is in the biggest 7% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

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

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Supports Full HD

The PT-DS12 supports full HD, which is unusual. 65% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

acer ptds12k, ptds12ke

Barcodes:

05025232726028, 05053731819095, 05053731819101

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