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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

Excellent Brand

We checked the expert and user reviews of hundreds of data projectors to determine an average rating for each projector brand. On average multimedia projectors from Panasonic have excellent reviews from experts and users.

Very Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PT-DS12 is 300 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens. The PT-DS12 has one of the brightest projector brightnesss (12,000 ANSI lumens) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Supports Full HD

The Panasonic PT-DS12 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the PT-DS12 do not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support full HD currently available that you might want to look at including the Epson 1975W[plb_3009713_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.45" to 0.96", and the average matrix size is 0.62". At 0.95 inches, the PT-DS12 has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Two Lamps Quantitys

The PT-DS12 is a two lamps quantity projector.

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Two RS-232 Portss

Most projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PT-DS12 have between one and two RS-232 portss, including the PT-DS12 which has two RS-232 portss.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of projectors that have been around for more than two years is 240W, and the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W. When compared to other data projectors of this age and spec that we have checked, the PT-DS12's bulb power of 380 Watts is one of the biggest.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This projector has a 10|100 Mbit/s ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PT-DS12 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago do have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might want to consider including the NEC NP-M282[plb_2338575_price].

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Does Not Support 3D

Most similar spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-DS12 do not support 3D. The PT-DS12 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the PT-DS12, the PT-DS12 does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price], or the Epson PowerLite 1222[plb_2225031_price] which is also higher rated.

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Running Costs Are High

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PT-DS12 is £316, which makes it one of the less economic to run projectors of this age and type.

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Very Loud Noise Level

When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the PT-DS12 that we have assessed, the PT-DS12's noise level of 45 decibels is one of the loudest. The average noise level of projectors that were released more than two years ago is 35dB.

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 (economic Mode)

The noise level (economic mode)s of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PT-DS12 range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB. At 37 decibels, the PT-DS12 has a very loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PT-DS12.

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Heavy

When compared to other projectors of this age and type that we have assessed, the weight of the PT-DS12 of 24 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the PT-DS12 the weights range from 360g to 54kg, and the average weight is 4.7kg.

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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) Projector Native Resolution

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

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Lens System
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Progressive Scan Output
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included

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
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Panasonic PT-DS12uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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 acer ptds12, acer ptds12k
Barcodes 05025232726028

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