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Panasonic PT-DS20 Projector

10000:1 SXGA+(1400x1050) 49dB Aug 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £803.44 Electricity cost over 5 years
Panasonic has excellent reviews for its data projectors
Very bright projector brightness
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of data projectors to determine an average rating for each projector manufacturer. On average Panasonic multimedia projectors have excellent reviews from experts and users. 100% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this projector was released.


Projector

Very Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector the projector brightnesses range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens. The Panasonic PT-DS20 has one of the brightest projector brightnesses (20,000 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

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

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the Epson Home Cinema 600 which is also higher rated.

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3D-Ready

The PT-DS20 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to this multimedia projector.

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HD-Ready

The PT-DS20 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this multimedia projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The PT-DS20 has a DVI port. Most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this multimedia projector do not have a DVI port.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The PT-DS20 has an Ethernet LAN, unlike most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector which do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Lamps

Quite Big Bulb Power

The PT-DS20 has one of the biggest bulb powers (465 Watts) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Projectors of this type and age have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 240W.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of projectors that have been around for more than two years is 500h and the longest is 30,000h. When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector that we have assessed, the Panasonic PT-DS20's service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours is one of the shortest.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Panasonic PT-DS20 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Energy

High Running Costs

The PT-DS20 has an average 1 year running cost of £804 based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the less economic to run multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.


Performance

Very Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this projector is 28dB and the loudest is 49dB. The noise level of the PT-DS20 of 49 decibels is one of the loudest amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

If you are not worried about having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the PT-DZ870 (£11,840.40) (40dB), or the PT-DW11 (£16,251.60) (45dB) both from Panasonic.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic ptdz21ku, panasonic ptdw17ku, panasonic ptds20ku, panasonic etemf510, ptds20kej
Barcodes 00885170073357, 04250420105021, 05025232652327

Panasonic PT-DS20 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic PT-DS20 review we compared this projector to 2,059 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,528 product attributes, 14,204 projector reviews and 2,772,200 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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