Panasonic PT-DS20
Panasonic PT-DS20
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Panasonic PT-DS20

A 4 year old 10000:1 SXGA+(1400x1050) projector with satisfactory features but high running costs
10000:1 SXGA+(1400x1050) Yes 49dB Aug 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Panasonic PT-DS20 Review

With average features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-DS20 as follows for Summary.
Average Features
4 Years Old
£804 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 projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £804 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 2% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly bright projector brightness
Does not support full HD
Fairly loud noise level

Panasonic PT-DS20 In-Depth Analysis


Panasonic Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Panasonic data projectors and found that Panasonic had excellent reviews compared to other brands. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.



The PT-DS20 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the PT-DS20 of 20,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 1% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Panasonic PT-DS20 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The noise level of the PT-DS20 of 49dB is very loud compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the loudest 1% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The PT-DS20's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is fairly short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 5% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

The PT-DS20 has a DVI port, unlike 88% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The PT-DS20's bulb power of 465W is in the biggest 1% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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The PT-DS20 is HD-Ready. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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SXGA+(1400x1050) Resolution

The Panasonic PT-DS20 has an SXGA+(1400x1050) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since August 2013.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The PT-DS20 has an average running cost of £804 over 1 year based on fine energy prices, which is in the most expensive 2% of all 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

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

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