Panasonic PT-DZ16KE
Panasonic PT-DZ16KE
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Panasonic PT-DZ16KE

A 2 year old 10000:1 1920 x 1080 projector with average features
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) No 48dB Oct 2015
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Panasonic PT-DZ16KE Review

Average Features
1 Year Old
£756 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 35?

Sony data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £756 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 2% of all 1,758 projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
Quite big bulb power
Fairly loud noise level
Only 1,080 video mode

Panasonic PT-DZ16KE In-Depth Analysis


Panasonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

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


Has a DVI Port

The PT-DZ16KE has a DVI port. Most of the other data projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The PT-DZ16KE has one of the biggest bulb powers (420 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The PT-DZ16KE has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The worst resolution of all data projectors is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Supports Full HD

The PT-DZ16KE supports full HD. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The Panasonic PT-DZ16KE has one of the brightest projector brightnesses (16,000 ANSI lumens) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. Data projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of data projectors range from 10dB to 93dB. When compared to other data projectors, the Panasonic PT-DZ16KE's noise level of 48 decibels is one of the loudest.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of data projectors is 20h and the longest is 40,000h. At only 3,000 hours, the Panasonic PT-DZ16KE has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors.

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Released Over a Year Ago

Panasonic released the PT-DZ16KE in October 2015.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The PT-DZ16KE is in the most expensive 2% of all 1,758 data projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the PT-DZ16KE will cost £756 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ptdz16ke
Barcodes 05025232786787
Cheaper to run by £656.02
15dB quieter noise level
68% smaller bulb power
£668.36 cheaper to run
55% quieter noise level
25% longer service life of lamp
210W smaller bulb power
78% cheaper to run
24% quieter noise level
Two times shorter service life of lamp
Longer service life of lamp
A lot quieter noise level
More expensive to run over five years by 329%
Cheaper to run by £585.52
9dB quieter noise level
Three months older
Cheaper to run by £511.81
13dB quieter noise level
Longer service life of lamp
32% smaller bulb power