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Overall Score

Panasonic PT-DZ21

A 4 year old 10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) data projector with not bad features but high running costs
10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) Yes 49dB Aug 2013
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Panasonic PT-DZ21 Review

With good features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-DZ21 as follows for Summary.
67
Good Features
37
4 Years Old
16
£804 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
40
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 40?

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 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:
3D-ready
WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution
Quite loud noise level
Very short service life of lamp

Panasonic PT-DZ21 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Panasonic Has Excellent Projector Reviews

On average Panasonic projectors have excellent ratings compared to other brands. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

3D-Ready

The Panasonic PT-DZ21 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The Panasonic PT-DZ21's noise level of 49dB is very loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 1% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The PT-DZ21 has a WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors. Multimedia projectors resolutions range from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 20h and the longest being 40,000h. The PT-DZ21's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 6% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The PT-DZ21 supports full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Panasonic PT-DZ21 is HD-Ready, unlike 79% of data projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The PT-DZ21's bulb power of 465W is in the biggest 2% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Multimedia projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Panasonic PT-DZ21's projector brightness of 20,000 ANSI lumens is very bright compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 1% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a DVI Port

The PT-DZ21 has a DVI port, which is unusual. 88% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Energy Star Certified

The PT-DZ21 is Energy Star certified. 99% of projectors are not Energy Star certified.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Panasonic projector was released in August 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The PT-DZ21 is in the most expensive 2% of all 1,763 projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PT-DZ21 is £804.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dw17k, panasonic ds20k, ptdz21kej
Barcodes 05025232652280, 05025232652297

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