Panasonic PT-DZ680


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Panasonic PT-DZ680

Panasonic PT-DZ680
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A fully featured but 4 year old moderate noise level WUXGA projector, with moderate running costs
35dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 2000:1 No Aug 2013
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Panasonic PT-DZ680 Review

With excellent features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-DZ680 as follows:
4 Years Old
Running Costs
£170 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 68?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £170 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 9% of all 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a handheld remote control
Bigger than average bulb power
Enhancing communication with bright, crisp images - 6000 lm of brightness and WUXGA resolution
RGB booster technology providing vivid color reproduction and high brightness
Dual lamp system allowing for uninterrupted projection 24/7
The original eco filter eliminates the need for filter replacement for up to 12,000 hours (dependant on environment)
Multi-screen support system for seamless connection of multiple screens
Available in both silver and black cabinet color

Panasonic PT-DZ680 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Panasonic Has Excellent Projector Reviews

Panasonic projectors have excellent ratings on average and Panasonic is one of the leading manufacturers. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the PT-DZ680 is £170 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 9% of all 2,022 projectors.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in August 2013.


1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The Panasonic PT-DZ680 has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The PT-DZ680's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,000 is lower than 90% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The PT-DZ680's noise level of 35dB is pretty typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is louder than 43% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The Panasonic PT-DZ680's projector brightness of 6,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than 91% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PT-DZ680 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Panasonic PT-DZ680 does not have a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors do have a built-in speaker.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The Panasonic PT-DZ680's bulb power of 280W is bigger than 77% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

The PT-DZ680 has a DVI port, which is unusual. 90% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Supports Full HD

The PT-DZ680 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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The PT-DZ680 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Features Noise Reduction

The PT-DZ680 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 98% of data projectors do not feature noise reduction.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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00840969114277, 00885170106987, 00885170106994, 05025232704231, 05025232704248, 05025232704255, 05025232704262, 05025232704286, 05025232704293, 05055858447465, 08886464620747

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