Panasonic PT-DZ680
Panasonic PT-DZ680
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Panasonic PT-DZ680

A 4 year old 2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) data projector with good features but high running costs
2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 35dB Aug 2013
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Panasonic PT-DZ680 Review

With good features, we have scored the Panasonic PT-DZ680 as follows for Summary.
Good Features
4 Years Old
£293 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

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 multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £293 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 5% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Features noise reduction
Has a DVI port
Does not have a built-in speaker
Only 1,080 video mode

Panasonic PT-DZ680 In-Depth Analysis


Panasonic Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

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


Features Noise Reduction

The PT-DZ680 features noise reduction. 97% of projectors do not feature noise reduction.

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Has a DVI Port

The PT-DZ680 has a DVI port, which is unusual. 88% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The PT-DZ680's projector brightness of 6,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 11% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the data 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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Average Noise Level

The PT-DZ680's noise level of 35dB is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 50% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The PT-DZ680 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike 76% of projectors which have a built-in speaker.

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Supports Full HD

The Panasonic PT-DZ680 supports full HD, unlike 64% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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The PT-DZ680 is HD-Ready. 79% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The PT-DZ680 has a WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. Across all multimedia 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 Panasonic multimedia projector was released in August 2013.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The PT-DZ680 has an average 1 year running cost of £293 based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic ptdz680uls, panasonic ptdz680els, panasonic ptdz680us, panasonic 1920x1200, panasonic ptdz680uk, panasonic dz680esj, panasonic p158409p, generic ptdz680uls, panasonic 1chip, ptdz680es


00885170106956, 00885170106987, 00885170106994, 05025232704231, 05025232704248, 05025232704255, 05025232704262, 05025232704286, 05025232704293

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