Panasonic PT-DZ680
Panasonic PT-DZ680
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Overall Score

Panasonic PT-DZ680

A 3 year old 2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) projector with fine features but high running costs
2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) No 35dB Oct 2014
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Panasonic PT-DZ680 Review

With average features and at over 2 years old,
Average Features
2 Years Old
£237 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 41?

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 multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £237 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 7% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports full HD
Does not have a built-in speaker

Panasonic PT-DZ680 In-Depth Analysis


Excellent Brand

Panasonic has excellent average reviews across its entire projector range. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Supports Full HD

The 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, which is unusual. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

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

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 260W, with the smallest being 3.5W and the biggest being 4,200W. The bulb power of the PT-DZ680 of 280W is quite big compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 25% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The PT-DZ680 has a WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most data projectors. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Has a DVI Port

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

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Average Noise Level

The PT-DZ680's noise level of 35dB is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 60% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Panasonic PT-DZ680 of 6,000 ANSI lumens is fairly bright compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 10% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since October 2014.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PT-DZ680 is £237, which is in the most expensive 7% of all 1,763 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic etlad60wetlad60aw
Barcodes 00840969114277, 05055858447465, 08886464620747

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