Panasonic PT-DZ680


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Panasonic PT-DZ680

Panasonic PT-DZ680

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A fully featured but 3 year old moderate noise level WUXGA projector, with average running costs
35dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 2000:1 No Oct 2014
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Panasonic PT-DZ680 Review

With excellent features but at over 3 years old, we have scored the Panasonic PT-DZ680 as follows:
3 Years Old
Running Costs
£170 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data 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 multimedia projectors.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Easy replacement of filter and lamp
Easy remote monitoring and control over a LAN
Versatile system configurations match a variety of applications
Side-by-Side function
Multi-Screen processor
Colour matching
Edge blending
Multi-Screen support system seamlessly connects multiple screen
A wide range of optional lenses
Lens-centered design
It lets you easily make adjustments with the remote control
Flexible installation
Dual-Lamp system prevents image interruptions
Brighter than average projector brightness
Eco filter that needs no maintenance for up to 12,000 hours
Full 10-bit picture processing
DICOM simulation mode
System daylight view 2 for enhanced colour perception
Detail clarity processor brings depth and clarity to details
Lamp modulation drive system
Vivid colour control
RGB booster significantly improves colour reproduction
High brightness with high-power AC lamp
Bigger than average bulb power
Has a handheld remote control
Crestron roomview and AMX device discovery

Panasonic PT-DZ680 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Panasonic Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

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

Running Costs

High Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the PT-DZ680 will cost £170 over 5 years to run, which is in the most expensive 9% of all 2,022 projectors.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

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


1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The PT-DZ680 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This multimedia projector has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the PT-DZ680 of 35dB is pretty standard compared to most other data projectors. It is louder than 44% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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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 contrast ratio (typical) of the Panasonic PT-DZ680 of only 2,000 is lower than 88% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Panasonic PT-DZ680 of 6,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than 92% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Panasonic PT-DZ680 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most other data projectors. 77% of projectors have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Panasonic PT-DZ680 has a handheld remote control. 81% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Panasonic PT-DZ680's bulb power of 280W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 25% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

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

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The Panasonic PT-DZ680 is HD-Ready. 80% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Has a DVI Port

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic etlad60wetlad60aw


00840969114277, 05055858447465, 08886464620747

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