rAVe Scoop: Panasonic’s DLPs are 20K Lumens and Have Both Passive and Active 3D Technology

The new Panasonic PT-DZ21K Series are 20,000 lumen, 3-chip DLP projectors that are designed for large venue applications. The series includes the PT-DZ21KU with WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution and 20,000 lumens of brightness, the PT-DS20KU with SXGA+ (1400×1050) resolution and 20,000 lumens of brightness and the PT-DW17KU with WXGA (1366×768) resolution and 16,500 lumens of brightness. In addition to the high brightness and (using Panasonic’s words) compact size, the projectors claim a long lamp replacement cycles of up to 2,000 hours.

The combination of four new 465W UHM lamps and Dynamic Iris allow the projectors to spec a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Both the PT-DZ21KU and PT-DS20KU projectors are 3D ready, using either an active shutter system or a passive polarized 3D system. For medical school and hospital applications, the projectors are equipped with the DICOM Simulation mode, enabling end-users to view X-ray images. The PT-DZ21KU Series is built to maximize savings with a maintenance-free Eco Filter with a lifespan of up to 12,000 hours, and low-power consumption of under 2,500 watts. Inputs include SDIx2, HDMI, DVI-D, LAN (RJ45) and 3D timing signal IN/OUT.

Go to http://www.panasonic.com/ for more details.