Panasonic has announced the PTDZ21K Series, its new flagship 20,000 lumen 3-chip DLP projectors. The series consists of PT-DZ21K with WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) resolution and 20,000 lumens of brightness, PTDS20K with SXGA+ (1,400 x 1,050) resolution and 20,000 lumens of brightness and PTDW17K with WXGA (1,366 x 768) resolution and 16,500 lumens of brightness. In addition to the high brightness and the compact body, the projector has a long lamp replacement cycle of up to 2,000 hours and has 3D compatibility making it ideal for large venue applications such as auditoriums, museums and for rental and staging that require easy handling.

The DZ21K Series comes with 20,000 lumens of brightness from the incorporation of four new 465W UHM lamps. The brightness is supported by 10,000:1 contrast ratio, Panasonic’s proprietary Detail Clarity Processor 3 engine that aims to bring out the fine details in images, and DICOM Simulation mode for use in medical training. The PT-DZ21K and PTDS20K are both active 3D stereo projectors expanding the visual impact of the projected images. The supported 3D system is an active shutter system where the projector can be easily equipped with an external emitter via the 3D timing signal IN/OUT terminal.  Frame sequential, side by side and top and bottom formats are supported.  



The DZ21K Series is cost effective with up to 2,000 hours lamp replacement cycle.  In addition, these lamps can be set to relay mode for 24/7 operation. The cost savings is also backed up by the up to 12,000 hours maintenance free Eco filter, the low power consumption, space saving in the warehouse, and the low shipping cost necessary to ship the projector from one location to the next for rental and staging application.  

“The PT-DZ21K is a revolutionary product for the staging and events market. Never before has it been possible to project 20.000 lumen from such a small and light projector”, says Hartmut Kulessa, Marketing Manager for Projectors at Panasonic Europe. “With a competitive price-point, low noise level, simple installation and transportation, this projector is perfect for rental and staging companies who are looking for something compact but with a full set of professional features like geometric adjustment, 3D capability and multi-screen 


The projector comes equipped with a Lens Memory feature which adjusts the image size and location to up to three different projection positions and the mechanical shutter can be programmed to fade the image in and out during show transitions.  All models have built in 

Edge Blending as well as Multi-Unit Brightness Control for projections on to wide screens and surfaces to create an immersive experience.  Furthermore, PT-DZ21K and PT-DS20K are compatible with various curved screen projections with the Geometric Adjustment feature.  

The Geometric Adjustment feature can be enhanced with the optional upgrade kit, ET-UK20, to support more diverse curvatures and shapes. Pricing for the Indian region hasn't been disclosed yet so stay tuned to this space. 

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