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Panasonic Projectors new and used - from 5.000 to 30.000 ANSI Lumen

The Japanese company Panasonic Corporation sells its products under the trademarks Lumix and Panasonic (among others). Founded in 1918, the company made its first money with adapters for light bulbs, bicycle lamps and irons. As early as the 1960s, the company developed its first color televisions and played a key role in industry standards for VHS, CD and DVD.   

But Panasonic has not only made a name for itself in the field of home electronics; it is also a much appreciated brand in the professional A/V sector. The company not only manufactures professional displays, but also projectors that are often referred to as beamers in German-speaking countries. These are divided into "beamers" for home applications and projectors for the professional sector. The company ReBeam concentrates as official Pansonic dealer on the event projectors of the brand Panasonic, because these have a high acceptance particularly in the European area.

The first projector series from Panasonic (PT-D8500, PT-D8600, PT-D9500, PT-D9510, PT-D9600 and PT-D9610) were used on the market at the end of the 90s and already had between 8,000 and 12,000 ANSI lumens at a native WXGA (1280x1024 pixels) resolution. However, these devices weighed around 100 kg and were accordingly quite large (for comparison: the Panasonic PT-RZ970 weighs only 23 kg, with comparable performance). However, the Japanese managed to gain a foothold at venues and A/V users worldwide. 

In the course of the years further series were added. The PT-DW series (e.g. the PT-DW10000 with Full HD resolution and 10,000 ANSI lumens), PT-DS (especially the PT-DS20K with 20,000 ANSI lumens and SXGA+ resolution), PT-DZ (especially the PT-DZ21K and PT-DZ21K2, which are still very popular) and the newer laser models of the PT-RW series (e.g. the PT-DW10000 with Full HD resolution and 10,000 ANSI lumens) are particularly worth mentioning.B. the PT-RW630 with 6,000 ANSI lumens and WXGA resolution and PT-RZ (especially the PT-RZ970 with 9,600 ANSI lumens and WUXGA resolution as well as the PT-RZ21K, the successor to the PT-DZ21K / PT-DZ21K2 with 20,000 ANSI lumens and 20,000 ANSI lumens). Panasonic projectors are also available with over 20,000 ANSI lumens and higher resolution. The PT-RQ32 (27,000 ANSI lumens and WQXGA resolution, 2560x1600 pixels) and the PT-RQ50 (50,000 ANSI lumens and UHD resolution, 3840x2160 pixels) introduced in autumn 2019 should be mentioned in particular. 

Laser projectors have also been part of Panasonic's inventory (PT-R series) for a few years now. They use several lasers to produce white light. However, this has the advantage that there is no lamp change after approx. 2,000 hours. According to Panasonic, the life expectancy of the laser light source is about 200,000 hours. Another advantage is the fast cooling time of the laser. Whereas A/V technicians used to have to cool the projectors for a long time after switching them off, this time has usually been reduced to a few seconds.

Unlike Epson, for example, Panasonic is not limited to one projection technology. So we find 1-Chip-DLP, 3-Chip-DLP and 3LCD projectors in their portfolio. So you can find the right product for every application and every budget. It is therefore not surprising that Panasonic is the current market leader in the A/V professional sector with a market share of approx. 39% (source: Futurescore Stand Q2/2019). The projectors can be found in theatres and opera houses, at trade fairs and concerts, as well as at open-air events around the globe. Most projectors are used in fixed installations. Panasonic projectors are also used for façade projections (so-called mapping). 

One of the great strengths of the Panasonic projectors is the usability of the lenses (also known as lenses) beyond the series. So the lenses can be used for 1-Chip-DLP devices in all 1-Chip-DLP series. Lenses for 3-Chip-DLP devices in (almost) all 3-Chip-DLP devices. Thus the lenses have a relatively constant market value and their owners do not need to buy new lenses if they purchase a new projector (of the same class). With the purchase of Sanyo in 2011, Panasonic is expanding its portfolio with corresponding LCD projectors. Here, too, the successor models such as the PT-EX16K can be equipped with the "old" Sanyo lenses.

Currently Panasonic invests a lot of time and money to make the use of the projectors even easier. RFID chips are integrated in the latest models, which allow the projector and lamp hours to be read and various states to be set without the projector being switched on. In addition to such small innovations, the projectors manufactured by Panasonic are characterized by a long service life and are also highly recommended for road use, i.e. for landlords. In our experience, with good care and regular maintenance, the products easily achieve a service life of 50,000 hours. 

Our company offers not only Panasonic projectors and lenses, but also suitable accessories such as screens of any size and design, flying frames and roll cases, naturally matching the respective dimensions of the projector. Should you not be able to find the right product, please do not hesitate to contact us.