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Panasonic Intros High-Brightness Single-Chip DLP Projectors

Panasonic's DZ570U projector offers a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 and a brightness of 4,000 lumens.

Panasonic has debuted a new series of single-chip DLP projectors designed to deliver high light output for medium and large venues.

The PT-DZ570U projector, the flagship model in the series, delivers 4,000 lumens of brightness coupled with a super-HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 and a contrast ratio of 2,000:1. It also includes a variety of technologies for enhancing image quality (such as Panasonic's RGB Booster with Vivid Color Control technology) and a technology called Daylight View Premium, which is designed to adjust images in real time to mae them pop in high ambient light environments.

Other features include:

  • RJ-45 LAN connectivity (10Base-T/100Base-TX);
  • 2x optical zoom (manual focus);
  • ±40 degree vertical keystone correction;
  • +60 percent vertical lens shift and ±10 percent horizontal lens shift;
  • DICOM simulation mode;
  • Rec. 709 mode, designed for enhanced reproduction of HDTV sources;
  • An integrated waveform monitor for use in image correction;
  • Detail Clarity Processor 3 for image correction; and
  • Optional wireless connectivity.

AV inputs include BNC5, mini D-sub 15-pin (RGB), DVI-D, HDMI, S-video, and composite video, as well as stereo RCA audio jacks and dual stereo minijacks. It also includes a stereo minijack out and nine-pin serial and remote terminals.

Panasonic also launched lower-end high-light-output projectors in its large-venue lineup, including the PT-DW530U (1,280 x 800, 4,000 lumens) and the PT-DX500U (1,024 x 768, 4,500 lumens).

The PT-DZ570 series is expected to be available in late November or early December. The PT-DZ570U will list for $11,999, though street prices will be considerably lower. Further information can be found here.

Editor's note: This article has been modified since its original publication to correct a factual error. We previously reported the lens shift figures in degrees (+60 degrees vertical and ±10 degrees horizontal). Representatives from Panasonic have informed us that these figures were supposed to be percentages, not degrees. [Last updated Nov. 18, 2010 at 11:08 p.m.] --David Nagel

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).

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