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Key Features

20,000 lm* of brightness

Dynamic Iris for a High 10,000:1* Contrast Ratio

DLP™ chip x 3, DLP™ projection system

24.1 mm (0.95 inches) diagonal (4:3 aspect ratio)

System Daylight View 2 for Enhanced Color Perception
  • Incredible 20,000 Im* of brightness

Panasonic’s unique quad-lamp system, with its new high-power UHM lamps, has helped to make the body
extremely compact while providing an astounding 20,000 lm* of brightness.

* The PT-DW17K has 17,000 lm of brightness.

 

  • Dynamic Iris for a high 10,000;1* contrast ratio

Panasonic’s Dynamic Iris uses a scene-linking aperture mechanism to achieve a remarkable 10,000:1* contrast
without lowering its high brightness. This helps to reproduce deeper, richer blacks, and provides images
with more detailed textures.

* Full on/off, with dynamic iris set to “3”.

 

  • Detail clarity processor 3 gives natural clarity to even the finest detials

This unique Panasonic circuit optimizes the sharpness of each image, based on the
super-high-, high-, medium-, and low-frequency components of the extracted image information. The resulting images have more natural, lifelike expression.

 

  • System daylight view 2 for enhanced color perception  

This unique Panasonic technology optimizes image quality to improve the color perception of the projected image in bright rooms.
With a brightness of 20,000 lm*, it provides highly comfortable viewing even in bright lighting, and allows viewers to concentrate easily on the images.

* The PT-DW17K has 17,000 lm of brightness.

 

  • DICOM simulation mode*  

This imaging mode is similar to DICOM part 14, which is a medical imaging standard. It reproduces X-ray images with remarkable clarity.

* This product is not a medical instrument. Do not use it for actual medical diagnosis.

 

  • Active 3D projection capability  

The series is compatible with both passive and active 3D projection systems.
It combines with either a separate, external 100/120/144 Hz drive with IR emitter and active shutter glasses, or an active filter and passive glasses, for viewing 3D images

Frame Sequential - Images for each of the left and right eyes are transmitted alternately at the rate of 60 frames per second.

Frame Packing - Images for the left and right eyes are transmitted in one frame while the resolution for each remains as it is.

Side by Side - Images for the left and right eyes are transmitted in one frame while horizontal resolution is reduced by half.

Top and Bottom - Images for the left and right eyes are transmitted in one frame while the vertical resolution is reduced by half.

Line by Line - Images for the left and right eyes are allocated to odd numbered lines and even numbered lines.

Simultaneous - Images for the left and right eyes are transmitted by using two cables.

 

  • Advanced technologies for excellent image quality

• 3D color management system
• Full 10-bit image processing
• Progressive cinema scan (3:2 pulldown)
• Dynamic sharpness control
• Digital noise reduction
• IP conversion
• AI scene control
• 2:2 pulldown mode
• sRGB compatibility
• Fine-adjustable color temperature
• Waveform monitor function

 

 

 

High Reliability and Low TCO with Easy Maintenance

 

  • Low TCO and an environmentally friendly design  

The PT-DZ21K Series projectors lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) because they have a lamp replacement cycle of up to 2,000 hours*. Their environmentally friendly design also includes a low power consumption of 2,300 W.

* The values given for lamp replacement cycles are for landscape orientation. The usage environment affects the lamp replacement cycle.

 

Lamp mode Brightness (lumens) Lamp replacement
cycle (hours)*
PT-DZ21K
PT-DS20K
PT-DW17K
Quad 20,000 17,000 2,000
Triple 15,000 12,750 2,600
Dual 10,000 8,500 4,000
Single 5,000 4,250 8,000

 

  • Four-lamp system enables stable, extended operation   

The four-lamp system allows the projector to keep working even if a lamp should fail.
The Lamp Relay mode also operates the lamps alternately to enable 24/7 projection.
Quad, Triple, Dual and Single Lamp modes can be used.

 

  • Easy lamp replacement

For easier maintenance, you can replace the lamp from the rear. This makes it easy to replace a lamp while the projector is still in the mounting bracket or dual stacked.

 

  • Liquid cooling system attains a high level of reliability    

This new liquid cooling system directly cools the DLP™ chip to improve performance and enable operation up to 45 °C (113 °F).*
It allows quiet (49 dB) and versatile use while stabilizing performance.
It also helps to make the body compact. And the system is hermetically sealed, so you don’t need to replenish the liquid.

* The operating temperature range is 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F) when the fan control is set to HIGH ALTITUDE MODE (for altitudes from 1,400 m to 2,700 m (4,593 ft to 8,858 ft) above sea level). When the projector is used with the ET-SFR510 Smoke Cut Filter, the operating temperature range is 0 °C to 35 °C (32 °F to 95 °F), and the projector cannot be used in places at high altitude.

 

  • Eco filter that needs no maintenance for up to 12,000 hours*    

The Eco Filter has an electrostatic Micro Cut Filter that collects minute dust particles with an ion effect. It combines with the dust-resistant cabinet to enable long-term use even under harsh conditions. Its maintenance cycle of up to 12,000 hours reduces hassle, and the environmental design lets you wash the filter with water and reuse it.**

* The usage environment affects the filter maintenance cycle.
** When washing with water, please follow the procedures listed in the operating instructions. Also, we recommend replacing the filter with a new one after it has been washed and reused twice. If the filter is not sufficiently clean after washing, replace it with a new one.

System and installation flexibility with diverse functions    

 

  • Geometric adjustment for specially shaped screens

This function adjusts the image for projection onto spherical, cylindrical and other specially shaped screens. You can make the adjustment easily using only the remote control, with no external equipment needed.
New 4-Corner Adjustment and Keep Aspect
Off functions* also simplify fine adjustment.

* A firmware update is required to use the function.
Please contact your sales representative for more information. 

 

  • Optional upgrade kit (ET-UK20) featuring geometry manger pro

The new Geometry Manager Pro software included in the optional upgrade kit ET‐UK20 supports Color Matching, Edge Blending, uniformity correction, and other useful functions for multi‐projector setups (max. 32 units).
It also allows creative masking using four lines or bitmap data. And its flexible and complex geometric adjustment capability suits a wide variety of screen shapes.
For specific installation instructions, refer to the following manual.

 

  ET-UK20
Supported Projectors PT-DZ21K, PT-DS20K
Connection LAN / RS232C
OS Windows7(64bit/32bit), Vista(64bit/32bit), XP(32bit)
Number of Projectors 32 sets (Max), Available to be Controlled
Key Functions

- Geometric Adjustment

- Edge Blending

- Masking

- Uniformity Control

- Rotation

- Free grid adjustment

- Color Matching

- Able to save up to 3 sets of Geometric Adjustment data and masking data*

Activation Method - Get the Activation code through 'PASS' System

 

A firmware update is required to use the function.
Please contact your sales representative for more information. (Contact Information)

 

  • Multi-unit brightness control 

This function automatically corrects the brightness fluctuations that occur over time in the individual projectors of a
multi-screen system. Up to eight projectors can be controlled by connecting to each other via a hub, and this can be
increased to a maximum of 2,048 projectors by using “Multi Projector Monitoring & Control Software Ver. 2.7.”

 

  • Multi-screen support system seamlessly connects multiple screens  

The Multi-Screen Support System optimally adjusts multiple screens: Edge blending, Color matching and Digital image enlarging.

Edge Blending

The edges of adjacent screens can be blended and their luminance controlled.

Color Matching

This function corrects for slight variations in the color reproduction range of individual projectors.

Digital Image Enlarging

The PT-DZ21K Series features a digital zoom function that allows images to be enlarged up to 10 times (horizontally and vertically).* Up to 100 units (10 x 10) can be edge-blended at a time to create large, multi-screen images.

* While the input resolution will not change, maintaining image quality will not be possible for those images that are enlarged horizontally and vertically via the digital zoom function.

 

  • Backup input settings* assures reliability and optimizes performance   

The Backup Input Setting* allows the signal to be switched to the backup input signal as seamlessly as possible when the input signal is disrupted.**
This function ensures high reliability and is ideal for critical control rooms, projection mapping, staging, and other applications where images should not be interrupted.

* The Backup Input Setting is possible by updating the projector's firmware to MAIN Ver. 4.03 or later.

** The combination of the primary/secondary input terminals is fixed. For the PT-DZ21K/DS20K, use the combination of DVI-D (primary) and HDMI (secondary) terminals, or the combination of SDI 1 (primary) and SDI 2 (secondary) terminals. For the PT-DW17K, use the combination of DVI-D (primary) and HDMI (secondary) terminals. The Backup Input Setting is enabled only when the input signal to the primary and secondary terminals is the same.

Note: Please contact your sales representative for information on the Backup Input Setting.
(Contact Information)

 

  • Portrait mode capability (option)*   

New Portrait mode allows portrait projection with the PT-DZ21K Series. By mounting the optional ET-LAD510P or ET-LAD510PF lamp unit and updating the projector's firmware to MAIN Ver. 2.00 or later, the PT-DZ21K Series can be installed in portrait orientation with its terminal side surface facing downward.
Portrait mode adds more solutions for projection mapping, staging, and other needs.

Note: Please contact your sales representative for information on portrait orientation.
(Contact Information)

* Please contact the sales representative with regard to the frame for portrait orientation. Installation is possible only with the terminal side facing downward. Horizontal rotation and vertical rotation are both limited to 15 degrees. Also, the lamp replacement cycle becomes 500 hours, and this cycle is affected by the usage environment.
** The ET-LAD510P and ET-LAD510PF cannot be used when the projector is in landscape orientation.

 

  • Flexible installation    

The wide adjustment range of the powered horizontal/vertical lens shift function can be easily adjusted with the remote control.
The unit can also be rotated 360° vertically*, to accommodate various installation conditions. The lens-centered design contributes to easy installation.

* A special fixture must be attached to the lamp case when the projector is placed at an angle within ±30° (upward/downward) of the vertical.

 

  • Multiple terminals     

The PT-DZ21K Series has an array of terminals, including DVI-D, HDMI and two RGB inputs.
The PT-DZ21K and PT-DS20K feature a 3D-ready HD/SD-SDI input and 3D sync terminals to connect an emitter for 3D projection.

 

  • Multi projector monitoring & control software Ver 2.7     

Panasonic’s original Multi Projector Monitoring & Control Software Ver. 2.7 freeware lets you control and monitor multiple projectors at the same time over a wired LAN. If a problem occurs, an alarm message is sent to the monitoring/controlling PC. The terminal connection area is LED illuminated, and a backlight is provided for the control panel buttons, ensuring smooth and easy operation in the dark.

 

  • Wide selection of optional lenses      

Choose from a wide lineup of lenses for your system, including long-throw zoom lenses and a ultra-short-throw lens for rear projection use.
The additional lenses make it easy to adapt your projector to the installation site. The lenses attach and detach with one-touch ease.

 

  • Other valuable features       

• Art-Net DMX compatible*

• AMX D.D. compliant*

• Mechanical lens shutter with fade in/out effect
(Able to control Mechanical Shutter fade-in/fadeout time from 0-10 sec*)

• P-in-P function**

• 30 m (98.4 ft) long-range wireless remote control
with LED backlight

• ID assignment for up to 64 units

• Control device setup function

• Built-in test pattern

• Selectable 10-language on-screen menu
(English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean)

• RoHS Directive compliant

• Effective theft prevention with the Startup Logo*** and chain opening

All PT-DZ21K Series projectors are carefully manufactured at the Panasonic factory in Japan, under strict quality control.
This is another, very important advantage of a Panasonic projector.

* A firmware update is required to use the function. Please contact your sales representative for more information. (Contact Information)
** This function cannot be used with some input signals and selected inputs.
*** Logo Transfer Software required.

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  • PT-DZ21K2/DS20K2/DW17K2/DZ16K2/DZ21K/DZ20K/DZ16K/DW17K RS-232C control spec (English/Japanese)
    PT-DZ21K2/DS20K2/DW17K2/DZ16K2/DZ21K/DZ20K/DZ16K/DW17K RS-232C control spec (English/Japanese)
    RS-232C control spec : DZ21K2/DS20K2/DW17K2/DZ16K2/DZ21K/DZ20K/DZ16K/DW17K (English/Japanese)
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  • PT-DZ21K/PT-DS20K/PT-DW17K_Operating Instructions_EN
    PT-DZ21K/PT-DS20K/PT-DW17K_Operating Instructions_EN
    Operating Instructions : DZ21K/DS20K/DW17K [E] (English)
    Tue, 25/08/2020 - 11:18
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Specifications

Power Supply 200-240 V AC, 12 A, 50/60 Hz (3-wire single-phase)
Power Consumption 2,300 W (2,350 VA) (0.3 W with STANDBY MODE set to ECO. 9 W with STANDBY MODE set to NORMAL.), max. 7,848 BTU (without light output: 7,585 BTU )
DLP™ Chip Panel Size 24.1 mm (0.95 inches) diagonal (4:3 aspect ratio)
DLP™ Chip Display Method DLP™ chip x 3 (R, G, B), DLP™ projection system
DLP™ Chip Pixels 1,470,000 (1,400 x 1,050) x 3, total of 4,410,000 pixels
Lens Optional powered zoom/focus lenses
Lamp 465 W UHM lamps (x 4) (four lamp system)
Screen Size 1.78-15.24 m (70-1,000 inches) (1.78-15.24 m (70-600 inches) with the ET-D75LE50), 4:3 aspect ratio
Brightness 20,000 lumens (four lamp)
Center-to-Corner Uniformity 90%
Contrast 10,000:1 (full on/full off, in dynamic iris 3 mode)
Resolution 1,400 x 1,050 pixels (Input signals that exceed this resolution will be converted to 1,400 x 1,050 pixels.)
Scanning Frequency (SDI) Dual-link HD-SDI signal (RGB 4:4:4 12-bit/10-bit): SMPTE ST 372 compliant: 1080/50i, 1080/60i, 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 1080/24sF, 1080/30p; Dual-link HD-SDI signal (X'Y'Z' 4:4:4 12-bit): SMPTE ST 372 compliant: 2048 x 1080/24p, 2048 x 1080/24sF; 3G-SDI signal (RGB 4:4:4 12-bit/10-bit): SMPTE ST 424 compliant: 1080/50i, 1080/60i, 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 1080/24sF, 1080/30p; 3G-SDI signal (YPBPR 4:2:2 10-bit): SMPTE ST 424 compliant: 1080/50p, 1080/60p; HD-SDI signal (YPBPR 4:2:2 10-bit): SMPTE ST 292 compliant: 720/50p, 720/60p, 1035/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/60i, 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 1080/24sF, 1080/30p; SD-SDI signal (YCBCR 4:2:2 10-bit): SMPTE ST 259 compliant: 480i, 576i
Scanning Frequency (HDMI/DVI-D) 480p, 576p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/24p, 1080/24sF, 1080/25p, 1080/30p, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, VGA(640 x 480) - WUXGA(1,920 x 1,200), compatible with non-interlaced signals only, dot clock: 25 - 162 MHz
Scanning Frequency (RGB) Horizontal: 15-100 kHz, vertical: 24-120 Hz, dot clock: 162 MHz or less
Scanning Frequency YPBPR (YCBCR) 480i(525i): fH 15.75 kHz; fV 60 Hz, 576i(625i): fH 15.63 kHz; fV 50 Hz, 480p(525p): fH 31.50 kHz; fV 60 Hz, 576p(625p): fH 31.25 kHz; fV 50 Hz, 720(750)/60p: fH 45.00 kHz; fV 60 Hz, 720(750)/50p: fH 37.50 kHz; fV 50 Hz, 1035/60i: fH 33.75 kHz; fV 60 Hz, 1080(1125)/60i: fH 33.75 kHz; fV 60 Hz, 1080(1125)/50i: fH 28.13 kHz; fV 50 Hz, 1080/25p: fH 28.13 kHz; fV 25 Hz, 1080/24p: fH 27.00 kHz; fV 24 Hz, 1080/24sF: fH 27.00 kHz; fV 48 Hz, 1080/30p: fH 33.75 kHz; fV 30 Hz, 1080/60p: fH 67.50 kHz; fV 60 Hz, 1080/50p: fH 56.25 kHz; fV 50 Hz
Scanning Frequency (Video/S-Video) fH: 15.75 kHz, fV: 60 Hz [NTSC/NTSC4.43/PAL-M/PAL60]; fH: 15.63 kHz, fV: 50 Hz [PAL/PAL-N/SECAM]
Optical Axis Shift Vertical ±50% (±40% with the ET-D75LE6) from center of screen, powered; NOTE: Optical axis shift function cannot be operated when used with the ET-D75LE50.
Optical Axis Shift Horizontal ±30% (±20% with the ET-D75LE6) from center of screen, powered; NOTE: Optical axis shift function cannot be operated when used with the ET-D75LE50.
Keystone Correction Range Vertical ±40°, horizontal ±15° (vertical ±22° and horizontal ±15° with the ET-D75LE50, vertical ±28° and horizontal ±15° with the ET-D75LE6)
Keystone Correction Range when Using the Optional Upgrade Kit ET-UK20 Vertical ±45°, horizontal ±40° (vertical ±22° and horizontal ±15° with the ET-D75LE50, vertical ±28° and horizontal ±15° with the ET-D75LE6, vertical ±40° and horizontal ±40° with the ET-D75LE10/D75LE20)
Installation Ceiling/floor, front/rear
Terminals SDI In 1 BNC x 1, Dual-link HD-SDI signal: SMPTE ST 372 compliant (Link-A); 3G-SDI signal: SMPTE ST 424 compliant; HD-SDI signal: SMPTE ST 292 compliant; SD-SDI signal: SMPTE ST 259 compliant
Terminals SDI In 2 BNC x 1, Dual-link HD-SDI signal: SMPTE ST 372 compliant (Link-B); HD-SDI signal: SMPTE ST 292 compliant; SD-SDI signal: SMPTE ST 259 compliant
Terminals HDMI In HDMI 19-pin x 1, Deep Color, compatible with HDCP, 480p, 576p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/24p, 1080/24sF, 1080/25p, 1080/30p, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, VGA(640 x 480) - WUXGA(1,920 x 1,200), dot clock: 25 MHz-162 MHz; NOTE: Compatible with non-interlaced signals only.
Terminals DVI-D In DVI-D 24-pin x 1, DVI 1.0 compliant, HDCP compatible, for single link only; 480p, 576p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/24p, 1080/24sF, 1080/25p, 1080/30p, 1080/60p, 1080/50p, VGA(640 x 480) - WUXGA(1,920 x 1,200), dot clock: 25 MHz-162 MHz; NOTE: Compatible with non-interlaced signals only.
Terminals RGB 1 In BNC x 5
Terminals RGB 1 In R, G, B R: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms; G: 0.7 Vp-p (G: 1.0 Vp-p for sync on G), 75 ohms; B: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms HD; VD/SYNC: TTL, high impedance, positive/negative automatic; NOTE: SYNC/HD and VD terminals do not accept tri-level sync signals.
Terminals RGB 1 In Y, PB, PR (Y, CB, CR) Y: 1.0 Vp-p (including sync signal), PB/PR (CB/CR): 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Terminals S-Video Signal Y: 1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Terminals RGB 2 In D-sub HD 15-pin (female) x 1
Terminals RGB 2 In R, G, B R: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms; G: 0.7 Vp-p (G: 1.0 Vp-p for sync on G), 75 ohms; B: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms; HD, VD/SYNC: TTL, high impedance, positive/negative automatic; NOTE: SYNC/HD and VD terminals do not accept tri-level sync signals.
Terminals RGB 2 In Y, PB, PR (Y, CB, CR) Y: 1.0 Vp-p (including sync signal), PB/PR(CB/CR): 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Terminals Video In BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Terminals 3D Sync 1 In/Out BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms; Input: TTL, high impedance. Output: TTL, max. 10 mA
Terminals 3D Sync 2 Out BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, TTL, max. 10 mA
Terminals Serial In D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1 for external control (RS-232C compliant)
Terminals Serial Out D-sub 9-pin (male) x 1 for link control
Terminals Remoter 1 In M3 jack x 1 for wired remote control
Terminals Remoter 1 Out M3 jack x 1 for link control
Terminals Remoter 2 In D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1 for external control (parallel)
Terminals LAN RJ-45 x 1 for network connection, 100Base-TX/10Base-T, compliant with PJLink™ (class 1)
Power Cord Length 3.0 m (9 ft 10 in)
Cabinet Materials Molded plastic
Dimensions (W x H x D) 620 x 291 x 800 mm (24-7/16 x 11-15/32 x 31-1/2 inches) (without lens)
Weight Approx. 43 kg (94.8 lbs) (without lens)
Operation Noise 49 dB (quad lamp operation)
Operating Temperature 0℃ - 45℃ (32℉-113℉)
Operating Humidity 10%- 80% (no condensation)