Panasonic PT-DS12KU 3-Chip DLP Projector

Panasonic PT-DS12KU 3-Chip DLP Projector

Panasonic PT-DS12KU 3-Chip DLP Projector

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Panasonic PT-DS12KU 3-Chip DLP Projector

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Product Highlights

  • Brightness of 12,000 Lumens
  • SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) Resolution
  • 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • Active 3D Projection Capability
  • Detail Clarity Processor 3
  • DICOM Simulation Mode
  • Dual Lamp System
  • 12,000 Hour Eco Filter
  • HDMI x 1
  • Ethernet x 1
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  • 1Description

The Panasonic PT-DS12KU 3-Chip DLP Projector features a dual-lamp system that reproduces stunning lifelike visuals at a native SXGA+ resolution while providing full 12,000 lumens of brightness. 

When in Lamp Relay mode, the projector eliminates any interruptions if a lamp should fail, and enables 24/7 projection. The projector’s Dynamic Iris feature uses a scene-linking aperture mechanism to achieve a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 without lowering its brightness. This helps to reproduce deeper, richer blacks, and provides images with more detailed textures. An integrated Eco Filter combines with the dust-resistant cabinet to allow long-term use in harsh conditions, while a maintenance cycle of up to 12,000 hours reduces the time and cost of repair. 

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. 

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

This projector can be easily operated remotely over a LAN network, because it is all done using the computer's familiar web browser. Furthermore, the projector sends an e-mail message notify the operator when an error has needs to be replaced. 

The PT-DS12KU projector 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.

Compact Yet Bright
Panasonic's original dual-lamp system, with its 380 W lamp, helps make the body compact, while providing 12,000 lumens of brightness with 120 VAC operation
SXGA+ Resolution
A native SXGA+ resolution brings you high detailed images
Dynamic Iris for a High 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio
Dynamic Iris uses a scene-linking aperture mechanism to achieve a 10,000:1 contrast ratio without lowering its brightness. This helps to reproduce deeper, richer blacks, and provides images with more detailed textures
Active 3D Projection Capability
This projector 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
Detail Clarity Processor 3
This Panasonic circuit optimizes the sharpness of each image, based on the frequency components of the extracted image information. The resulting images have more natural, lifelike expressions
System Daylight View 2 for Enhanced Color Perception
This technology optimizes image quality to improve the color perception of the projected image in bright rooms. With a brightness of 12,000 lumens, it provides highly comfortable viewing even in bright lighting, and allows viewers to concentrate easily on the images
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
Waveform Monitor Function
When the output level of the source device fluctuates due to the performance of the device or its cable connections, the original black and white levels of the image content cannot be reproduced correctly. With this projector you can view the waveforms on the screen and adjust the settings either automatically or manually as you prefer
Dual Lamp System
This system eliminates the interruption if a lamp should fail (in dual-lamp operation mode). The Lamp Relay Mode also operates the lamps alternately to enable 24/7 projection
Rec. 709 Mode for HDTV Projection
Color reproduction can be achieved by selecting this mode, compliant with ITU-R Recommendation BT.709, when images from an HDTV source are projected
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. Obviously, the usage environment affects the filter maintenance cycle
Low TCO and an Environmentally Friendly Design
This projector lowers the total cost of ownership because they have a lamp replacement cycle of up to 2500 hours. Their environmentally friendly design also includes a low power consumption of 980W
Easy Lamp Replacement
For easier maintenance, you can replace the lamp from the rear. This makes it easy to replace a lamp unit while the projector is still in the mounting bracket or dual stacked
Optional Smoke Cut Filter ET-SFD320
The projector can be equipped with an optional, extra-strong air filter to prevent the entry of smoke, such as those used for special effects at events and stage performances
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
Lens Memory
The settings of projection size, lens shift position, and focus/zoom can be stored in memory and recalled for instant switching
Wide Selection of Optional Lenses
Choose from a wide lineup of lenses for your system, including short-throw, long-throw zoom and fixed-throw lenses 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
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
Crestron RoomView
The LAN terminal allows a computer connected to the network to use Crestron RoomView application software to manage and control system devices
Optional Upgrade Kit Featuring Geometry Manager Pro
The Geometry Manager Pro Software included in the optional upgrade kit supports color matching, edge blending, uniformity correction, and other useful functions for multi-projector setups (maximum 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
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 and Control Software Ver. 2.8
Multi-Screen Support System Seamlessly Connects Multiple Screens
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. The PC software assures easy, accurate control

Multi-Screen Processor: This projector can project large, multi-screen images without any additional equipment. Up to 100 units can be edge blended at a time
Portrait Mode Capability (Optional)
Portrait projection is possible by mounting the optional ET-LAD320P or ET-LAD320PW lamp units, updating the projector's firmware to MAIN Ver. 2.00 or later, and installing the projector with its terminal side surface facing downward
Multiple Terminals with HD-SDI Compatibility
This projector has an array of terminals, including two SDI (Dual Link HD-SDI, 3G SDI and HD SDI), 3D sync, DVI-D and HDMI terminals
Multi Projector Monitoring & Control Software Ver. 2.8
Multi Projector Monitoring and Control Software Ver. 2.8 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
Web Browser Control
This projector can be easily operated remotely over a LAN network, because it is all done using the computer's familiar web browser. Furthermore, the projector sends an e-mail message notify the operator when an error has needs to be replaced
Miscellaneous Features
  • PJLink compatibility
  • P-in-P function
  • Mechanical lens shutter with fade in/out effect
  • Scheduling function
  • Direct power off
  • 98.4’ (30 m) long-range wireless remote control with LED backlight
  • Anti-theft features with chain opening
  • Control device setup function
  • ID assignment for up to 64 units
  • Built-in test pattern
  • Selectable 10-language on-screen menu (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean)
  • RoHS Directive compliant 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
  • No halogenated flame retardants are used in the cabinet
  • Lead-free solder is used to mount components to the printed circuit boards
  • Stand-by power consumption of only 0.3W (0.2W for 120VAC) with the standby mode set to ECO
  • Auto Power Save activates standby mode when no signal is input
In the Box
Panasonic PT-DS12KU 3-Chip DLP Projector
  • 2 x Power Cord with Secure Lock
  • Lens Fixing Screw
  • Remote Control Unit
  • 2 x R6/AA Type Battery
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Image Display
    Display System 3-Chip 0.95" / 24.13 mm DLP
    Native Resolution SXGA+ - 1400 x 1050
    Supported Resolutions VGA - 640 x 480
    WUXGA - 1920 x 1200

    WUXGA resolution is supported only when the signals are compliant with VESA CVT-RB (Coordinated Video Timing-Reduced Blanking)

    Supported Formats None
    Format NTSC 4.43
    PAL 60, M, N
    SECAM
    HDTV Compatibility 480p
    576p
    720p @ 60 Hz
    720p @ 50 Hz
    1080i @ 60 Hz
    1080i @ 50 Hz
    1080p @ 24 Hz
    1080p @ 25 Hz
    1080p @ 30 Hz
    1080p @ 50 Hz
    1080p @ 60 Hz
    Pixels 4,410,000
    Brightness Normal Mode: 12000 Lumens

    In Portrait Mode, the maximum brightness becomes 10,600 lumens

    Projection Angle None
    Uniformity 90%
    Offset None
    Aspect Ratio Native: 4:3
    Contrast Ratio 10000:1
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio None
    DLP Link 3D Yes
    Scan Horizontal: 15 - 100 kHz
    Horizontal: 24 - 120 Hz
    Features
    Keystone Correction Vertical: ± 40°
    Horizontal: ± 15°
    Ceiling Mountable Yes
    Rear Screen Projection Yes
    Internal Memory None
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs/Outputs 2x SDI Video (Input)
    2x VESA 3D Sync Video (Input)
    1x DVI-D Video (Input)
    1x HDMI Audio/Video (Input)
    5x BNC Component Video (Input)
    1x 15-pin VGA Video (Input)
    1x BNC Composite Video (Input)
    2x 9-pin VGA Control (Input)
    1x 9-pin VGA Control (Output)
    1x M3 Control (Input)
    1x M3 Control (Input)
    1x Ethernet LAN (Input)
    General
    Lamp (Bulb) 2x UHM
    Watts 380 W
    Life Bright Mode: 2500 Hours
    Fan Noise Bright Mode: 45 dB
    Normal Mode: 43 dB
    Eco Mode: 37 dB
    Maximum Pixel Clock 162 MHz
    Remote Control Yes
    Security Cable Lock Slot
    Languages English
    French
    German
    Italian
    Japanese
    Korean
    Portuguese
    Russian
    Spanish
    Traditional Chinese
    Power Requirements 120-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    DC Output None
    Heat Dissipation 3345 BTU (AC 0 to 120V)
    3242 BTU (AC 220 to 240V)
    Power Consumption Maximum: 980 W
    Standby Mode: 6 W
    Altitude 4593 - 8858' (1399 - 2699 m)
    Temperature Operating
    32 to 113°F (0 to 45°C)
    Humidity: 10 - 80%
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 20.9 x 7.9 x 21.6" / 530.0 x 200.0 x 548.5 mm Optional Lens Not Included
    Weight 52.9 lb / 23.99 kg Optional Lens Not Included

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