Las Vegas, NV—Mar 13, 2006
Panasonic Announces New Wide Screen 1-Chip DLP™ Based Projectors for Viewing of Movie Pre-Shows
Here at ShoWest, Panasonic introduced the new
PT-DW5000 and its selectable lens (without lens) version PT-DW5000L, two
widescreen one-chip mid-to-large venue DLP™ projectors ideal for projection
interstitial materials including movie trailers and commercials. The
PT-DW5000 and PT-DW5000L will be available in June, 2006.
With a high brightness of 4,500 lumens and a WXGA (1280 x 768) resolution, these
compact projectors are highly suited for mid-to-large size venues including the
confines of the movie theater booth. The benefits of long-life DLPTM, a Texas
Instruments’ technology, make these projectors ideal for demanding non-stop 24/7
The PT-DW5000 and PT-DW5000L are equipped with new Texas Instruments’
high-contrast, one-chip DLPTM subsystem and Panasonic completely-sealed,
dust-proof, liquid-cooled optics. New Panasonic-exclusive optical technologies
deliver an impressive contrast ratio of over 1600:1 and high uniformity in color
The PT-DW5000 and PT-DW5000L are equipped with high-speed digital signal
processing with 16-bit color depth for wider dynamic range and more film-like
images, dynamic sharpness control, and progressive cinema scan (3/2 pull down)
capabilities that combine to produce rich, detailed blacks and to masterfully
reproduce 24 frames-per-second film-based video.
The unit’s lens-centered design provides flexibility in system design, which
eliminates the need for any special considerations when planning their
installations. The projectors incorporate Panasonic's BriteOptic™ multi-lamp
system that delivers the reliability and power of two, new high-intensity 300W
UHM lamps through a high-precision prism. The lamp auto-changer alternates lamp
operation to permit extended 24/7 use, and allows operation to continue without
interruption even if one lamp burns out.
Setup of the PT-DW5000 and DW5000L is easy with one-touch auto-setup, motorized
vertical and manual horizontal lens shift and Digital Keystone Correction.
For exceptional connection flexibility, the projectors offer a full array of
inputs, including DVI, two computer (RGB) and three video (component, composite
and S-Video). In addition, the PT-DW5000s have a wired LAN connector, RS-232C
and external remote terminals.
When connected to a wired LAN, a user can operate a PT-DW5000 or PT-DW5000L
remotely, check their status using a web browser on a networked PC. The
projectors can send e-mail messages to notify a user when the units’ operating
condition changes or a lamp needs replacing. The wired LAN connection drives
down support costs and minimizes downtime.
Designed for quiet operation as low as 29dB (low power mode), the units are
HDTV-ready, and can automatically synchronize to display 1080i, 720p, 480p and
480/576i video in 16:9 wide aspect ratio. The Direct Power Off function utilizes
a built-in capacitor to keep the projectors’ fan running to cool down the unit
even when the power is turned off. The PT-DW5000/L offer a host of security
features to prevent unauthorized use, including password protection, operation
key lock function, Kensington lock and a security chain opening.
The PT-DW5000 series uses a bayonet-type lens system, so lenses can be attached
and detached with one-touch ease. The units can project on screens from 50” to
600”, and are (take out ONLY) less than 7 inches(178mm) high and weigh only 32
pounds(14.5kg). The projectors’ top panel is removable, which makes it easy to
change (take out ITS) color or add a logo or graphic. Other standard benefits
include: multiple terminals including DVI-D (HDCP compliant) selectable
nine-language on-screen menu; easy lens and dust filter replacement.