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2200:1 Contrast Ratio
3000 Lumens
Street Price: n/a
$849 MSRP

Planar PR5020
Multimedia Presentation Projector

Bill Livolsi, August 8, 2007

Planar is a relatively new projector manufacturer, but their products show that they have what it takes to be competitive. The Planar PR5020 is a 3000 lumen, 7 pound light cannon that sells for the attractive price of only $1299. With many features normally reserved for more expensive models, the PR5020 is a versatile and capable performer.


ANSI lumens: 3000

Contrast (full on/off): 2200:1

Light Engine: 1024x768, native 4:3 single-chip DLP with a 200W lamp.

Video Compatibility: 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i. NTSC/PAL/SECAM.

Data Compatibility: Computer resolutions up to SXGA+ (1400x1050)

Connection Panel: One DVI-D, one VGA, one VGA-out/monitor passthrough, USB/RS232 ports for computer connections, composite video, s-video, stereo RCA audio input, 1/8" audio in/out, kensington lock.

Lens and Throw Distance: 1.15:1 manual zoom/focus lens. Throws a 100" diagonal 4:3 image from 12' to 14'

Lamp Life: 3,000 hours, 4,000 hours in eco-mode

Warranty: Three years.

The Planar PR5020
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