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Panasonic PT-L500U Projector

720P Home Theater Projector
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The Panasonic PT-L500U Projector is a 720P Home Theater Projector. This lamp based projector is capable of displaying 850 Lumens at its brightest setting with a native resolution of 1280x720 . The internal 3LCD technology is an innovative 3-chip design that sets itself apart by delivering vibrant, true-to-life images with better color brightness and a wider color gamut. This projector was first available for purchase in February 2004 and has been by Panasonic.

Panasonic PT-L500U Projector Specifications

February 2004
1 Year
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White Brightness
850 Lumens (ANSI)1
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Display Type
0.70" 3LCD
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 525i, 625i, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1920x1080

Lamp Type
130W UHM bulb
Lamp Model
ET-LAE500  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
1.2x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
Throw Distance
7.3' - 20.4'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
60.00" - 200.00"
Throw Ratio
1.41:1 - 1.70:1
Projector Placement
For a
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 10'-2" and 12'-3" from the screen.
Digital Keystone
Horizontal & Vertical

Projector Size
3.34" x 11.00" x 10.56"
6.4 lbs
180 Watts 100V - 240V
Additional Features
6 picture modes, 1 billion displayable colors

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ANSI LUMENS  is the most commonly accepted industry standard brightness measurement. The ANSI lumen rating measures the brightest white that a projector can produce by averaging nine light meter measurements taken across the projected image.

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BUYER BEWARE   Either this projector's brightness specification does not cite an industry-accepted unit of measurement, or according to our calculations it seems unlikely that this projector is capable of producing the manufacturer's cited brightness specification.

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