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From Panasonic — As the world enters a new era of engagement, entertainment venues are looking for AV technology that captivates audiences with exceptional, elevated levels of experiences by visually stimulating their senses to create emotional and lasting connections. The next-generation Panasonic PT-REQ12 1-chip DLP 4K laser projector is designed to streamline productions and expand the endless possibilities of entertainment by delivering exceptional, highly engaging immersive experiences with up to 12,000 lumen brightness, 4K resolution, and 240 Hz projection capability.

  • 20,000:1 dynamic contrast
  • Dynamic visuals take production to new heights
  • Effortless workflow and improved expandability
  • New cabinet design for maintenance-free operation

Panasonic PT-REQ12BU Projector Specifications

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May 2023
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12,000 Lumens (ISO)2
4K w/pixel shifting
Aspect Ratio
16:10 (WUXGA)
Dynamic Contrast
Display Type
0.80" DLP x 1
Color Processing
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 576i, 576p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 3840x2160

Lamp Type
Laser Phosphor
Lamp Life
20,000 hours  / 24,000 hours

Included Lens
1.6x Powered zoom , Powered focus
Optional Lenses

ET-C1T700 Zoom Lens Throw Ratio 2.07:1-3.38:1
ET-C1U100 Short Zoom Lens Throw Ratio 0.31:1-0.33:1
ET-C1W300 Short Zoom Lens Throw Ratio 0.55:1-0.69:1
ET-C1W400 Short Zoom Lens Throw Ratio 0.68:1-0.95:1
ET-C1W500 Zoom Lens Throw Ratio 0.94:1-1.39:1
Lens Shift
Horizontal +/-29% & Vertical +/-60%
Throw Distance
10.9' - 67.3'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
70.11" - 700.26"
Throw Ratio
1.36:1 - 2.19:1
Digital Keystone
Horizontal & Vertical

Projector Size
8.35" x 19.61" x 21.18"
63.5 lbs
Audible Noise
39 dB  / 35 dB
Internal Speakers
1,050 Watts 100V - 240V
Connection Panel
Composite: BNC
HDMI 2.3 (HDCP) x 2
Network: RJ-45
RS232: DB-9pin

Option Slots
Operate 24/7
Geometric Correction
Crestron RoomView™

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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.

ISO LUMENS  is a near-ANSI equivalent used by some manufacturers in place of an ANSI measurement. The measuring technique is defined in the ISO 21118 specification.

Manufacturer Cited Brightness:

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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