Panasonic upgrades flagship 20K projector

Panasonic has launched a major upgrade to its flagship large-venue projector, with the release of the quad-lamp, 3-chip, 20,000 lumens DZ21K2 Evo Series.

The 3-chip DLP, DZ21K2 Evo updates the projector which debuted at the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Other upgrades include a DIGITAL LINK single LAN cable connection, two 3G-SDI inputs (PT-DZ21K2 and PT-DS20K2 only), and a newly developed picture enhancement system (Detail Clarity Processor).

Panasonic has redesigned the lamp modulation system, which lowered the power consumption and extended the recommended lamp replacement from 2,000 hours to 3,000 hours. A hermetic liquid cooling system has reduced noise levels from 49 dB to 46 dB, which represents a 50 per cent drop in perceived noise.

The DZ21K2 Evo Series comprises the PT-DZ21K2 (20,000 lm, WUXGA), PT-DS20K2 (20,000 lm, SXGA+), PT-DW17K2 (17,000 lm, WXGA), and PT-DZ16K2 (16,000 lm, Full HD).