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Panasonic PT-F200U LCD Projector Review

by June 06, 2008
Panasonic PT-F200U Projector

Panasonic PT-F200U Projector

  • Product Name: PT-F200U LCD Projector
  • Manufacturer: Panasonic
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: June 06, 2008 14:18
  • MSRP: $ 3,999
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Brightness: 3500 ANSI lumens
Resolution: 1024 x 768 (XGA)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio (4:3 native)
Supported Screen Size: 33-300 inches diagonal
LCD Panel: 3 x 0.7” polysilicon active matrix
Optical System: Dichroic mirror separation/prism synthesis system
Video Features: Ambient Luminance Sensor (ALS)
Scanning Formats: 480i/576i/1080i and 480p/576p/720p (PAL equivalents supported)
Video Inputs: component, composite, S-video, and 2xPC/RGB (HD15)
Projection Lens: 2x optical zoom; f = 21.6 – 43.0 mm. F/1.7 – 2.6, manual focus & zoom
Lens Shift: Vertical and horizontal (50% vertical, 32% horizontal)
Keystone Correction: +/- 30 degrees (vertical)
Lamp: 250 W UHM lamp, 5000 hour estimated life

Mounting: ceiling, desk, front/rear (menu configurable)
Power Supply: 100-240 volts, 50-60Hz
Power Consumption: 330 watts (maximum), 4.5 watts (standby mode with fan stopped)
Operating Temperature: 32 – 104 degrees F (0 – 40 degrees C); 20-80% humidity (no condensation)
Audio: 3W output via onboard speaker
Projection Method: Front/rear/ceiling mount/table-top

Remote Control: Standard (non-backlit) remote with laser pointer, AA x 2 batteries
Standard Accessories
: Power cord, Wireless remote control, batteries for remote control, safety cable
Optional Accessories: Ceiling bracket (ET-PKF100H/ET-PKF100S), AV cables (TY-SC10CP)
Dimensions: 17" x 4.9" x 12.6" in (432 x 125 x 319 mm)
Weight: 13.7 lbs (6.2 kg)


Pros

  • Lens shift
  • High lumen output
  • Daylight View 4 works well

Cons

  • Not good for dedicated home theater use
  • No noise reduction
  • Poor deinterlacing

Introduction

We reviewed the PT-F100U projector last year and were very impressed by the level of quality available for general viewing. When selecting a projector it's important to know your requirements and set performance goals. In the case of the PT-F200U, the projector is targeting users with a need for high lumen output and analogue video sources. This means that you will not get as much performance in low light situations, nor can you expect to connect the latest HDMI devices. With that said, this projector is going to be a massive "win" for business presentations or even houses of worship.

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