The PT-DS8500U features reliable dual-lamp technology with 10,600 lumens of brightness. Designed with same footprint as predecessor model, the PT-D7700U/DW7000U Series for easy retrofitting. Together with Auto Cleaning Filter and up to 4,000hr lamp life in eco mode, the projector boasts for its low maintenance cost.
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The PT-DS8500U offers 10,600 lumens, a 10,000:1 contrast ratio 4:3 aspect ratio and 1400 x 1050 SXGA+ resolution. It is ideally suited for a wide range of fixed installation and public display venues including live events, auditoriums, staging, digital signage and independent cinema. With dual-lamp operation, the PT-DZ8700 series is also tailor-made for any 24/7 implementation, such as command and control centers.

The projectors are distinguished by superb picture quality: a Dynamic Iris system helps reproduce deeper, richer black and achieve the remarkable 10,000:1 contrast ratio; a Detail Clarity Processor 3, a Panasonic exclusive, produces pictures with natural, three-dimensional appearance and crisp, clear detail; and a DICOM* simulation picture mode is offered for use in medical applications.

The PT-DZ8700 series offers built-in multi-screen color matching and edge blending for displaying uniform, natural-looking, full-motion images over a wide span. When the projectors are edge blended or displayed next to each other, a new Multiple Projector Brightness Management feature automatically adjusts the displays variations in brightness levels to match each other. Up to 100 projectors (10 x 10) can be edge-blended at one time using the projectors built-in system. Both Edge Blending and Geometric Adjustment are built into the PT-DZ8700U and PT-DS8500U for multiple projection applications and projections onto curved surfaces.

The PT-DZ8700 series is exceptionally easy to set up and maintain. For instance, a built-in Waveform Monitor allows the user to check and adjust the brightness/contrast level to ensure confidence that blacks are not washed out and whites are not crushed. An Auto Cleaning Filter promotes low maintenance, eliminating the need to clean the projector's filter for more than 10,000 hours of use. Furthermore, the lamps boast a lamp life of 4,000hours in eco mode--extremely high in this brightness category range.

The series also features a built-in clock to program the projectors to turn on/off at specific hours during the day.     In addition to a wide range of standard inputs, HDMI and HD-SDI input terminals are included in the PT-DZ8700U and PT-DS8500U. The projectors are available for purchase without lenses, with a wide variety of lenses available for flexible installation. Lenses from the PT-DW7000 series are compatible with the PT-DZ8700 series.


DLP™ chip Panel size: 24.1 mm (0.95") diagonal, 4:3 aspect ratio
DLP™ chip Display Method: DLP™ chip x 3 (R, G, B), DLP™ projection system
DLP™ chip Pixels: 1,470,000 (1,400 x 1,050) x 3, total of 4,410,000 pixels
Lamp: 355 W UHM lamp x 2 (dual lamp system)
Brightness 110,600 lumens (dual lamp, high mode)
Contrast Ratio: 10,000:1 (full on/full off, in Dynamic iris mode 3)
Resolution: 1,400 x 1,050 pixels
(Input signals that exceed this resolution will be converted to 1,400 x 1,050 pixels.)
Lens: Optional powered zoom/focus lenses
Screen Size: 1.78-15.24 m (70-600 inches) (4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens Shift 2Vertical: ±50% (±40% with the ET-D75LE6) from center of screen, powered
Lens Shift 3Horizontal: ±30% (±20% with the ET-D75LE6) from center of screen, powered
Scanning Frequency - HDMI/DVI-D/RGB: Horizontal: 15 - 100 kHz, vertical: 24 - 120 Hz,
dot clock: 162 MHz or lower
Scanning frequency - YPBPR (YCBCR): 525i (480i) : fH 15.75 kHz; fV 60 Hz
625i (576i) : fH 15.63 kHz; fV 50 Hz
525p (480p) : fH 31.50 kHz; fV 60 Hz
625p (576p) : fH 31.25 kHz; fV 50 Hz
750 (720)/60p : fH 45.00 kHz; fV 60 Hz
750 (720)/50p : fH 37.50 kHz; fV 50 Hz
1035/60i : fH 33.75 kHz; fV 60 Hz
1125 (1080)/60i : fH 33.75 kHz; fV 60 Hz
1125 (1080)/50i : fH 28.13 kHz; fV 50 Hz
1080/25p : fH 28.13 kHz; fV 25 Hz
1080/24p : fH 27.00 kHz; fV 24 Hz
1080/24sF : fH 27.00 kHz; fV 48 Hz
1080/30p : fH 33.75 kHz; fV 30 Hz
1080/60p : fH 67.50 kHz; fV 60 Hz
1080/50p : fH 56.25 kHz; fV 50 Hz
Scanning frequency - S-Video/Video: Horizontal: 15.75/15.63 kHz, vertical: 50/60 Hz
Terminal - SDI In: BNC x 1
SD-SDI signal (YCBCR 4:2:2 10-bit): SMPTE 259M compliant: 480i, 576i
Single-link HD-SDI signal (YPBPR 4:2:2 10-bit): SMPTE 292M compliant: 720/50p, 720/60p, 1035/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/60i, 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 1080/24sF, 1080/30p
Terminal - HDMI In: HDMI 19-pin x 1
Terminal - DVI-D IN: DVI-D 24-pin x 1
DVI 1.0 compliant, compatible with HDCP, compatible with single link only,
480p, 576p, 720/60p, 720/50p, 1080/60i, 1080/50i, 1080/24p, 1080/24sF, 1080/25p, 1080/30p, 1080/60p, 1080/50p,
VGA (640 x 480)-WUXGA 4(1,920 x 1,200)5 - 162 MHz
Terminal - RGB 1 IN: BNC x 5 (RGB/YPBPR/YCBCR x 1)
Terminal - RGB 2 IN: D-Sub HD 15-pin (female) x 1 (RGB/YPBPR/YCBCR x 1)
Terminal - Video In: BNC x 1 (composite video)
Terminal - S-Video In: Mini DIN 4-pin x 1 (S-Video)
Terminal - SERIAL IN 5D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1 (for external control, RS-232C compliant)
Terminal - SERIAL OUT 6D-sub 9-pin (male) x 1 (for link control, RS-232C compliant)
Terminal - REMOTE 1 IN: M3 jack x 1 (for wired remote control)
Terminal - REMOTE 1 OUT: M3 jack x 1 (for link control)
Terminal - REMOTE 2 IN: D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1 (for external control, contact control)
Terminal - LAN: RJ-45 x 1 (for network connection, 10Base-T/100Base-TX, compliant with PJLink™)
Keystone correction range: Vertical: ±40° (±22° with the ET-D75LE5, ±28° with the ET-D75LE6),
horizontal: ±15° (±10° with the ET-D75LE6)
Installation: Ceiling/floor, front/rear
Power cord length: 3.0 m (9 ft 10 in)
Power Supply: 120 V AC, 9.0 A, 60 Hz
Power Consumption: 920 W (970 VA)
(0.2 W with standby mode set to ECO 7. 6 W with standby mode set to NORMAL. Both with fan stopped.)
Dimensions (W X H X D): 530 x 200 x 548.5 mm (20-7/8 x 7-7/8 x 21-19/32 inches)
(with legs at shortest position, optional lens not included)
Weight 8Approximately 24 kg (52.9 lb) without lens
Operating temperature 90°C-45°C (32°F-113°F)
Operating humidity: 10%-80% (no condensation)
Supplied accessories: 
  • Power cord with security lock
  • wireless/wired remote control unit
  • batteries for remote control (AA type)x 2
  • safety wire rope
    1 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO 21118 international standards.: 
    2 Shift range is limited during simultaneous horizontal and vertical shifting.: 
    3 Shift range is limited during simultaneous horizontal and vertical shifting.: 
    4 WUXGA resolution is supported only when the signals are compliant with VESA CVT-RB (Coordinated Video Timing-Reduced Blanking).: 
    5 Contact your dealers for details when the control using RS-232C or RS-422 is required.: 
    6 Contact your dealers for details when the control using RS-232C or RS-422 is required.: 
    7 With the standby mode set to ECO. When the standby mode is set to ECO, network functions such as power on over the LAN network will not operate, and the serial output terminal cannot be used. Also, only certain commands can be received for external control using the serial terminal.: 
    8 Average value. May differ depending on models.: 
    9 The operating temperature range is 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F) when used in High-Altitude mode (1,400 m [4,593 feet] to 2,700 m [8,858 feet]). Also, if the ambient temperature exceeds 40°C (104°F) (35°C [95°F] in High-Altitude mode) when using all four lamps, the light output may be reduced approximately 30% to protect the projector.: 


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