• The RGB Booster provides vivid colour reproduction and high brightness.
• A new cooling system with a dust-resistant design.
• Flexible installation is made possible by the horizontal/vertical lens shift, a 2x zoom lens, and 360º angle setting.
• The optional Wireless Module enables wireless projection from multiple PCs.
• Wireless projection from iPads and other devices is also available.
The RGB Booster achieves high image quality with levels of colour reproduction and brightness that make each colour stand out. It combines Panasonic's proprietary Vivid Colour Control technology with a Lamp Modulation Drive System for a 1-chip DLP™ projector that produces bright and vivid colours.
Vivid Colour Control
This unique control technology optimises the use of the colour segment areas of the colour wheel. It increases the brightness of each RGB colour by minimising the unallocated portions between the colours, to achieve truly vivid colouring.
Lamp Modulation Drive System
With the advanced lamp modulation technology, the projector is now able to control the lamp intensity for each of the red, green, blue and white segments of the colour wheel separately. Because the actual light output is controlled in relation to each colour segment, light usage is optimised and colour balance is obtained without lowering the brightness. This results in bright, vivid images with increased colour fidelity.
The 300-watt AC lamp unit features an efficient light focusing reflector. Using only a single lamp unit, the PT-DX500 achieves 4,500 lumens of brightness. The PT-DX500 also boasts a high contrast ratio of 2,000:1.
The frequency of the video signal is analysed for each scene, and distribution data is extracted for the ultra high, high, medium and low-range frequencies. This unique Panasonic image correction circuit optimally enhances each area of the screen. High-precision detection is applied from 2-dimensional horizontal/vertical data to produce more natural, lifelike images with high definition.
This function corrects the image quality to project sharp, clear images even in brightly lit rooms. A luminance sensor measures the ambient brightness, and a realtime adjustment function optimises sharpness and brightness according to the surroundings. This adjustment function also works together with the Detail Clarity Processor 3 to enhance the realism and vividness of projected images. This makes images easier to view and offers high contrast.
This imaging mode is similar to DICOM Part 14, which is a medical imaging standard. It reproduces X-ray images with remarkable clarity. It also allows information to be shared by many viewers on a large screen, such as during conferences or training courses.
Optimal colour reproduction can be achieved by selecting this mode, compliant with ITU-R Recommendation BT.709, when images from an HDTV source are projected.
• 3D colour management system
• Full 10-bit image processing
• Progressive cinema scan (3:2 pulldown)
• Dynamic sharpness control
• Digital noise reduction
• IP conversion
• AI scene control
The cooling system is newly designed to optimise the airflow inside the unit. As a result, it offers better cooling efficiency and allows the projector to be used in ambient temperatures up to 45°C (113°F).*3
The new cooling system combines with a dust-resistant design based on a sealed optical block to achieve a lamp and lamp air filter replacement cycle of 2,000 hours.*4 This greatly reduces maintenance hassles.
For easier maintenance, you can replace the lamp from the rear. The lamp is easily replaced even after the projector is installed on the ceiling.
An original cooling system enhances the compact body and enables the projector to operate at a quiet 29 dB.*5
Web Browser Control over a Wired LAN
The PT-DX500E can be easily operated remotely over a LAN, because it is done using the computer's Web browser. Furthermore, the projector sends an email message to notify the operator when an error has occurred, or a lamp needs to be replaced.
The LAN terminals support PJLink™ class 1 connection. Control with the same specifications is also possible when used in a multi-projector system with projectors of another brand.
Multi Projector Monitoring and Control Software Ver. 2
Panasonic's original freeware "Multi Projector Monitoring and Control Software Ver. 2" allows the user to control and monitor multiple projectors at the same time over a wired LAN. When a problem occurs, an alarm message is sent to the monitoring/controlling PC.
In new installations, the horizontal/vertical lens shift lets you accommodate a wide range of room sizes and shapes. And when replacing existing projectors, the 2x zoom greatly enhances your ease of installation and can reduce costs by permitting the use of existing mounting positions and cablings.
The unit can be rotated 360° vertically. This means you can install it at any up-and-down angle you wish to accommodate different installation conditions.
A lens centred, symmetrical design provides ease of installation, eliminating the need for any special considerations when planning the installation site.
Interfaces include a DVI-D and HDMI inputs. The serial terminal (RS-232C) has an Emulate function that lets you continue using existing control systems when replacing a previous Panasonic model. It is also possible to output audio during Standby mode. This is convenient when connecting an external audio system through the projector.
The optional Wireless Module ET-WM200 allows the PT-DX500 to operate wireless projection for a smooth, hassle-free presentation. You can make the settings for wireless connection quickly and easily using Wireless Manager ME 5.5 software. When the presentation is finished, Wireless Manager restores the PC to its previous LAN settings, so the PC is ready to reconnect to your LAN.
Functions include Live mode and Multi-Live mode. In Live mode, the image projected is identical to the image seen on the PC screen. In Multi-Live mode, you can wirelessly connect with multiple PCs.
Panasonic Wireless Projector for iOS is an iOS application that lets you send PDF files and JPEG images from an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch over a wireless connection. JPEG images saved onto an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, and PDF files transferred to the Panasonic Wireless Projector for iOS application via iTunes can be sent. Easy touch screen operation also lets you rotate, enlarge, or reduce images (using a pinch operation), and flip through pages (using a flick operation). Now you can give the kind of smart presentations that are simply not possible with conventional projectors. Panasonic Wireless Projector for iOS can be downloaded for free from the App Store. For operating details, see the iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Application Guide.
A number of functions are provided to reduce power consumption. They adjust the brightness according to the ambient light conditions and reduce the lamp power when there is no signal input or the projector is in the AV Mute mode.
Two signal transmission ports are provided, extending the remote control operating range to a maximum of 15m(49ft) for use in large conference rooms and classrooms. Function buttons are also provided to allow the setting of up to three frequently used functions of your choice.
The cooling fan continues to operate even when the main power switch is turned off after projection is finished. This also allows the power to be turned off by directly switching off the room's main breaker for systems, such as ceiling mounted systems, where the main power switch cannot be reached.
Scheduled operation is possible using the built-in timer function, without having to use a PC and software. For example, when using the projector for digital signage in a store, it can be set to operate with two lamps in the daytime and one lamp at night.
• Security features: user password, text superimposing and logo (default or original)
• HDTV compatibility
• AV mute for image/sound muting
• Selectable 9-language on-screen menu
• Built-in closed caption decoder
*1 There is no actual change in the rated brightness or contrast ratio.
*2 This product is not a medical instrument. Do not use it for actual medical diagnosis.
*3 The operating temperature range is 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F ) when the fan control is set to HIGH Altitude mode ( for over 1,400 m [4,593 ft ] to 2,700 m [8,858 ft ] above sea level ).
*4 When a lamp mode is set to NORMAL. The lamp replacement cycle is 3,000 hours when the lamp mode is set to ECO. A maximum value when the lamp is used in cycles of being turned on for 2 hours and off for 0.25 hours. When the lamp is turned on and off more frequently, the lamp replacement cycle is shortened.
*5 When the lamp mode is set to ECO; 35 dB when the lamp mode is set to Normal. Measurement, measuring conditions and method of notation all comply with ISO 21118 international standards.
*6 Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.
*7 The ET-WM200 Wireless Module is required.