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-DX500E achieves 4,500 lumens of brightness. The PT-DX500E 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 real time 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.
The optional Wireless Module ET-WM200E allows the PT-DX500E Projector to provide wireless projection of the same images that are displayed on the PC screen. There is no need to connect the PC with a VGA cable, so you get smooth video presentations with any system layout you want and it is also possible to transmit audio. Settings for wireless connection can be made quickly and easily using Wireless Manager ME 5.5 software and you can also simultaneously project the images from multiple PCs up to 16 PCs using the "Multi-Live mode“. The wireless LAN security is also newly compatible with the EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) (except for EAP-LEAP).
The Panasonic Wireless Projector for iOS application , which is free and available from the App Store, allows wireless projection from an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. When images or document files*3 are opened, the image is sent to the Projector and displayed. Presentations can be done using only the Wireless Projector and an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Various touch screen operations, such as rotating the direction of the screen, flicking to turn pages, and pinching to zoom in or out, are possible. For operating details, see the iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch Application Guide. Requirements: Compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
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 during conferences, training courses etc.
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)*5.
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*6. 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*7.
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. 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 centered, 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.
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.
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• 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 The ET-WM200E Wireless Module is required.
*3 Supported file types include PDF, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, Text, and Rich Text. However, document files that contain animation, links, embedded motion images or audio, a Slideshow function, word art, comment displays that have open passwords, or have been scanned at high resolution cannot be sent.
*4 This product is not a medical instrument. Do not use it for actual medical diagnosis.
*5 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 1,400m [4,593 ft ] to 2,700m [8,858 ft ] above sea level ).
*6 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.
*7 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.
NOTE: Network functions such as Live mode and Multi-Live mode can also be used with a wired LAN.