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The RGB Booster achieves high image quality with levels of color reproduction (up to 145% that of conventional models) and brightness that make each color stand out. It combines Panasonic's proprietary Vivid Color Control technology with a newly engineered Lamp Modulation Drive System for a 1-chip DLPT projector that produces bright and vivid colors.
Vivid Color Control
This unique control technology optimizes the use of the color segment areas of the color wheel. It increases the brightness of each RGB color by minimizing the unallocated portions between the colors, to achieve truly vivid coloring.
Lamp Modulation Drive System
Conventionally, the lamp intensity was fixed, and the balance between colors was controlled by discarding excessive light. For example, the intensity of green had to be digitally cut back to match the lower light intensity of red.
With the new 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 color wheel separately. Because the actual light output is controlled in relation to each color segment, light usage is optimized and color balance is obtained without lowering the brightness. This results in bright vivid images with increased color fidelity
The PT-D5000S uses a 240-watt AC lamp to produce a high brightness of 5,000 lm. Clear, crisp images are reproduced even in bright rooms.
Exclusive to Panasonic, this image-processing circuit analyzes the video signal frequency range for each scene by extracting data on the distribution of high, mid, and low-frequency components, and brings out fine details accordingly. The resulting images have a more natural, three-dimensional appearance with crisp, clear detail.
Screen visibility is lower when a projector is used during daylight hours or in a room with lights on. This problem becomes more significant when images require increasing levels of detail expression. Panasonic's System Daylight View 2 optimizes image quality to improve color perception of the projected image in bright rooms. Gamma curves and sharpness, in addition to conventional color correction are adjusted to bring a sense of sharpness to the entire screen and reproduce stunning images with life-like depth. This results in highly comfortable viewing even in bright lighting, and allows viewers to concentrate more easily on the images.
To increase visual impact, projector images are often viewed from a comparatively close position relative to the screen size. The characteristics of the human eye, however, tend to cause changes in colors when images are viewed close-up on a large screen. Changes in color saturation, hue, and brightness differ from color to color, and conventional projectors were not able to make the appropriate corrections. 3D Color Management makes these corrections to produce accurate colors that are very close to the original images even when viewed on a large screen.
This interlace/progressive conversion technology automatically detects when the input signal is derived from filmed material and selects the optimum progressive processing method to assure faithful reproduction of the original image.
The use of a full 10-bit image processing system provides smooth tonal expression. For example, skin tones appear natural and true to life.
The dynamic sharpness control circuit adjusts the video signal waveforms based on the difference in brightness of adjacent pixels for a sharp, clear picture that is relatively unaffected by signal noise.
The 2-Lamp System increases brightness and eliminates the need to interrupt a presentation if a lamp should burn out (in dual-lamp operation mode). The Lamp Relay mode also operates the lamps alternately to enable 24/7 projector operation.
Panasonic's proprietary Auto Cleaning Filter (ACF) automatically exposes a clean filter surface when it senses that the filter is clogged. The ACF also brushes away dust that adheres to the filter, which helps prevent clogging that can impair operation or cause malfunction. This helps maintain the highly efficient electrostatic filter, the Micro Cut Filter's superior dust-collecting performance. As a result, the filter does not need to be replaced for over 10,000 hours, greatly reducing the hassle of maintenance.
A highly efficient electrostatic filter in the air intake section traps dust particles that are 1 micron or larger. By capturing approximately 7 times more dust than conventional filters, it guards the optical block and reduces the penetration of dust into the interior to provide stable operation.
The dust resistant design of the optical block helps ensure that projectors with DLP™ technology will continue to deliver crisp, sharp, high-resolution images over an extended service life.
A wide adjustment range of the horizontal / vertical lens shift assures distortion-free images and adds convenience and versatility. It lets you easily make adjustments with the remote control, making it optimal for ceiling-mounted applications.
The PT-D5000 can be rotated vertically. This means you can install one at any up-and-down angle you want, to accommodate different installation conditions.
Anybody can operate the PT-D5000 by remote control or monitor its status over a LAN network, because it is done using the computer&s familiar Web browser. Furthermore, the PT-D5000 sends an E-mail 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.
This provides greater convenience for large conference rooms, lecture halls and gymnasiums with large audiences. Also, two signal transmission ports are provided to enable a large operating area.
The PT-D5000 has attained a low standby power level of 0.2 W*2, which is a top-class level for the projector industry. It also helps to slash running costs, and reduces environmental impact.
The PT-D5000 has an array of terminals -- two RGB inputs including a 5-BNC connector, serial in/out, one S-video input, two remote in, one remote out, DVI-D, and control capability -- to support a broad range of projection needs, with HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compliance. Using the serial terminal (RS232C), it is also possible to connect and operate AMX and Crestron control systems with ease.
A mechanical lens shutter eliminates annoying light leakage when PT-D5000 is on standby or temporarily not in use, such as during a meeting.
Built-in capacitor provides power to cool the internal parts. This means that you can switch off the room&s main power as soon as the presentation ends. PT-D5000 doesn&t make you wait around and helps minimize lamp damage.
Dust filter is replaced from the side and lamps are replaced from the back panel. Both of them are replaced very easily even when PT-D5000 is installed.
*1 In Eco standby mode, LAN-based network functions such as the standby ON function will not operate.
*2 For North American models. European and Asian models are 0.3 W.
*3 The PT-DZ6710 only.