Enjoy bright images in most settings with the black Panasonic PT-RZ970BU 10,000-Lumen WUXGA DLP Projector. Its 10,000 lumens of brightness and 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio will work together to overcome light in most rooms and provide detail in dark areas of the image. It sports a 1920 x 1200 WUXGA native resolution for viewing detailed video, pictures, or data. The 1.7 to 2.4:1 throw ratio offers a range of throw distances for focused images, and the projector supports a variety of optional interchangeable lenses to offer various throw ratio choices.
The PT-RZ970BU features HDMI, VGA, 3G-SDI, DVI-D, and HDBaseT inputs to connect to nearly any device. The projector is controllable via the included wireless/wired remote control, HDBaseT, or RS-232 with various control software options.
Enhanced Color with up to 10,000 Lumens of Brightness
The PT-RZ970 is designed to produce enhanced images with DLP technology for high-resolution detail, dual-laser modules for up to 10,000 lumens of brightness, the Quartet Color Harmonizer for reduced energy loss from the light source, and a heat-resistant phosphor wheel.
Augmented White Balance and Color Reproduction
The Quartet Color Harmonizer wheel mechanism is engineered to capture a wide color space, which allows for white to be reproduced more realistically on-screen.
Laser Module Maintains Picture Quality over Time
Thanks to the dual solid-state laser modules, there are no lamps to replace, and image color and brightness degrade gradually in consistent, linear fashion. As well as reducing maintenance hassle, out-of-the-box picture quality is preserved longer.
Light Control for High Contrast
The PT-RZ970 directly modulates laser power output to achieve high contrast with low power consumption. Digitally controlled frame-by-frame scene-linking modulation helps ensure precise output adjustment, while 10,000:1 dynamic contrast is delivered even when bright and dark scenes frequently interchange.
Detail Clarity Processor 3 Sharpens Details
The circuit is designed to optimize the sharpness of each image based on the frequency components of the extracted image information, for enhanced realism.
System Daylight View 3 for Bright Environments
System Daylight View 3 helps prevent images from washing out in well-lit environments, enhancing brightness perception in multi-projector mapping applications by adjusting sharpness and gamma curves and correcting colors for an augmented visual impact.
Engineered for Stable 24/7 Operation with Light Source Failover Protection
The Dual-Drive Laser Optical Engine groups laser diodes into two discrete modules. A fail-safe redundancy circuit works to minimize loss of brightness uniformity and color uniformity if a laser diode fails, making the projector suitable for mission-critical applications. Furthermore, brightness decreases more gradually and consistently than lamp-based projectors over a 20,000-hour maintenance-free projection period.
Dust-Resistant Airtight Optical Block
The optical block is airtight, which helps to ensure consistent image quality for up to 20,000 hours without maintenance. The optical block design passed testing to assure reliability in environments with up to 0.15mg of particulate matter per cubic meter, preventing brightness degradation from dust intrusion.
Selectable Operational Modes Help Maintain Image Quality
In Normal Mode, the projector can operate continuously for up to 20,000 hours. In Eco Mode, this is extended up to 24,000 hours of continuous operation. These modes enhance suitability for education and signage applications. In environments where full brightness is not necessary, such as surveillance, control, and simulation rooms, constant operation modes extend light source replacement to up to 87,600 hours in Long Life Mode, which is approximately 10 years of 24/7 projection, with consistent brightness and color. In addition to preset operating modes, the PT-RZ970 can be customized to achieve your preferred balance of brightness performance or extended life.
Contrast Sync and Shutter Sync Functions
The PT-RZ970 features contrast and shutter sync functions for multi-screen and mapping applications. Contrast sync allows the projector's digitally modulated contrast function to be synchronized over the network for consistent picture quality across screens. Shutter sync incorporates a master/slave principle to synchronize shutter on/off timing between all networked projectors. It includes simultaneous fade-in and fade-out functions.
Multi-Screen Support System Connects Multiple Screens
With edge blending, edges of adjacent screens can be blended and their luminance controlled. Color matching corrects for slight variations in the color reproduction range of individual projectors. Computer software helps provide easy, accurate control.
Multi-Unit Brightness and Color Control
This function is designed to automatically correct brightness and color fluctuations that occur over time in individual projectors in a multi-screen system. Control up to eight projectors connected via a hub, and up to a maximum of 2048 projectors with Multi-Monitoring & Control Software.
Geometric Adjustment for Custom Screen Surfaces
Geometric Adjustment adapts the image for projection onto spherical, cylindrical, and other shaped screens. Fine-tuning is performed via the remote control, with no external equipment needed. Paired with the Multi-Screen Support System, creative mapping presentations are possible in a variety of event and staging applications.
Geometry Manager Pro Software
This software is designed to expand built-in functionality to make complex adjustments easier. The free software package includes enhanced color matching and edge blending for multi-screen projection and adjustment of multiple screens over the network. An optional upgrade kit for this software adds creative masking capability using either four lines or bitmap data, as well as uniformity correction and correction area expansion.
Reduce Inventory Costs with Shared Lenses
The PT-RZ970 shares optional lenses with other Panasonic projectors, reducing TCO for staging and event companies with large projector inventories. These lenses are designed to attach and detach with one-touch ease.
Single-Cable DIGITAL LINK Control and Video Connection
Upward HDBaseT-compatible DIGITAL LINK supports transmission of uncompressed Full HD video and control commands through a single Cat5e or higher STP cable for distances up to 492'. An optional DIGITAL LINK Switcher or Digital Interface Box can further simplify installation in large venues while reducing cost and improving reliability.
Free 360° Rotation
The projector can be rotated 360° for installation and projection at virtually any angle.
Supports Art-Net DMX, Crestron Connected, and PJLink
The PT-RZ970 is compatible with Art-Net DMX protocol for lighting management, allowing the projector to be connected to a lighting console, opening the door to a range of added functionality and control options. The onboard LAN/DIGITAL LINK terminal also supports Crestron Connected and PJLink (Class 1), for integration into an existing A/V network utilizing multiple device brands.
Quick Start, Quick Off
The laser light source doesn't require any warm-up, so images appear almost instantly (in about one second). There's also no cool-down period needed when turning the power off at the mains—the projector can be turned on and off any time as necessary.
Multi-Monitoring and Control Software
The software offers monitoring and control of up to 2048 devices over a LAN network from a single computer. For monitoring, status for individual devices can be listed in groups, with more detailed information shown separately. Control functions include power on/off, input switching, scheduling, and command inputs.
Backup Input Setting Helps Optimize Performance
This feature allows for smooth switching to a backup input signal should the primary signal be disrupted, helping to ensure reliability for mission-critical control rooms, projection mapping, staging, and in other applications where image display must be maintained.
Web Browser Control
The PT-RZ970 can be operated remotely over a LAN network via a computer's web browser. Projectors can be configured to alert you via email if an error has occurred.
Optional Early Warning Software
Early Warning Software monitors the status of projectors and displays connected to an intranet and informs you when an abnormality is detected or predicted, or when there are symptoms of trouble, helping to minimize downtime for stable operation.
Quiet Mode reduces operational noise
DICOM Simulation Mode offers X-ray photo reproduction for educational use
Rec. 709 Mode for HDTV projection for accurate colors
Waveform monitor for simplified calibration
Lens-centered design with a wide horizontal/vertical lens shift
Shutter effect with fade in/fade out (configurable in half-second intervals from 0.5 to 4 seconds, or to 5-, 7-, or 10-second intervals)
1 x HDBaseT (RJ45) Audio, Control, Data, LAN, Remote, Service, Video Input/Output 1 x 3G-SDI (BNC) Video Input 1 x HDMI (HDMI Type-A) Audio, Video Input 1 x DVI-D Video Input 1 x 5BNC Video Input 1 x VGA (DE-15/DB-15) Video Input 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Mini Remote Input 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Mini Remote Output 1 x DE-9/DB-9 Control Input 1 x DE-9/DB-9 Control Output 1 x DE-9/DB-9 Remote Input
Expected Lamp Life
Full Brightness: 20,000 Hours Low Brightness: 24,000 Hours
Full Brightness: 41 dB Medium Brightness: 37 dB Low Brightness: 35 dB
Cable Lock Slot Security Bar
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AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Full Brightness: 1050 W Medium Brightness: 742 W Low Brightness: 588 W Standby Mode (Lamp Off): 85 W
32 to 113°F / 0 to 45°C
10 to 80%
Dimensions (W x H x D)
19.6 x 7.9 x 22.9" / 49.8 x 20.0 x 58.1 cm With included lens