Panasonic PT-LB20U Mobile Projector - PTLB20U

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Ease of Use
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The computer recognizes it first time everytime, other media sources VCR / DVD also just as effortless. Small and well packaged to go into your rollaboard luggage. Our units have logged many frequent flyer miles across the world, and we love them!

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The Panasonic PT-LB20U was on my radar for a long time before I decided to buy the InFocus LP-540 instead. I was drawn by the LB20U's design and the idea that the so called "Daylight Feature" would make it brighter than other 2000 lumen projectors. I decided on the InFocus over the Panasonic PT-LB20U simply because it was the only projector of the two I could actually see being demonstrated in the store where I made my purchase. You may be wondering why I am writing about the Panasonic if I bought the InFocus. About a month ago I made a second projector purchase and this time decide to give the Panasonic a try. What a mistake. The only thing that could possibly make this projector worth the money is its portability and relative ease of use. Other than this I would strongly urge anyone seriously looking at the LB20U to look elsewhere. I do not recommend this projector. The image quality is grainy, the color is under-saturated, and the "Daylight Feature" is nowhere near as effective as Panasonic claims. The Panasonic pales in comparison with my InFocus LP-540. In a side by side comparison the InFocus made the Panasonic look terrible. With the Panasonic's "Daylight Feature" turned on the image was less bright than the image projected by my InFocus. This was very surprising since the Panasonic claims to be a 2000 lumens projector and my InFocus is only rated at 1700 lumens. The Panasonic fells cheaply constructed and very fragile. Panasonic has clearly traded weight and compact size for the quality of the this projector.

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Panasonic has a hit

by jjmfe@hotmail.com on 7/25/2005

The computer recognizes it first time everytime, other media sources VCR / DVD also just as effortless. Small and well packaged to go into your rollaboard luggage. Our units have logged many frequent flyer miles across the world, and we love them!

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Light weight, but poor image quality.

by Hugh on 3/20/2006

The Panasonic PT-LB20U was on my radar for a long time before I decided to buy the InFocus LP-540 instead. I was drawn by the LB20U's design and the idea that the so called "Daylight Feature" would make it brighter than other 2000 lumen projectors. I decided on the InFocus over the Panasonic PT-LB20U simply because it was the only projector of the two I could actually see being demonstrated in the store where I made my purchase. You may be wondering why I am writing about the Panasonic if I bought the InFocus. About a month ago I made a second projector purchase and this time decide to give the Panasonic a try. What a mistake. The only thing that could possibly make this projector worth the money is its portability and relative ease of use. Other than this I would strongly urge anyone seriously looking at the LB20U to look elsewhere. I do not recommend this projector. The image quality is grainy, the color is under-saturated, and the "Daylight Feature" is nowhere near as effective as Panasonic claims. The Panasonic pales in comparison with my InFocus LP-540. In a side by side comparison the InFocus made the Panasonic look terrible. With the Panasonic's "Daylight Feature" turned on the image was less bright than the image projected by my InFocus. This was very surprising since the Panasonic claims to be a 2000 lumens projector and my InFocus is only rated at 1700 lumens. The Panasonic fells cheaply constructed and very fragile. Panasonic has clearly traded weight and compact size for the quality of the this projector.

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Product Overview

The PT-LB20U 2000 ANSI Lumens XGA Projector with One-Touch "Auto-Everything" Set-Up and Daylight View Technology.

Specifications

Manufacturer Panasonic
Mfg Part# PTLB20U
SKU 10408015
UPC 791871111178
UPC 14 00791871111178
Features
Weight - 4.6 lb
Manufacturer - Panasonic
Manufacturer Part Number - PT-LB20U
Color Support - 16.7 Million Colors (24-bit)
Standard Warranty - 3 Year(s) Limited
Brightness - 2000 Lumens
Manufacturer Website Address - www.panasonic.com
Lamp Type - 155W UHM
Display Modes - 1024 x 768 XGA Native
Display Modes - 1600 x 1200 UVGA Supported
Lamp Life - 3000 Hour(s) Maximum
Projection Distances - 3.61ft to 35.1ft
Diagonal Image Size - 33" to 300"
Video Signal - HDTV
Video Signal - NTSC
Video Signal - NTSC 4.43
Video Signal - PAL
Video Signal - PAL-M
Video Signal - PAL-N
Video Signal - PAL-60
Video Signal - SECAM
Product Name - PT-LB20U Mobile Projector
Zoom - 3x Digital Zoom
Zoom - Manual Zoom
Interfaces - 1 x Video HD DB-15 Input
Interfaces - 1 x Composite Video RCA Input
Interfaces - 1 x S-Video 4-pin mini-DIN Input
Interfaces - 2 x Audio RCA (Left/Right) Input
Interfaces - 1 x RS-232C 8-pin mini-DIN
Interfaces - 1 x Video HD DB-15 IN/OUT
Product Type - LCD Mobile Projector
Tech Specs
Technology Details - 3 x 0.7" LCD Panel
Input Voltage - 100 V AC to 240 V AC
Package Contents - PT-LB20U Mobile Projector
Package Contents - Card remote control
Package Contents - Lithium battery for remote control
Package Contents - Power cord
Package Contents - RGB signal cable
Package Contents - Carrying bag
Manufacturer - Panasonic
Interfaces - 1 x Video HD DB-15 Input
Interfaces - 1 x Composite Video RCA Input
Interfaces - 1 x S-Video 4-pin mini-DIN Input
Interfaces - 2 x Audio RCA (Left/Right) Input
Interfaces - 1 x RS-232C 8-pin mini-DIN
Interfaces - 1 x Video HD DB-15 IN/OUT
Standard Warranty - 3 Year(s) Limited
Temperature - 32 °F (0 °C) to 104 °F (40 °C) Operating
Dimensions - 2.56" Height x 11.69" Width x 8.27" Depth
Dimensions - 2.87" Height x 11.69" Width x 8.27" Depth - Including protruding parts and legs
Frequency - 50 Hz or 60 Hz
Color Support - 16.7 Million Colors (24-bit)
Lamp Type - 155W UHM
Manufacturer Part Number - PT-LB20U
Brightness - 2000 Lumens
Lamp Life - 3000 Hour(s) Maximum
Manufacturer Website Address - www.panasonic.com
Power Consumption - 220W
Power Consumption - 4W Standby-With fan stopped
Humidity - 20% to 80% Non-condensing Operating
Weight - 4.6 lb
Display Modes - 1024 x 768 XGA Native
Display Modes - 1600 x 1200 UVGA Supported
Fan Noise - 30 dB Approximate Low Brightness Mode
Focal Length - 21.5mm to 25.8mm
Projection Distances - 3.61ft to 35.1ft
Language Supported - English
Language Supported - French
Language Supported - German
Language Supported - Spanish
Language Supported - Italian
Language Supported - Korean
Language Supported - Russian
Language Supported - Chinese
Language Supported - Japanese
Language Supported - Swedish
Language Supported - Norwegian
Language Supported - Danish
Language Supported - Portuguese
Language Supported - Polish
Language Supported - Hungarian
Language Supported - Czech
Language Supported - Thai
Product Name - PT-LB20U Mobile Projector
Diagonal Image Size - 33" to 300"
Focal Ratio - F-Number 1.7 to 1.9
Zoom - 3x Digital Zoom
Zoom - Manual Zoom
Product Type - LCD Mobile Projector
Zoom Ratio - 1:1.2
Projection Methods - Front
Projection Methods - Rear
Projection Methods - Ceiling
Video Signal - HDTV
Video Signal - NTSC
Video Signal - NTSC 4.43
Video Signal - PAL
Video Signal - PAL-M
Video Signal - PAL-N
Video Signal - PAL-60
Video Signal - SECAM
Aspect Ratio - 4:3 Native
Aspect Ratio - 16:9 Supported
Contrast Ratio - 400:1 Full On/Off
Control Mediums - Remote control
Throw Ratio - 1.45 to 1.70
Uniformity - 90%
Audio - 1W Monaural
Digital Keystone - ±30 ° Vertical
Platform Support - PC
Sync Range - 15 kHz to 91 kHz Horizontal
Sync Range - 50 Hz to 85 Hz Vertical
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