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Panasonic PT VMZ60U

Sadly the VMZ60U has been discontinued. If you’d like to read the specs and review info about it, please continue. If you’d like to see what folks like to buy as a substitute in 2023 check out the BenQ TK850 True 4K Home Entertainment Projector with HDR-Pro for Movies and Sports.

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Specifications of the Panasonic PT VMZ60U

Resolution1920 x 1200 pixels
TechnologyLaser LCD
Light output*16,000 lumens
LCD panel | Panel size (mm)16 mm diagonal (16:10 aspect ratio)
LCD panel | Panel size (inch)0.64 inch diagonal (16:10 aspect ratio)
LCD panel | Display methodTransparent LCD panel (x 3, R/G/B)
LCD panel | Drive methodActive matrix
LCD panel | Pixels2,304,000 (1920 x 1200) x 3, total of 6,912,000 pixels
LENS1.6 x Manual zoom (throw ratio 1.09-1.77 :1), F = 1.60-2.12, f = 15.30-24.64 mm
Light sourceLaser diode
Screen size (diagonal) (mm)0.76 – 7.62 m, 16:10 aspect ratio
Screen size (diagonal) (inch)30-300 in, 16:10 aspect ratio
Center-to-corner uniformity*185 %
Contrast*13,000,000:1 (all white/all black) (Input signals:PC,LIGHT POWER:NORMAL,PICTURE MODE:DYNAMIC,DAYLIGHT WIEW:OFF,DYNAMIC CONTRAST:1,AUTO POWER SAVE:OFF)
Optical axis shift | Vertical (from center of screen)0 % – +44 % (Manual)
Optical axis shift | Horizontal (from center of screen)– 20% – +20% (Manual)
Keystone correction range*2Vertical: ±25°, Horizontal: ±35°
InstallationHorizontal/Vertical, free 360-degree installation
Terminals | HDMI 1/2 INHDMI 19-pin x 2 (Compatible with HDCP, Deep Color, 4K/30p signal input)
Terminals | COMPUTER 1 IND-sub 15-pin (female) x 1 (RGB/YPBPR/YCBCR)
Terminals | COMPUTER 2 IN / MONITOR OUTD-sub 15-pin (female) x 1 (RGB/YPBPR/YCBCR) (input/output switching)
Terminals | VIDEO INPin jack x 1
Terminals | AUDIO 1/2 INM3 stereo mini-jack x 2
Terminals | AUDIO 3 INPin jack (L/R) x 1
Terminals | VARIABLE AUDIO OUTM3 stereo mini-jack x 1
Terminals | SERIAL IND-sub 9-pin x 1 for computer control (RS-232C compliant)
Terminals | LANRJ-45 x 1 for network control, 10Base-T, 100Base-TX, compatible with PJLink™ (Class 2)
Terminals | DIGITAL LINK/LANRJ-45 x 1 for network and DIGITAL LINK connection, HDBase-T™ compliant, 100Base-TX, compatible with PJLink™  (Class 2), HDCP, Deep Color, 4K/30p signal input
Terminals | USB CONNECTORUSB connector (Type A) x 1 for Memory Viewer function, power supply (DC5V, maximum 2A*3), optional wireless module AJ-WM50
Power supplyAC 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumptionTBD
Built-in Speaker10 W (monaural)
Operating noise*1NORMAL: 37dB, QUIET: 27dB 
Cabinet materialsMolded plastic
FilterIncluded
Filter cleaning cycle: 20,000 hours  (0.08 mg/m3 of particulate matter), 10,000 hours (0.15 mg/m3 of particulate matter)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (mm)399 x 115 x 348 mm (Not including protruding parts)399 x 133 x 348 mm (With feet at shortest position)
Dimensions (W x H x D) (inch)15 23/32 x 4 17/32 x 13 11/16 inch (Not including protruding parts)15 23/32 x 5 1/4 x 13 11/16 inch (With feet at shortest position)
Weight (kg)*4Less than 7.2 kg
Weight (lbs.)*4Less than 15.87 lbs.
Operating environment (℃/M)Operating temperature: 0 °C- 45 °C, operating humidity: 20 %-80 % (no condensation)
Operating environment (°F/Feet)Operating temperature: 32 °F -113 °F, operating humidity: 20 %-80 % (no condensation)
Applicable software/applicationLogo Transfer Software, Multi Monitoring & Control Software, Presenter Light for Windows®, Wireless Projector Apps for iOS/Android™
Note*1 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2012 international standards. Value is average of all products when shipped. 
*2 Around this time, light output will have decreased by approximately 50 %. IEC62087: 2008 Broadcast contents, NORMALMode, Dynamic Contrast [2], under conditions with 30 °C (86 °F), 700 m (2,297 ft) above sea level, and 0.15 mg/m3 of particulate matter. Estimated time until light output declines to 50 % varies depending on environment. 
*3 On standby, power supply is available with Quick Startup set to ON or Power Management set to Ready.
*4 Average value. May differ depending on the actual unit.
Light output6 000 lumens

Reviews are scarce on this projector but we managed to find a 5 star review on Amazon and a 3 star review on CNET. 

5 Star Review

Stunning 4K projector

“The Panasonic PT-VMZ60U is a stunning 4K projector that offers excellent image quality and performance. The projector is capable of producing sharp, detailed images with excellent contrast and color reproduction. It also has a wide range of features and settings that make it easy to customize the image to your liking. The PT-VMZ60U is a great choice for anyone looking for a high-quality 4K projector.”

Worst review of the viewsonic px748-4k projector

Panasonic PT-VMZ60U is a great projector, but it's not without its flaws

“The Panasonic PT-VMZ60U is a great projector, but it’s not without its flaws. The projector is quite expensive, and it can be difficult to set up and use. It also doesn’t have as many features as some of its competitors. Overall, the PT-VMZ60U is a great choice for people who are looking for the best possible image quality, but it’s not the best choice for everyone.”

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Should I order a projector bulb online? Will it smash?

You’d be amazed at what a well-packed item can withstand. Choose well your supplier of bulbs or lamp modules to make sure the item arrives in one piece. There is no faster way to ruin your plans that to receive a deflated package of expensive glass dust in the mail. Sometimes it seems like a package has been through a series of separate horrors when it arrives. Read the reviews of your supplier before you commit to sending a lamp module through the mail.

Is it safe to send projector bulbs in the mail

 

Who Makes The Bulbs?

Manufacturing bulbs is a specialized and delicate business. When most people think of lighting, they think of brands like Philips. The bulb manufacturers provide bulbs to all your favourite brands  who create a custom  module, creating a “Genuine Lamp”.

How do I know if a store is selling a branded lamp or a generic?

It’s a minefield out there. Unfortunately  generic lamps or bulbs have become the norm. It’s not always clear exactly what you’re getting. In all things bargain-hunting, let the buyer beware. We’re not about to say that you always have to use the branded product, life experience shows us that it’s not always true. How many of us go to a completely different mechanic for our cars than the manufacturer. Our rule is based on the complexity of the issue, if it’s something serious, go to the source. If it’s consumables and you know what you’re doing in generic land, then go right ahead.

If you’ve got cash to splash, then get the branded bulb and all the peace of mind that comes with being able to complain to the manufacturer if it all goes to blazes. If you are more price conscious, choosing an online seller with a track record and lots of reviews is going to save you a lot of headaches when it comes to matching generic projector lamp replacements. 

 

Knock-off or Legit: Choose your own projector lamp adventure. 

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 in bWhy Can’t I just Swap the Bulb?

Projector bulbs are supplied in a module. You can still buy bare bulbs out there, this is the internet after all. Naturally the manufacturer wants to keep control of quality and safety so they will always recommend that you use the correct, branded lamp module. Besides, installing a bulb is significantly more difficult than installing a lamp module, sometimes requiring soldering. The risk in damaging the projector is probably not worth the cost saving in buying a knock-off bulb. Having said that, each situation is different.

If you have two left thumbs and no electrical knowledge, just buy the whole module and we’ll speak no more of bare bulbs. If you are a bona fide tinkerer of all things electronic then we already know you won’t be asking this question, you would have swapped the bulb already.  Self-awareness is key. Poor bulb packaging is not the only time you get expensive glass dust. A poor attempt at bulb swapping can also result in glass dust confetti. Sparkly, expensive and dangerous. Know your limits.

What is the cost of Epson projector bulb?

So you’ve hunted and collected your Epson projector. After many hours of delightful home theatre you realise the projector lamp has a limit. So what is the cost of an Epson projector lamp in Australian dollars? Naturally, the price varies depending on the model of the projector and the type of lamp. The price could be $25 for a knock off lamp, right up to $1300 or beyond, depending on the fanciness level of your projector. The price will also vary depending on where you shop. 

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142x

Optoma HD142x DLP Projector WUXGA Portable 3000

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Optoma 142X projector

    142x Projector

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    The Optoma HD142X is a bit of an old-girl now, mate. Onwards! The new model currently selling is the 146X which you can get delivered in the blink of an eye from our buddies at Amazon AU. The Optoma HD142X was a well-priced 1080p projector that has been discontinued. We don’t wish to speak ill of the discontinued so we will say it was impressively compact at 11.7 x 9 x 3.8″.

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    Features

    The Optoma HD142X was a 1080p projector that offered good overall image quality for a reasonable price. Widely reviewed as having solid contrast, accurate color, and large projection image even in a dark room. The HD142X also has a variety of features that made it a good choice for home theater use, including a short throw lens that allowed it to be placed close to the screen, and a built-in speaker.

    One of the best things about the HD142X is its price. At around $500, it was one of the most affordable 1080p projectors on the market. 

     

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    The 142X was 1080p projector that offers good overall image quality for a very reasonable price. We found one secondhand on US ebay that may still be available if you’re looking to save $$$. 

    Specs of 142X

     

    Reviews

    The best thing about retro or discontinued gear is that you can get a true impression of how it performed from the historical review data. 

    Optoma 142X review
    5 Star Review

    Best Review

    Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 23, 2016

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Verified Purchase

    Upon powering on the unit having had the hdmi cable from my reciever (focusing the unit with the wheel above the lens) I was greeted with the logo screen and then I started the setup. The initial setup was easy. I chose my language and my current position of my projector and that was enough to get me started.

    I turned on my source (PS4) and compared the picture projected on a white wall with the picture on my 55″ Sony Bravia 4K. They were very similar in color and with it being 3pm and ample lighting coming in through the windows I was very pleased to be able to see the image clearly. I then went into the main menu and turned the lamp setting to cinema and eco modes and was pleasantly surprised to seen that I still had no trouble making out the images with the ambient lighting coming in the windows.

    I adjusted the keystone using the remote and also adjusted the projector footings until my image was level and again these were very easy steps to accomplish. I decided to try out the 3D so I switched over to my PS3 which plays 3D better than the PS4 (audio sync is way better). I popped in Zootopia 3Dbluray and the projector determined that the source was 3D automatically and asked if I wanted to switch to 3D and gave me the options of DLPLink, VESA or 2D to 3D of which I chose DLP-Link and then proceeded to sync my glasses (not included).

    I started up the movie took a seat and felt like I was in a theater watching the movie all over again. The colors and images popped off of the wall and it was still daytime. I made myself stop watching after about 30 mins and decided that I would do a real test once the sun went down.

    Before I turned off the projector I took out a measuring tape and measured the disgonal which was about 97-98″. It does get pretty warm which is to be expected but the fan was doing a wonderful job of and I could barely hear it when it was on and I definately did not hear it while the movie was playing.

    One star review

    Worst Review

    Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 28, 2016.

    1.0 out of 5 stars 

    “No screen detected” Machine appears to be a piece of shit.

    Verified Purchase

    We just got our device, and it doesn’t work when plugged in to either of our laptops (new Macbook Air and 3-year old Dell Latitude E6410)… We can’t scan through the settings section with the remote or with the arrows on the unit…we we couldn’t adjust it either way. Top it off with customer service not being open on the weekends, and you have a VERY disappointing start to ownership of this machine. Unlike many of the comments, I was not given a discounted or free unit to review.

    Perhaps Optoma can mitigate the issues when customer service is open (BTW, most consumers work during the day, so having your customer service hours set at 9-5 during the week is approaching asinine). As of now, we will be returning it asap.