Panasonic PT-EX500
5000 Lumen XGA LCD Projector


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Panasonic's PT-EX500 produces bright, easy-to-see images for classrooms, university lecture rooms, engineering or art classes, and company meeting rooms.  Its ecological design works great in flexible systems and offers easy maintenance.

Even with its light, compact body, the PT-EX500 produces brightness of up to 5,000 lm.  In addition, the iris automatically adjusts itself to match the situation, resulting in high contrast ratio of up to 2,000:1.

Panasonic's Daylight View Basic technology achieves sharp, easy-to-see images by clearly reproducing the details in dark image areas, which were previously difficult to see in brightly lit rooms.  A built-in sensor measures the ambient light, and the Daylight View Basic function adjusts the halftone color and brightness level according to the surrounding illumination.

A Dust-Resistant Cabinet Design and an Eco Filter that Needs No Replacement for 12,000 Hours

The cabinet is designed with a straight airflow path, from intake to exhaust.  The shielding of the lens section, where dust is likely to enter, has been further improved to keep dust out.  And the sealing performance of the air filter unit and air intake duct has been increased to prevent the entry of dust from the filter periphery, resulting in a highly dust-resistant structure.

The Eco Filter unit, which efficiently captures dust in the intake airflow path, requires no replacement for up to 12,000 hours.* This large, pleated Micro Cut Filter (electrostatic filter) uses an ion effect to trap minute dust particles, further raising the overall dust-trapping capability.
*The usage environment affects the duration of the filter.

These features minimize the entry of dust into the optical block and maintain brightness over a long period of time, while reducing the hassle of maintenance. Also, in addition to achieving a long replacement cycle, the Eco Filter can be washed with water** and reused as an environmental consideration.
**When washing with water, please follow the procedures listed in the operating instructions.  Also, we recommend replacing the filter with a new one after it has been washed and reused twice.  If the filter is not sufficiently clean after washing, replace it with a new one.

Inorganic Materials Maintain Image Quality Longer

The PT-EX500's optical block maintains a high level of performance over time, due to the use of inorganic materials in the LCD panels and polarizers, thus achieving a replacement cycle of 10,000 hours.  It also makes them the logical choice for a truly dependable LCD projector system.

Lamp Replacement Cycle of up to 4,000 Hours

The PT-EX500 features a lamp replacement cycle of up to 4,000 hours.*  This helps to lower operating costs by providing longer usage between lamp replacements.
*This is the maximum value when the lamp power is set to Eco1 or Eco2, with the lamp turned on for 2 hours and off for 0.25 hours. Increases in the lamp on cycle or extended use with the lamp continuously turned on will shorten the lamp replacement cycle. When the lamp power is set to Normal, the lamp replacement cycle is 3,000 hours. The usage environment affects the lamp replacement cycle.

Environmentally Friendly Standby Power Consumption of Only 0.4 W

When the Standby mode is set to Eco, the standby power consumption is low at 0.4 W.*  This lowers running costs, and helps to reduce environment impact.
*Standby mode: Eco. When Standby mode is set to Eco, network functions such as standby on via LAN are not available.  Also, only certain commands can be received for external control using the serial terminal.

Intelligent Lamp Control System Reduces Power Consumption

When the lamp power is set to Auto, the Intelligent Lamp Control system automatically adjusts the lamp output in accordance with the brightness of the projected image and reduces it by up to 70 %.*  It also combines with color shift correction, which corrects the shift in the color balance that occurs when the lamp output drops.  As a result, power consumption is effectively reduced while excellent color reproduction is maintained.
*With the lamp mode set to Auto.

Eco Management Functions

A number of functions are provided to reduce power consumption.  They adjust the brightness according to ambient light conditions, and reduce the lamp power when there is no signal input or the projector is in AV Mute mode.  You can easily set the Eco Management functions according to operating conditions by using the ECO button on the remote control.

Flexible Installation

The wide adjustment range of the powered horizontal/vertical lens shift function assures convenience and versatility during installation.  It lets you easily make adjustments with the remote control.  The unit can also be rotated 360 degrees vertically.  This means you can install it at any angle you want, 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.
Easy Remote Control and Observation
Web browser on a computer connected through a LAN system lets you remotely operate projectors and check their status. An e-mail messaging function can also notify you when a lamp needs replacement, and indicate the overall projector status.
In addition, Multi Projector Monitoring and Control Software is available for monitoring and controlling multiple Panasonic projectors from a single PC.
The wired LAN terminal is compatible with PJLink? (class1), an open protocol that is used by many manufacturers, to enable integrated control of systems that contain different brands of projectors.

Web Browser Control/Monitoring and E-mail Message Alert, PJLink? Compatibility

Basic Concept of the Multi Projector Monitoring and Control Software
The LAN terminal allows a computer connected to the network to use Crestron RoomView? application software to manage and control system devices.
Extensive interfaces include HDMI and DVI-D input terminals, two sets of computer (RGB) input terminals,* and a serial (RS-232C) terminal for external control. It is also possible to output audio during Standby mode. This is convenient when connecting an external audio system through the projector.
*One set supports YPBPR (YCBCR) signals.
The PT-EX500 feature a high-output 10-watt monaural speaker that produces a large sound volume without requiring external speakers.
The quiet design keeps noise levels down to 31 dB,* so the sound of the cooling fan is hardly noticeable.  This helps the audience to keep their attention on the speech when someone is giving a presentation or on the screen images during quiet scenes.
*With the lamp power set to Eco1 or Eco2.  37 dB with the lamp power set to Normal.
Side-by-Side and P-in-P Function* for Effective Presentations and Lectures
Two different image sources can be simultaneously displayed onto a single screen.  You can also switch to P-in-P (Picture-in-Picture) mode and display a sub-window onto the main screen.  The sub-window can be positioned at any of the four corners (upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right) to expand the usable area as only a wide-screen projector can do.
*This function is not effective for some source combinations.
Side-by-Side Mode / P-in-P Mode
Effective Theft Prevention with the Startup Logo
You can change the default Panasonic start up logo to any logo you want.  A new logo can be easily uploaded by connecting a computer to the PT-EZ570 Series through the LAN or serial connection by using the Logo Transfer Software*.  An abundance of other security measures are also included, such as a security bar, Key lock, and PIN code lock function.  This is very effective for preventing theft.
*Still images that can be uploaded are limited to 1024 x 768 pixel bitmap files.  Also, the application will reduce the number of colors to 191.
Easy Lamp and Air Filter Replacement
For easy maintenance, you can replace the filter from the side and the lamp from the top of the projector.  The filter and lamp are easily replaced even after the projector is installed on the ceiling.
Other Features:
  • Presentation support/control tools such as Presentation Timer, Freeze Function, and Digital Zoom
  • Projector identification system for remote control allocation of up to 64 projectors
  • Direct Power Off right after use
  • Built-in closed caption decoder
  • AMX D. D. Compliant


  • Power supply: 100 ? 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 490 W (0.4 W with STANDBY MODE set to ECO*, 11 W with STANDBY MODE set to NETWORK.)
    *When the STANDBY MODE is set to ECO, network functions such as power on over the LAN will not operate.  Also, only certain commands can be received for external control using the serial terminal.
  • LCD panel:
    Panel size: 0.8" (20.0 mm) diagonal (4:3 aspect ratio)
    Display method: Transparent LCD panel (x3, R/G/B)
    Drive method: Active matrix
    Pixels: 786,432 (1,024 x 768) x3, total of 2,359,296 pixels
  • Lens: P0owered zoom/focus lenses and fixed-focus lens
  • Lamp: 330 W UHM lamp x 1, lamp replacement cycle: 4,000 hours**
    **This is the maximum value when the lamp power is set to Eco1 or Eco2 mode where the lamp is turned on for 2 hours and off for 0.25 hours.  If the lamp is turned on more times or kept on for a long time, the lamp replacement cycle will shorten.  In Normal mode, the lamp replacement cycle is 3,000 hours.  The usage environment affects the duration of the lamp
  • Screen size (diagonal): 1.02?10.16 m (40"?400") (4:3 aspect ratio)
  • Color reproducibility: Full color (1,073,741,824 colors)
  • Brightness***: 5,000 lm (lamp power: Auto/Normal)
  • Center-to-corner uniformity***: 90%
  • Contrast***: 2,000:1 (full on/off, lamp power: Auto/Normal)
    ***Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO 21118 international standards.
  • Resolution: 1,024 x 768 pixels****
    ****Input signals that exceed the native resolution will be converted to the native resolution.
  • Scanning frequency:
    HDMI/DVI-D: (Horizontal) 26?80 kHz; (Vertical) 23?85 Hz; (Dot clock) 162 MHz or lower
    RGB (analog): (Horizontal) 15?120 kHz; (Vertical) 48?100 Hz; (Dot clock) 230 MHz or lower (Signals exceeding the dot clock rate of 140 MHz are downsampled.)
    fH: 15.75 kHz, fV: 60 Hz [480i (525i)]
    fH: 31.50 kHz, fV: 60 Hz [480p (525p)]
    fH: 45.00 kHz, fV: 60 Hz [720 (750)/60p]
    fH: 33.75 kHz, fV: 60 Hz [1035/60i]
    fH: 28.13 kHz, fV: 50 Hz [1080 (1125)/50i]
    fH: 28.13 kHz, fV: 50 Hz [1080/25sF]
    fH: 27.00 kHz, fV: 48 Hz [1080/24sF]
    fH: 33.75 kHz, fV: 60 Hz [1080/30sF]
    fH: 56.25 kHz, fV: 50 Hz [1080/50p]
    fH: 15.63 kHz, fV: 50 Hz [576i (625i)]
    fH: 31.25 kHz, fV: 50 Hz [576p (625p)]
    fH: 37.50 kHz, fV: 50 Hz [720 (750)/50p]
    fH: 33.75 kHz, fV: 60 Hz [1080 (1125)/60i]
    fH: 28.13 kHz, fV: 25 Hz [1080/25p]
    fH: 27.00 kHz, fV: 24 Hz [1080/24p]
    fH: 33.75 kHz, fV: 30 Hz [1080/30p]
    fH: 67.50 kHz, fV: 60 Hz [1080/60p]
  • Video/S-Video: fH: 15.75 kHz, fV: 60 Hz [NTSC/NTSC4.43/PAL-M/PAL60], fH: 15.63 kHz, fV: 50 Hz [PAL/PAL-N/SECAM]
  • Optical axis shift*****:
    Vertical ?50% from center of screen (powered)
    Horizontal  ?10% from center of screen (powered)
    *****The axis shift function cannot be used with the ET-ELW21.
  • Keystone correction range: Vertical: ?40?^
    ^With the supplied lens.  Value differs when the correction for both directions is operated.
  • Installation: Ceiling/floor, front/rear
  • Built-in speaker: 3.7 cm round shape x1, output power 10.0 W (monaural)
  • Terminals:
    INPUT 1:
    - DVI-D IN: DVI-D 24-pin x1 (DVI 1.0 compliant, compatible with HDCP, compatible with single link only)
    - HDMI IN  HDMI 19-pin x1 (Deep Color, compatible with HDCP)
    - RGB IN:  D-sub HD 15-pin (female) x1 (RGB x1)
    INPUT 2:
    5BNC IN/
    VIDEO IN: BNC x5 (RGB/YPBPR/YCBCR x1), shared with VIDEO IN (BNC x1) (composite video)
    INPUT 3:
    - COMPONENT/VIDEO IN: RCA x3 (YPBPR/YCBCR/composite video x1)
    - S-VIDEO IN: Mini DIN 4-pin x1
    MONITOR OUT: D-sub HD 15-pin (female) x1 (RGB x1)
    AUDIO IN 1: M3 x1 (L-R x1)
    AUDIO IN 2: M3 x1 (L-R x1)
    AUDIO IN 3: RCA pin x2 (L/R x1) for VIDEO/S-VIDEO input
    AUDIO OUT: M3 x1 (L-R x1) for output (variable)
    SERIAL IN: D-sub 9-pin (female) x1 for external control (RS-232C compliant)
    REMOTE IN: M3 Jack x1 (for wired remote control)
    LANL RJ-45 x1 (for network connection, 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T, compliant with PJLink? (class 1))
  • Cabinet materials: Molded plastic (PC + ABS)
  • Dimensions with legs at shortest position, with supplied lens: 19.3" W x 6.5" H x 17.1" D (489.5 x 164 x 434 mm)
  • Weight: Approximately 10.2 kg (22.5 lbs) (with supplied lens)
  • Noise level: 37 dB (Lamp power: Normal); 31 dB (Lamp power:

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