PT-DZ21K Series

3-Chip DLP™ Projectors PT-DZ21K/PT-DS20K/PT-DW17K

System and Installation Flexibility with Diverse Functions

Features for System and Installation Flexibility with Diverse Functions

Geometric Adjustment for Specially Shaped Screens (PT-DZ21K/DS20K)

This function adjusts the image for projection onto spherical, cylindrical and other specially shaped screens. You can make the adjustment easily using only the remote control, with no external equipment needed.
New 4-Corner Adjustment and Keep Aspect
Off functions* also simplify fine adjustment.

4 corner adjust*

Each corner can be independently adjusted, and up to three sets of adjusted data can be stored.

Keep aspect on/off*

You can keep the aspect on when correcting curves. To make effective use of the screen area, you can also turn the aspect-keeping function off.

* A firmware update is required to use the function.
Please contact your sales representative for more information. (Contact Information)

Optional Upgrade Kit (ET-UK20) Featuring Geometry Manager Pro (PT-DZ21K/DS20K)

The new Geometry Manager Pro software included in the optional upgrade kit ET‐UK20 supports Color Matching, Edge Blending, uniformity correction, and other useful functions for multi‐projector setups (max. 32 units).
It also allows creative masking using four lines or bitmap data. And its flexible and complex geometric adjustment capability suits a wide variety of screen shapes.
For specific installation instructions, refer to the following manual.

Operating Instructions of Geometry Manager Pro (Including ET-UK20)

  ET-UK20
Supported Projectors PT-DZ21K, PT-DS20K
Connection LAN / RS232C
OS Windows7(64bit/32bit), Vista(64bit/32bit), XP(32bit)
Number of Projectors 32 sets (Max), Available to be Controlled
Key Functions

- Geometric Adjustment

- Edge Blending

- Masking

- Uniformity Control

- Rotation

- Free grid adjustment

- Color Matching

- Able to save up to 3 sets of Geometric Adjustment data and masking data*

Activation Method - Get the Activation code through 'PASS' System

* A firmware update is required to use the function.
Please contact your sales representative for more information. (Contact Information)

Projector & Professional Display Asset Support System (PASS)

* For more details on the optional upgrade kit ET-UK20, please visit the above website.

Masking Function (Custom Masking)

Line masking

Set masking by line.

Use it to overlap the projection image.

The image is projected only in the designated areas.

Bitmap masking

Create masking data.

Use it to overlap the projection image.

The image is projected only in the designated areas.

* Detailed masking is also possible with an image of up to 1,920 by 1,200 pixels for the PT-DZ21K and 1,400 by 1,050 pixels for the PT-DS20K.

Multi-Unit Brightness Control

This function automatically corrects the brightness fluctuations that occur over time in the individual projectors of a
multi-screen system. Up to eight projectors can be controlled by connecting to each other via a hub, and this can be
increased to a maximum of 2,048 projectors by using “Multi Projector Monitoring & Control Software Ver. 2.7.

Multi Projection System

Multi-Screen Support System Seamlessly Connects Multiple Screens

The Multi-Screen Support System optimally adjusts multiple screens: Edge blending, Color matching and Digital image enlarging.

Edge Blending

The edges of adjacent screens can be blended and their luminance controlled.

Color Matching

This function corrects for slight variations in the color reproduction range of individual projectors.

Digital Image Enlarging

The PT-DZ21K Series features a digital zoom function that allows images to be enlarged up to 10 times (horizontally and vertically).* Up to 100 units (10 x 10) can be edge-blended at a time to create large, multi-screen images.

* While the input resolution will not change, maintaining image quality will not be possible for those images that are enlarged horizontally and vertically via the digital zoom function.

Backup Input Setting* Assures Reliability and Optimizes Performance

The Backup Input Setting* allows the signal to be switched to the backup input signal as seamlessly as possible when the input signal is disrupted.**
This function ensures high reliability and is ideal for critical control rooms, projection mapping, staging, and other applications where images should not be interrupted.

* The Backup Input Setting is possible by updating the projector's firmware to MAIN Ver. 4.03 or later.

** The combination of the primary/secondary input terminals is fixed. For the PT-DZ21K/DS20K, use the combination of DVI-D (primary) and HDMI (secondary) terminals, or the combination of SDI 1 (primary) and SDI 2 (secondary) terminals. For the PT-DW17K, use the combination of DVI-D (primary) and HDMI (secondary) terminals. The Backup Input Setting is enabled only when the input signal to the primary and secondary terminals is the same.

Note: Please contact your sales representative for information on the Backup Input Setting.
(Contact Information)

Conventional System

If the main signal is disrupted,
the image is simply cut off.

Backup Input Setting

Even if the main signal is disrupted, the back-up signal appears as seamlessly as possible.

Firmware Update Required

The Backup Input Setting is possible by updating the projector's firmware to MAIN Ver. 4.03 or later. When the main version of the firmware is lower than 4.03, access the latest firmware version information page on PASS to download the latest upgrade tool.
Projector & Professional Display Asset Support System (PASS)

Note: To check the firmware version, press the <STATUS> button on the remote control. The [MAIN VERSION] of the firmware can be checked on the [STATUS] menu screen.

Portrait Mode Capability (Option)*

New Portrait mode allows portrait projection with the PT-DZ21K Series. By mounting the optional ET-LAD510P or ET-LAD510PF lamp unit and updating the projector's firmware to MAIN Ver. 2.00 or later, the PT-DZ21K Series can be installed in portrait orientation with its terminal side surface facing downward.
Portrait mode adds more solutions for projection mapping, staging, and other needs.

Note: Please contact your sales representative for information on portrait orientation.
(Contact Information)

* Please contact the sales representative with regard to the frame for portrait orientation. Installation is possible only with the terminal side facing downward. Horizontal rotation and vertical rotation are both limited to 15 degrees. Also, the lamp replacement cycle becomes 500 hours, and this cycle is affected by the usage environment.
** The ET-LAD510P and ET-LAD510PF cannot be used when the projector is in landscape orientation.

Firmware (MAIN Ver. 2.00 or later)+Replacement lamp unit for portrait mode (ET-LAD510P/LAD510PF**)
Read the case study of the London 2012 Olympic Games using the Portrait mode.

Flexible Installation

The wide adjustment range of the powered horizontal/vertical lens shift function can be easily adjusted with the remote control.
The unit can also be rotated 360° vertically*, to accommodate various installation conditions. The lens-centered design contributes to easy installation.

* A special fixture must be attached to the lamp case when the projector is placed at an angle within ±30° (upward/downward) of the vertical.

Multiple Terminals

The PT-DZ21K Series has an array of terminals, including DVI-D, HDMI and two RGB inputs.
The PT-DZ21K and PT-DS20K feature a 3D-ready HD/SD-SDI input and 3D sync terminals to connect an emitter for 3D projection.

Multi Projector Monitoring & Control Software Ver. 2.7

Panasonic’s original Multi Projector Monitoring & Control Software Ver. 2.7 freeware lets you control and monitor multiple projectors at the same time over a wired LAN. If a problem occurs, an alarm message is sent to the monitoring/controlling PC. The terminal connection area is LED illuminated, and a backlight is provided for the control panel buttons, ensuring smooth and easy operation in the dark.

Basic Concept of the Multi Projector Monitoring and Control Software

A Wide Selection of Optional Lenses

Choose from a wide lineup of lenses for your system, including long-throw zoom lenses and a ultra-short-throw lens for rear projection use.
The additional lenses make it easy to adapt your projector to the installation site. The lenses attach and detach with one-touch ease.

ET-D75LE90—The Lens with the World’s Shortest Throw* for 3-Chip DLP™ Projectors

By mounting the newly developed ET-D75LE90 ultra short throw lens onto Panasonic’s 3-chip DLP™ projector,** you can shorten the projection distance by approximately 60 % compared with our ET-D75LE50 short throw lens. This huge savings in space lets you effectively use the high brightness and superb picture quality of the 3-chip DLP™ projector in places that were not previously possible.

* For detachable lenses for 3-chip DLP™ projectors as of November 2014.

** For the projectors compatible with the ET-D75LE90, see the specifications.

Featured image: ET-D75LE90 attached to the PT-DZ21K
Product Information

Space-saving Projection Meets Various Installation Requirements

Application Example: Staging

For example, Large-screen projection from the ceiling or the floor becomes possible for stages that didn't have the necessary projection distance.

Note: The usage examples shown above are simulated images.
In actual installation, a predetermined amount of space must be provided around the projector.

Other Valuable Features

• Art-Net DMX compatible*

• AMX D.D. compliant*

• Mechanical lens shutter with fade in/out effect
(Able to control Mechanical Shutter fade-in/fadeout time from 0-10 sec*)

• P-in-P function**

• 30 m (98.4 ft) long-range wireless remote control
with LED backlight

• ID assignment for up to 64 units

• Control device setup function

• Built-in test pattern

• Selectable 10-language on-screen menu
(English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean)

• RoHS Directive compliant

• Effective theft prevention with the Startup Logo*** and chain opening

All PT-DZ21K Series projectors are carefully manufactured at the Panasonic factory in Japan, under strict quality control.
This is another, very important advantage of a Panasonic projector.

* A firmware update is required to use the function. Please contact your sales representative for more information. (Contact Information)
** This function cannot be used with some input signals and selected inputs.
*** Logo Transfer Software required.