PT-DZ870 Series

1-chip DLP™ Projectors PT-DZ870/PT-DW830/PT-DX100

System Integration Flexibility

Features for System Integration Flexibility

Equipped with a DIGITAL LINK terminal, the PT-DZ870 Series allows transmission of HDMI, uncompressed HD digital video and control signals (Ethernet, RS-232C) for up to 100 meters (328 feet) through a single CAT5e (STP) cable or higher.
This simplifies cabling and system upgrades, making it ideal for ceiling-mounted and other permanent installations.

Note: Audio signals cannot be transmitted because the PT-DZ870 Series has no speaker or audio output terminal.

Optional ET-YFB100G Digital Interface Box for Easy Setup

By combining the optional ET-YFB100G Digital Interface Box, with its HDMI and other input terminals, uncompressed HD digital video and control signals can be transmitted up to 100 m (328 feet) over a single CAT5e (STP) cable or higher. It allows projector connection with only one cable, making it ideal for ceiling-mounted and other permanent installations.
Also, because control signals can be simultaneously transmitted, the ET-YFB100G input signal can easily be switched with the wireless remote control that is included with the projector. The projector can be controlled by either serial or LAN communication.

DIGITAL LINK technology allows simple new 1 to 1 system.

Advantages:・A cost effective approach to cabling and layout・Digital transmission provides less signal degradation・Allows long distance transmission with a single cable
Digital Interface Box ET-YFB100G (Optional) Product Information

Also Supports Other Manufacturers’ Peripheral Equipment

DIGITAL LINK is an original function added to HDBaseT™ technology. Used together with the new ET-YFB100G Digital Interface Box, or other compatible equipment, the installation of this projector is easier than ever, without any need for external receivers.

Note: HDBaseT™ is a trademark of the HDBaseT Alliance.

DIGITAL LINK technology allows easy integration into an existing control system.

Existing SystemDigital Interface Box ET-YFB100G (Optional) / DIGITAL LINK Compatible EquipmentConnecting to a DIGITAL LINK-ready Projector
Digital Interface Box ET-YFB100G (Optional) Product Information

The ET-YFB100G includes a scaling/resizing function, and can be operated by the projector's remote control.

Supporting the protocol of the industry's leading manufacturers, including Crestron, Extron, and AMX.

Tested Compatible Equipment
DIGITAL LINK Introduction

Art-Net* Compatible

The PT-DZ870 Series projector is compatible with the Art-Net protocol for lighting management.

Art-Net compatibility lets you connect the projector to the lighting console, and operate functions such as shutter on/off, input change, power on/off, etc., together with the light control.

* Art-Net is a protocol for transmitting the lighting control protocol DMX512 over the Ethernet.

Effective Lighting Management

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.
The PC software assures easy, accurate control.

Digital Image Enlarging

The PT-DZ870 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.

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.

Multi Projection System

Geometric Adjustment for Specially Shaped Screens (PT-DZ870)

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.

Optional Upgrade Kit (ET-UK20) Featuring Geometry Manager Pro (PT-DZ870)

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.

Supported Projectors PT-DZ870
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
- Multi PJ / Screen Pro Adjusting Software
Activation Method - Get the Activation code through 'PASS' System
Projector & Professional Display Asset Support System (PASS)

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

Masking Function

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.

Active 3D Projection Capability

The series is compatible with both passive and active 3D projection systems.
It combines with either a separate, external 100/120/144 Hz drive with IR emitter and active shutter glasses, or an active filter and passive glasses, for viewing 3D images.

Tested 3D Glasses Compatible with Panasonic Projectors
3D Image Transmission Format

Frame Sequential

Frame Packing

Side by Side

Top and Bottom

Line by Line


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.

Portrait Mode Capability (optional)*

Portrait projection is possible by mounting the optional ET-LAD120P or ET-LAD120PW lamp units, updating the projector's firmware to MAIN Ver. 2.00 or later, and installing the projector 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 is 1,000 hours with the LAMP POWER set to NORMAL mode in dual lamp operation, and is affected by the usage environment.

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

*** The ET-LAD120P and ET-LAD120PW cannot be used when the projector is in landscape orientation.

Firmware** (MAIN Ver. 2.00 or later)+Replacement lamp unit for portrait mode (ET-LAD120P/ET-LAD120PW***)

Multiple Terminals with HD-SDI Compatibility

The PT-DZ870 Series has an array of terminals, including 3D sync, DVI-D and HDMI terminals.
The PT-DZ870 also features an SDI (SD-, HD-, and 3G-SDI) input terminal.

Note: HDMI, the HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.

Easy Remote Monitoring and Control over a LAN

Web browser on a computer connected through a wired 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.

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-DLE030—The Lens with the World’s Shortest Throw*

Panasonic’s new ET-DLE030 ultra-short-throw lens enables 100-inch projection from a 0.82 m (2.7 ft) distance.** It’s a powerful solution for the hassles of installation in a narrow space.

* For detachable lenses as of July 2013.

** For the PT-DZ870. 0.86 m (2.8 ft) for the PT-DW830 and 0.80 (2.6 ft) for the PT-DX100. The distance measures from the mirror surface to the screen.

Featured image: ET-DLE030 attached to the PT-DZ870
Product Information
ET-DLE030 Ultra-Short-Throw Lens Introduction

Space-saving Projection Meets Various Installation Requirements

Requires sufficient airflow space around the projector. This throw distance shows
the case of the PT-DZ870.

Application Example: Retail Store Display

For example, promotional images can be projected even in the narrow space of a retail store showcase, where image projection is not possible with a general-purpose lens.

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

• P-in-P function*

• Mechanical lens shutter with fade in/out effect

• Scheduling function

• Direct power off

• 30 m long-range wireless remote control

• Anti-theft features with chain opening

• Control device setup function

• ID assignment for up to 64 units

• Built-in test pattern

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

• RoHS Directive compliant

* This function cannot be used with some input signals and selected inputs.

All PT-DZ870 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.