Panasonic LB10 Series - Overview
I’m trying something new here, in attempt to cover more ground in a single review. Panasonic has just introduced 5 new projectors – their LB10 series, and they are all similar enough, to be tackled in one writing.
So first, what are they? Each of the 5 projectors are 4.7 lb., LCD based projectors. They are just ounces too heavy to make the cut, and be defined as “Featherweights” (under 4.5 lbs.) and they are small, but larger than the DLP projectors that dominate that lightest and smallest category. Also noteworthy – these Panasonics have one of the very best warranties in the industry – and the best of any major brand!
The two LB10 projectors with “V” (value) designations offer up 1600 lumens, while the other three claim 2000 lumens
The whole LB10 series share the same feature sets, with only these differences: The two projectors with S designations are SVGA resolution (800x600), ideal for many schools and also those on extremely tight budgets, while the remaining three are true XGA resolution (the resolution the vast majority of users should be purchasing).
All in all, Panasonic’s choice to have all these similar designations for the different models seems to be perhaps the biggest problem Panasonic has with these models.
Panasonic has really done a great job with this new series, but before I go further, let me identify for you other differences between the models.