Posted on November 26, 2020 By Philip Boyle
Panasonic PT-LRZ35U RGB LED DLP Projector Review – Performance 2: Brightness, Audible Noise, Menus, Text
The PT-LRZ35U is listed by Panasonic as a 3,500 lumens projector. Just how close did it come to hitting its manufacturer rating of 3,500 lumens? Using our process to determine brightness, I took 3-4 readings about 15-20% out from the center of the lens, which usually gives a pretty good approximation of ANSI lumens. At full wide-angle, I measured the PT-LRZ35U in its brightest picture mode which is DYNAMIC with LIGHT POWER set to “Normal”.
Panasonic PT-LRZ35U Brightness:3530 Lumens
Wide zoom, High-Bright mode.
At wide zoom, High-Bright mode, the PT-LRZ35U measured 3530 lumens, which is in line with Panasonic’s brightness claim. For the nine available modes, I also measured them at mid-zoom since it is common for a projector to be zoomed in a bit when installed.
The PT-LRZ35U produces 35dB in Normal Mode, 27dB in ECO Mode, and 24dB in QUIET Mode. This noise level is quiet enough that it would not be distracting in a class or meeting room. In normal mode, I could hear the fans running but I didn’t find it distracting. When the projector was in ECO or QUIET modes I found it to be remarkably quiet.
The PT-LRZ35U has a well laid out menu structure. When the menu button is pressed the top-level menu is displayed offering 5 groups of menus across the left side (Picture, Audio, Setup, Network, and Info). The images of the menu included in this section represent only a small number of all the sub-menus available. I tried to show the submenus that contain frequently used adjustments (image, setting, and networking, etc.).
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