Posted on April 27, 2020 By Phil Jones
Panasonic PT-MZ16KL Laser Projector Review – Hardware – Overview, Control Panel, Inputs and Connectors, Menus, Remote Control
The Panasonic PT-MZ16K is compact especially considering it can produce 16,000 lumens of brightness. When facing the unit, the projector’s lens is in the center front panel. The lens lock lever is located under a removeable cover directly above the lens. The window for the IR remote receiver is located toward the left side of the front panel along with indicator lights. Intake vent flanks both sides of the lens and there is a third intake vent located on the right side. On the left side is a reusable filter under a cover. On the back of the PT-MZ16KL chassis are the connections and control panel flanked by two exhaust vents.
Dimensions are about: 25¾″ x 7 ¼” x 13 1/3″ and the chassis weighs about 49.2 pounds.
The PT-MZ16KL has its control panel located on the rear of the chassis. It has all the standard controls needed to power the unit ON/OFF, switch inputs, adjust the lens, and navigate the projector’s menus. In addition, there is a small LED Information monitor that can be used to monitor the projector’s status (input, temperature, run time, network settings, etc).
The PT-MZ16KL projector’s power and input connections are located on the rear panel next to the control panel. There are a variety of video inputs including HDMI, DVI-D, and SDI. There are also projector sync in/out connections for contrast and shutter synchronization of up to 64 projectors that have been daisy chained together.
The PT-MZ16KL has an extensive but well laid out menu structure. 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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