Why Go Wide?

Digital content is getting bigger, or more accurately, becoming wider. The human eye has a greater field of view from left to right, so it makes sense that we interpret panoramic views as more lifelike.

Widescreen projectors are quickly becoming the new standard to provide a lifelike viewing experience. They provide significantly more usable screen area to aid in multitasking. Users can place files on a screen side by side, and reduce scrolling up and down and toggling between files. Many models can display images from two sources on a single screen.

Panasonic carries a variety of widescreen projectors for the optimal viewing experience. We recently introduced two new widescreen 3-chip DLP projectors: the Panasonic PT-DZ8700U and PT-DW8300U. The PT-DZ8700U has a slightly larger screen area with a 16:10 aspect ratio, along with 10,600 lumens of brightness and 1920 x 1200 WUGA resolution, which covers beyond full HD resolution. The PT-DW8300U uses a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1366 x 768 resolution. Both deliver big upgrades in brightness and resolutions within a small footprint, using our newly developed high-efficient Panasonic 355 watt AC lamp.  It also boasts a lamp life of 4,000 hours in eco mode, for each of the two lamps, which is quite rare in this category range.

On the LCD side, we have the PT-FW300 widescreen projector with a 16:10 aspect ratio. It delivers enhanced performance using Daylight View 5 Technology, to give better color perception in various lighting conditions. It also minimizes maintenance with a dust-resistant design and Auto Cleaning Filter (ACF) to extend the filter replacement cycle to over 10,000hrs, which may mean never having to replace the filters for many people out there.

For additional information on aspect ratios and our full line of projectors, please visit our Panasonic Why Go Wide website.