PT-LB60NTU LCD Mobile Proj XGA 400:1 3200 Lumens Wireless 5.70LBS
 
List Price: $2088.99

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Product Description

Boasting wireless data transmission at five times the speed of Panasonic's conventional model, the PT-LB60NTU provides a smooth display of moving picture files at 30 fps. In addition to moving pictures, audio data can be sent at the same time, so you can give Microsoft PowerPoint presentations rich in moving pictures and sound effects with wireless convenience. The PT-LB60NTU provides a host of convenient wireless functions, including Wireless Prompter (Secondary Display Transmission), selective area transmission and 16-window index style that lets you project images from up to 16 PCs at the same time. Wireless transmission is possible from one PC to a maximum of eight projectors at a time. The settings for wireless connection can be made quickly and easily using Wireless Manager ME 3.0 software, which installs easily onto a PC using the included CD-ROM. YPBPR Compatibility - 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i Networking - IEEE 802.11b+g /Remote Control - Wireless Projector control/status monitoring capability via an Internet browser PowerPoint page up/down operation using the supplied remote control Wireless PC motion/sound streaming Abundant wireless functions, including wireless prompter and 16-window index style Slim and compact design - 3-1/4 (83-mm) thickness Minimum System Requirements for wireless functions - OS - Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, XP Professional, XP Home Edition CPU - Pentium III or higher, or other compatibleprocessor (1 GHz or higher) Memory - 256 MB or more /Free hard disk space - 60 MB or more / CD-ROM drive - CD-ROM drive or DVD drive / Wireless LAN - IEEE 802.11b/g compatible (Please note - some IEEE 802.11g/b wireless LAN may not allow connection to projector) / Web browser - Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, Netscape Communicator 7.0 or later / Direct X - DirectX 8.1b or later must be installed Dimensions (H x W x D) - 231/32'' x 1227/32'' x

Features:
  • Display Type -. 8-inch diagonal x 3, Micro Lens Array
  • Native Resolution - 1024 x 768
  • Brightness (ANSI lumens) - 3,200 Contrast Ratio - Up to 400 - 1
  • Lamp Type - 220W UHM Lamp Life (hours) - Up to 3,000
  • Video Compatibility - NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL 60, SECAM
Customer Reviews:
  • Not ready for Vista
    I work with a small team, and the intention of this purchase was so we could share our screens wirelessly and enhance collaboration. This projector has been an enormous disappointment from how it was billed.

    Before purchasing I first emailed Panasonic to see if it was Vista compatible. Absolutely they said. So I ordered. You know how you know when sales guys are lying? Their lips move. Something I'd forgotten in my excitement to get a good wireless projector.

    So as soon as it arrived, I pop the wireless driver CD (called "3.0ME") into my Vista box, and promptly get the following popup "????os???"OK. When you click OK, the driver install cancels. Mmm, you can almost taste the compatibility can't you?

    So I called Panasonic, where I got a very terse directive to go to the download site - to download "4.5 ME". Just as I was about to download I noticed it said that it was compatible with the 100NT, and the 51NT, but the 60NTU was not mentioned. I pointed this out to the brusque Panasonic techie who told me "look just download it, OK" and he hung up. So I did.

    Well after much fiddling it really wasn't working. So I uninstalled it, only to find that now the wireless on my laptop didn't work ie I couldn't access the web. So I called back Panasonic help, where I was told, "look your laptop working is nothing that I can help with" which I sort of appreciate, but I was trying to point out it was working perfectly until 4.5ME was installed. "Hey, I've got an idea" I said "How about I reinstall 4.5ME and see if that fixes whatever it messed with when it uninstalled itself out of the registry" . Great, he said. And so I did, and now - amazingly - the internet was working. But the wireless projector connection still was not.

    But the tech guy kept working with me - although he seemed to be referencing another product entirely which was frustrating for both of us. Finally he said "so you are using 4.5...I'm really not familiar with that, how about you install 3.0 then I can help you troubleshoot". I'm sorry, but when the tech help isn't familiar with the latest driver posted to the website something seems terribly wrong. "Its the latest driver" I pointed out "Yes but its not compatible with your projector" he said "Thats what I said the first time around to your colleague" I explained. It was all quite maddening.

    I then explained that actually I had tried to install 3.0 but the disc install failed. "Ahh" he said "You need the 3.0 download from the website". Well this was looking promising. So I downloaded and installed to find out...yup it was all in Japanese. No clue which buttons to click as they were all in Hiragana...Wow! This is compatibility??? Fortunately he knew which buttons to click, and he instructed me and off I went and STILL the machine wouldn't fire up using the wireless network. A picture would pop up for just a moment, but then close down. "It's a bug with Vista" he said. Well that may well be, but that's not how Panasonic sold this thing.

    So he told me what I needed to do was download another document that talked about how to wirelessly connect with Vista by manually setting up the IP addresses on the Network Drivers. "Well could you stick around and just talk me through this?" I asked. "Nope, I've never done it before, but the instructions look pretty easy" he said and then hung up. I stared mournfully at the dead telephone and began the lonely download.

    Well the good news is it does work. If you manually set the addresses which is a huge pain in the ass, denies you accessing the web on your wireless network, and can only deal with up to four users, and requires a whole set of undo steps on the back end to make the wireless work "properly" afterwards. Compatibility this isn't, this is jerry rigging.

    The picture is wonderful. But the wireless network set up is laughable for Vista, and for Panasonic to claim that this projector has compatibility is a near crime. Back it goes. What a waste of time money and effort. I hope this review helps someone avoid this aggravation....more info
  • good product,
    the product is very good, but the wireless speed is not good for videos, but for power point its perfect...more info