Panasonic PT-FRZ55BU7

Laser 1-DLP Projector, WUXGA, 5000 Lumens, D:W 0.8:1, 3 Year Warranty
Item #0600-7196 Model #PTFRZ55BU7


Panasonic PT-FRZ55BU7

Color-rich 1-Chip DLP™ Short Throw Projector Offers Dynamic Pictures in Diverse Installation Environments

DLP™ technology, Quartet Color Harmonizer, Rich Color Enhancer, and digitally modulated Dynamic Contrast 2 optimization coalesce in images of surpassing brightness, color, and clarity regardless of ambient light levels.

The versatile PT-FRZ55BU7 offers a powered 0.8:1 short-throw lens for rear projection. DIGITAL LINK and CEC-ready HDMI® terminals support 4K/60p input signals. Separate LAN terminal and USB-DC outlet further streamline installation. Operation is almost inaudible at 27 dB.

This projector features heat-pipe cooling for the laser modules and heat-sinks for airtight DMD block, which support filterless design for 20,000 hours of maintenance-free projection. Multi-Laser Drive Engine has Failover Circuitry while optional Early Warning software reinforces reliability.


Dynamic Color for Bright Rooms

  • Brilliant Color Reproduction: Quartet Color Harmonizer is an original color-wheel mechanism featuring optimized optical design. It modulates light output according to the image’s color requirements, achieving wide-gamut reproduction with pure white for greater color accuracy and depth without sacrificing brightness. Combined with stable SOLID SHINE Laser brightness and the superior uniformity of DLP™ imaging, colors appear richer and brighter without the greenish cast sometimes experienced with alternative projection technologies.

  • Rich Color Enhancer: includes a Dynamic Mode that prioritizes image brightness, and a Graphic Mode/Standard Mode to suit graphical content. This mode adjusts color-wheel timing for deeper color saturation in situations where projection at maximum brightness is not required.

  • Dynamic Contrast 2 setting (NEW): enhances digitally modulated contrast precision to a level approaching our professional models. Dynamic Contrast regulates light output frame-by-frame or scene-by-scene according to image requirements, achieving accurate contrast when bright and dark scenes frequently interchange. Whites are brighter, blacks richer, and skin tones more natural even in well-lit environments. The technology also consumes less energy than conventional projection systems.


Quiet, Versatile, and Easy to Install

  • Built-in Powered Short-Throw Lens for stress-free installation: PT-FRZ55BU7 features a 0.8:1 (F 1.75, f 11.9 mm) short-throw lens ideal for rear-projection in museums, exhibition spaces, control rooms, surveillance centers, or anywhere a large, bright image is required with no shadowing from passersby. The lens supports a minimum throw-distance of about 1.2 m (3.9 ft) for a 70-inch image, and includes V/H Lens-Shift (Vertical: ±4.4%, Horizontal: ±2.1%) with adjustment performed via remote control. V/H Keystone Correction (Vertical: ±25°, Horizontal: ±20°), curved-screen correction, and Auto Image Rotation are included to further enhance installation flexibility. Lens, lens-shift range, and optional brackets are identical to the previous Panasonic PT-RZ575 model, making the PT-FRZ55BU7 a cost-effective replacement choice since the new projector can swap straight in with practically no installation adjustment required.

  • Supports uncompressed 4K/60p Signal Input* (NEW): via HDCP 2.3-compliant HDMI® inputs or DIGITAL LINK terminal. The ability to play Ultra HD video at the projector's resolution is invaluable when distributing the same signal to 4K-ready endpoints of differing screen resolutions. An external video converter is not required, saving on installation cost, and you no longer need to re-encode video to suit different display resolutions. If preferred, both video and 10Base-T/100Base-TX-compliant control-signals can be assigned to DIGITAL LINK using CAT5e STP cable (or higher), a cost-efficient way to connect over long distances.

    * 4K signals are converted to the projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels) upon projection.

  • CEC-ready HDMI Inputs and USB-DC Outlet (NEW): HDMI inputs are compatible with control commands from a CEC-compatible component, and allow you to power the projector on/off and commence playback using the source device’s controls. A 5 V/2 A USB-DC outlet will power an HDMI network streaming device so groups can share content to the big screen from their PCs or mobiles. USB power also supports connection of PressIT*, Panasonic’s new Wireless Presentation System, for effortless one-touch transmission of content from PC or mobile––no software installation required.

    * Availability may vary by country or region. Optional devices to enable wireless connectivity sold separately. Compatibility with third-party devices is not guaranteed. WP Series Wireless Presentation System (TY-WPS1) on sale from September 2020. 

  • Separate LAN and HDBase-T™-based DIGITAL LINK Terminals: allow 100Base-TX- and 10BaseT-compatible control signals via Panasonic, Crestron®, AMX, and Extron® applications to be assigned to the dedicated LAN connection, freeing DIGITAL LINK for high-bandwidth video over cable runs of up to 150 m (492 ft)*.

    * 1080/60p signal transmission over distances up to 150 m (492 ft) requires CAT 5e or higher cable with optional ET-YFB200G DIGITAL LINK Switcher (not compatible with 4K signals) and the projector set to Long Reach Mode. Direct transmission is supported over distances up to 100 m (328 ft) for 1080/60p video signals or 50 m (164 ft) for 4K/60p video signals.

  • Quiet 27 dB* Projection Mode (NEW): With more business communication and entertainment events transitioning to the web, it’s important to own a quiet projector that won’t drown out voices and content. A silent projector also helps you hold audience attention by limiting distractions. PT-FRZ55BU7 includes a Quiet Mode that enables practically inaudible 27 dB* operation. Enjoy the benefits of an attentive audience, whether they’re in the room or participating online.

    * In Quiet Mode. Operating noise is 32 dB in Normal Mode.


Proven SOLID SHINE Laser Reliability

  • SOLID SHINE Laser for Dependably High Brightness: PT-FRZ55 has durable solid-state laser modules in place of a consumable lamp. The benefits of laser projection are emphatically proven, with no need for consumable parts replacement over years of continuous 24/7 projection and a shallower brightness ramp with superior color uniformity. Experience better picture quality for longer at a comparably lower cost. Another advantage is the ability to switch the unit on and off from the room breaker any time without risking damage to the light source.
  • Laser Redundancy Maintains Image Display (NEW): Failover Circuitry*1 limits brightness loss in the unlikely event of a single diode failure. Multi Laser Drive Engine*2 features redundant laser modules that maintain image display and allow the presentation to continue if a laser module fails, invaluable for mission-critical situations when projection must not be interrupted.

    *1 Specifications vary depending on projector model.

    *2 Rate of brightness decrease varies depending on projector model.

    Filterless Cooling and Airtight Optical Block: Implementation of heat-pipe-based cooling with heat-sinks for the DMD block eliminate need for an air filter. The projector can operate continuously in dusty environments for 20,000 hours* without maintenance thanks to a hermetically sealed optical engine that prevents dust intrusion and associated image degradation.

    * Around this time, light output will have decreased by approximately 50 %. IEC62087: 2008 Broadcast Contents, Normal Mode, Dynamic Contrast 2, temperature 30 °C (86 °F), elevation 700 m (2,297 ft) with 0.15 mg/m3 of airborne particulate matter. Panasonic recommends cleaning or checkup at point of purchase after about 20,000 hours. Light-source lifetime may be reduced depending on environmental conditions. Replacement of parts other than the light source may be required in a shorter period. Estimated maintenance time varies depending on environment.

    Multi Monitoring & Control Software with Optional Early Warning Functions*: Manage up to 2,048 devices over the intranet with convenient system-map visualization and auto-search of unregistered devices. The free software is bundled with optional Early Warning functions*. These enable abnormality detection, scheduled maintenance reminders, and more.

    * Free 90-day trial available upon installation of Multi Monitoring & Control Software Ver. 3.0 or later. Multi Monitoring & Control Software Ver. 3.0 or later is required for Early Warning functions. Purchase a license and activate at PASS when trial period expires to continue using Early Warning functions.


Other Features

  • Detail Clarity Processor 3: unique Panasonic circuitry that optimizes the sharpness of each image based on information gathered from four frequency bands of the video signal. The resulting images are expressed with natural and convincing realism.

  • Daylight View Basic technology: achieves sharp, easily viewed images by enhancing detail, particularly in dark areas of the image that are normally difficult to see in brightly lit rooms. A built-in sensor measures ambient light while Daylight View Basic adjusts halftone color and brightness according to the surrounding level of illumination.

  • Single-Cable DIGITAL LINK Connection: transmits uncompressed video, audio*1, and control commands through a single CAT 5e STP cable for distances of up to 150 m (492 ft)*2. Optional ET-YFB200G DIGITAL LINK Switcher or ET-YFB100G Digital Interface Box further simplifies installation, reduces cabling and associated costs, and enhances reliability.

    *1 Audio transmission depends on the individual model’s audio capability.

    *2 1080/60p signal transmission over distances up to 150 m (492 ft) requires CAT 5e or higher cable with optional ET-YFB200G DIGITAL LINK Switcher (not compatible with 4K signals) and the projector set to Long Reach Mode. Direct transmission is supported over distances up to 100 m (328 ft) for 1080/60p video signals or 50 m (164 ft) for 4K/60p video signals.

    Auto Screen Image Rotation: Images are automatically* rotated depending on installation orientation—upside down on the ceiling or set on a table—using a built-in accelerometer.

    * Manual setting also available via setup menu.

    ECO Management System: Push the ECO button on the remote control to set up Eco Management functions, including automatic brightness reduction in dim ambient lighting conditions, and power consumption reduction when no input signal is detected.


Additional Features

  • Laser Safety Guaranteed
  • Quick Start / Quick Off function
  • 360-degree front and side body-rotation
  • Edge-blending and color-matching functions
  • Compatible with Art-Net DMX, Crestron Connected™, and PJLink™
  • DICOM Simulation Mode
  • Digital Fade In / Fade Out function
  • Screen adjustment for specially shaped screens


Projector type 1-Chip DLP™ projector
   Panel size 17.0 mm (0.67 in) diagonal (16:10 aspect ratio)
   Display method DLP™ chip x 1, DLP™ projection system
   Number of pixels 2,304,000 (1920 x 1200 pixels)
Light source Laser diodes
Light output 5,000 lm*1/5,200 lm (Center)*2
(When [Picture Mode] is set to [Dynamic], [Daylight View] is set to [OFF], [Dynamic Contrast] is set to [OFF], [Light Output] is set to [100 %], and [Auto Power Save] is set to [OFF])
Time until light output declines to 50%*3 20,000 hours (Normal)
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Contrast ratio*1 20,000:1 (Full On/Full Off, Picture Mode: Dynamic, Dynamic Contrast 1, Operating Mode: Normal)
Screen size (diagonal) 1.02–7.62 m (40–300 in), 16:10 aspect ratio
Center-to-corner zone ratio*1 85%
Lens Fixed (throw ratio: 0.8:1), powered focus, F 1.75, f 11.9 mm
LENS SHIFT (From the origin point of the lens mounter)
   Vertical ±4.4% (powered)
   Horizontal ±2.1% (powered)
Keystone correction range Vertical: ±25°, Horizontal: ±20°
Installation Ceiling/floor, front/rear, free 360-degree installation
   HDMI 1 IN/
   HDMI 2 IN
HDMI 19-pin x 2 (Compatible with HDCP 2.3, Deep Color, 4K/60p signal input*4), CEC supported
   COMPUTER 1 IN D-sub HD 15-pin (female) x 1 (RGB/YPBPR/YCBCR)
   1 OUT
D-sub HD 15-pin (female) x 1 (RGB/YPBPR/YCBCR)
   VIDEO IN Pin jack x 1 (composite video)
   AUDIO IN 1 Pin jack x 1 (L, R)
   AUDIO IN 2/3 M3 x 1/M3 x 1
M3 x 1 (Variable)
   SERIAL IN D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1 for external control (RS-232C compliant)
   DIGITAL LINK RJ-45 x 1 for network and DIGITAL LINK connections (HDBaseT™ compliant), PJLink™ (Class 2) compatible, 100Base-TX, Art-Net compatible, HDCP 2.3 compatible, Deep Color compatible, 4K/60p signal input*4
   LAN RJ-45 x 1 for network connection, PJLink™ (Class 2) compatible, 10Base-T/100Base-TX, Art-Net compatible
   USB USB connector (Type A) x 1 (Output 5 V/2 A)
Power supply AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 465 W
Cabinet materials Molded plastic
Operation noise*1 27 dB (Quiet Mode), 32 dB (Normal Mode)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 498 x 168*5 x 481 mm (19 5/8" x 6 5/8"*5 x 18 15/16" )
Weight*6 Approx. 16.4 kg (36.1 lbs)
Operating environment Operating temperature: 0–45°C (32–113°F), operating humidity: 10–80% (no condensation)
Applicable software Logo Transfer Software, Multi Monitoring & Control Software, Early Warning Software



*1 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2020 international standards. Value is average of all products when shipped.

*2 Average light-output value of all shipped products measured at center of screen in Normal Mode.

*3 Around this time, light output will have decreased by approximately 50%. IEC62087: 2008 Broadcast Contents, Normal Mode, Dynamic Contrast 2, temperature 30°C (86°F), elevation 700 m (2,297 ft) with 0.15 mg/m3 of airborne particulate matter. Estimated time until light output declines to 50% varies depending on environment.

*4 4K signals are converted to the projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels) upon projection. Supported terminals: DIGITAL LINK/HDMI®.

*5 With legs at shortest position.

*6 Average value. May differ depending on the actual unit.