Panasonic PT-RZ14KU

Laser 3DLP Projector, WUXGA, 14K Lumens, Filter-Free, No Lens, 3-Year Warranty
Item #0600-7285 Model #PTRZ14KU


Panasonic PT-RZ14KU

Ultra-Compact 3-Chip DLP™ WUXGA Laser Projector (no lens)

Based on the groundbreaking RQ25K Series, the Panasonic PT-RZ14KU weighs 20% less and is about 40% smaller than the previous PT-RZ12K, for efficient transport and installation. This Panasonic projector supports existing 3-Chip DLP™ lenses and delivers 14,000 lumens on AC 100–240 V power. Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM)-ready slot integrates proprietary or third-party function boards that adapt and scale connectivity. Save time with the NFC function, user test-pattern registration, and pre-activated upgrade kits for Geo Pro.

The PT-RZ14KU combines high brightness, resolution, contrast, and color accuracy for an awe-inspiring visual experience. Dynamic Contrast increases to 25,000:1 and includes new scene analysis circuitry that better recognizes light and dark areas of the image, dramatically enhancing realism. Gradation Smoother provides easy correction of color banding, while the black level function offers control-point border adjustment for curved screens.

This DLP projector's optical engine and laser light source module comply with the IP5X Dust Protected (IEC 60529) standard, and together with a filterless liquid cooling system, enable 20,000 hours of maintenance-free projection. Backup Input and Multi Laser Drive Engine enhance reliability and add insurance against interruptions that impact the guest experience.

Note: Optional 3-Chip DLP™ lenses sold separately.


Efficient and Profitable Events Production

  • An Ultra-Compact Design Optimized for Integrators: RZ14KU evolves our RQ25K Series to meet rental/staging demand for a 3-Chip DLP™ projector capable of delivering full brightness on AC 100–120 V with a light, compact body that’s easily handled with a team of two. Although brighter than the previous RZ12K model, the RZ14K weighs 20% less and is about 40% smaller. Its miniaturized design reduces the logistical burden on integrators and opens new production possibilities in installation spaces otherwise too small for a 3-Chip DLP™ projector. RZ14KU suits compatible lenses in your inventory and includes exclusive functions that streamline on-site workflow. Innovations such as the IP5X Dust Protected (IEC 60529)-compliant1 laser module and optical engine, refined cooling system, and redundancy functions result in an exceptionally stable design that brings spectacular visuals to events of any scale.
  • Full-Brightness Projection on AC 100–120 V Power: Most 3-Chip DLP™ projectors need AC 200–240 V to operate at full brightness, limiting opportunities for installation in venues where high voltages are unavailable. RZ14KU changes the game by supporting projection at 14,000 lumens2 on standard AC 100–120 V power, bringing deep, accurate 3-Chip DLP™ color to venues lacking high-voltage power and creating new opportunities for 3-Chip DLP™ projection in areas with limited installation and backyard space. There is no need to rewire the venue or install other specialized infrastructure, saving time, resources, and hassle during installation.
  • Wide Scalability with Intel® SDM-ready Slot (NEW): Intel® Smart Display Module (SDM)-ready slot integrates optional proprietary or third-party3 function boards. These reduce installation complexity and make it easier to adapt, scale, and expand your projector’s connectivity to suit different applications and event-site infrastructure. The projector works with Panasonic’s DIGITAL LINK Terminal Board (TY-SB01DL), 12G-SDI Terminal Board (TY-SB01QS), 12G-SDI Optical Function Board (TY-SB01FB), and Wireless Presentation System PressIT Receiver Board (TY-SB01WP), as well as selected third-party3 PC boards, terminal boards, and AVoIP boards.
  • Smart Projector Control4 App Smooths Your Workflow: Simplify projector setup and operation by scanning the QR Code5 displayed in the projector’s OSD menu with your smartphone camera, to connect. You can control up to 64 projectors simultaneously with operations such as on/off, input selection, and setting adjustment easily performed even with the projector in Standby. You can select test patterns, lock brightness, adjust lens settings via a new lens-control UI, and focus the projection with your smartphone camera6 from distances of up to 30 m (98 ft)7.
  • Save Prepping Time with NFC Function: NFC function allows you to prepare your projector for setup and installation, and initialize it to factory defaults after the event, when AC power is unavailable on-site or when OSD projection isn’t possible. Just place your phone on the projector’s NFC touchpoint to connect and use the Smart Projector Control8 app to read and write settings such as Projector ID and IP address. Fleets of projectors can be prepped for immediate network connection and setup the moment power rolls out on the installation site, saving time and resources. After the event, projectors can be reset to defaults while unplugged, an action that used to require OSD menu projection.
  • Import and Save Your Custom Test Patterns (NEW): In addition to 10 built-in test patterns, you can now import and save up to three user test patterns9 to the projector. You can save your go-to test patterns or use a client’s content to calibrate the projector before connecting the video source. Access compatible BMP or PNG image files saved to a USB flash-memory device via the Test Pattern menu, where they can be saved, renamed, or deleted using the projector remote control.
  • Flexible Screen Adjustment via Remote Control: Free Grid lets you easily fix image distortion caused by uneven projection surfaces or objects on flat or curved screens using the projector remote control. Reshape the image by adjusting control points or V/H lines on an overlaid grid. Select from various grid resolutions between 2 x 2 and 17 x 17 lines depending on the precision you require. Your work progress is saved automatically, and grid and control-point colors can be changed for best visibility over the background image.
  • Pre-activated Upgrade Kits for Geo Pro1 Software: RZ14KU ships with pre-activated licenses for upgrade kits bundled with free Geometry Manager Pro10 software. ET-UK20 Geometry Manager Pro Software Upgrade Kit adds sophisticated edge-blending, color uniformity, and masking tools to an expanded set of software functions. ET-CUK10 Auto Screen Adjustment Upgrade Kit gathers data from a compatible camera11 to automatically calibrate edge-blended areas by adjusting their brightness, color, and black level, saving you the time and hassle of manual calibration.
  • Remote Preview LITE for Monitoring During Events: lets the projectionist confirm video-signal integrity by viewing thumbnails of the input signal on a laptop prior to projection. Accessed via software or web browser, Remote Preview LITE12 works with the projector on Standby or with the shutter on. It’s useful at events such as concerts where opportunities to check content on screen are limited due to stage traffic, sound checks, sunlight on the screen, and other logistical factors. Remote Preview LITE reduces the chance of errors before the performance, and if an error is detected, helps narrow down the possible cause to the signal.
  • Information Monitor Makes Setup and Monitoring Easy: A screen on the terminal side of the projector shows operating status information such as temperature, input voltage, runtime, input signal data, and error codes. Use the keypad to navigate simple UI menus where you can configure network settings or update the firmware while the projector is on Standby, saving time when it’s not possible to project the OSD.

Compelling Visuals to Inspire Your Audience

  • Newly Improved Dynamic Contrast (NEW): In addition to a higher 25,000:113 contrast ratio, Dynamic Contrast features new scene analysis circuitry that more accurately recognizes light and dark areas of the image. The difference between black, white, and contrasting colors stands out more dramatically than ever before. It minimizes dimming when projecting contrast-rich content and makes black deeper and whites brighter. Each video frame is analyzed in real-time, and light output is continuously adjusted to meet the precise contrast requirements of each scene.
  • Gradation Smoother to Reduce Color Banding (NEW): Gradation Smoother14 reduces banding in gradients of shaded color, which can become evident in images lacking enough color bit-depth. Use the projector remote to select from three levels of image correction depending on how much banding is present, or disable the function when it’s not needed. Gradation Smoother is a lifesaver when banding is apparent in the projection and there’s no time to re-edit the content.
  • Adjust Black Levels on Curved Screens: Achieving uniform black levels inside blended areas on curved screens has always been difficult. This is because the screen’s curvature distorts the width of the black borders that define the adjustment area. Panasonic answers the problem with flexible black-level adjustment to suit arbitrary screen shapes. You can use up to 17 control points to reshape black borders so they fit the screen symmetrically without distortion. Black levels can be set precisely within a half-pixel margin, so blends are indiscernible even when viewing the screen at close range.

  • Adjust Black Levels Inside and Outside the Image Display Area (NEW): Panasonic’s black-level adjustment has evolved to eliminate distracting black-level bumps that can appear in blends outside of the image display area after geometric adjustment is applied. By unlinking black-level adjustment from geometric adjustment, black-level settings15 can be applied to the entire blend, including the image overlaps outside the image display area, for a completely seamless multi-screen image.

Low-Maintenance Reliability for Peace of Mind

  • Supports 20,000 Hours of Maintenance-free Projection: RZ14KU features an optical engine and laser light source module compliant with the IP5X Dust Protected (IEC 60529)1 standard, eliminating the need for an air filter and enabling 20,000 hours16 of maintenance-free projection. A refined liquid-cooling system and one-way airflow path enable continuous operation in dusty environments.
  • Compatible with Our 3-Chip DLP™ Lens Lineup: RZ14KU works with Panasonic’s fixed and zoom lenses17 for 3-Chip DLP™ projectors, lowering the initial investment if you have an existing inventory of compatible Panasonic lenses. The lens-shift range is now significantly wider with up to ±66 % (V) and ±24 % (H) of powered adjustment available with supported lenses. ET-D3LEU100 Ultra-Short-Throw Lens and ET-D3LEW200 Short-Throw Zoom Lens produce jaw-dropping images from short throw distances with zero screen offset at the top and bottom of the image. The projector also suits ET-D3LEF70 Fisheye Lens for full-dome projection and the new ET-D3LEW300 Zoom Lens.

  • Backup Input Reduces Chance of Interruption: A unique Backup Input function provides a layer of insurance against display interruption during mission-critical events. Two identical signals can be transmitted to HDMI 1 (Primary) and HDMI 2 (Backup)18. If transmission to the primary input is interrupted, the projector automatically switches to the backup signal in a minimum of 0.3 seconds19 without screen-blanking. When communication is restored, the projector can be switched back to the primary input.

  • Includes Built-in Mechanical Shutter Function: useful at events where laser lighting is used. The shutter protects the DMD imaging elements from direct exposure to laser light that can enter the optical block via the lens. You can keep the projector powered on with the shutter closed, ready to resume playback at the touch of a button.

  • Multi Laser Drive Engine with Failover Circuitry: Multiple laser modules are equipped with Panasonic’s original Failover Circuitry. In the unlikely event a single diode fails, Failover Circuitry continues to supply electricity to the functional diodes in the series, minimizing brightness loss. If the same issue were to occur in projectors without the failover circuitry, all diodes in the module might shut down, resulting in a significant loss of brightness. Multi Laser Drive Engine gives peace of mind in mission-critical situations when image display cannot be interrupted.

Additional Features

  • Supports Art-Net DMX, PJLink™, Crestron Connected® V2, Crestron® XiO Cloud, Extron XTP®, and IPv620
  • Compatible with the Multiple PJ Firmware Batch Update Tool
  • Contrast Sync and Shutter Sync Functions
  • 90 % Brightness Uniformity
  • Data-Cloning Function21
  • Free 360° Installation
  • Quick Off function
  • Multi-screen Support System
  • Multi-Unit Brightness and Color Control
  • DICOM Simulation Mode
  • Waveform Monitor Function


The dust-proof performance of this unit is not guaranteed to be free from damage or failure under all conditions (environment with conductive dust, etc.). Please use an enclosure in environments with smoke containing oil, salt, and moisture.

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

Proprietary and third-party Intel® SDM-ready function boards sold separately. Panasonic cannot guarantee the operation of third-party devices. The transmission method to the slot must be by HDMI™ signal.

Available free from the App Store or the Google Play Store. Check device and OS compatibility before downloading and installing the app on your device.

Requires optional AJ-WM50 Series Wireless Module (sold separately). Product availability may vary by country or region.

Some devices do not support the projector autofocus function.

When projecting a 300-inch image. The maximum distance is 3 m (10 ft) for a 100-inch image.

Available free from the App Store or the Google Play Store. Check device and OS compatibility before downloading and installing the app on your device.

Supports PNG (1/8/16/24/32/48/64-bit, non-transparent, alpha blending disabled) and BMP (1/8/24-bit) formats with a maximum 1920 x 1200-dot resolution. For more information, please check the Operating Manual.

10 Visit PASS to register your projector and download free Geometry Manager Pro software for Windows® (upgrade kits included). Visit the Panasonic Geometry Manager Functions webpage for more information.

11 Compatible cameras comprise Nikon D5200/D5300/D5500/D5600/D7500. Using the Auto Screen Adjustment function with these cameras requires installing the Auto Screen Adjustment Plug-in (a free camera driver available from PASS). Use of the Auto Screen Adjustment function with D7500 requires Geometry Manager Pro Ver. 6.1.10 or later and Auto Screen Adjustment Plug-in Ver. 5.1.10 or later.

12 Requires Multi-Monitoring & Control Software Version 3.3 or later available for free.

13 Full On/Full Off with Dynamic Contrast set to [3]. Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118:2020 international standards.

14 Projectors ship with Gradation Smoother set at factory default of [2].

15 Black-level area setting must be performed before black-level adjustment. The ability to unlink black-level adjustment from geometric adjustment is supported only on flat screens when adjacent images are aligned vertically or horizontally.

16 Around this time, light output will have decreased by approximately 50 %. IEC62087: 2008 Broadcast Contents, Dynamic Contrast [3], temperature 35 °C (95 °F), elevation 700 m (2,297 ft) with 0.15 mg/m3 of airborne particulate matter. Panasonic recommends a checkup at the 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 the environment.

17 The projector ships without a lens. Optional lenses are sold separately. Please refer to the Lenses tab for optional lenses compatible with the PT-RZ14KU.

18 Primary Input (HDMI 1) and Backup Input (HDMI 2) terminal assignment is fixed. Input signals to primary and backup inputs must be identical.

19 Varies depending on the Backup Input mode and the connected external device.

20 Optional AJ-WM50 Series Wireless Module is incompatible with IPv6.

21 Data-cloning function is supported only when identical projectors are used. Excludes passwords, projector name/ID, and network settings.



Projector type 3-Chip DLP™ projector
    Panel size 20.3 mm (0.8 in) diagonal (16:10 aspect ratio)
    Display method DLP™ chip x 3, DLP™ projection system
    Number of pixels 2,304,000 (1920 x 1200 pixels) x 3
Light source Laser diode
Light output1,2 14,000 lm / 14,700 lm (Center)3
Time until light output declines to 50 %4 20,000 hours (NORMAL) /24,000 hours (ECO)
Resolution WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels)
Contrast ratio2 25,000:1 (Full On/Full Off, Dynamic Contrast [3])
Screen size (diagonal) 1.78–25.40 m (70–1,000 in)
1.78–15.24 m (70–600 in) with the ET-D75LE8 / ET-D3LET80
3.05–15.24 m (120–600 in) with the ET-D75LE95 
5.08–15.24 m (200–600 in) with ET-D3LEU100/D3LEW200
Center-to-corner zone ratio2 90 %
Lens Optional (no lens included with this model) — See Accessories tab.
LENS SHIFT (from the origin point of the lens mounter)  
    Vertical ±66 % (±52 % with ET-D75LE6/ET-D3LEW60/ET-D3LEW300, +71 % / +93 % with ET-D75LE95, ±66 % with ET-D3LEU100, ±57 % with ET-D3LEW200) (powered)
    Horizontal ±24 % (±18 % with ET-D75LE6/ET-D3LEW60/ET-D3LEW300, ±14 % with ET-D75LE95,
-25 % / +30 % with ET-D3LEU100, ±18 % with ET-D3LEW200) (powered)
Keystone correction range

Vertical: ±45 ° (± 40 ° with ET-D75LE10/ET-D3LEW10/ET-D75LE20/ET-D3LES20,
±28 ° with ET-D75LE6/ET-D3LEW60/ET-D3LEW300, ±22 ° with ET-D3LEW50, ±15 ° with ET-D3LEW200, ±8 ° with ET-D3LEU100, +5 ° with ET-D75LE95)

Horizontal: ±40 ° (±15 ° with ET-D3LEW50/ET-D75LE6/ET-D3LEW60/ET-D3LEW300,
±5 ° with ET-D3LEU100/ET-D3LEW200, 0 ° with ET-D75LE95)

When [VERTICAL KEYSTONE] and [HORIZONTAL KEYSTONE] are used simultaneously, correction cannot be made exceeding a total of 55 °.

Installation Ceiling/floor, front/rear, free 360-degree installation
    HDMI 1/2 IN HDMI™ x 2 (Deep Color, compatible with HDCP 2.3)
    DisplayPort™ DisplayPort™ x 1 (Deep Color, compatible with HDCP 2.3)
    3D SYNC 1 IN/OUT
    (dual purpose)
BNC x 1 (TTL high impedance. When [3D SYNC MODE] is set to output, TTL output: Maximum 10 mA)
    3D SYNC 2 OUT
    (dual purpose)
BNC x 1 (TTL output: Maximum 10 mA)
    SERIAL IN D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1 for external control (RS-232C compliant)
    SERIAL OUT D-sub 9-pin (male) x 1 for link control (RS-232C compliant)
    REMOTE 1 IN M3 stereo mini-jack x 1 for wired remote control
    REMOTE 1 OUT M3 stereo mini-jack x 1 for link control (for wired remote control)
    REMOTE 2 IN D-sub 9-pin (female) x 1 for external control (parallel)
    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 for optional AJ-WM50 Series Wireless Module/USB memory
    DC OUT USB Type A x 1 (for power supply, DC 5 V, 2 A)
    Expansion Slot Open slot for for function boards, Intel® SDM compatible
Power supply AC 100–120 V / AC 200–240 V
   Maximum power consumption5 AC 200 V–AC 240 V : 1,050 W (1,060 VA)
AC 100 V–AC 120 V : 1,080 W (1,090 VA)
   On-mode power consumption (Operating mode)5 [NORMAL]  950 W
[ECO]        780 W
Operation noise2 40 dB (NORMAL/ECO)
(W × H × D)
Approx. 21 5/8" x 8 11/16" x 22 7/16" (550 x 220 x 570 mm) not including protruding parts
Weight6 Approx. 77.2 lb (35 kg)
Operating environment Operating temperature: 32–113 °F (0–45 °C)7, operating humidity: 10–80 % (no condensation)
Applicable software Logo Transfer Software, Multi Monitoring & Control Software, Projector Network Setup Software, Early Warning Software, Geometry Manager Pro, Smart Projector Control for iOS/Android™


1 This is the value when the Zoom Lens (Model No.: ET-D3LES20) is used. The value varies depending on the lens.

2 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2020 international standards.

3 Average light output value of all shipped products measured at the center of the screen in NORMAL Mode.

4 Around this time, light output will have decreased by approximately 50 %. IEC62087: 2008 Broadcast contents, NORMAL Mode, Dynamic Contrast [3], under conditions with 35 °C (95 °F), 700 m (2,297 ft) above sea level, and 0.15 mg/m3 of particulate matter. Estimated time until light output decreases to 50 % will vary depending on environment.

5 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2020 international standards. On-mode power consumption measured at 25 °C (77 °F) operating temperature at an altitude of 700 m (2,297 ft).

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

7 When optional AJ-WM50 Series wireless module is attached, operating temperature range becomes 0–40 °C (32–104 °F). The operating environment temperature should be between 0 °C (32 °F) and 40 °C (104 °F) if the projector is used at an altitude between 1,400 m (4,593 ft) and 4,200 m (13,780 ft).


Optional Lenses

D75 Series
Model ET-D75LE95 ET-D75LE6 ET-D75LE10 ET-D75LE20 ET-D75LE30 ET-D75LE40 ET-D75LE8
0.437:1 1.11–1.32:1 1.56–2.00:1 2.00–2.89:1 2.88–5.59:1 5.54–8.86:1 8.81–16.6:1
f/stop 2.5   2.5  2.5  2.5  2.5  2.5  2.52.7


D3 Series

This series supports lens memory when used with a projector that also supports this feature. Lens identification is also supported, so that the projector can read the model lens that is installed on it.

0.444:1 0.774–1.02:1 0.833:1 0.9241.12:1 1.11–1.32:1 1.51–2.06:1 2.00–2.89:1 2.88–5.59:1 5.53–8.89:1 8.81–16.6:1
f/stop: 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5–2.7

Fish-eye lens


Discontinued Lenses
Model ET-D75LE90 ET-D75LE5
0.43:1 0.83:1 1.7  2.2:1 2.2 – 3.2:1 3.4 – 5.5:1 5.6 – 8.9:1
f/stop: 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5