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Panasonic is a Japanese based electronics multinational and one of the leading projector makers of today. This list of the best projectors is filtered based upon the top rated projectors released by Panasonic over the last year.

Additionally the products below are models with high definition 1080i/p resolution; and the best Panasonic HD projectors, boast high contrast ratios even in their LCD models.

Note:- 1080i stands for interlaced scanning, while 1080p is progressive scanning. We recommend 1080p models since progressive scanning displays all the pixel rows simultaneously, giving a much sharper and better picture; as opposed to interlaced which only displays alternated pixel rows at a time. However, the amount of video content available in 1080p is still quite sparse and most television channels use 720p or 1080i.

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Panasonic PT-AE8000U

Panasonic PT-AE8000U 3D Projector


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Panasonic PT-AE8000U
Panasonic PT-DZ770
Panasonic PT-AR100U
Panasonic PT-AE7000U 3D
Panasonic PT-AE2000U
Panasonic PT-AE8000U 3D Projector
Panasonic PT-DZ770UK Projector
Panasonic PT-AR100U Projector
Panasonic PT-AE7000U 3D LCD Projector
Panasonic PT-AE2000U Projector
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Release Date
Sep 2012
Jul 2012
Nov 2011
Sep 2011
Dec 2007
HDTV Formats
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/24, 1080p/50, 525i, 525p, 576i, 576p, 625i, 625p, 1125i
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/24, 1080p/25, 1080p/30, 1080p/50, 1035i, 525i, 525p, 576i, 576p, 625i, 625p, 1125i
720p, 1080i, 1080p/24, 1080p/50, 525i, 575i, 575p, 576i, 576p, 625i, 625p, 1125i
576i, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 576p, 525i, 525p, 625i, 1125i, 625p
480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Contrast Ratio
500000:1
2500:1
50000:1
300000:1
16000:1
Display Technology
3LCD
DLP
3LCD
3LCD
TFT Active Matrix
Image Brightness
2400.0 ANSI lumens
7000.0 ANSI lumens
2800.0 ANSI lumens
2000.0 ANSI lumens
1500.0 ANSI lumens
Platform
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
Type
LCD Projectors
DLP Projectors
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
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    This Panasonic PT-AE8000 projector is definitely worth serious consideration if it is in your budget. It's certainly not likely to disappoint.


  • Panasonic has been making home theater projectors for many, many years. The AE series, of which the AE8000 is the latest edition, started with the AE100 way back in 2001 -- ancient history by today's standards. It is clear by now that they've gotten very good at it.

    Last year's AE7000 was a big step forward over the previous AE4000.


  • Shortly after buying my first front projector, an Epson, I made the leap to Panasonic and, for four years after my initial purchase, I bought the new model every year without fail. Had I not switched to JVC about five years ago, I could assume I'd probably be a Panasonic front-projection customer even today. But shaking things up has a way of changing one's perspective on things. I'm not suggesting that all Panasonic projectors have had issues that either a) their customers simply get used to or b) never notice, but the AE8000U does.

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    The Panasonic PT-DZ770UL is an excellent performer and a good bargain for someone looking for a large venue, commercial projector with 2K or WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution.. It offers a combination of high brightness, excellent sharpness, and good color balance and image depth, all at a street price that is among the lowest in its class. With easy setup via its power zoom, focus and lens shift, as well as its variety of available lenses, it is easily integrated into any installation.


  • The Panasonic DZ770UK is a powerful WUXGA projector that has a little bit of everything. Its real strength is in its Cinema mode, which offers the killer combination of high light output, strong color saturation, and good default color accuracy. The projector's small size, low audible noise, and low heat exhaust make it usable in smaller rooms where some of its competitors would overwhelm the space, but the projector has the lumen power to be used in a much larger room without issue.

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    The bottom line, is that for general purpose, 2D only, full-HD resolution home entertainment projectors, the PT-AR100U is about as good as it gets these days for under $1000.


  • The Panasonic PT-AR100U is a strong multi-purpose projector that's ideal for the ambient light of a typical living room. Following in the tradition of the AX100 and AX200 models from several years ago, the AR100U makes some improvements to the Light Harmonizer feature that sets these projectors apart from other home entertainment models. With the Light Harmonizer, you won't even need to change image modes, especially if you're using a preset like Vivid Cinema, which combines high brightness with accurate color.

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    When all is said and done, the Panasonic PT-AE7000U is a projector for the true videophile. It certainly has a boatload of features and yes, it has remarkably clear, stable 3D performance. But even if the AE7000 did not have 3D or a wide assortment of features, it would still stand out as a major video engineering achievement based on the strength of its 2D picture quality alone. Not only does the AE7000 represent a major step beyond the AE4000 in picture quality, it is a step beyond so-called "higher end" 1080p projectors.


  • With an MSRP of $3,499 and a street price around $3,000, the Panasonic PT-AE7000U looks to be a compelling contender in the entry-level 3D projection category. It offers an excellent level of setup flexibility and advanced picture adjustment, and early performance reviews have been very positive. Even if you're not interested in 3D capability, the PT-AE7000U makes a strong case on its 2D merits, especially for the more demanding but still budget-conscious videophile who appreciates the availability of numerous adjustments to fine-tune the image.

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    - Color Management button that allows users to create custom color profiles.
    - It is a learning remote that can handle 3 additional devices, besides the PT-AE2000U itself.

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    - The split-screen calibration is unique to the AE2000, as is an onboard waveform monitor that can be used to assist calibrations.
    - Fan noise is very low--just a whisper in full power mode.
    - The preset video optimized modes, Cinema 1, 2, and 3, are color balanced and set for optimal video performance.


  • The Panasonic PT-AE2000U 1080p projector is a credible performer, especially when you consider its relatively low price.