Dynamic range has been improved
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.
Great Projector, but be aware of who you are buying it from
I love the projector, never-mind the 3D, it is not a subtle upgrade from the PT-AE4000. In terms of picture quality, everything is better - brightness, contrast, and clarity. It is actually bright enough that in a reasonably light controlled setting, you could run in ECO mode and be perfectly happy. Again, going from PT-AE4000 to the 8000 is well worth it. 3D seemed fine, just make sure that you purchase the correct 3D glasses as there are different versions, even within Panasonic.
It produces a bright, vibrant image with solid contrast
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.
Very good color balance with all but the brightest picture mode
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.
Well-rounded, highly capable projector
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.
Produces a bright, beautiful 1080p picture
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.
Reasonably fast reaction time
The BZ-1 is, quite simply, an impressive ultra short throw interactive projector. It delivers a bright, 1280x800 image, excellent data image quality, good video for a data projector, good audio, a full complement of ports, the ability to work in tabletop mode, and suitably quiet operation.
Stacked against these strengths is a very short list of limitations, and no actual weaknesses.
Extremely good color accuracy post calibration
It's an improved HC3800, with improved firmware, but most notably, the move from Darkchip2, to Darkchip3 performance. While this doesn't appear to be a really significant difference, one can see that black level performance has improved. The HC4000 is several hundred dollars more than the least expensive 1080p DLP projectors, though I do believe it is still less than any current 3LCD home theater projector on the market, (though a couple are close in price.)
Produces a bright, clear, three-dimensional image
The Mitsubishi HC4000 is an impressive home theater projector. For a modest $1,299, you get a high quality cinema image that rivals that of much more expensive models. What you give up is a lot of the extra features you find on pricier units. It is a great projector for the budget videophile, the one who wants pure image performance but doesn't want to empty his or her wallet to get it.
Remarkably clear, stable 3D performance
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.
Frame Creation 2 is available for blur and judder reduction
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.
Tops the charts in terms of most specs
Mitsubishi bills the EX240U as an education projector. The Mitsubishi EX240U tops the charts in terms of most specs - and rightly so, given that it costs over Â£200 more than the cheapest projectors we've tested. That said, the features and mobility offered by the EX240U give more expensive and bigger projectors a run for their money so, if your budget can take it, this might be the solution for you.
Excellent picture quality
The EX240U is a more traditional projector in terms of both price and size; Mitsubishi bills it as an education projector. Itâ?? s at the top end of the spectrum in this test and serves as an example of what a little extra money will get you in terms of features. To say the EX240U isnâ?? t portable is doing it a disservice, though. Itâ?? s not a â?? throw it in a bagâ?? projector like some of the pico models on offer, but itâ??
excellent entry level home theater projector
The Mitsubishi HC3800 already looks great to me, and that's with working with an engineering sample. I have to believe that the full production units will be at least a little better in several areas. Update: The new full production HC3800 calibrated even better than the sample, and produces a slightly superior image with color accuracy and skin tones being a touch better than the original sample, and that was already very good. -art
Great blacks and natural colours.
The HD image quality of this Mitsubishi and its longer lamp life are the keys to this projector's appeal. Shopping around will secure one for around AU$2500 or slightly less, making this an excellent value 1080p projector. It's not the most table-top-friendly plus there's only that one HDMI input, but if you can forgive these shortcomings the HC3800 is an excellent choice among the current affordable 1080p crop
Mitsubishi has a winner here, as the HC3800 is an overall excellent performer. Here's yet one more example that proves good engineering needn't cost a fortune, as the color accuracy of the Mitsubishi is on par with projectors that cost much, much more. By providing both types of anamorphic scaling modes, big screen fans can put together a 2.40:1 widescreen setup with their choice of fixed or movable anamorphic lens options.
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