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Panasonic PT AE 500

Panasonic PT AE 500
alaScore 81

20 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Panasonic PT AE 500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The image quality is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the price.

image quality, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic PT AE 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : L.A. Audio File (

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Aug, 2004

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

Panasonic PT-AE500E


With the PT-AE500E, Panasonic has created a dedicated video projector, which, at an affordable price, fulfils any home cinema demands concerning picture resolution, contrast ratio and color fidelity. A complete range of analogue inputs is accompanied by a

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Tony Davey (

Panasonic PT-AE500


January 2004 Panasonic PT-AE500 LCD projector. $4999 A long time ago in a galaxy far far away there was a... wait, it wasn't that long ago and it was in my home theatre that I first demod a Panasonic projector, the PT-AE300. Fast forward only a few...

The AE300 set a fairly high benchmark for home theatre projectors, it utilised Panasonic's "smooth screen" technology had a healthy 800:1 contrast ratio and was widely regarded as a great "budget" projector. The AE500 has (at least according to the...

Jan, 2004

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified: Yes


Display Diagonal:0.7
Display Resolution:1280 x 720

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):180


Bulb power:130

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Digital keystone correction:V: ±30°, H: ±30°
Dimensions (WxDxH):11 x 11 x 3.35
I/O ports:DVI-D IN: DVI-D 24-pin x 1,\nPC (RGB) IN: D-sub HD 15-pin x 1,\nHD/VD/SYNC: TTL,\nCOMPONENT IN: RCA pin (Y, PB/CB, PR/CR) x 1,\nVIDEO IN: RCA pin x 1, \nS-VIDEO IN: Mini DIN 4-pin x 1, \nTRIGGER (out): M3 jack\nAV1*4: SCART x 1
Mounting:Ceiling/desk, front/rear
Power Requirements:100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Video/data systems:PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL 60, SECAM, NTSC, NTSC 4.43


Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 70
Horizontal scan range:30 - 70
Noise Level:27
Vertical scan range:50 - 87


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):180


Contrast ratio (typical):1300:1
Number of colors:16.78 million colors
Projector brightness:850
Projector native resolution:1280 x 720
Screen size compatibility:40 - 200

Weight & Dimensions