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Panasonic PT AE1000U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good opinions, whereas many are less positive about the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Panasonic PT AE1000U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic PT AE1000U

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic PT AE1000U from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic PT-AE1000U High Definition Home Theater Projector

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Panasonic PT-AE1000U 1080p Video Projector

 

None of the projectors mentioned above are DLPs, which may be a story in itself. Panasonic's entry is a three-chip LCD design, and at an MSRP of $5,999, and "street prices" dipping below $4,000 (sometimes including a rebate on top of that), it's highly...

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Ultimate AV: Panasonic PT-AE1000U 1080p Video Projector: Short Take

 

A few short months ago, the introduction of a 1080p projector for under $5,000 would have been big news. While that field is now getting crowded, with projectors from Sony, Mitsubishi, and JVC muscling in on the action, it's still a tale worth...

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Panasonic PT-AE1000U projector

 

Panasonic hits it out of the park with the PT-AE1000U, a 1080p home theater projector that'll make you rethink your own eyesight.

So, without further hyperbole, I think you get the idea: 1000U = amazing image quality, particularly on high definition sources. Though the 1000U isn't inexpensive, it's one of the cheapest Full HD 1080p projectors on the market (street price around...

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Panasonic PT-AE1000U

 

As is usual, the Panasonic, being LCD based, offers a tremendous amount of placement flexibility, even more than the other new LCD driven 1080p projectors, and far, far more versatility in this regard, then the DLP entries

Most affordable 1080p projector ; Beautiful, accurate picture out of the box ; Great flesh tones ; No pixel visibility at all (at anything resembling normal seating distance) ; Excellent black levels (within the limits of dynamic iris'es) ; Extremely...

Image is a bit soft with 1080 sources (due to Smooth Screen technology) ; Brightness is about average, the projector is therefore not ideal for larger screens (over 110" diagonal) or for handling more than very small amounts of ambient light for things...

I'd also like to recommend that you choose your screen wisely. Unless your room layout forbids it, the proper screen can make up for the merely average brightness of the Panasonic, so that, if it is your preference you can move up in screen size or...

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Updated Review: Panasonic PT-AE1000U 1080p Home Theater Projector

 

Though the AE1000 can produce a bright picture, once it is calibrated for ideal cinema viewing it is not one of the brightest models on the market. Moreover, lumen output can vary greatly based on whether you use the wide angle or telephoto end of the...

The Panny AE1000 is unique among the 1080p competition. Assuming it is set up to deliver sufficient lumen output for the desired screen size, it is capable of producing a thoroughly engaging and competitive image from high definition sources, and a...

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Panasonic PT-AE1000U LCD Projector: First Look

 

Panasonic's recent LCD projectors have offered a compelling combination of high performance and features at surprising prices. Now, Panasonic is not only offering its first 1080p projector with a dynamic iris for deeper blacks, it's delivering all this...

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Panasonic PT-AE1000U LCD Projector: Coming Attraction

 

Look out DLP. This is one of the most full-featured and least expensive 1080p projectors we've seen yet. Panasonic's recent LCD front projector efforts have impressed with a smart combination of high performance and features at excellent prices....

Look out DLP. This is one of the most full-featured and least expensive 1080p projectors we've seen yet. Panasonic's recent LCD front projector efforts have impressed with a smart combination of high performance and features at excellent prices....

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This thing is awesome!

 

I'm assuming you have researched all of the reviews on this projector and I can say they are all accurate and more. I used the same reviews to make my decision and buy it. I have a slight twist on this projector that you will not see in any ... Expand...

Beautiful picture, easy setup, good value & DURABLE

I just can't think of any...maybe a remote keystone feature but not a big deal

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Early Failure

 

I did a ton of reasearch before i bought this unit. I have been a Sony person for most of my life. This is the first Panasonic product that I have ever owned. I only bought it at the time it was rated best in class and was $1000 cheaper than the...

Excellent Picture on 100" screen (but have problem now ; Lots of Information & control via the user menu ; Unit was easily installed by professional team ; Speedy response to problem query from panasonic technician

Early Failure of some circuitry (18 months after purchase) ; Bulb rated for 1,800 hours before replacement needed (bulb is CAD$500+tax) - you only learn this when you read the manual ; The unit is large & heavy

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Early Failure

 

I did a ton of reasearch before i bought this unit. I have been a Sony person for most of my life. This is the first Panasonic product that I have ever owned. I only bought it at the time it was rated best in class and was $1000 cheaper than the...

Excellent Picture on 100" screen (but have problem now ; Lots of Information & control via the user menu ; Unit was easily installed by professional team ; Speedy response to problem query from panasonic technician

Early Failure of some circuitry (18 months after purchase) ; Bulb rated for 1,800 hours before replacement needed (bulb is CAD$500+tax) - you only learn this when you read the manual ; The unit is large & heavy

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Product Specifications

The PT-AE1000 is a full-HD compatible home cinema projector featuring 1,080p LCD panels. Extensive research and development was conducted on the optical system, image processing engine, and other major components to bring high-resolution, full-HD images into the home for full and easy enjoyment. The development team collaborated with leading Hollywood colorists to further increase imaging precision through the "Hollywood tuning" process. The result is a full high definition home cinema projector that packs comprehensive Panasonic technologies into a compact, stylish cabinet.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.8in
Height:5.1in
Weight:15.9lbs
Width:18.1in

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Color Support:Up to 1.07 billion colors
Color Support:Up to 1.07 billion colors
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1100ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:11000:1
Max Image Size:16.7ft / 200in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Max Screen Distance:41ft
Min Image Size:3.3ft / 40.2in
Min Screen Distance:4ft
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Non-portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:AE1000U
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic PT

Projector Lamp

Lamp Type:UHM

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
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