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Panasonic PT AE1000U

Panasonic PT AE1000U
alaScore 81

12 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Panasonic PT AE1000U. The average rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Opinions about the design and noise are generally positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, image quality, noise, design

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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Panasonic PT AE1000U from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Reviewers are impressed by the design and noise. The image quality and price also get good feedback.

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

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (

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...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (

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...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Joe Lozito (

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...

Dec, 2006

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Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (

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...

Nov, 2006

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Expert review by: Evan Powell (

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...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Ultimate AV Staff (

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...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Shane Buettner (

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....

Nov, 2006

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


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
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector


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)