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Panasonic PT-AE4000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of Panasonic PT-AE4000. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the noise and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good comments, but there are some mixed comments about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Panasonic PT-AE4000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Panasonic PT-AE4000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Reviews about the noise and price are overall positive. The design and usability are also appreciated.

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97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic PT-AE4000U 1600 Lumen LCD Home Theater ProjectorPanasonic PT-AE4000U 1600 Lumen LCD Home Theater Projector

Sep, 2018

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Panasonic PT-AE4000U LCD Projector Review


The Panasonic PT-AE4000U LCD Projector is a fantastic unit that's very expensive, which is why it comes in second place on our list of home theater projectors, as we mentioned above. This is always a big deciding factor when it comes to making any...

Excellent contrast ratio. Incredible throw distance and overall diagonal image size.

It's expensive. The lumens rating is slightly lower than similar models.

This is a terrific projector to consider if you can afford it.

Aug, 2010

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Panasonic PT-AE 4000


Accurate colours., Contrast-rich images., Loads of video settings., 2x zoom and lens shift., Excellent 24p reproduction., Top motion clarity.

Slight discolouration in fine patterns., Coloured fringes on moving edges., Poor de-interlacing in standard TV.

In terms of light output, the PT-AE 4000 surpasses its predecessors. It also combines attractive colours with outstanding contrast, as well as versatile and professional features. Not so impressive, on the other hand, were the small colour fringes on...

Feb, 2010

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Nov, 2009

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Panasonic Home PT-AE4000U Review


This month the Panasonic AE4000 comes to market at a jaw-dropping $1,999 official street price.

All of this adds up to a remarkable value proposition: at a street of $1,999, we've simply never seen this much performance at this price. Panasonic has been extremely tight-lipped about this product launch. Until now many thought the company was...

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Panasonic PT-AE4000U 1080p Video Projector Review


Verdict:  BUY!!!


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Panasonic PT-AE4000 LCD Projector


The Panasonic PT-AE4000 projector is a unique, almost crazily flexible and hugely tantalising product for its price point.

Although the AE4000 still has room for improvement and leaves Epson plenty of wiggle room to justify charging significantly more for its TW5500 flagship LCD projector, Panasonic has undoubtedly delivered some really key improvements over the AE3000.

Feb, 2010

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Panasonic PT-AE4000E review


Still a top performer and living room friendly, but loses a star on price - it's stayed the same while others have cut prices

Great HD spec ; easy set-up ; punchy, bright colours ; fine insight

A little noise at times ; not the contrast reach of best

Still great, but rivals leave the AE4000E wanting in certain areas

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Jim Hill (

Panasonic PT-AE4000 review


Panasonic builds on its superb LCD projector line with a new red-rich lamp

Easy to set up and operate ; Wide zoom and optical lens shift range ; Lush colours ; Smooth, filmic picture ; Useful features

Boxy design ; Some forward firing fan noise ; Take care with the high frame-rate settings

An impressive projector that has a simple setup and great pictures

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Alex Jennings (

Panasonic PT-AE4000E


The AE4000 doesn't improve quite as much as we'd like over last year's equivalent Panasonic model, but it's easily the most flexible projector in its class. We still couldn't get totally perfect pictures out of it despite that, but it's nonetheless a...

Good picture quality ; Excellent connectivity ; Exceptional array of set-up aids ; Built-in aspect-ratio adjustment ; Good motion handling

Some features too complex for mainstream users ; Picture looks rather dark when optimised for black colour reproduction ; Slightly soft HD images


May, 2010


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Panasonic PT-AE4000E review


Panasonic's PT-AE4000E is the successor to the Ultimate award-winning PT-AE3000E. It's just as good as you'd hope a projector this expensive to be. It has three HDMI inputs, as well as component, composite, S-Video and VGA, so you're unlikely to run...

Stunning image quality make this one of the best projectors you can get. Simply put, if you can afford it, buy it.

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

The Panasonic PT-AE4000 is Panasonic's upgrade to the popular PT-AE3000U. It surpasses the Panasonic PTAE3000 in image quality, and has more features as well. The pure contrast plate in the PT-AE4000 uses an engineered crystalline material that is carefully matched to the characteristics of the LCD panels to effectively correct the passage of light exiting the panels. This enables the projector to block unwanted light leakage and successfully increases the dynamic range. It works together with the dynamic iris to achieve an astounding contrast ratio of 100,000:1. While many LCD projectors suffer from a "chicken wire" effect, Panasonics pursuit of the highest possible image quality has successfully overcome this device limitation through the incorporation of Smooth Screen technology. This uses the double refraction property of crystals to arrange pixels on a screen with no gaps between them. Smooth Screen technology is designed to give you the kind of smooth, vivid, and three-dimensional like images you see in movie theaters. The PT-AE4000's full-HD LCD panels have a double-speed drive capability that improves the projection clarity of moving images. These high-precision panels use vertically aligned liquid crystal molecules with inorganic alignment layers. When no voltage is applied, the molecules are aligned perpendicular to the glass substrate, so there is minimal light leakage and the substrate remains black (called "normally black" operation), providing higher contrast. The PT-AE4000 converts pixels according to the characteristics of the on-screen image and adjacent pixels. This not only improves image sharpness and reduces noise; it also helps create beautifully enlarged images from 480p sources, so you enjoy superb picture quality when viewing DVDs from your home collection.


Color of product:Black


Display Diagonal:0.74
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:120
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.08
Power consumption (typical):240


Bulb power:170
Lamp Type:UHM

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):0.882 - 1.76


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

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
Storage relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Storage relative humidity range:20 - 80

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):18.1 x 11.8 x 5.12
Lens focal range:1.9 - 3.2
Lens Shift:+-40% (H)/+-100%(V)
Power LED: Yes
Power Requirements:AC 100-240V, 50 / 60 Hz
Video/data systems:480i (525i), 576i (625i), 480p (525p), 576p (625p), 720/50p (750/50p), 720/60p (750/60p), 1080/50i (1125/50i), 1080/60i (1125/60i), 1080/24p (1125/24p), 1080/60p (1125/60p)
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 70
Horizontal scan range:30 - 70
Noise level (economic mode):22
Vertical scan range:50 - 87

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 2
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:3
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.08
Power consumption (typical):240


Keystone correction, vertical:+/- 30 / 30
Projection technology:LCD
Projector brightness:1.600 / 1600
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:40 - 300
Zoom capability:Auto


3D compatibility: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL 60, SECAM / NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720i, 720p

Weight & Dimensions