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Panasonic PT-AE700E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 reviews of Panasonic PT-AE700E. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and usability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the black level.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Panasonic PT-AE700E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Panasonic PT-AE700E from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Reviewers are impressed by the noise and size. The price and reliability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the usability.

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Dec, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Panasonic PT-AE700E from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on People really like the price.


90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (

Panasonic PT-AE700U LCD Projector Review


The PT-AE700U offers great features, great color, good details, hi-def capabilities and ease of use - all for a fantastic price. When I compared this projector to some of the other high-end

High Definition resolution ; Quiet Fan ; Lens Adjustment ; No Screen Door Effect ; Simple Function Lighted Remote

Difficult operating Instructions ; Poor initial calibration

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Oct, 2005

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PT-AE700 LCD Projector

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: Geoffrey Morrison (

Panasonic PT-AE700U LCD Projector


We've reviewed several Panasonic projectors in the past few years. Their price ranges have varied slightly, but two things have remained constant: a decent picture and an ugly box.

Summing up the PT-AE700U is pretty easy. It is a bright projector for the color accuracy it provides (always a bonus), with deinterlacing that won't require a progressive-scan DVD player. Its black level isn't great (typical of LCD projectors), but it...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by: Peter Putman (

Panasonic PT-AE700U LCD projector


Now Panasonic has followed up with the PT-AE700U, and it's more than just an upgrade of the PT-AE500U. The '700 has some new bells and whistles of its own, including a longer-throw projection lens, auto iris for deeper blacks, and an optical system...

Jan, 2005

Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (

Panasonic PT-AE700U


A year ago, Sanyo and Panasonic slugged it out with their popular Z2 and L500u, both selling for around $2000. As I write this (10/04), it looks like we have a rematch, with Sanyo's forthcoming Z3 and this new Panasonic AE700U. Since these new...

and Con's ; Wow! For $2000 and change this is one excellent projector. I am most impressed by the dramatic improvement over the older L500u (AE500u). I still see some of the older model still advertised for a few hundred less, but this is a huge...

Noise in the picture (it is controllable with the noise reduction menu option) ; Vertical banding - not a good thing but rarely annoying ; Colors seem off a bit without calibration, in many of the color modes ; Warranty only 1 year (2 year additional...

The Panasonic AE700u is a great, affordable projector in the 1280x720 resolution class, and should certainly be near the top of your shopping list. As you look below, you will note there are some serious issues under "Con's" but they are mostly, easily...

Oct, 2004

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Oct, 2004

Expert review by: Scott Bartley (

Panasonic PT-AE700E


Panasonic's PT-AE700E LCD projector has more tricks up its sleeve than $3899 should rightly buy. Successor to the highly regarded PT-AE500, the PT-AE7...

Joystick control, quiet, brilliant picture

A little large

A wonderful projector that packs together some of the best qualities of DLP and LCD technology, for under $4000. What more could you ask for?

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: Pam Carroll (

Panasonic PT-AE700E


For image quality, ease of set-up and its HD widescreen capabilities, this projector leaves many of its more fancied and more expensive competitors for dead.

Sharp, realistic picture ; HDMI input ; easy set up

HDMI cables are extra ; vertical keystone correction only ; no carry case

All up, we couldn't find much to complain about with the Panasonic PT-AE700E. There are certainly cheaper home cinema projectors on the market, but for its image quality, ease of set-up and HD widescreen capabilities, this projector leaves many of its...

Nov, 2004

Expert review by: Tony Davey (

Panasonic PT-AE700


A lot has happened in the last 12 months for home cinema projection, with more projectors released in this time frame than any other so far. When released, there was little around that could touch the Panasonic PT-AE500's performance at the price....

The AE700 is extremely versatile in how it can be set up and is the only projector in its class to have a 2.0 times zoom, which means a 100 inch picture can be achieved from as little as three metres or as much as six metres away. Combine this with the...

Nov, 2004

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an amazing projector


I can't say enough good things about this projector. The lens shift, zoom, and correction make for a very flexible image. You basically don't have to mount it anywhere in particular, just adjust the image to fit your wall. Bright and consistent.

Sep, 2005

Product Specifications

The PT-AE700U is the most impressive home cinema projector ever from Panasonic. Compact enough to sit on a bookshelf, it is packed with advanced features designed to bring you a whole new level of home theater enjoyment. Dynamic contrast is now 2000: 1, by far the best in its class, so the picture is sharp and clear even in a well-lit room. New integrated cinema quality circuitry includes a Dynamic Iris optical system that constantly adjusts the brightness and gamma characteristics in real time, so the picture is always optimal and transitions betweens scenes are more natural. An innovative color correction system - developed after consultation with top Hollywood colorist David Bernstein 1 - incorporates Cinema Color Management technology to ensure faithful color reproduction. This cinema-quality integrated circuitry brings you on-screen colors just as you would see them in a movie theater. And the PT-AE700U comes with advanced Smooth Screen technology that effectively eliminates the typical "screen door" effect, so the images you see on the screen are natural and lifelike.

Audio Output

Type: None


Energy Star certified: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:0.7
Display Resolution:1280 x 720

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1
Max Image Size:16.7ft / 200in/25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1280 x 720
Max Screen Distance:41ft
Min Image Size:3.3ft / 39.8in/3.3ft / 40.2in
Min Screen Distance:4ft
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:LCD projector

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):3
Power consumption (typical):180


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Panasonic PT


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°
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.2 x 10.6 x 3.74
I/O ports:HDMI IN: 19-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
Lens Shift:V: ±63%, H: ±25%
Mounting:Ceiling/desk, front/rear
Power Requirements:100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Special Features:Language: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian.
Video/data systems:NTSC/M-NTSC/PAL/PAL-M/PAL-N/SECAM


Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 70
Horizontal scan range:30 - 70
Noise Level:26
Vertical scan range:50 - 87

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):3
Power consumption (typical):180


Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1
Number of colors:16.78 million colors
Projector brightness:1000
Projector native resolution:1280 x 720
Screen size compatibility:40 - 200

Projector Lamp

Lamp Type:UHM

Video Input

Analog Video Format:M-NTSC / NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM/NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL 60 / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions