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Panasonic Launches New Full High Definition LCD Home Theater ProjectorNew PT-AE2000U Delivers Powerful Theater Viewing Experience, Outstanding 1,500 Lumen Brightness, 16,000:1 Contrast Ratio, and Professional-Level Tuning Features
DENVER --(Business Wire)-- Sep. 6, 2007-- Panasonic Projector Systems Company, Unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, today announced the debut of its newest LCD home theater projector with 1080p (1,920 x 1,080 pixel) native resolution: the PT-AE2000U. Designed for savvy home theater enthusiasts and audio video professionals who desire an immersive home entertainment viewing experience, the new projector delivers 1080p images with a carefully-tuned lens system to reproduce remarkable detail and clarity with 1,500 lumen brightness and 16,000:1 contrast ratio.
The new PT-AE2000U model is the next evolution of its predecessor, the PT-AE1000U, which has been widely accepted and used to display professional movies. The new projector reproduces the original picture quality intended by Hollywood movie and television directors - all within the comfort of consumers' home theaters.
Beautiful Picture Quality with Improved Clarity
"Continuing our close collaboration with leading Hollywood colorists and image experts, we've taken our projector technology to the next level to meet the growing demand for high-definition home entertainment content," said Thomas Zitelli, president of Panasonic Projector Systems Company. "For home theater connoisseurs and audio video professionals who desire the richest colors and the best image quality, our new PT-AE2000U LCD projector enables viewers to easily enjoy movie theater-quality entertainment at home."
The PT-AE2000U projector reproduces Hollywood movies, independent films and other entertainment with exceptional color accuracy. Its enhanced unique Pure Color Filter Pro uses optical adjustment to achieve a higher purity level of the three primary colors; it also helps displays deeper, purer blacks. The color space has been extended even more to match the approximate level specified in the digital cinema industry.
The new projector also incorporates Panasonic's well-known Smooth Screen technology that reduces the black lines between pixels that mar picture quality. The technology has been tuned together with the new full-HD optical unit, allowing consumers to enjoy vibrant, smooth images found in commercial movie theaters. In addition, Panasonic's original Dynamic Iris has also been improved for further stability and response by controlling the iris speed at finer increments to help reproduce darker blacks and brighter whites.
The image processing system has been improved dramatically, with a maximum of 16 bit digital signal processing making it possible to reproduce subtle hues and brightness variations faithfully with greater smoothness. Furthermore, the projector also incorporates next-generation, full high definition LCD panels (C2Fine D7(TM))(1), which are characterized by inorganic alignment layer and vertically aligned liquid crystals for enhanced black level performance.
In addition, the Cinema Color Management feature helps color correct approximately 1,070,000,000 different colors for a more refined, customized control of individual colors -- closely representing the process used by Hollywood's motion picture color correction specialists. The PT-AE2000U also incorporates picture modes demanded by film production studios to help them with production and post-production activities. You can now store up to eighteen personalized settings with customized names.
Ease of Use
The projector's lens-centered design and maintenance features, such as the replaceable side filter and top lamp, make the ceiling mount very easy to install. The PT-AE2000U's jet black color and sleek cabinet design also fit well in home theater environments, and its universal remote control enables viewers to easily control their entire home theater system from one device.
The Panasonic PT-AE2000U LCD home theater projector will be available starting in October at authorized presentation systems dealers. Pricing will be announced at CEDIA 2007. Visit http://www.panasonic.com for more information on local distribution channels and retail outlets. For more information on Panasonic's complete line of projectors, go to http://www.panasonic.com/projectors, http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/ projector/, or phone 888-411-1996.
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(1) C2Fine(TM) 1920x1080 dot panel.
(2) HDMI(TM) (V.1.3 with xvYCC)