Home Theater Projector
November 3, 2007
Panasonic's second generation 1080p projector, the PT-AE2000U, is a significant step beyond last year's impressive AE1000. Topping its long list of great attributes is its outstanding contrast and black level performance. On these measurements it outperforms every other 1080p projector we have put it up against that is anywhere near its price range. And along with its high contrast comes excellent color saturation. Selling at an official street price of just $2,699, it is one of the most formidable and competitive of the new 1080p projectors released this fall.
ANSI lumens: 1500
Contrast (full on/off): 16,000:1
Light Engine: 1920x1080, native 16:9, 0.7" LCD with a 165W UHP lamp.
Video Compatibility: 1080p/24/50/60, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i. NTSC/PAL/SECAM.
Connection Panel: Three HDMI 1.3 ports, one 15-pin VGA input, two sets of 3-RCA YPbPr component video, one composite video, one S-video.
Lens and Throw Distance: 2.00:1 powered zoom/focus lens, with manual vertical and horizontal lens shift. Throws a 100" diagonal 16:9 image from 10 to 20 feet.
Lamp Life: Unspecified.
Lamp Cost: $400
Warranty: One year.