Opinion of TC - Nov 23, 2004

Panasonic PT-AE500U Projector
HD 720 (1280x720), 850 ANSI Lumens,
6.4 lbs, $2,499 (MSRP)


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by TC - Nov 23, 2004
Image Quality 5.0
Features 5.0
Construction 4.0
Ease of Use 5.0
Reliability 5.0
Value for Money 5.0
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Personal Experience
This is the unit to get. Your basically getting the same unit as the 700U, just saving $500 (or more). This projector with a nice quality screen will give you an outstanding picture. The extra 150 lumens and 700 contast that the 700U will give you wont even be noticed. I've seen 6000:1 contrast ratios that dont look any better than 1000:1. The secret is a NICE good quality screen. This unit will save you $$ that you can put towards a nice screen. That combination will blow away ANY 700U projecting onto a cheap pull down screen or a white wall. If your rich, go for the 700U AND a really nice screen.
 
Problems
Lose the DVI and give me another set of component inputs.