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Panasonic PT-AE500U Projector

720P Home Theater Projector
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The Panasonic PT-AE500U Projector is a 720P Home Theater Projector. This lamp based projector is capable of displaying 850 Lumens at its brightest setting with a native resolution of 1280x720 . The internal 3LCD technology is an innovative 3-chip design that sets itself apart by delivering vibrant, true-to-life images with better color brightness and a wider color gamut. This projector was first available for purchase in January 2004 and has been by Panasonic Home.

 

Panasonic PT-AE500U Projector Specifications


MSRP
$2,499
Status
Discontinued
Released
January 2004
Warranty
1 Year
User Reviews
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White Brightness
850 ANSI Lumens
Resolution
1280x720
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Contrast
1,300:1
Dynamic Contrast
1,300:1
Display Type
0.70" 3LCD Chips
Color Processing
10-bit
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 525i, 625i, 480p
Data Modes
MAX 1920x1080

Lamp Type
130W UHM bulb
Lamp Model
ET-LAE500  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
1.2x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
No
Lens Shift
No
Throw Distance
7.3' - 20.4'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
60.00" - 200.00"
Throw Ratio
1.41:1 - 1.70:1
Projector Placement
For a
"
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 10'-2" and 12'-3" from the screen.
Digital Keystone
Horizontal & Vertical

Projector Size
3.34" x 11.00" x 10.56"
Weight
6.4 lbs
Audible Noise
27 dB
Power
180 Watts 100V - 240V
Additional Features
6 picture modes, 1 billion displayable colors.
 

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ANSI LUMENS  is the most commonly accepted industry standard brightness measurement. The ANSI lumen rating measures the brightest white that a projector can produce by averaging nine light meter measurements taken across the projected image.

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BUYER BEWARE   Either this projector's brightness specification does not cite an industry-accepted unit of measurement, or according to our calculations it seems unlikely that this projector is capable of producing the manufacturer's cited brightness specification.

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