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Panasonic PT-AE700U Projector

720P Home Theater Projector
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From Panasonic Home —   The PT-AE700 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 2,000:1, by far the best in its product class, so the picture is sharp and clear even in a well-lit room. In addition, the 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 between scenes are more natural. Its innovative color correction system 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.

  • Amazingly high contrast of 2000:1 and 1,000 lumens brightness
  • Dynamic Iris and light-interlocked dynamic gamma
  • Cinema Color Management with individual correction of approx. 1,070 million colors
  • Smooth Screen technology effectively reduces the "chicken wire effect"
  • User equalizing function 2,401 picture quality settings
  • 10-bit digital processing and 10-bit gamma correction
  • New dynamic sharpness control
  • Wide, high-definition 1,280 x 720 LCD panels
  • Vertical and horizontal lens shift
  • 2x optical zoom lens

Panasonic PT-AE700U Projector Specifications

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October 2004
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White Brightness
1,000 Lumens (ANSI)1
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Dynamic Contrast
Dynamic Iris
Display Type
0.70" 3LCD
Color Processing
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 576p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1920x1080

Lamp Type
130W UHM bulb
Lamp Model
ET-LAE700  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
2x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
Lens Shift
Horizontal +/-25% & Vertical +/-63%
Throw Distance
8.0' - 40.6'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
40.00" - 400.00"
Throw Ratio
1.40:1 - 2.80:1
Projector Placement
For a
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 10'-1" and 20'-2" from the screen.
Digital Keystone
Vertical only

Projector Size
3.72" x 13.19" x 10.63"
7.9 lbs
Audible Noise
26 dB
180 Watts 100V - 240V
Additional Features
Dynamic Iris optical system constantly adjusts the brightness and gamma characteristics in real time, so the picture is always optimal.

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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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