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Panasonic PT-AE900U Projector

720P Home Theater Projector
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From Panasonic Home —   At one point during the development process, the PT-AE900 was sent to Hollywood. At the Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory, fine tuning was done to enhance the picture quality. Over several months, we worked with a team of specialists from the motion picture industry, making a series of minute adjustments to the projector's image reproduction system. We wanted to bring the excitement of the cinema to the home and reproduce faithfully the picture quality intended by the moviemakers. These were ideals we could only achieve with the collaboration of professionals having experience in actual movie production.

  • New Dynamic Iris for the world's first 5,500:1 contrast ratio and 1,100 lumens brightness
  • Cinema Color Management
  • New Smooth Screen
  • New Dynamic Sharpness Control
  • User equalizing function and seven picture modes
  • Easy to setup using 2x optical zoom lens and vertical/horizontal lens shift
  • Learning remote control: One remote does it all!
  • Numerous connection options including HDMI input an serial terminal

Panasonic PT-AE900U Projector Specifications

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September 2005
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White Brightness
1,100 Lumens (ANSI)1
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Dynamic Contrast
Dynamic Iris
Display Type
0.70" 3LCD
Color Processing
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 576i, 576p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1920x1080

Lamp Type
130W UHM bulb

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
3.70" x 13.20" x 10.60"
7.9 lbs
Internal Speakers
180 Watts 100V - 240V
Additional Features
This unit features a dynamic iris that is capable of reconfiguring itself on a frame by frame basis every 1/60 of a second.


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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