The Panasonic PT-AX200U: A Versatile Home Entertainment Projector
Last fall, with the release of the PT-AX100U, Panasonic introduced a new concept as far as home theater projectors are concerned-they boosted potential light output to 2000 ANSI lumens and incorporated a sensor to measure ambient light. With this information, the projector's "Light Harmonizer" would increase or decrease lumen output based on ambient light, thus making it more versatile for a variety of home entertainment applications.
Now comes the second generation of this design, the PT-AX200U. There is nothing revolutionary about this new model-it is simply a refinement of the outstanding AX100, with a few new features and a much lower price. Most of the specs are still the same-2000 ANSI lumens maximum light output, 6,000:1 contrast, 1280x720p resolution LCD panels, and a very quiet fan. It is a video projector uniquely designed for a wide range of home entertainment uses.
ANSI lumens: 2000
Contrast (full on/off): 6000:1 with auto-iris
Light Engine: 1280x720, native 16:9, 3x 0.7" PolySi LCD with a 220W UHM lamp.
Video Compatibility: HDTV 1080p/60, 1080p/50, 1080p/24, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p. NTSC/PAL/SECAM.
Data Compatibility: Computer resolutions up to SXGA.
Connection Panel: Two HDMI inputs, one VGA input, one set of component YPbPr inputs, one S-Video input, one composite input, one serial port, one Kensington lock point, hardwired power on/off switch.
Lens and Throw Distance: 2:1 manual zoom/focus lens with manual H/V lens shift. Throws a 100" diagonal 16:9 image from 9.9' to 20.3'
Lamp Life: Unspecified.
Replacement lamp cost: $395.
Warranty: Two years when purchased through Panasonic authorized dealers (update from initial release information which stated one year).
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