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Panasonic AR100U

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Panasonic PT-AR100U Home Theater Projector Review

Projector reviews
10 March 2012
  • Conclusion: To summarize: Black level performance is fairly typical of lower cost entertainment projectors.  Remember this projector is really destined for a family room, a living room, any kind of room you can throw at it that probably doesn’t have dark walls, dark ceilings, dark floors and full lighting control.  This is a projector built to slug it out with some ambient sunlight sneaking into the room or having some lights on and so on.
  • Pros: Brightest affordable 1080p resolution 2D projector specifically designed for home, Impressively good (watchable) color modes – right out of the box, Full color controls for those planning to get theirs calibrated, or to use our settings, Excellent placement flexibility, Lamp can be changed without unmounting the projector, Frame Interpolation (not CFI), Waveform Monitor for tweaking, etc., 2 HDMI inputs, 2 12 volt screen triggers, Game mode – only 18 milliseconds of l...
  • Cons: A bit noisy, both modes are noisier than most competition, but not unreasonably so for a “family room” projector, Lacks CFI (smooth motion) – as does all the low priced competition so far, Shorter than average lamp life, One year warranty, like most in the price range, but shorter than others (some up to 3 years), No support for an anamorphic lens, Lens loses higher percentage of brightness than most, at full telephoto, Black levels could be better (even for the price...
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