Excerpt: I have been using the PT AR-100U for the last 2 years and all I can say is "what a product". This is the best Panasonic projector in its series available. The performance is superb and the picture output is mind blowing. Have been watching all the World Cup matches on it and loving every moment.I was lucky to purchase it for $ but even at the current price it's a great deal.I would recommend this to everyone. Go for it.
Pros: Clear Sound, Contrast Ratio, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Remote, Intuitive Controls
Excerpt: The picture quality for the cost on this projector is excellent. Our previous projector had vertical and horizontal lens shift, so that was a requirement so we wouldn't need to move mounts and existing cabling. This was the only product at a reasonable cost with those features. We weren't disappointed. Even in a room with a lot of ambient light, the picture is clear. Would highly recommend.
Excerpt: I bought my projector about a year ago from B&H photo. My projector is about 14 foot from my screen. I have a light gray pull down screen (92" diagonal). The picture in medium and low light conditions is spectacular. This projector replaced my old PT700. There is no comparison between the two. This one is in a whole different league. I would suggest not using the projector as an alternate for your computer monitor.
Excerpt: I just installed the Panasonic PT-AR100U in my basement & am pleasantly surprised by it. I have long debated about whether to buy a large (75" - 80") flat panel TV or a projector. I feared that I would not be happy with the picture quality of any projector that was reasonably priced. On the flip side, I feared that I wouldn't be satisfied with only a 75" or 80" flat panel. I know, I know, who wouldn't be satisfied with a TV that size, right?
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Great picture quality, Intuitive Controls
Summary: Before this projector I went through 6 Epson 8350 projectors, all with mechanical failures . This is slightly more expensive than the Epson 8350 but the features are worth the price. I have over 1500 hours now and can't complain, it's always delivers. It even handled a 12hr LOTR extended marathon without any issues. It's a massive projector with plenty of fans for cooling. I only run it on eco-mode to keep the fan noise down, and to extended bulb life.
Summary: This is my 2nd Panasonic projector and I love it. I have seen some complaints about the fan noise and have to disagree with them. The fan is very quiet. The only time it gets loud is when the filter on the side isn't cleaned. The picture is amazing. I am using it for a 170" picture and it is great. I have owned this projector for almost a year now and use it as my everyday TV and the bulb is still going strong.
Excerpt: We built a home theater in our new home and when it came time to equip it we went straight to B&H. Our choice of projector was the Panasonic PT-AR100U. After an easy ceiling mount we were amazed at the quality of the image. The look is as good as any theater in town. Our screen is 16-9 ratio. 8 feet long and 4.5 feet high. Movies we had watched before came more alive than ever. Colors are vivid and the details are perfect. Very please.
Pros: Clear Image, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Remote