Summary: Although the Panasonic’s 165-watt bulb is only 15 watts more powerful than other projectors in its class, it manages to put out substantially more light than the average projector, which allows for very large screen sizes (I calculate that it can handle up to a 13-foot diagonal screen in the high lamp mode).
Excerpt: Panasonic has been making pro video projectors for years, but its first home theater projector to catch my eye was the PT-AE700U. Both that model and its follow-up, the PT-AE900U, were competent 720p LCD designs in deceptively small, businesslike black boxes that offered good value for the money.
Panasonic PT-AE2000U 1080p Home Theater Projector Review
5 February 2008
Excerpt: Can a person be unfaithful to his home theater equipment? As loyal BigPictureBigSound readers can attest, I'm a huge proponent of Sanyo projectors. My first was the PLV-Z2, and I recently upgraded to the stellar 1080p PLV-Z2000 . But when I saw the image produced by the Panasonic PT-AE2000U 1080p home theater projector , I have to confess I started having impure thoughts. ( Oh, I hope Sanyo isn't reading this.
Pros: Panasonic PT-AE2000U Projector on Amazon.com, Panasonic PT-AE2000U at B&H Photo Video
Conclusion: I’ll stick by my original recommendation. I pretty well anticipated the differences between the first and second projectors, and I based my discussion of the PT-AE2000U with the assumption that the color shift would be minimal and not an issue on production projectors (as it turned out), and the really good out of the box color balance was confirmed. So, I’ll say it one more time.
Pros: Business and Education Projector Reviews Directory, Home Theater Projector Reviews Directory, Epson BrightLink 595Wi Projector Review, Subscriber-Only Content Directory, Four Home Theater Projector Comparison, #4 in our 4-Way Comparison: Optoma HD91 Home Theater Projector, #3 in our 4-Way Comparison: BenQ W7500 Home Theater Projector, #2 in our 4-Way Comparison: Sony VPL-HW40ES Home Theater Projector
Cons: Business and Education Projector Reviews Directory, Home Theater Projector Reviews Directory, Epson BrightLink 595Wi Projector Review, Subscriber-Only Content Directory, Four Home Theater Projector Comparison, #4 in our 4-Way Comparison: Optoma HD91 Home Theater Projector, #3 in our 4-Way Comparison: BenQ W7500 Home Theater Projector, #2 in our 4-Way Comparison: Sony VPL-HW40ES Home Theater Projector
Conclusion: All considered, Panasonic may well be the best overall value out there. We’ll know far more after the production unit arrives, and also the Epson Home Cinema 1080UB. (Hopefully they’ll be here at the same time!) Of all the 1080p projectors reviewed to date, my opinion right now, is that if you need to keep your projector’s budget under $3000, the Panasonic looks to be the best overall projector out there.
Excerpt: Most of the current breed of 1080p projectors are capable of delivering a super-sized picture that's sharp enough to rival anything you might see in your local cineplex, and few would disagree that Panasonic's PT-AE1000E projector was one of the standout products in last season's LCD projection range.