Conclusion: Verdict: BUY!!! Panasonic pulls further ahead of the pack with the definitive value oriented, full featured sub $3K home theater projector. Colours are lifelike and vivid, and contrast levels are incredible with deep blacks and clean, accurate whites. The PT-AE4000U is a breeze to set up and install. Build quality is exceptional – it feels like a solid bit of good engineering.
Pros: Incredibly vivid, lifelike picture
Cons: Make sure you buy from a Panasonic authorized reseller
Conclusion: Fairly priced and fairly impressive on all fronts, the Panasonic PT-AE4000 is a decent choice for home cinema, sports and gaming – but there are brighter, quieter and more living room-friendly models about.
Pros: Despite sharing the physical traits of its predecessor, the PT-AE3000, this projector offers a marked improvement in performance. The new lamp delivers superior colour and contrast, and there’s also a fresh batch of picture-enhancing technology and a better dynamic iris. Colours are rich, strong and lifelike, and the improved brightness makes this the first Panasonic projector suitable for use in a reasonably well-lit room. We reckon performance is better when you red...
Cons: Compared to some rival models, the PT-AE4000 is fairly bulky, which could make placement trickier. There’s also some intrusive noise from the front-mounted fans. Less importantly, it’s not the best-looking piece of kit, with its functional, boxy design more suited to a corporate boardroom than a stylish living room.
Conclusion: In terms of light output, the PT-AE 4000 surpasses its predecessors. It also combines attractive colours with outstanding contrast, as well as versatile and professional features. Not so impressive, on the other hand, were the small colour fringes on moving objects.
Pros: Accurate colours., Contrast-rich images., Loads of video settings., 2x zoom and lens shift., Excellent 24p reproduction., Top motion clarity.
Cons: Slight discolouration in fine patterns., Coloured fringes on moving edges., Poor de-interlacing in standard TV.
Excerpt: If you are looking for a reasonably affordable home theater projector – one that looks great, with excellent color, black levels, shadow detail, one with superb placement flexibility, and respectable brightness, then you’ve found the right review. Welcome to the Panasonic PT-AE4000 projector.
Summary: Panasonic PT-AE4000 er en kasse med mange muligheder. Desværre kræver det en del at få det bedste ud af den, og du vil gøre klogt i at få en fagmand til at kalibrere den. Det giver desværre et hak i den gale retning på brugervenligheden, ligesom udseendet heller ikke ligefrem trækker opad.
Conclusion: Der Panasonic PT-AE 4000 bietet mehr Licht als sein Vorgänger und kombiniert gute Farben mit hervorragendem Kontrast. Auch die flexible und professionelle Ausstattung mit Bewegungsverbesserung überzeugt. Gelegentlich stören kleine Farbsäume in bewegten Motiven die Projektion.