Panasonic PT-AE7000 vs. Epson Home Cinema 5010 Projector Comparison
25 November 2011
Excerpt: Start out with two 3LCD projector concepts. Build a light path around the same new, 480hz LCD panels, add two different but similar range zoom lenses, a lot of fancy 2D and 3D processing, a pair of very different warranties, really good black levels in one case, and great ones in the other, and a...
Conclusion: Time to try to put all the features, performance, flexibility, warranty, and other aspects of Panasonic’s PT-AE7000U projector. Definitely, this new Panasonic PT-AE7000 is a great value, compared to all the recently reviewed projectors it competes with.
Pros: A very bright “brightest” mode, pretty much a “light cannon”, and good brightness for 3D, the first $3K+ projector we’ve said that about, Very clean 3D in most modes, three brightness settings, 3D glasses come in 3 sizes, and there’s an optional Emitter – a booster, if needed, Truly outstanding p...
Cons: Short warranty – 1 year Parts/labor, 2000 hours maximum use. Even promotional, free 1 extra year extension for registering (offer through 3/31/12), though, still has the total 2000 hour limit, Heavy users will run out of hours long before 2 years., “Best” mode, while average in brightness, isn’t ...
Summary: Panasonic’s AE7000 projector is one of the first 3D LCD projectors available to home cinema enthusiasts. It’s an excellent 2D projector, and definitely one of the best we have seen for watching 1080p Full HD movies.
Pros: Excellent video quality in 2D, Jump in brightness over previous models, Good 3D clarity and performance
Cons: Large brightness drop in 3D, Noticeable fan noise in high brightness mode
Summary: The Panasonic PT-AE7000 is available in India at an MRP of Rs. 2,50,000. The projector is classy in design and although a tad on the larger side, can still compliment a person’s home. Alternatively, if one needs it for an office, then this model will ideally suit their need as well.