Summary: This gives a great 3D picture. I have a 110 drop down screen in my living room and the picture in 2D and 3D is as good as any theater. I wasn't sure if I needed to get a new amplifier and as it turned out, I did. bought a fairly good one at Best Buy for around $350. Also bought the Samsung H6500 3D Blu-ray player which also turned my screen into a smart TV. Win-Win all the way around.
Summary: Over the years I've gone through seven projectors, the last five have been single lens units and the last three from Panasonic. I love a big picture (20 feet) and the Panasonic has a lens to deliver it. I've had a PT-AE3000 replaced by a PT-AE7000 and now a PT-AE8000. One could say that my joy when first seeing the image from the 3000 could be because it was a shift from 720p to 1080p. However the quality shift from the 3000 to the 7000 was just as spectacular.
Summary: This is our first projector. It works very well and in ECO mode is very quiet (pratcically silent). I'm an audio professional and was concerned about fan noise. We currently use it on a coffee table right in front of the sofa, and when I'm 2 feet from it in ECO mode, I can't hear it. In regular mode, there's noticeable fan noise but as it's constant, it fades from consciousness once program audio starts.
Excerpt: Replaced my previous Panasonic AE700 after 9 years and thought it could not get any better. After easy set up, the difference was from the night to day! Amazing picture and my family room did not have to be completely dark! The 3D is amazing!! Slowly but surely it is replacing my flat panel 46 inch TV. Now have to work on fine tuning the colors. Wish this could be easier but should be fun!
Summary: I have this in our theater/rec room. It's both great for movies and gaming. The update rate is fast enough for gaming and a quick switch to normal and you're all set for movies. My family absolutely love this projector.
Summary: We added a dedicated theater room a few years ago and have enjoyed an Infocus SD projector that seemed great for movies but the bulb has been getting dimmer and I was not convinced that I should replace the bulb but instead replace the projector and give my SD unit to my son. I thought it was time to get into HD. I have been looking at the Panasonic projectors for a few years and was waiting for this model to come down in price.
Pros: Bright, Easy To Set Up, Great Contrast, Intuitive Controls, Many Useful Features, Quiet, Sharp Picture, Spot On Colors