Conclusion: This projector has a retail of under $2000 and a street price of less than $1,300. At that price it's hard to criticize anything at all, let alone try and find something on this well-rounded projector. The only thing that is a real sticking point – and it's a big one – is whether the Panasonic has inherent HDCP issues that need more testing.
Pros: No screen door effect, Excellent contrast, Game mode for fast response and more visible shadow detail, Great "out of the box" colors, Backlit remote, Light Harmonizer 2 automatic picture adjustment, 1080p/24/60 support
Cons: Potential HDCP compatibility issues, Non-standard power cable, No 12V trigger
Summary: This machine rewrote the rulebook for sub-£1000 projector performance. In fact, it stopped us in our tracks with a picture quality unseen at this price. There’s not much to get excited about before you see the PT-AX200E in action; Panasonic opts for sensible styling, though the build is decent enough. The remote control is compact but effective.
Excerpt: Projector Reviews Panasonic PT-AX200E (PT-AX200U is the American model) High definition home theatre projector. We couldn't wait to get our hands on the Panasonic PT-AX200E. We opened the box and got fairly dissapointed. OK OK it wasn't bad but it wasn't anough of a change in my book. The unit has the same specifications and features as the AX100. The difference is in the software and the extra HDMI port. No reason to upgrade.
Summary: The Panasonic PT-AX200E is an easy to use, flexible projector that provides excellent resolution for both data and movies. However, this powerful unit is only a minor, if cheaper, upgrade of its predecessor and lacks full high definition.
Pros: Accurate colour reproduction, Impressive image quality