Conclusion: The PT-AX200U has changed the way gaming can be viewed. No longer is a projector just for bigger presentation, as the gaming and graphic qualities on the AX200 are to the levels of rear-projection screens half its capable size.
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: As we welcome the Award-winning Panasonic back to the fold, we're reminded how this machine rewrote the rulebook for sub-£1000 projector performance. It stopped us in our tracks with a picture quality hitherto unseen at this price, and it's fair to say we're still impressed as we put the PT-AX200E through its paces some ?six months later.
Pros: Simple set-up, punchy, dynamic colours, good contrast levels and insight
Cons: Not a Full HD spec, occasional lattice effect apparent
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 AX200E isn't quite good enough at showing films to answer all the prayers of cash-strapped home cinema fans, but it certainly succeeds as a 'fun' option for the more casual big-screen user, especially if they're into console games
Pros: Remarkably low in price, Excellent game mode, Suffers no LCD 'chicken wire' effect
Cons: Black levels aren't great for movies, Flawed dynamic contrast system, Dark areas can look noisy