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.
Panasonic PT-AX200U Home Theater Projector Review: Overview
27 October 2007
Conclusion: Perfectionists may choose another projector in the general price range, especially those focused heavily on black level performance, but for the rest of us, the PT-AX200U, is going to be a serious contender. Of course, a number of competitors cost less, with 720p projectors these days, starting under $700 street price, and with several under $1000. Still, unless your budget is tight enough that you are uncomfortable with the PT-AX200U's price, it will be hard to pass on.
Pros: Brightest home theater projector around, over 2000 lumens at brightest, Very bright in best movie mode, as well, Very good at revealing shadow details, Significantly lower starting price ($1299) than its predecessor, the PT-AX100U, Vertical and Horizontal lens shift for placement flexibility, 2:1 zoom lens for great placement flexibility, Film-like picture quality and excellent skin tone handling, No screendoor effect or visible pixels, thanks to Smooth Screen technol...
Cons: A slightly soft image (sharpness), Needs minor color adjustments, out of the box, Black levels could be a bit better, Warranty is only 1 year parts and labor, Although quieter than average, not as quiet as the quietest LCD projectors in its class
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