Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector

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Product Highlights
  • 2000 Lumens
  • Red Rich Lamp
  • Full HD Optimized Lens
  • Pure Contrast Plate Technology
  • Dynamic Iris
  • Detail Clarity Processor 3
  • Frame Creation2
  • HDMI x 3
  • 2x Optical Power Zoom/Focus
  • VIERA Link

The PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector from Panasonic maximizes the image quality of the full-HD content in Blu-ray discs and HD broadcasts for large screen viewing, and adds a newly engineered red rich lamp and optical system that achieves a 300,000:1 contrast ratio and 2000 lumens of brightness.

The incorporation of the red rich lamp increases the luminance efficiency of the projector, to achieve 150% brighter cinema picture modes compared to its predecessor. Prior to the development of the red rich lamp, much brightness was lost to attain the desired color purity/balance for the rich color reproduction of cinema picture modes due to the lack of red luminance.

A variety of advanced signal-processing technologies, beginning with Detail Clarity Processor 3 and Frame Creation2, push the performance level of the LCD projector to an entirely new level of picture quality and provide viewers with the true beauty of full-HD images. Detail Clarity Processor 3 brings greater clarity and sharpness to details, by reproducing fine nuances that were lost due to image compression. After a two dimensional analysis of the video signal's frequency in each scene, the new circuit optimizes the sharpness of each image portion based on the extracted information. The resulting images have a more natural, lifelike expression than those of previous image-processing methods.

Frame Creation2 offers a double-speed display (120Hz or 100Hz) greatly improves the clarity of motion images. Frame Creation2 interpolates one new frame for each existing frame by analyzing the characteristics of the adjacent frames to reproduce sharp and clear images for fast moving.

Finally, Panasonic works from every angle to minimize environmental impact in the product design, production and delivery processes, and in the performance of the product itself over its life cycle.

Red Rich Lamp
The incorporation of the new red rich lamp increases the luminance efficiency of the projector, to achieve 150% brighter cinema picture modes compared to its predecessor. Prior to the development of the red rich lamp, much brightness was lost to attain the desired color purity/balance for the rich color reproduction of cinema picture modes due to the lack of red luminance. The newly engineered lamp successfully adds red luminance, and enables the projector to produce brighter images with excellent colors. With the ability to produce a stunning brightness of 2000 lumens, the PT-AE7000U unleashes the beauty of full HD expression for viewing on various screen sizes
Full HD Optimized Optical System
To assure maximum clarity and sharpness in full HD images, this advanced optical system employs a full-HD-optimized lens unit comprising of 16 lens elements in 12 groups, including two large diameter aspherical lenses and two high-performance ED (extra low dispersion) lenses. Each lens is carefully aligned to assure a uniform focusing balance from the centre to the edges of the screen. As a result, the PT-AE7000U produces stunningly clear and beautiful images
Pure Contrast Plates Deliver High 300,000:1 Contrast Ratio
The pure contrast plates in the PT-AE7000U use a newly engineered crystalline material that is carefully matched to the characteristics of the LCD panels to effectively correct the passage of light exiting the panels. This enables the projector to block unwanted light leakage and successfully increases the dynamic range. It works together with the dynamic iris to achieve an astounding contrast ratio of 300,000:1
480Hz Compatible LCD Panels
The PT-AE7000's full-HD LCD panels provide more brightness with higher aperture ratio. The panels are also designed for 480Hz processing capability for brighter 3D image. These high-precision panels use vertically aligned liquid crystal molecules with inorganic alignment layers. When no voltage is applied, the molecules are aligned perpendicular to the glass substrate, so there is minimal light leakage, providing higher contrast
Pure Color Filter Pro for Rich, Vibrant Colors
The optical filter optimizes the light spectrum from the UHM projector lamp, helping to produce deeper blacks while improving purity levels in the three primary colors (red, green and blue). This advanced filter system improves color purity to cover a range that extends from the HDTV standard (Rec. 709 mode) to the color gamut used in digital cinema. This gives images the deep, rich coloring that distinguishes movie images
Smooth Screen Technology Creates Film-Like Texture
While many LCD projectors suffer from a chicken wire effect, Panasonic's pursuit of the highest possible image quality has successfully overcome this device limitation through the incorporation of smooth screen technology. This uses the double refraction property of crystals to arrange pixels on a screen with no gaps between them. Smooth screen technology is designed to give you the kind of smooth, vivid, and three dimensional images you see in movie theaters
Dynamic Iris Adds Beauty to Both Dark and Bright Scenes
The fifth generation intelligent iris system works by analyzing the brightness level of each image using a histogram, then adjusting the lamp power, iris and gamma curve accordingly to create the ideal image. The adjustments are made virtually frame by frame. This helps the projector achieve a wide dynamic range with swift smoothness for added beauty in both dark and bright scenes
Full-HD LCD Panels Enhance Motion Response
The PT-AE7000U's full-HD LCD panels have a double speed drive capability that improves the projection clarity of moving images. These high-precision panels use vertically aligned liquid crystal molecules with inorganic alignment layers. When no voltage is applied, the molecules are aligned perpendicular to the glass substrate, so there is minimal light leakage and the substrate remains black (called normally black operation), providing higher contrast
Smooth Screen Technology Creates Film-Like Texture
While many LCD projectors suffer from a chicken wire effect, Panasonic's pursuit of the highest possible image quality has successfully overcome this device limitation through the incorporation of smooth screen technology. This uses the double refraction property of crystals to arrange pixels on a screen with no gaps between them
Frame Creation2 Featuring Motion Blur Reduction
A double speed display (120Hz or 100Hz) greatly improves the clarity of motion images. Frame Creation2 interpolates one new frame for each existing frame by analyzing the characteristics of the adjacent frames to reproduce sharp and clear images for fast moving scenes in sports and action movies. For 24p signal input, three frames are calculated and interpolated for each existing frame, to enable 4x speed (96Hz) display. There are four modes (mode 1, mode 2, mode 3, and off) to choose from. The effect is more pronounced as you ascend through the modes, to provide crisp, clear images to your liking
Waveform Monitor for Precise Calibration
When the output level of the source device fluctuates due to the performance of the device or its cable connections, the original black and white levels of the image content cannot be reproduced. With the PT-AE7000U you can view the waveforms on the screen and adjust the settings both automatically and manually as you prefer
16-Bit Gamma Correction for Natural Gradations
The PT-AE7000U handles up to 16-bit (full 12-bit) digital image processing. It faithfully reproduces even subtle hues and brightness variations
Advanced Gamma Adjustment Function
The gamma curve can be flexibly controlled, allowing precise calibration according to the signal source and environment. Brightness Y, R, G and B can each be adjusted at any nine points. Adjustment point positions can be shifted both horizontally and vertically to bring out the desired gradation level
New Cinema Color Management Premium Enables Flexible Color Control
This color correction system enables free color control in two different modes. The Point Color Correction mode lets you pick a point in the image and adjust that color without affecting the neighboring colors, so it is easy to get just the right color equalization in hue, luminance and saturation. The six color correction mode enables independent adjustment of red, green, blue, cyan, magenta and yellow
Split Adjust Mode for Easy Picture Adjustment
You can freeze any scene you wish, and then make adjustments while easily comparing the original image and the adjusted image side-by-side
Intelligent Lens Memory with Auto Detection
Up to six settings can be stored in the lens memory, including zoom and focus positions for projecting in the normal 16:9 or 4:3 image ratio, and wide cinema projection settings. These memories can be recalled manually or can be set for automatic switching. The projector is able to detect 2.35:1 and 16:9 sources and retrieve the stored setting automatically. This lens memory function lets you easily enjoy images with different image ratios on a wide 2.35:1 screen for an immersive movie theatre-like experience
2x Optical Power Zoom/Focus and Wide Lens Shift Range
A 2x optical power zoom/focus lens and a lens shift function together make it possible to project a 120-inch picture from as close as 11´10. (3.6 m) to the screen or as far as 23´7. (7.2 m) away. In addition, the image can be shifted ±100% vertically, and ±40% horizontally. This gives you outstanding setup flexibility. If you choose to ceiling-mount the projector, you can zoom and focus by remote control
VIERA Link for Easy Operation
The PT-AE7000U supports VIERA Link. If your home theatre system contains VIERA Link-ready equipment, projection can be started by using only the remote control unit of the PT-AE7000U, regardless of whether the source is a Blu-ray Disc or a TV program stored on an HD recorder. This eliminates the need for hassling with several remote controls
Programmable 12V Trigger for Automated Theater Setup
Two 12V triggers are provided. Since the input and output can be set independently (menu selectable), they can link with powered screens, room light and powered curtains. When combined with the intelligent lens memory, they let you create a truly classy home theater
HDMI with x.v.Color Deep Color
The PT-AE7000U has three HDMI input terminals for digital transmission without image degradation. The HDMI input terminals also support deep color and the x.v.Color space of the HDMI 1.3 standard. Deep color provides 10-bit (over 1.07 billion) and 12-bit (over 68.7 billion) color depths for smooth gradation between colors, while x.v.Color compliance reproduces natural, lifelike images
Newly Developed Dual Core Processing Engine
High quality 2D image processing, including Frame Creation2 and detail clarity processor, can now be enjoyed in 3D as well, with the incorporation of the newly developed dual core processing engine
Detail Clarity Processor 3 Gives Natural Clarity to Even the Finest Details
This digital image processing circuit brings greater clarity and sharpness to details embedded in the image. After analyzing the video signal frequency in each scene, the circuit optimizes the sharpness of each part of the image based on the extracted information. The resulting images, 3D or 2D, have more natural, lifelike expression than those of previous image-processing methods
3D Picture Balance with Waveform Monitor
The projector is able to show the right and left image side-by-side to check if the two sides have the same colors. The difference may occur due to poor content quality. With the waveform monitor displayed, you can adjust the contrast, brightness, color and tint as desired, and up to three adjustment settings can be stored in memory for instant recall
Built-in 3D Infrared Transmitter
The PT-AE7000 comes equipped with a built-in transmitter with maximum transmission distance of 20' (6 m). For more range up to 33' (10 m), an optional infrared transmitter, ET-TRM110 is available for greater installation flexibility
3D Viewing Monitor for Adjustment of Depth-of-Field
The projection size for viewing 3D images can be selected from among nine different sizes, ranging from 40-200" (1-5 m) diagonally. The amount of parallax is optimized according to the projection size, so comfortable, easy-to-view 3D images can be enjoyed at any size. Furthermore, the 3D viewing monitor makes sure the field of depth is within the comfortable zone by a graphical representation and make adjustments accordingly
Simple Maintenance
For easy maintenance, you can replace the filter from the side and the lamp from the top of the projector. The dust filter and lamp are easily replaced even after the PTAE7000U is installed on the ceiling
Intelligent Power Management System for Eco-Friendly Power Consumption
The PT-AE7000U realizes an extremely low standby power consumption of 0.08W, lowest in its class. In addition, the PT-AE7000U's main power consumption is reduced by as much as 10% when the dynamic iris function is operating because it intelligently determines the necessary power output of the projector by analyzing over 3 billion different image patterns, to optimize and eliminate excessive power consumption. LSI chip integration further lowers the PT-AE7000U's main power consumption, making it an eco-friendly projector
Other Ecological Considerations
An off-timer that reduces wasteful power consumption
RoHS compliance
Lead-free solder for mounting components to printed circuit boards
No vinyl chloride in interior wiring
No halogenated flame retardants in the cabinet
Lead-free glass for the lens
Up to 5000-Hour Lamp Replacement Cycle and Simple Maintenance
Panasonic's proprietary lamp drive system helps maintain lamp performance, resulting in an up to 5000 hour lamp replacement cycle. For easy maintenance, you can replace the filter from the side and the lamp from the top of the projector. The dust filter and lamp are easily replaced even after the PT-AE7000 is installed on the ceiling
Ecology-Conscious Design
Panasonic works from every angle to minimize environmental impact in the product design, production and delivery processes, and in the performance of the product during its life cycle. The PT-AE7000 reflects the following ecological considerations.
No halogenated flame retardants are used in the cabinet.
Lead-free glass for the lens.
Standby power consumption of only 0.08W has been achieved.
A sleep-timer that reduces wasteful power consumption.
RoHS compliant
Other Features
Seven picture mode includes cinema 1, cinema 2, cinema 3, normal, dynamic, color 1 and color 2
3D noise reduction for high precision noise detection and reduction
Scene adaptive MPEG noise reduction effectively blocks regular noise and minimizes mosquito noise
Scene adaptive resizing LSI improves quality when resizing 480p images or those from other sources with resolution lower than the PT-AE7000E's native resolution
24p compatible
Progressive cinema scan (3/2 pulldown) and HD IP
Selectable frame response
Featuring a wide range of aspect modes, including ones for anamorphic lenses (Just/4:3/16:9/S16:9/14:9/ZOOM1/ZOOM2/H-FIT/V-FIT). The selectable modes vary depending on the input signal
Up to sixteen sets of adjustment settings can be stored in memory with custom names that make them easy to remember
Masking function to match the desired projection area to the screen
User-friendly ergonomic remote control
Built-in test pattern including color bar and gray scale
On-screen input guidance
Auto input search
Normal/Eco lamp power selection
Lens-centered design
Image Display
Projector Display System 0.74" Diagonal Transparent LCD Panel (x 3, R/G/B)
Drive Method: Active Matrix
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Uniformity: 85%
Number of Pixels 2,073,600 (1920 x 1080) x 3, Total of 6,220,800 Pixels
Lumens Brightness 2000 Lumens
Contrast Ratio 300,000:1 (Full On/Full Off)
Aspect Ratio Native 16:9
RGB fH: 15-74kHz, fV: 24-85 Hz
Dot Clock: Less than 154MHz
S-Video fH: 15.75kHz, fV: 60Hz (NTSC, NTSC4.43, PAL-M, PAL60)
fH: 15.63kHz, fV: 50Hz (PAL, PAL-N, SECAM)
System NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL 60, SECAM
HDTV Compatibility 480i (525i), 480p (525p), 576i (625i), 576p (625p), 720 (750)/50p, 720 (750)/60p, 1080 (1125)/24p, 1080 (1125)/50i, 1080 (1125)/50p, 1080 (1125)/60i, 1080 (1125)/60p
Lens System
Lens F1.9-3.2, f22.4mm-44.8mm
Focus/Zoom Adjusting Powered Zoom/Focus Lens (1.35-2.70:1)
Lens Shift Vertical: ±100%, horizontal: ±26%
Projection Size 2D Projection: 40-300" (1.02-7.62 m)
3D Projection: 40-200" (1.02-5.08 m)
Features
Keystone Correction Vertical: +/-30°
Ceiling Mountable Yes
Rear Screen Projection Yes
Projection Tilt Option Yes
Built-in Speaker None
Input/Output Connectors
Input Terminals HDMI x 3
Computer (D-Sub HD 15-Pin Female) x 1
Component RCA Pin (Y, PB/CB, PR/CR) x 1
12 V Trigger (I/O Selectable) M3 x 2
S-Video (Mini DIN 4-Pin) x 1
Video (RCA Pin x 3)
RS-232 (D-Sub 9-Pin) x 1
General
Lamp (Bulb) 200W UHM Lamp
Fan Noise 22 dB Eco Mode
Remote Control Yes
Power Requirements 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption 200W (Approx. 0.08W in Standby Mode with Fan Stopped)
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Humidity 20-80% (No Condensation)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 18.5 x 5.9 x 14.3" (470 x 151 x 364mm)
Weight 19.2 lb. (8.7kg)
Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x R6/LR6/AA Type Batteries
  • Lens Cover
  • Power Cord
  • 1-Year or 2000 Hour Manufacturer's Warranty on Projector; 90-Day or 500 Hour Manufacturer's Warranty on Lamp
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    PanasonicPT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector
     
    5.0

    (based on 27 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (23)
    • Good remote (8)
    • Intuitive controls (7)
    • Interfaces well with TV (5)
    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies (23)
      • Large rooms (11)
      • Living room (5)
      • Television shows (5)
      • High-definition TV (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Movie enthusiast (18), Tech savvy (7), Audiophile (4), Practical (4), Quality oriented (4)
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      5.0

      Superior Picture Worth the Price

      By Viking88

      from Louisville, KY

      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Interfaces Well With TV

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Larger Rooms
        • Movies

        Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

        I get to watch theater quality images without going to the theater. Blu-Ray movies are stunning.

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        5.0

        Very happy with the purchese

        By Mcrellis

        from São Paulo-Brazil

        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Remote
        • Intuitive Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Larger Rooms
          • Movies
          • Television Shows

          Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

          Home theater

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          • No

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          5.0

          I would recommend this product to anyone

          By Eerive

          from Puerto Rico

          About Me Movie Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Excellent image

          Cons

          • Non

          Best Uses

          • Movies

          Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

          This is an excellent projector, very clear image. Very easy to install and setup. I would recommend to anyone looking for a good projector.

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          5.0

          Very good product from Panasonic

          By Bruno Prado

          from Campinas, São Paulo

          About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Energy Efficient
          • Good Remote
          • Interfaces Well With TV
          • Intuitive Controls

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Living Room
            • Movies
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

            I`m really love this projector.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Don't hesitate and buy it !

            By Juan San Vicente

            from Bayamon , Puerto Rico

            About Me Movie Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Remote

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Larger Rooms
              • Living Room
              • Movies
              • Smaller Rooms
              • Surround Sound Solution
              • Television Shows

              Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

              Awesome in every meaning. Outstanding resolution, the brightness is very good but if you are looking for the profesional type you have to go to other branches over $25,000.00 any way for your home is excelent brightness.Well I guess there is no match against this PanasonicThe 3D option really did surprise me, I wasn't expecting such smooth 3D sensation, very remarkable. Remember to use the Panasonic 3D eyewear TY-EW3D3LU ( large size ) adults TY-EW3D3MU ( medium size ) teenagers TY-EW3D3SU ( small size ) childrenAnd always consider the quality of the movie when the studio were shooting on stage, very important. A poor 3D movie won't look good even on the best equipment on earth.The projector is good, the price is better and BH&Photovideo service and fast shipping is beyond excelent, they are the best on the market, no doubt about it, trust me.

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              5.0

              Spectacular Color

              By DR. T

              from Seatlle

              About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Remote

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Movies
                • Television Shows

                Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

                Huge number of options for just the right playback. Can't wait for the 3D glasses from Panasonic.

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                5.0

                Panasonic PT-AE7000U

                By NZDougNZ

                from Dana Point California

                About Me Movie Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • 2D to 3D conversion
                • Brightness
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Super clear picture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Movies

                  Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

                  I previously owned a PT-AE2000U and updated to this new projector

                  This is a far better projector - picture is far sharper in HD and brighter. After looking at all the projectors available I decided to stick to Panasonic - very happy I did

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                  5.0

                  THE BEST PRODUCT,I FOUND BY RESEARCH

                  By MR.A.T.

                  from NEW JERSEY, USA.

                  About Me AUDIO VISUAL PROF, Tech Savvy

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Energy Efficient
                  • Good Remote
                  • Interfaces Well With TV
                  • VIVID CLEAR PICTURE

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Larger Rooms
                  • Movies
                  • Television Shows

                  Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

                  BY BEEN AN AV/PRO AND HAVE HAD OWN OTHER PROJECTORS THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST PROJECTOR I EVER HAD,IT IS VERY EASY TO OPERATE.BUD YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS IS LARGE SIZE PROJECTOR NOT THE AVERAGE ONE WITH THAT BEEN SED.A GOOD DISTANCE TO BE USE SHOULD BE NO LESS THAN 15 FEET AWAY FROM THE PROJECTION TO APPRICIATE A COLORFULLY WITH AT LEAST 6'BY 8'SCREEN.HAVE NOT USE THE 3D BUD I'M SURE WILL WORK GREAT

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                  5.0

                  Great image, easy setup,

                  By Coxa

                  from Pato Branco Brazil

                  About Me Movie Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Larger Rooms

                    Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

                    Excelent image for a budget price.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Panasonic PT AE 7000

                    By bandya

                    from Markham Ontario

                    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Intuitive Controls

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Larger Rooms
                      • Movies

                      Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

                      This is my home theatre projector.
                      Setup was easy and adjustments are simple. Picture quality simply amazing.

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                      5.0

                      One Happy Customer from Kuwait

                      By Salmawy the Kuwaiti

                      from Salmiya, Kuwait.

                      About Me Movie Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Larger Rooms
                        • Movies

                        Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

                        Projector reached my home from New York To Kuwait in 4 days, UPS shipping.I did not even pay any custom duties. B&H shipping and backing was great. The projector was placed in 3 boxes for protection.The PT-AE7000U image quality in 2D 1080p/24 in Blu-ray is stunning. Colors and blacks are life-like. HD TV channels in 1080i looks fantastic. Euro2012 Football in HD in 100 inch screen was as close as been there at the stadiums. Very sharp and crisp details. This projector is very bright and vibrant.3D using TY-EW3D3L glasses was a comfortable and pleasant experience. Settingthe projector to DAYNAMIC mode and the 3D glass eyewear option to LIGHT can produce bright enough 3D picture to enjoy this format. IMAX Under the Sea 3D and The Deep Sea 3D was breathtaking. The Smurfs 3D in this projector made this ok movie as entertaining as Ice Age! (I love the Ice Age movies).With the big HD sound, this projector will make your home movie experience better than that of the cinema.

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                        5.0

                        totally rocks

                        By Jeffro

                        from Princeton, NJ

                        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Good Remote
                        • Intuitive Controls

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Larger Rooms
                          • Living Room
                          • Movies

                          Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

                          Beautiful picture, very bright, easy to set up with intuitive remote control and menu system. The frame interpolation system produces a clean, smooth video.

                          Have not tried 3D yet--waiting for the free glasses to arrive in the mail.

                          Ceiling mounted 13 feet from a 100" screen.

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                          5.0

                          So excited

                          By Crazy Marcus

                          from Baltimore MD

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

                              Easy setup, Amazing picture, even in a well lit room

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                              5.0

                              2D viewing a "10, 3D viewing about a "6"

                              By Rick

                              from San Leandro, Ca

                              About Me Movie Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Bright and sharp picture
                              • Easy To Set Up

                              Cons

                              • 3D not enough light

                              Best Uses

                              • Living Room
                              • Movies

                              Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

                              I have been waiting for an affordable 3d HD projector and the Panasonic seemed like a good bet. I watched a regular 2D blu-ray first and i was blown away by the picture quality. Now on the other hand I think it will be another generation or two until the home 3D technology catches up.

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                              5.0

                              Best product for this price!

                              By Ed

                              from Russia

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

                              Home cinema instalations.

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                              5.0

                              Great Cinema Experience !!

                              By EC

                              from Englewood Cliffs, NJ

                              About Me Practical

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Movies

                                Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

                                I basically use the product for home entertainement, so it is proving to be extremely good. Easy set-up, although a bit bulky, one set-up and mounted it works great.

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                                5.0

                                Top notch projector

                                By Tony

                                from Orcas, WA

                                About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Energy Efficient

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Movies

                                  Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

                                  Mounted on a shelf in a dedicated home theater room. Images are brilliant, even in economy mode. Mated to a Stewart 16:9 Filmscreen StudioTek 130 G3 (123" diagonal). Very easy to set up, and very quiet to operate (in eco mode). I haven't tried the 3D mode yet, but 3D is only a secondary consideration for me. I would have preferred a white chassis, so that it would call less attention to itself when it's not on. But that is just nitpicky.

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                                  5.0

                                  PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector

                                  By Bee

                                  from Sydney Australia

                                  About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

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                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Energy Efficient
                                  • Good Remote
                                  • Interfaces Well With TV
                                  • Intuitive Controls

                                  Cons

                                  • Unattractive Design

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Movies
                                  • Surround Sound Solution

                                  Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

                                  This is an awesome projector, with high definition and also 3D capability. I recommend it to anyone. It is easy to setup and easy to use.

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                                  5.0

                                  Very good projector

                                  By Ricaquino

                                  from Fortaleza,Brazil

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                                  Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

                                  Very good seller

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent first impression

                                  By Family Guiy

                                  from NJ

                                  About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

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                                  Pros

                                  • 300 dollar rebate
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Great images
                                  • Lens memory feature

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Movies
                                    • TV
                                    • Video Games

                                    Comments about Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector:

                                    I decided to purchase the AE7000 after reading numerous reviews online. The like priced Epson 5010 looks like a strong product as well, but a few reviewers mentioned an input delay between video game controllers and images. While my personal preference is movies, my kids love video games. They have zero issues with the AE7000 (besides finding the "off" switch!). I plan to build a new home theater around the AE7000. We've been sizing up the image on our basement wall before choosing a permanent screen. We're projecting a 119" diagonal (104" wide) 16:9 image on poured concrete (painted with gray drylok). The image is amazing. We've used blu-ray DVDs, Netflix, and cable TV - all thru a Yamaha receiver over HDMI. I haven't tested the 3D yet because the glasses are sold separately. The projector has a lens memory feature that supports multiple zoom/focus presets - this should be useful for filling our screen with different formats. Setup was simple. This is my 2nd large purchase from B&H and I'm very satisfied with the experience.

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