Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector

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Product Highlights
  • 2800 Lumens
  • VIERA Link
  • 280W Red-Rich Lamp
  • Light Harmonizer 3 Technology
  • 7 Picture Modes
  • Dynamic Iris Pro
  • Pure Color Filter Pro
  • Detail Clarity Processor 3
  • Motion Effect
  • HDMI x 2

The PT-AR100U Full HD Projector produces bright, sharp images by employing a new, high-power 280W red-rich lamp and optical unit that combine to generate 2800 lumens of brightness for comfortable viewing in various lighting conditions.

Together with 2800 lumens of brightness, Panasonic's Light Harmonizer 3 technology assists the versatile use of the projector by automatically adjusting the picture quality of the image to match the living room or theater room conditions. This is made possible by utilizing built-in ambient light and color sensors that adjust the white balance, gamma curve, and sharpness settings to maintain bright, crisp pictures that match the viewing environment.

The digital image processing circuit 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 PT-AR100 has two HDMI input terminals for digital transmission without image degradation. The HDMI input terminals also support Deep Color and the x.v.Color color space of the 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.

2x Optical Zoom Lens and Wide Lens Shift Range
The 2x optical zoom lens provides a wide throw range, and the image can be shifted ±65% vertically and ±26% horizontally. This outstanding level of setup flexibility lets you enjoy large-screen viewing in different-sized rooms. Position it on a table in front of you, suspend it from the ceiling, or place it on a bookshelf behind you
HDMI with x.v.Color and Deep Color
The PT-AR100 has two HDMI input terminals for digital transmission without image degradation. The HDMI input terminals also support Deep Color and the x.v.Color color space of the 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
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 flexibly with powered screens, room lights and powered curtains
VIERA Link
The PT-AR100 supports VIERA Link. If your home theater system contains VIERA Link-ready equipment, projection can be started by using only the remote control unit of the PT-AR100, 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
Function Button for Instant Recall
A frequently used function can be assigned to the function button located on the remote for instant recall
Eco Management Functions
A number of functions are provided to reduce power consumption. They adjust the brightness according to ambient light conditions, and reduce the lamp power when there is no signal input or the projector is in AV mute mode. You can easily set the eco management functions according to operating conditions by using the eco button on the remote control
Energy-Saving Intelligent Lamp Power Control
Advanced Panasonic digital circuitry intelligently determines the necessary power output of the lamp depending on the content being displayed by analyzing more than 3 billion different image patterns. This advanced analysis process reduces the main power consumption by as much as 10 percent when the dynamic iris pro function is operating, thus saving energy
Up to 3000 Hour Lamp Replacement Cycle and Simple Maintenance
Panasonic's proprietary lamp drive system helps maintain lamp performance, resulting in an up to 3000 hour lamp replacement cycle. For easy maintenance, you can replace the dust filter from the side and the lamp from the top of the projector. The filter and lamp are easily replaced even after the PT-AR100 is installed on the ceiling
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. The six color correction mode enables independent adjustment of red, green, blue, cyan, magenta and yellow
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 of nine points. Adjustment point positions can be shifted both horizontally and vertically to bring out the desired gradation level
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
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-AR100, you can view the waveforms on the screen and adjust the settings either automatically or manually as you prefer
Motion Effect Adds Smoothness and Sharpness to Fast-Moving Scenes
This digital image processing circuit brings greater clarity and sharpness to details, even in fast-moving scenes. The resulting images have a more natural, lifelike expression
Detail Clarity Processor 3 Gives Natural Clarity to Even the Finest Details
This digital image processing circuit 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. The detection of super-high-frequency image components also enables more faithful reproduction of highly detailed information, such as the film grain in movies. The effect can be adjusted in eight steps from 0 to +7
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
Light Harmonizer 3 Produces Quality Pictures in Various Lightings
Together with 2800 lumens of brightness, Panasonic's Light Harmonizer 3 technology assists the versatile use of the projector by automatically adjusting the picture quality of the image to match the living room or theater room conditions. This is made possible by utilizing built-in ambient light and color sensors that adjust the white balance, gamma curve, and sharpness settings to maintain bright, crisp pictures that match the viewing environment
2800 Lumens Brightness from Newly Developed 280W Red-Rich Lamp
The PT-AR100 projector produces bright, sharp images by employing a new, high-power 280W red-rich lamp and optical unit that combine to generate 2800 lumens of brightness for comfortable viewing in various lighting conditions
Dynamic Iris Pro Delivers High 50,000:1 Contrast Ratio for Deep Blacks
This 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 achieves an astounding contrast ratio of 50,000:1, providing a wide dynamic range with swift smoothness for added beauty in both dark and bright scenes
Sports Mode with Motion Effect for Sharp Action Scenes
In sports mode, together with the motion effect feature, the PT-AR100 detects and extenuates detail on moving objects, resulting in intensified action with clearer, more highlighted players
Game Mode for Stress-Free Playing
This mode improves signal processing for better response, allowing you to play games with minimal stress. It also reveals gradation in saturated areas to show details that are otherwise lost in very dark areas
Picture Modes for Different Occasions
The PT-AR100 features seven picture modes for various viewing situations, including modes that are ideal for sports, games and movies: normal, dynamic, game, sports, Rec. 709, cinema 1 and vivid cinema
Cinema 1 Mode Offers Hollywood Picture Quality
Movies can be enjoyed in Cinema 1 mode that has been tuned carefully to faithfully express the director's artistic intent. Panasonic has continued to work side by side with Hollywood experts to deliver this ideal image reproduction for viewing movies
Ecology-Conscious Design
No halogenated flame retardants are used in the cabinet
Non-coated cabinet for easy recycling
Lead-free glass for the lens
Standby power consumption of only 0.08W has been achieved
"Eco" button on the remote control
A sleep-timer that reduces wasteful power consumption
RoHS compliant
Other Features
Screen area memory
User-friendly ergonomic remote control
Built-in test pattern
On-screen input guidance
Auto input search
Quiet operation: 29 dB (lamp power: eco)
Normal/eco lamp power selection
16-bit (full 12-bit) gamma correction for natural gradation
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-AR100's native resolution
24p compatible
Progressive cinema scan (3/2 pulldown) and HD IP
Up to sixteen sets of picture adjustment settings can be stored in memory with custom names that make them easy to remember
User equalizing function lets you adjust the high, mid and low gamma levels
Image Display
Projector Display System Panel Size: 0.74" (18.7mm) Diagonal
Display Method: 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
Colors Full Color (1,073,741,824 Colors)
Lumens Brightness 2800
Contrast Ratio 50,000:1 (Full On/Full Off)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Scanning Frequency RGB: fH: 15-74kHz, fV: 24-85Hz, Dot Clock: 154MHz or Lower
YPBPR (YCBCR): 525i (480i), 625i (576i), 525p (480p), 625p (576p), 750 (720)/60p, 750 (720)/50p, 1125 (1080)/60i, 1125 (1080)/50i, 1125 (1080)/24p, 1125 (1080)/60p, 1125 (1080)/50p
Video/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-M, PAL-60, PAL, SECAM, PAL-N
HDTV Compatibility 525i (480i), 625i (576i), 525p (480p), 625p (576p), 750 (720)/60p, 750 (720)/50p, 1125 (1080)/60i, 1125 (1080)/50i, 1125 (1080)/24p, 1125 (1080)/60p, 1125 (1080)/50p
Lens System
Lens F 2.0-3.4, f 21.5-43.0mm
Focus/Zoom Adjusting Manual zoom (1.33-2.69:1)
Lens Shift Vertical: ±65%, Horizontal: ±26%
Features
Keystone Correction Vertical: Approx. ±30°
Ceiling Mountable Yes
Rear Screen Projection Yes
Projection Tilt Option Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Inputs/Outputs HDMI In: HDMI Connector x 2, HDMI (Deep Color, x.v.Color, CEC), HDCP Compliant, Supports HDAVI Control Version 5
Computer (RGB) In: D-sub HD 15-pin (Female) x 1 (RGB/YPBPR/YCBCR x 1)
Component In: RCA pin x 3 (YPBPR/YCBCR)
Trigger In/Out: M3 x 2, 12 V, Max. 100 mA (Input/Output Selectable Using On-Screen Menu)
Video In: RCA pin x 1
S-video In: Mini DIN 4-pin x 1
Serial In: D-sub 9-pin x 1 for External Control (RS-232C Compliant)
General
OSD Language English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Portuguese, Thai, Japanese
Lamp (Bulb) 220W UHM
Fan Noise 29 dB (Lamp Power: Eco)
Remote Control Power Supply: 3 V DC (AA/R6 Type Battery x 2)
Operation Range: Approx. 23'(7 m) When Operated from Directly in Front of The Signal Receptor
Dimensions: 1.9 x 5.4 x 1.1" (48 x 138 x 28mm)
Weight: Approx. 4.4 oz (125 g) (Including Batteries)
Power Requirements 100-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 280W (0.08W in Standby Mode)
Cabinet Molded Plastic (PC+ABS)
Environmental Conditions Operating Temperature: 32-104°F (0°-40°C)
Operating Humidity: 20-80% (No Condensation)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 18.5 x 5.9 x 14.9" (470 x 151 x 380mm)
Weight 19 lb. (8.6kg)
Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector
  • 9.8' (3 m) Power Cord
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AA/R6 Type Batteries
  • Lens Cover
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    PanasonicPT-AR100U Full HD Projector
     
    4.8

    (based on 63 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (49)
    • Good remote (31)
    • Intuitive controls (23)
    • Energy efficient (16)
    • Interfaces well with TV (16)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies (45)
      • Large rooms (39)
      • Living room (38)
      • Television shows (12)
      • Surround sound solution (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Movie enthusiast (39), Tech savvy (32), Practical (19), Audiophile (8), Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Outstanding bang for the buck

      I'm projecting from 13ft to a 133" diag. 1.1 gain screen. Ceiling mount is 8 ft and projector is lowered 3.5" by mount.

      My room is a well...Read complete review

      I'm projecting from 13ft to a 133" diag. 1.1 gain screen. Ceiling mount is 8 ft and projector is lowered 3.5" by mount.

      My room is a well lit with windows on either side of screen and also to the rear. I have the ability to block out most light.

      This Panny IS a light cannon. It very nicely projects in a daylight lit room. At night with 11 65watt floods, dimmed to 50% it is great.

      Lowering the light level brings out the exceptional.

      A few concerns that I have read about seem to be exaggerated. Fan noise is not an issue. I have it directly overhead of seating. It is NOT noticeable. It is not TOO bright or washed out even in full dynamic in the dark. But, toned down a bit to cinema 1 on eco seems to be the most theater like in a darkend room. I am nearly as close to the screen, given it's size that this projector can get. Meaning, wide angle lens with close proximity gets you brighter picture.
      I can tell no discernable edge irregularities or focus problems and is proven by the well defined test patterns available with this unit.

      Mounted directly overhead of the seated position allows for game play, standing 3-4 ft infront of the seats without shadows.

      The amount of vertical and horizontal shift available should be more than enough for any install scheme. It's not an issue.

      Blacks, shadows and colors all gorgeous. As clear as any LCD/LED and no discernable motion artifact. All are non-issues.

      Yes, you get what you pay for. But, sometimes as with audiophiles will attest, after a point there is very little noticable improvment for the logrythmic amounts of money that can be spent to attain perfection.

      So, go ahead. You all seaking perfection. Paint your ceiling black. Paint the walls black and install foam baffeling. Or, just kick back and enjoy what this Panasonic has to offer while having your friends, and most espicially your wife ooh and awww over the fact that your space looks like a nice normal room.

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      5.0

      Great performance

      By Gaurav Narang

      from Delhi, India

      About Me Football Matches, Movie Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Contrast Ratio
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Remote
      • Intuitive Controls

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Movies

        Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

        I have been using the PT AR-100U for the last 2 years and all I can say is "what a product". This is the best Panasonic projector in its series available. The performance is superb and the picture output is mind blowing. Have been watching all the World Cup matches on it and loving every moment.I was lucky to purchase it for $ but even at the current price it's a great deal.I would recommend this to everyone. Go for it.

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        5.0

        Great Experience

        By Troy

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Brightness
        • Cost
        • Picture
        • Setup

        Cons

        • NONE

        Best Uses

        • Living Room

        Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

        The picture quality for the cost on this projector is excellent. Our previous projector had vertical and horizontal lens shift, so that was a requirement so we wouldn't need to move mounts and existing cabling. This was the only product at a reasonable cost with those features. We weren't disappointed. Even in a room with a lot of ambient light, the picture is clear. Would highly recommend.

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        5.0

        Great solution for small chapel

        By gobaksa

        from anaheim

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Unattractive Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

            We replaced old projector. It's reasonable price supporting 1080i resolution.

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            5.0

            AWESOME

            By MadElk

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Excellent Color And Depth
            • Good Remote

            Cons

            • Kinda Big And Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Living Room

            Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

            I bought my projector about a year ago from B&H photo. My projector is about 14 foot from my screen. I have a light gray pull down screen (92" diagonal). The picture in medium and low light conditions is spectacular. This projector replaced my old PT700. There is no comparison between the two. This one is in a whole different league. I would suggest not using the projector as an alternate for your computer monitor. It tends to have a ghostly image of the previous screen every now and then. I would be afraid the image might get burned onto the projectors processor.

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            5.0

            Great entry level home theater projector

            By DrColvin

            from Chandler, AZ

            About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great picture quality
            • Intuitive Controls

            Cons

            • Loud fan

            Best Uses

            • Darker rooms
            • Larger Rooms
            • Movies

            Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

            I just installed the Panasonic PT-AR100U in my basement & am pleasantly surprised by it. I have long debated about whether to buy a large (75" - 80") flat panel TV or a projector. I feared that I would not be happy with the picture quality of any projector that was reasonably priced. On the flip side, I feared that I wouldn't be satisfied with only a 75" or 80" flat panel. I know, I know, who wouldn't be satisfied with a TV that size, right? However, I have a rather larger room where this is to be used & the 55" I currently have there now looks tiny.

            Ok, back to the projector. For the price, I was expecting, at best, an average picture. Quite to my surprise, this projector has a great picture. The colors are sharp, the contrast is good & I really am impressed with the overall performance. I still wouldn't say it's as good as the 55" Sony LED it's replacing but it's much closer than I expected. The room does have to be near pitch black for it to look its best but that's not unexpected with any project really.

            The only complaint I have so far is that the fan is a bit louder than I would have hoped. For normal TV viewing it's fine but during a movie or anything where there are quiet scenes, it's a bit of a distraction. I wouldn't let that sway you though as I really don't think this can be beat for the price!

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            5.0

            highly recommened

            By show time

            from minnesota

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Remote
            • Interfaces Well With TV

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

              this pt-ar100u projector is better than anything you will ever see I cant say enough about it and it will make your friends jealous I know this cause they told me.

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              5.0

              Fantastic Projector

              By CLS

              from Louisiana

              Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

              I bought this to replace an old epson projector and it's truly amazing! Even with all the room lights on you can still see the fine details and colors! Awesome for black ops!!

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              5.0

              Theater quality

              By Ken

              from Walland, Tn.

              About Me Movie Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Image
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Energy Efficient
              • Good Remote

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Larger Rooms
                • Movies

                Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

                We built a home theater in our new home and when it came time to equip it we went straight to B&H.
                Our choice of projector was the Panasonic PT-AR100U. After an easy ceiling mount we were amazed at the quality of the image. The look is as good as any theater in town. Our screen is 16-9 ratio. 8 feet long and 4.5 feet high. Movies we had watched before came more alive than ever. Colors are vivid and the details are perfect. Very please.

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                5.0

                Absolutely Terrific

                By Chip

                from Newnan, GA

                About Me Power Point Travel Photos

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Living Room
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

                  "Sharp as a tack' Was advised to get this by B&H gentleman when I enquired about another type. Had a very good, much more espensive projector for several years, not near as sharp or with full color range.
                  Only now have been using for 10-15 hours, but we are floored by detail we were missing with same laptop.

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again and again

                  By Pat the potatoes

                  from Montreal

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

                  Absolute fan!!

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                  5.0

                  Awesome

                  By Dweebis

                  from Riverton Utah

                  About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Value
                  • Quality picture
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                  • No Smart Phone App For Re

                  Best Uses

                  • Movies
                  • Theater

                  Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

                  I use the projector in a dedicated home theater, the picture is a close comparable to my LED Samsung TV. I project a 130" screen and it looks flawless. I could not be happier with this projector. I spent months researching and wanted this from the beginning, I am glad I didn't my mind. It is a must buy for a high quality budget friendly projector.

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                  5.0

                  Rich Colors!

                  By Lord E

                  from Minnesota

                  About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Intuitive Controls

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Larger Rooms
                    • Movies
                    • Surround Sound Solution

                    Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

                    OK, so you would expect and upgrade from a Sanyo Z1 to be great, but this thing is a smoking gun! Mounted one foot down from a 10 foot ceiling, projecting to a 102 inch screen 16 feet away, watching "The Life of Pi" was ultimate. Even my grandkids, 3 and 7, stayed sitting for the whole thing. It easily immerses you in the movie, and you forget everything around you. This is the best investment I have made in a long, long time!

                    I am part of a video club that has been showing movies for more than 30 years, and my team is experienced and critical. They could only stare at the screen, hypnotized for two hours . . .

                    While it may be a little large, its size matches the canon-like light projection performance, and as a ceiling mount, makes little difference. Matched with a Denon E300 receiver, an Elite Screens Spectrum series screen, and a Pearless PRS-UNV Universal Projector Mount, set up was quick and painless!

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                    5.0

                    Awesome Projector!!!!!!!!!

                    By Stormin

                    from Bowie,MD

                    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Energy Efficient
                    • Good Remote

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Larger Rooms
                      • Movies

                      Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

                      This was my first projector purchase and I was not the least bit disappointed! It was delivered in a timely manor and the packaging was very protective. The unit works great and started out using it on a wall, until the screen is in, and all I have to say,was it looked like my HD television on a wall. Great buy and would tell others to purchase!

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                      5.0

                      Excellente...

                      By Raul Costa Jr.

                      from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

                      About Me Movie Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Energy Efficient
                      • Good Remote

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Larger Rooms
                        • Living Room
                        • Surround Sound Solution

                        Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

                        I liked very Much. This projector has a very easy operation, isnt heavy and excellent pictures.

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                        5.0

                        Great Projector

                        By Diverron99

                        from Mahwah, NJ

                        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Interfaces Well With TV
                        • Intuitive Controls

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Movies
                          • Surround Sound Solution
                          • Television Shows

                          Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

                          I have this installed in my Man Cave, the basement. This projector works great and is very bright. My basement is a walkout with huge windows, not your typical dark basement. It doesn't matter day or night, it is really a bright, clear, sharp picture. Couldn't be happier. I didn't need 3D as I see that as more of a gimmick. If you are like me and want a great projector at a reasonable price, gho for this one.

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                          4.0

                          super bright projector

                          By pedalfaster

                          from Vancouver, WA

                          About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Larger Rooms
                              • Living Room
                              • Movies
                              • Television Shows

                              Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

                              This is super bright. It shows well in our great room even with nearby lights on. The lens shift is a great feature at this price, but would be better if it shifted more. It is a little loud and kicks off a lot of heat to the front; hanging at the back of the room is best. I haven't hung mine yet; it appeards to need a special hanger.

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                              5.0

                              First B and H experience a good one!

                              By mostau

                              from Phoenix, AZ

                              About Me Movie Enthusiast, Sports fan, Tech Savvy

                              Pros

                              • Ambient Light Sensor
                              • Best Living Room Pj
                              • Bright
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Good Remote

                              Cons

                              • None For Its Intended Use

                              Best Uses

                              • Larger Rooms
                              • Living Room
                              • Movies
                              • Sports

                              Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

                              Replaced an Epson EX71 720p projector with the PR-AR100U.B&H had the product in stock and unit was delivered within the estimated arrival date (4 days before the Super Bowl ;-). They did a verification via phone before shipping and required a signature upon delivery, both of which I appreciate (from a fraud point of view). PS If you haven't signed up for a UPS My Choice account yet I highly recommend it. I was able to have the package held at will call before a failed delivery attempt occurred while I was not home.The projector is performing as I expected based on the other reviews. I have a 145" painted wall screen that I installed myself. You can see pictures of the screen and how I installed it at the following link at AVS Forum...lots-of-ambient-lightThe projector is VASTLY superior to the EX71 it replaced. I love the ambient light sensor used for both the Light Harmonizer and Auto Eco mode. Both are adjustments I had to make manually on the previous projector based on the ambient light conditions in the room at the time.The fan noise in Eco mode is unnoticeable with any audio at all and very reasonable even when muted. Full power mode is louder, but quieter than my EX71 was at full power. The brightness is also much better and the black levels are incredible (50,000 to 1 vs. 3,000 to 1). My first use was for the Super Bowl and my guests were amazed at the picture. After the game I put on a Blu-ray of The Empire Strikes Back to test 1080p. We were astonished at the picture at night with no ambient light to worry about. No more movie theaters for me. I have one in my home now :)

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                              5.0

                              Great Projector!

                              By Jake

                              from Grand Rapids, Michigan

                              About Me Audiophile, Educator, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Good Remote
                              • Intuitive Controls

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Larger Rooms
                                • Movies
                                • Surround Sound Solution

                                Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

                                We purchased this projector as an upgrade from the Panasonic PT-AX200U.While both projectors are similar the increased lumens and the significant increase in contrast ratio was a big plus for our uses. The projector was able to mount directly to our existing ET-PKX200 ceiling mount bracket so we didn't need to spend the additional money on the ET-PXA100 bracket - although we had to find out through trial and error.We use this in a large classroom area where many different classes view everything from B&W stills to VGA Computer content to BluRay video and they all look great. It was easy to install and adjust to the screen with the lens shift control and keystone adjustment. It is a little larger and heavier than the previous model but that is not an issue for us.

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                                5.0

                                100% Satisfied

                                By bhess

                                from Atlanta, GA

                                About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Good Remote

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Larger Rooms
                                  • Movies

                                  Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

                                  This is an excellent projector for the money. I did tons of research before buying this and am very happy with my purchase. The setup is easy and the controls and remote are very easy to use. The picture is crystal clear and projects a huge display on the screen.

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                                  5.0

                                  Big, but this is a great projector!

                                  By Curtis

                                  from Natchez, MS

                                  About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Good Remote
                                  • Intuitive Controls
                                  • Very Adjustable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Panasonic PT-AR100U Full HD Projector:

                                    I use this projector as my main television in my living room. I project directly onto a wall painted with an eggshell satin white paint. Finding just the right paint is important! The image is sharp, bright, and clean at 120" diagonal. That's the entire area I've got available. It's much better than my previous projector with the ambient light I've got from two large windows and a set of french doors. I've got it ceiling mounted right above where I sit and I never know it's there! The image adjustment mechanism on this projector is fabulous. It was really easy to get the image zoomed, focused, and square on the wall. The range is tremendous, which gives flexibility on placement. I did a lot of research before I bought it, and I'm glad I did. It's big, but it's powerful and impressive. It sure makes it hard to watch TV at someone elses's house!

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