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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
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Offer ends: MAR 31 '15

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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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