Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector

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Panasonic PT-AE7000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector
Key Features
  • 2000 Lumens
  • Red Rich Lamp
  • Full HD Optimized Lens
  • Pure Contrast Plate Technology
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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.

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Panasonic PT-AE7000U Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Red Rich Lamp
  • 3Full HD Optimized Optical System
  • 4Pure Contrast Plates Deliver High 300,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 5480Hz Compatible LCD Panels
  • 6Pure Color Filter Pro for Rich, Vibrant Colors
  • 7Smooth Screen Technology Creates Film-Like Texture
  • 8Dynamic Iris Adds Beauty to Both Dark and Bright Scenes
  • 9Full-HD LCD Panels Enhance Motion Response
  • 10Smooth Screen Technology Creates Film-Like Texture
  • 11Frame Creation2 Featuring Motion Blur Reduction
  • 12Waveform Monitor for Precise Calibration
  • 1316-Bit Gamma Correction for Natural Gradations
  • 14Advanced Gamma Adjustment Function
  • 15New Cinema Color Management Premium Enables Flexible Color Control
  • 16Split Adjust Mode for Easy Picture Adjustment
  • 17Intelligent Lens Memory with Auto Detection
  • 182x Optical Power Zoom/Focus and Wide Lens Shift Range
  • 19VIERA Link for Easy Operation
  • 20Programmable 12V Trigger for Automated Theater Setup
  • 21HDMI with x.v.Color Deep Color
  • 22Newly Developed Dual Core Processing Engine
  • 23Detail Clarity Processor 3 Gives Natural Clarity to Even the Finest Details
  • 243D Picture Balance with Waveform Monitor
  • 25Built-in 3D Infrared Transmitter
  • 263D Viewing Monitor for Adjustment of Depth-of-Field
  • 27Simple Maintenance
  • 28Intelligent Power Management System for Eco-Friendly Power Consumption
  • 29Other Ecological Considerations
  • 30Up to 5000-Hour Lamp Replacement Cycle and Simple Maintenance
  • 31Ecology-Conscious Design
  • 32Other Features

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

Panasonic PT-AE7000U Specs

Image Display
Projector Display System0.74" Diagonal Transparent LCD Panel (x 3, R/G/B)
Drive Method: Active Matrix
Native Resolution1920 x 1080
Uniformity: 85%
Number of Pixels2,073,600 (1920 x 1080) x 3, Total of 6,220,800 Pixels
Lumens Brightness2000 Lumens
Contrast Ratio300,000:1 (Full On/Full Off)
Aspect RatioNative 16:9
RGBfH: 15-74kHz, fV: 24-85 Hz
Dot Clock: Less than 154MHz
S-VideofH: 15.75kHz, fV: 60Hz (NTSC, NTSC4.43, PAL-M, PAL60)
fH: 15.63kHz, fV: 50Hz (PAL, PAL-N, SECAM)
SystemNTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL 60, SECAM
HDTV Compatibility480i (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
LensF1.9-3.2, f22.4mm-44.8mm
Focus/Zoom AdjustingPowered Zoom/Focus Lens (1.35-2.70:1)
Lens ShiftVertical: ±100%, horizontal: ±26%
Projection Size2D Projection: 40-300" (1.02-7.62 m)
3D Projection: 40-200" (1.02-5.08 m)
Features
Keystone CorrectionVertical: +/-30°
Ceiling MountableYes
Rear Screen ProjectionYes
Projection Tilt OptionYes
Built-in SpeakerNone
Input/Output Connectors
Input TerminalsHDMI 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 Noise22 dB Eco Mode
Remote ControlYes
Power Requirements100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption200W (Approx. 0.08W in Standby Mode with Fan Stopped)
Operating Temperature32-104°F (0-40°C)
Humidity20-80% (No Condensation)
Dimensions (W x H x D)18.5 x 5.9 x 14.3" (470 x 151 x 364mm)
Weight19.2 lb. (8.7kg)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23 x 21 x 14"
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