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Panasonic Black Home Theater Projector - PT-AE3000U

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Panasonic PT-AE3000U Black Home Theater Projector, Model PTAE3000

The new PT-AE3000U maximizes the image quality of the full-HD content in Blu-ray Discs and HD broadcasts for large-screen viewing, and adds a newly designed optical system that achieves a 60,000:1 contrast ratio and 1,600 lumens of brightness. A variety of advanced signal-processing technologies, beginning with Detail Clarity Processor 2 and Frame Creation interpolation, 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. Experience on-screen reality, complete with crisp, detailed images and lifelike depth, in the new PT-AE3000U. Its exceptional performance is further boosted by Panasonic’s collaboration with leading Hollywood filmmakers to ensure that it produces images that mirror the director’s artistic vision and intent.

Features:

  • A High-Precision, Top-Quality Lens Maximizes Full-HD Performance
    To assure maximum clarity and sharpness in full-HD images, this advanced system employs a full-HD-optimized lens unit comprising 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 center to the edges of the screen. As a result, the PT-AE3000U’s stunningly beautiful images are clear and free of distortion and color bleeding
  • New Pure Contrast Plates Deliver High 60,000:1 Contrast Ratio
    The Pure Contrast Plates of the PT-AE3000U use a crystalline material that is carefully matched to the characteristics of the LCD panels to effectively block unwanted light leakage, forming an advanced type of optical compensator. This dramatically increases the dynamic range and, together with the dynamic iris, provides an outstanding contrast ratio of 60,000:1. The new optical system of the PT-AE3000U also produces a stunning brightness of 1,600 lumens to unleash the beauty of full-HD expression for viewing on various screen sizes
  • 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, which uses the double refraction property of crystals to arrange pixels on a screen with no gaps between them. Smooth Screen technology is designed specifically to match the characteristics of the PT-AE3000U’s optical system, giving you the kind of smooth, vivid, and three-dimensional-like images you see in a movie theater
  • Pure Color Filter Pro for Rich 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 (Color 1 mode) *1 to the color gamut used in digital cinema*2. This gives images the deep, rich coloring that distinguishes movie images
  • New Full-HD LCD Panels Enhance Motion Response
    The PT-AE3000U’s new 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 virtually no light leakage and the substrate remains black (called “normally black” operation), providing higher contrast
  • Dynamic Iris Adds Beauty to Both Dark and Bright Scenes
    The fifth generation intelligent iris system works by analyzing histograms to determine the brightness level of each image, then adjusting the lamp power, iris and gamma curve*3 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
  • Detail Clarity Processor 2 Brings Depth and Clarity to Details
    A newly evolved digital image processing circuit, called the Detail Clarity Processor 2, debuts in the PT-AE3000U. After analyzing the frequency of the video signal in each scene and extracting information on the distribution of the super-high-, high- , medium-, and low-frequency image components, the new circuit optimizes the sharpness of each image portion based on the extracted information. This brings greater clarity and sharpness to details, by reproducing fine nuances that were lost due to image compression. The resulting images have a more natural, lifelike expression than those of previous imageprocessing 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
  • 16-Bit Digital Processing for Natural Gradations
    The PT-AE3000U handles up to 16-bit (full 12-bit) digital image processing. It faithfully reproduces even subtle hues and brightness variations
  • Crisp, Clear Details in Motion Images
    A double-speed display (120 Hz or 100 Hz) greatly improves the clarity of motion image display. Frame Creation interpolates one new frame for each existing frame by analyzing the characteristics of the two 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 (96-Hz) display.*
  • 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-AE3000U you can view the waveforms on the screen and adjust the settings both automatically and manually as you prefer
  • 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
  • Cinema Color Management (CCM) Enables Flexible Color Control
    This is an innovative color correction system that enables free color control. You can adjust one color without affecting the neighboring colors, so it is easier to get just the right color equalization in hue, luminance and saturation
  • Lens Memory Enhances Projection Versatility
    The zoom and focus settings for projecting in the normal 16:9 or 4:3 image ratio, and for wide cinema projection, can be stored in the Lens Memory for simple access through the remote control. This Lens Memory function lets you easily enjoy images with different image ratios on a wide 2.35:1 screen for an immersive movie theater-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´10½ (3.6 m) to the screen or as far as 23´7½ (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
  • Versatile Input Interfaces
    The PT-AE3000U has three HDMI input terminals for digital transmission without image degradation, and two component input terminals. The HDMI input terminals also support Deep Color and the x.v.Color™ 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.*
  • Easy 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 PT-AE3000U is installed on the ceiling

Other Features

  • Seven picture mode includes Cinema 1/2/3, Normal, Dynamic, Color 1/2
  • 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-AE3000U’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/HFIT/ V-FIT)
    • NOTE: 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
  • User-friendly ergonomic remote control
  • Built-in test pattern
  • On-screen input guidance
  • Auto input search
  • Quiet operation: 22 dB (in Economy lamp mode)
  • Normal/economy lamp power selection
  • Lens-centered design

Specifications:

  • Power supply: 100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 240 W (Approx. 0.08 W*1 in standby mode with fan stopped)
  • LCD panel:
    • Panel size: 0.74 (17.78 mm) diagonally
    • Aspect ratio: 16:9 aspect ratio
    • Display method: Transparent LCD panel (x 3, R/G/B)
    • Drive method: Active matrix
    • Pixels: 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080) x 3, total of 6,220,800 pixels
  • Lens: Powered zoom (2x)/powered focus, F 1.9 - 3.2, f 22.4 mm–44.8 mm
  • Lamp: 165 W UHM lamp
  • Brightness: 1,600 lumens
  • Contrast: 60,000:1 (full on/full off)
  • YPBPR signal compatibility: 480i (525i), 480p (525p), 576i (625i), 576p (625p), 720 (750)/50p, 720 (750)/60p, 1,080 (1,125)/24p, 1,080 (1,125)/50i, 1,080 (1,125)/50p, 1,080 (1,125)/60i, 1,080 (1,125)/60p
  • Color system: PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL 60, SECAM, NTSC, NTSC 4.43
  • Optical axis shift: Horizontal: ±40% and vertical: ±100%
  • Keystone correction range: Vertical: approx. ±30°
  • Terminals
    • HDMI In: HDMI connector x 3, HDMI™ (V.1.3 with Deep Color, x.v.Color™*7), HDCP compliant
    • Computer In: D-sub HD 15-pin (female) x 1
    • Component In: RCA pin (Y, PB/CB, PR/CR) x 2
    • S-Video In: Mini DIN 4-pin x 1
    • Video In: RCA pin x 1
    • Serial: D-sub 9-pin x 1 (RS-232C based)
  • Operating environment: Temperature: 0°–40°C (32°–104°F), Humidity: 20%–80% (no condensation)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 5-1/8"
  • Width: 18-1/8"
  • Depth: 11-25/32"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 16.1 lbs
  • Shipping: 20 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    One Year Parts & Labor

Footnote:

  1. Up to 220 V
  2. The projector uses a type of liquid crystal panel that typically consists of millions of pixels. This panel is built with very high-precision technology designed to provide one of the finest possible images. Occasionally, a few pixels may remain turned on (bright) or turned off (dark). Please note that this is an intrinsic characteristic of the manufacturing technology that affects all products using LCD technology
  3. The projector uses a high-voltage mercury lamp that contains high internal pressure. This lamp may break, emitting a large sound, or fail to illuminate, due to impact or extended use. The length of time that it takes for the lamp to break or fail to illuminate varies greatly depending on individual lamp characteristics and usage conditions
  4. Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO 21118 international standards
  5. In dynamic mode, with dynamic iris on
  6. Shift range is limited during simultaneous horizontal and vertical shifting
  7. Effective in Color 1 image mode
  8. Protruding parts are not included
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Panasonic Black Home Theater Projector
 
4.8

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Pros

  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Great picture quality (4)
  • Good focus (3)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Movies (5)

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    5.0

    projector is the way to go

    By blee

    from merrillville, in

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • Great picture quality
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • High-Definition TV
    • Movies
    • PS3

    Comments about Panasonic Black Home Theater Projector:

    Got one of these, but I really didn't know much about them at first. I wanted to buy a huge HDTV cause I love watching sports and playing PS3. Well, I went into [...]to buy a Mitsubishi 82in DLP. The cost of that tv was about $4500 plus an extra $1000 for a stand. I had the money to spend though. Then, the guy there took me in the theater room and showed me a Mitsubishi HC6500 on a 92in Projector Screen. It looked amazing and the quality was better when we compared the two, the DLP TV had nothing on the projector. Then, I went home and did some research and found that the Panasonic AE3000 was a better projector and I got an amazing deal on it with a 106 in screen. The total price came out to [$]compared to $5500 for the 82in DLP and stand. So I bought theater seats with the money I saved. The projector setting was almost perfect, no adjustments really needed to be made. Blu Rays looked great, and the 1080P PS3 games are amazing. NBA 2K10 looks so amazing on a 106in screen and the game is in 1080P. I watched the Dark Knight and the new Wolverine movie on the projector as soon as it came and I thought I was on the movie set it looked so live. Sunday football puts you in the stadium and NBA games makes it feel like you are courtside. With my new theater seats, I am sitting in the luxury box. Why buy a 60in for[$] when you can get a movie theater in your home for the same price.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    This projector is awesome!

    By none

    from Jersey Shore Pa

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to use
    • Great picture quality
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-Definition TV
      • Movies

      Comments about Panasonic Black Home Theater Projector:

      My neighbor has a Sony Bravia XBR 46" LCD TV and was amazed at the quality of the picture on the drywall on my living room wall. Can't wait to get the theater room done so the system can perform at the highest level.

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      • Personal

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      4.0

      Amazing.

      By Joe

      from Oak Forest, Illinois

      About Me Power User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Focus
      • Powerful
      • Sharp Picture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Large Rooms
        • Movies

        Comments about Panasonic Black Home Theater Projector:

        I'm completely amazed at this projector. I'm having a little trouble with the first one I received, but anyone that has experience with projectors will not be surprised to hear that sometimes you will get a faulty unit. Abt has been great to work with in this regard. First unit I bought had a panel alignment issue. I exchanged without a problem.

        Amazing colors, brightness is fantastic, picture is amazing. Great job to Panasonic on such a well designed product.

        My only gripe is fan noise. It gets a little loud at times.

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        5.0

        Very nice projector

        By Old

        from Hanover, MD

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Focus
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Large Rooms
          • Movies
          • Office
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Panasonic Black Home Theater Projector:

          I have a 125" diagonal 2.35 widescreen Acoustical transparent 1.0 gain white screen.
          My ceilings are white and walls are a light tan color.
          I have this projector sitting on a ceiling mount and is about 5" below the ceiling, and 15' 6" from the screen. (ceiling height is 8').
          this projector has no issues projecting the 2.35 image and I have the lamp on Econo mode. It's out of the box settings are very nice.
          Blacks are black as well.
          I use this to play Bluray movies and also play some PS3 games. Love the 16:9, to 2.35, to 4:3 wtih a touch of a button. Very convenient.
          Only problem was it did take a bit of a learning curve to get it to save the correct ratios. it will only save the verticle/horizontal shift you make from the remote, not from the projector. You need to set the vertical/horizontal on the projector (not remote) to a happy medium first (as the vertical/horizontal shift on the remote does not have the range that the one on the projector has), then you can adjust it on the remote. if you change it again from the projector, then it will screw up the aspect ratio you had saved.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Super Fast delivery and excellent return policy. (although I have not needed to use it).

          They also price match within 30days of purchase too. And I have used that!! Excellent and will purchase from them again.

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          5.0

          Love it!

          By E

          from Sarasota, FL

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Focus
          • Powerful
          • Sharp Picture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Movies
            • Television

            Comments about Panasonic Black Home Theater Projector:

            My third projector. Had a JVC Rs-1. I like the frame interpolation which gives a nice, clear, smooth picture for TV, movies, and games.

            Great projector. For the price, unbeatable.

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