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Panasonic Full High-Definition Home Cinema Projector - PTAE4000U

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New Red-Rich Lamp Increases The Luminance Efficiency Of The Projector/ Full-HD Optimized Optical System/ New Pure Contrast Plates Deliver High 100,000:1 Contrast Ratio/ Dynamic Iris Adds Beauty To Both Dark And Bright Scenes
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Panasonic Full High-Definition Home Cinema Projector, Model PTAE4000U


For Film Lovers Everywhere

Panasonic seeks the highest performance in optical systems and signal processing circuits to achieve cinema-level colors, contrast, texture and details for an uncompromised home theater experience. Panasonic’s extensive knowledge of digital fi lmmaking and media such as Blu-ray Discs and HD broadcasting are clearly seen in the high picture quality of the PT-AE4000U, which embodies advanced technologies that optimize the reproduction of digital content.

Its exceptional performance—details with amazing reality and clarity—is further boosted by Panasonic’s collaboration with leading Hollywood fi lmmakers to ensure that it produces images that mirror the director’s artistic vision and intent. The PT-AE4000U integrates seamlessly with your home theater environment. It lets you create a dream theater with the dynamic power of a full-scale movie theater in the comfort of your own home. Professional-level adjustments enable precise calibrations to suit the specifi c home theater conditions in your house.

Features:

New Red-Rich Lamp
The incorporation of the new Red-Rich Lamp increases the luminance effi ciency of the projector, to achieve 150% brighter Cinema Picture modes compared to its predecessor, the PT-AE3000U. 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 1,600 lumens, the PT-AE4000U 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 (extralow 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-AE4000U produces stunningly clear and beautiful images.

New Pure Contrast Plates Deliver High 100,000:1 Contrast Ratio
The Pure Contrast Plates in the PT-AE4000U 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 100,000:1.

Pure Color Filter Pro for Rich, Vibrant Colors
The optical fi lter 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 fi lter 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.

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-dimensionallike images you see in movie theaters.

Full-HD LCD Panels Enhance Motion Response
The PT-AE4000U’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.

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*2
Panel size
Aspect ratio
Display method
Drive method
Pixels
0.74½ (17.78 mm) diagonally
16:9 aspect ratio
Transparent LCD panel (x 3, R/G/B)
Active matrix
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*3
170 W UHM lamp
Brightness*4
1,600 lumens*5
Contrast*4
100,000:1*5 (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*6
Horizontal: ±40% and vertical: ±100%
Keystone correction range
Vertical: approx. ±30°
Terminals
HDMI IN
COMPUTER IN
COMPONENT IN
TRIGGER IN/OUT
S-VIDEO IN
VIDEO IN
SERIAL
HDMI connector x 3, HDMI™ (Deep Color, x.v.Color™*7, CEC*8), HDCP compliant, supports
HDAVI Control Version 4
D-sub HD 15-pin (female) x 1
RCA pin (Y, PB/CB, PR/CR) x 1
M3 x 2 (input/output selectable)
Mini DIN 4-pin x 1
RCA pin x 1
D-sub 9-pin x 1 (RS-232C based)
Dimensions*9 (W x H x D)
460 x 130 x 300 mm (18-1/8½ x 5-1/8½ x 11-25/32½)
Weight*10
Approx. 7.3 kg (16.1 lbs.)
Operating environment
Temperature: 0°–40°C (32°–104°F), Humidity: 20%–80% (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
Power cord, Wireless remote control unit, Batteries for remote control (AA type x 2)
Optional accessories
ET-LAE4000
ET-PKE2000
ET-PKE1000S
ET-PCE2000
Replacement lamp unit
Ceiling mount bracket for high ceilings
Ceiling mount bracket for low ceilings
Cable cover

*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 highprecision
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 Colour 1 image mode. *8 CEC is an abbreviation for Consumer Electronics Control. Operation may not be possible with some connected
equipment or settings. *9 Protruding parts are not included. *10 Average value. May differ depending on models.

Television TypeProjector
LEDNo
Number of HDMI Inputs3
PC ConnectionNo
Width (inches)18.125"
Height (inches)5.125"
Panel Depth (inches)5.125"
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Panasonic Full High-Definition Home Cinema Projector
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Movies (5)
    • Home (3)
    • Large rooms (3)
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    5.0

    Excellent product!

    By Esprod

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Sharp Picture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Rooms
      • Movies

      Comments about Panasonic Full High-Definition Home Cinema Projector:

      The picture is excellent, the menus are reasonable and easy to understand. The projector is incredibly quiet and can even be used in less-than-perfect rooms with regards to ambient light.
      Out of the box calibration is exceptional in Color 1 and Cinema 1. I'm using this projector in a completely light controlled room projecting onto a 100" screen.

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      5.0

      Absolutely love it!

      By Dr. J

      from Decatur, IL

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Large Rooms
        • Movies

        Comments about Panasonic Full High-Definition Home Cinema Projector:

        Projector was not difficult to set up out of the box. Color and picture quality amazing. By far the most bang for the buck. Ideal for home theater.

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        5.0

        The picture quality is magnificent!

        By Wamphyr

        from Fort Myers, Florida

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Movies
          • Television

          Comments about Panasonic Full High-Definition Home Cinema Projector:

          The picture quality is awesome even with up-converted DVDs.

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          (0 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Just a [$] Projector

          By hometheaterman

          from New England

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Power Focus
          • Power zoom

          Cons

          • Difficult To Set Up
          • Dust blobs -1 week
          • Needs major adjustments
          • Only average blacks
          • Terribly overhyped
          • Ugly Case

          Best Uses

          • HDTV
          • Home
          • Movies

          Comments about Panasonic Full High-Definition Home Cinema Projector:

          This projector is a disappointment. After the lovefest or "review" that was posted on projectorcentral I had high expectations. I was very disappointed to see that it could not compare favorably with my JVC DLA-RS2 that is two generations removed from todays current models. The black levels are just not there and watching movies like the Dark Knight, Matrix, Startrek is not pleasant. This is just a [$] projector and is worth no more. Even last years Epson 6500UB is a much better projector. If you want enduring quality stick with Epson and JVC

          Service and delivery comments:

          Excellent service and delivery from ABT-Highly recommended!

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          5.0

          Captivating Projections

          By Tony P.

          from Norridge, Illinois

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Flexible Set-Up Config
          • Good Focus
          • Great Out-Of-Box Settings
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful
          • Sharp Picture

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Panasonic Full High-Definition Home Cinema Projector:

            Large as life, high definition images immerses one into the world being projected.

            Service and delivery comments:

            FAST, safely packaged delivery. Customer sevice is outstanding.

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            Panasonic Full High-Definition Home Cinema Projector

            Panasonic Full High-Definition Home Cinema Projector

            UPC Code: 791871112045
            Discontinued


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