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. Panasonics 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 performancedetails with amazing reality and clarityis further boosted by Panasonics collaboration with leading Hollywood fi lmmakers to ensure that it produces images that mirror the directors 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.
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, Panasonics 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-AE4000Us 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.
|Power supply||100240 V AC, 50/60 Hz|
|Power consumption||240 W (Approx. 0.08 W*1 in standby mode with fan stopped)|
|0.74½ (17.78 mm) diagonally|
16:9 aspect ratio
Transparent LCD panel (x 3, R/G/B)
2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080) x 3, total of 6,220,800 pixels
|Lens||Powered zoom (2x)/powered focus, F 1.93.2, f 22.4 mm44.8 mm|
|Lamp*3||170 W UHM lamp|
|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°|
|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)|
|Replacement lamp unit|
Ceiling mount bracket for high ceilings
Ceiling mount bracket for low ceilings
*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.