Review of the Panasonic PT AE8000U Projector…

Optoma HD28HDR Home Theater Projector , 3D CompatibleNote: The Panasonic PT projector is currently out of stock, so we suggest checking out the Optoma HD28HDR.

The Optoma is 3D compatible, and it provides an excellent gaming or home cinema experience with bright colors, great picture quality and fast response time. Plus, you can connect it to variety of different devices, and mount it on the ceiling or use it on a table.

Panasonic PT-AE8000U Full HD Projector KitThis Panasonic projector is designed for the ultimate home theater 3D watching experience.

It’s a higher-end model with a larger price tag. Therefore, I recommend it only for people who will appreciate and take advantage of its advanced features. Plus, of course, those who plan on watching 3D movies.

Cool Features of the Panasonic PT AE8000U:

As you can see, this model is really bright and delivers an extremely high contrast ratio. As you’d expect, this projector has incredible color reproduction. Plus, you can customize your viewing experience using the new 3D Viewing Monitor and 3D Picture Balance features.

You can use the PT-AE8000U to turn an entire wall into a movie screen. In addition, this projector can project a large 120″ image from as close as 11.8′ away. This is another nice benefit.

Furthermore, you can position this unit on the ceiling, a wall or a table. Place it where it’s out of the way and convenient for you. This installation flexibility makes this projector much more user friendly because you aren’t limited as to where you can set it up.

Here’s another neat feature. Because many Blu-ray movies have a 2.35:1 aspect ratio, (wider than the projector’s 16:9 aspect ratio), Panasonic’s “Intelligent Lens Memory” will automatically detect and adjust the lens and focus accordingly.

Overview & Review of the Panasonic PT AE8000U Projector:


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Earlier, I mentioned the price. This model currently runs about $2400. It definitely costs more than your cheaper $300 or $600 device. However, it’s comparable to the more expensive Sony VPLHW65ES at $4,000 or the Epson 5040UB at $3,000. Keep that in mind as we run through the product details.

Note: I did find a cheaper price for this model here (without the 3D glasses).

Projector Specs:

  • Display: LCD, Full-HD Optimized Lens
  • Brightness: 4,000 or less
  • Brightness: 2,400 lumens
  • Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080
  • Contrast Ratio: 500,000:1
  • Diagonal Screen Size: 40″–200″
  • Dual Integrated 10x Lenses (12x in 2D)
  • Includes 220W Red Rich Lamp
  • Weight: ~19.2 lbs

Panasonic has worked closely with Hollywood film makers in producing their projectors. The features and functions can actually get a little overwhelming. Consequently, I found this video better explaining everything (rather than having to read it in print).

This Projector Package Includes:

1. Panasonic PT-AE8000U HD 3D Home Cinema Projector w/ All Supplied Accessories
2. Panasonic 3D Glasses (2 pairs)

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