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Panasonic PT-AE8000U
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Panasonic PTAE8000U Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 2,400 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
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The PT-AE8000U full-HD 3D home theater projector delivers 2,400 lumens of brightness and has an extremely high 500,000:1 contrast ratio for an outstanding video experience. It comes equipped with... More
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9 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 37 user reviews the average user rating of this projector is marvellous.

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Panasonic has excellent average ratings for its projectors as well as across its entire projector range compared to other manufacturers.

Supports Full HD Projection

The PT-AE8000U supports Full HD projection. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PT-AE8000U do not support Full HD projection.

Alternative multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+ ($5,907.74), the Epson 5020UB, or the Panasonic PTAE7000U.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Panasonic PT-AE8000U supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PT-AE8000U also support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+ ($5,907.74).

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Matrix Size

Across all the multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the PT-AE8000U the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.76", and the average matrix size is 0.64". The Panasonic PT-AE8000U has one of the bigger matrix sizes (0.74 inches) amongst projectors of this age.

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Three Component Video in Ports

The PT-AE8000U has more component video in ports than most of the projectors of a comparable type and age to the PT-AE8000U. Most of the projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PT-AE8000U only have between one and two component video in ports, however this data projector has three component video in ports.

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Three HDMI Ports

The PT-AE8000U is a three HDMI port multimedia projector. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the PT-AE8000U have between one and three HDMI ports.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Panasonic PT-AE8000U does not have a built-in speaker, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other projectors which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to consider including the Optoma W311 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the PT-AE8000U, the PT-AE8000U does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to look at including the Benq GP20 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Slow Dot Clock Scanning Frequency

With a dot clock scanning frequency of only 154 megahertz, the Panasonic PT-AE8000U has one of the slower dot clock scanning frequencies amongst projectors of this age. Projectors of this spec and age have dot clock scanning frequencies of between 150MHz and 240MHz.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The PT-AE8000U is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other projectors of this age and type have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Heavy

At 8.7 kilograms, the PT-AE8000U is fairly heavy compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the PT-AE8000U. The average weight of multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the PT-AE8000U is 6.2kg.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Panasonic released the PT-AE8000U.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,400 ANSI lumens, the PT-AE8000U has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2,400 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PT-AT6000E, or the Epson EH-TW9000.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Optoma GT1080 ($674.00) (2,800 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Design
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Cable Included

Expert Reviews

23 January 2015

While flat panel TVs continue to get larger and cheaper, there's still nothing like the huge screen of a home theater projector for bringing home that cinematic experience. Forget, 65-inch screens... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 by Big B

I'll start by saying I LOVE this projector and watch movies on it every week. It even works in my living room where when close the shutters it doesn't block out all of the light, you can still... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Good Remote
Reviewed 22 February 2015 by Drew

I have done my research on this projector since it first came out and hope one day to own it , i finally got it and loved it , i read about many projectors in it's class and also see them and this... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Best Color
Best picture
3D
Getting Extra Glasses
Larger Than Predecessors
Poor Sound Quality
Reviewed 16 January 2015 by Ricky
Ricky would recommend the Panasonic PT-AE8000U

Fantastic projector with great picture quality, black blacks and super contrast...

Everything
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Low Power Consumption
Quality Construction
Remote Is Not Back Lit
No Free 3d Glass
Reviewed 17 December 2014 by H.M
H.M would recommend the Panasonic PT-AE8000U (Verified Purchase)

The best projector with excellent specs and outstanding performance...

Easy To Set Up
Energy Efficient
Good Remote
Interfaces Well With TV
Intuitive Controls
3d Is Noticeably Dimmer
Big And Heavy
Reviewed 16 December 2014 by SR

For the money you can't do better but it has some issues. Blacks could be better. The unit has no way to set convergence and I notice a shift in the red LCD panel that is slight but annoying. The... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $77.38
Electricity cost when on standby $0.46
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Total running cost over 5 years $77.84
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ptae8000, ptae8000u, panasonic ptae8000, panasonic ptae8000u
Barcodes 00012303843390, 00115971221085, 00132017738932, 00163120856497, 00168141609800, 00885170095526, 08851700955266

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