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Panasonic PTAE7000U
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Panasonic PTAE7000U Projector

1080p (1920x1080) 22dB 2,000 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
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Smooth Screen Technology Creates Film-Like TextureWhile many LCD projectors suffer from a "chicken wire" effect, Panasonic's pursuit of the highest possible image quality has successfully overcome... More
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11 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

This data projector received a score of 90 out of 100 from expert review website hometheaterreview.com.

Panasonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

We calculated the average reviews for all Panasonic projectors and also specifically for Panasonic projectors and found that in both cases Panasonic had excellent reviews compared to other brands.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person who bought the product reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Hometheaterreview.com said “It uses active 3D technology, with a builtin IR emitter” in their review of this projector.

Easy to Use

One person concluded that it was easy to use. Hometheaterreview.com gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned “Panasonic has opted to use IR instead of RF for its sync emitter”.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the PTAE7000U which do not support Full HD projection, the PTAE7000U supports Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+, the Epson PowerLite Pro G6900WU, or the Acer H9500BD.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The PTAE7000U supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the PTAE7000U.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors which support 3D image projection and we think the Benq W7000+, the Sony VPL-VW1000ES, and the Epson PowerLite 4650 ($1,862.42) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Three Component Video in Ports

The PTAE7000U has more component video in ports than most of the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. This Panasonic projector is a three component video in port projector compared to most of the data projectors that are a comparable age to the PTAE7000U which only have between one and two component video in ports.

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Three HDMI Ports

Most projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PTAE7000U have between one and three HDMI ports, including the PTAE7000U which has three HDMI ports.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 22 decibels, the PTAE7000U has one of the quieter noise levels amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The quietest noise level of projectors that came out more than two years ago is 20dB and the loudest is 47dB.

There are a number of other 22dB noise level projectors currently available that you might also want to consider including the VPL-HW30ES, or the VPL-VW1000ES both from Sony or the Panasonic PT-AT6000E which has better reviews.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PTAE7000U, the PTAE7000U does not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Optoma W311 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Panasonic PTAE7000U does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the PTAE7000U also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Slow Dot Clock Scanning Frequency

Data projectors of this age and spec have dot clock scanning frequencies of between 150MHz and 240MHz. At only 154 megahertz, the PTAE7000U has a fairly slow dot clock scanning frequency compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The PTAE7000U is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector. Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the PTAE7000U have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic PTAE7000U

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Panasonic projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

The PTAE7000U has a pretty average projector brightness (2,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

Other 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+, or the Acer H9500BD.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the 5020UB (2,400 ANSI lumens), or the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub ($2,995.00) (2,400 ANSI lumens) both from Epson or the Optoma HD50 (2,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
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Lamp Type
Lamp Power
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Video Mode
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Performance
Noise Level
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Design
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
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Expert Reviews

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3 December 2011

Panasonic PT-AE7000U looks to be a compelling contender in the entry-level 3D projection category. It offers an excellent level of setup flexibility and advanced picture adjustment, and early...

The PTA 7000U is a 3Dcapable 1080p LCD projector
It uses active 3D technology, with a builtin IR emitter
The projector uses an auto iris to improve its contrast ratio
480Hz and 3D Overdrive technologies are designed to reduce crosstalk and improve brightness with 3D content
Frame Creation 2 is available for blur and judder reduction
The package does not included any 3D glasses
Panasonic has opted to use IR instead of RF for its sync emitter

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Electricity cost when switched on $70.68
Electricity cost when on standby $4.56
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Total running cost over 5 years $75.24
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 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 ptae7000, ptae7000u, visipax 2d3, visipax 2d3d, visipax ptae7000, visipax ptae7000u, panasonic etlaa310, panasonic ptae7000, visipax prptae7000, panasonic ptae7000u, visipax prptae7000u, panasonic etlaa310o, panasonic etlaa310oe, panasonic etlaa310oem
Barcodes 00017896328231, 00115971219907, 00132017770338, 00151902974774, 00675650117561, 00779184179252, 00885170049864, 07426701681653
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