Panasonic PTAE8000U
Panasonic PT-AE8000U
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Panasonic PTAE8000U

Good Gear Editor's Choice Best Buy
A multi award winning and cheap to run 500000:1 1920 x 1080 projector
500000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 22dB Mar 2013
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Panasonic PT-AE8000U Review

With excellent reviews but low running costs, we have ranked the Panasonic PT-AE8000U number 605 across all projectors.
74 Reviews + 2 Awards
Good Features
$80 Over 1 Year
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Why Has it Scored 49?

It has great expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This Panasonic projector has running costs of $80 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
The PT-AE8000U has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Supports full HD
Quite dim projector brightness
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

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Panasonic PT-AE8000U In-Depth Analysis


Two Industry Awards

The authors at two expert review sites thought that this Panasonic data projector was very good. The writer at website thought that this multimedia projector was a sensible purchase and gave it a "Best Buy" award and the editor of website Good Gear gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and concluded it was terrific.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including,, Good Gear and the average expert rating of this data projector is 88 out of 100. This puts this multimedia projector in the top 15% of all the projectors when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 70 owner reviews this data projector has a superb average owner rating. 40 reviewers (80% of all reviewers) gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Panasonic Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Panasonic is one of the leading data projector manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Panasonic also has excellent reviews for its projectors. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Picture Quality

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality, two people considered that it was good for watching movies and two people who reviewed it thought it had good colour saturation.

Acceptable Noise Level

Four customers who reviewed this projector concluded that it was quiet.

Superior Product Quality

Three people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality.

Value For Money

Not Cheap

Data projectors range in price from $149 to $24,000. We think that this multimedia projector looks expensive compared to other data projectors.


Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,400 ANSI lumens, the PT-AE8000U has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 22 decibels, the Panasonic PT-AE8000U has a very quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PT-AE8000U does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This data projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The PT-AE8000U supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support full HD.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The PT-AE8000U has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The best resolution of all projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Panasonic released the PT-AE8000U in March 2013.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The PT-AE8000U is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PT-AE8000U is $80.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic ptae8000u


00885170095526, 08851700955266

Panasonic PTAE8000U


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