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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

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This projector received an expert rating of 90 out of 100 from hometheaterreview.com.

Panasonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Panasonic is one of the leading projector brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Panasonic also has excellent reviews for its data projectors.

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

The PTAE7000U supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the PTAE7000U which do not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which support full HD to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[pl_2301495_price], and the PowerLite Pro G6900WU[pl_1919039_price] both from Epson or the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

The Panasonic PTAE7000U supports 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the PTAE7000U also support 3D.

There are a number of other projectors which support 3D currently available which you might want to consider including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Optoma W311[plb_3054527_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Three Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Ins

The PTAE7000U is a three component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in multimedia projector. Most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PTAE7000U only have between one and two component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins.

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Three HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Panasonic PTAE7000U is a three HDMI ports quantity projector. Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the PTAE7000U have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on comparable spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 22 decibels, the Panasonic PTAE7000U has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the PTAE7000U. The noise levels of data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PTAE7000U range from 20dB to 47dB.

We compared this data projector to all the other 22dB noise level multimedia projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the VPL-VW1000ES[pl_1610583_price], and the VPL-HW30ES[pl_1576440_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price] is also worth considering.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PTAE7000U does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PTAE7000U do have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the W311[pl_3054527_price], or the HD30[pl_1915718_price] both from Optoma is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PTAE7000U does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The PTAE7000U has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 2,000 ANSI lumens) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors of a similar spec and age to the PTAE7000U is 300 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 9,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Sony VPL-VW1000ES[plb_1610583_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Optoma HD50[plb_2578841_price] (2,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[plb_2301495_price] (2,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Very Slow Dot Clock Scanning Frequency

At only 154 megahertz, the PTAE7000U has a fairly slow dot clock scanning frequency compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PTAE7000U. Multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PTAE7000U have dot clock scanning frequencys of between 150MHz and 170MHz.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Panasonic PTAE7000U is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector.

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Heavy

The average weight of projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PTAE7000U is 5kg. With a weight of 8.7 kilograms, the Panasonic PTAE7000U is one of the heavier data projectors that were released more than two years ago amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Panasonic PTAE7000U

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the PTAE7000U over three years ago.

Specification

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Bulb Power
Lens System
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Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
DC-In Jack
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Power
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Input Voltage
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Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
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Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
HDMI
S-Video Port

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 $67.48
Electricity cost when on standby $4.36
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Total running cost over 5 years $71.84
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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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