"Panasonic's target market for the AE7000 is the dedicated videophile--the person who wants the best possible home theater image quality, and is willing to create the proper dark theater space to achieve it. Nevertheless, Normal mode puts out 1300 lumens of exceptionally high quality, color balanced video. So the AE7000 has the muscle to accommodate some ambient light without compromising image quality, if and when the need arises. "
"When all is said and done, the Panasonic PT-AE7000 is a projector for the true videophile. It certainly has a boatload of features and yes, it has remarkably clear, stable 3D performance. But even if the AE7000 did not have 3D or a wide assortment of features, it would still stand out as a major video engineering achievement based on the strength of its 2D picture quality alone."
"The Panasonic PT-AE7000 has a lot more strengths though, than placement flexibility and maximum brightness.
Also consider, that it's very quiet, probably quieter than 90% of the projectors out there. And it looks pretty good physically. The control panel is a nice one, and the projector has that 3rd HDMI input that I always scream for.
Menus are well designed although they still hide lamp control on a non-image/picture menu.
3D is the best we've seen, when you consider both picture and brightness. The glasses are fairly comfortable (as if any glasses that can cover regular glasses is going to perfect), and come in 3 sizes. "
"The Panasonic PT-AE7000E is an awesome machine with standard 2D movies bringing out inky deep black levels and vibrant colours. It excels with 3D projection as well offering a bright vibrant image going far beyond some of the first 3D projectors. A feature we haven;t been a massive fan of is the smooth screen technology which has always made it look like it is ever so slightly out of focus, though some people do like this feature. And of course Panasonic are covering the AE7000E with only a 1 year warranty which does loose the Panasonic some Brownie points against the new Epson EH-TW9000W. It also doesn't have the addition of the new WiHD wireless function of the Epson but none the less we are giving it a 5 star recommended rating as it is still a fantastic machine."
New Red Rich Lamp
The new 200-W Red-Rich Lamp increases the luminous efficiency of the projector to achieve brighter images with excellent color purity. Able to produce a stunning brightness of 2,000 lm, the PT-AE7000E unleashes the beauty of 2D/3D full-HD expression for viewing on various screen sizes.
Full-HD Optimized Optical System
To assure maximum clarity and sharpness in full-HD images, this advanced optical system employs a full-HD-optimized lens unit comprising of 16 lens elements in 12 groups, including two large-diameter aspherical lenses and two high-performance ED (extra-low dispersion) lenses. Each lens is carefully aligned to assure a uniform focusing balance from the center to the edges of the screen. As a result, the PT-AE7000E produces stunningly clear and beautiful images.
New up to 480Hz Compatible LCD Panels
The PT-AE7000E’s Full-HD LCD panels provide more brightness with higher aperture ratio. The panels are also designed for 480Hz processing capability for brighter 3D image. These high-precision panels use vertically aligned liquid crystal molecules with inorganic alignment layers. When no voltage is applied, the molecules are aligned perpendicular to the glass substrate, so there is minimal light leakage, providing higher contrast.
Pure Contrast Plates Deliver High 300,000:1 Contrast Ratio
The Pure Contrast Plates in the PT-AE7000E use a high-precision crystalline material that is carefully matched to the characteristics of the LCD panels to effectively correct the passage of light exiting the panels. This enables the projector to block unwanted light leakage and successfully increases the dynamic range. It works together with the Pure Color Filter Pro and Dynamic Iris Pro to achieve an astounding contrast ratio of 300,000:1.
Pure Colour Filter Pro for Rich, Vibrant Colours
The optical filter optimizes the light spectrum from the UHM projector lamp, helping to produce deeper blacks while improving purity levels in the three primary colors (red, green and blue). This advanced filter system improves color purity to cover a range that extends from the HDTV standard (Rec. 709 mode)*1 to the color gamut used in digital cinema*2. This gives images the deep, rich coloring that distinguishes movie images.
*1 A setting that supports the 6,500K color temperature recommended in the HDTV standard (ITU-R BT.709).
*2 Specifications put forth by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) PR431-2.
Dynamic Iris Pro Adds Beauty to Both Dark and Bright Scenes
This intelligent iris system works by analyzing the brightness level of each image using a histogram, then adjusting the lamp power, iris and gamma curve* accordingly to create the ideal image. The adjustments are made virtually frame by frame. This helps the projector achieve a wide dynamic range with swift smoothness for added beauty in both dark and bright scenes.
* Parameters for adjusting the output brightness gradation level according to the input signal.
Smooth Screen Technology Creates Film-Like Texture
While many LCD projectors suffer from a “chicken wire” effect, Panasonic’s pursuit of the highest possible image quality has successfully overcome this device limitation through the incorporation of Smooth Screen technology.
This uses the double refraction property of crystals to arrange pixels on a screen with no gaps between them.
Seven Picture Modes
Seven different picture modes (normal, dynamic, Rec. 709, D-cinema, cinema 1, cinema 2 and game mode for reduced frame delay) automatically detect 2D, 3D signal for optimized picture quality.
[NORMAL] For a general image such as sports programs.
[DYNAMIC] For viewing at high brightness and sharpness.
[REC. 709] For HDTV standard (ITU-R BT. 709) color temperature of 6,500 K at the default setting of the [PICTURE] menu items.
[D-CINEMA] For D-CINEMA standard (SMPTE RP 431-2) color temperature of 6,300 K at the default setting of the [PICTURE] menu items.
[CINEMA 1] Tuned by top Hollywood colorists for watching a movie with smooth image quality.
[CINEMA 2] For viewing action films and anime etc. with vivid color and sharp quality.
[GAME] For use with games.
Comfortable 3D Viewing Experience
LCD Panels Driven at 480Hz and Original Overdrive Technology for Clear 3D Image Although it is inherently difficult to attain brightness in 3D images while minimizing crosstalk, the PT-AE7000E achieves both bright and comfortable 3D images by the incorporation of 480-Hz driven LCD panels and Panasonic's original high-precision overdrive technology. The 480-Hz driven LCD panels lengthen the time that the shutter is open about 1.5 times the duration of a 240-Hz drive system. Together with the original overdrive technology, this improves the brightness of the images viewed through 3D Eyewear, while at the same time minimizing crosstalk, or double image seen as a result of the left image entering the right eye and vice versa.
Newly Developed Dual Core Processing Engine
High-quality 2D image processing, including Frame Creation and Detail Clarity Processor, can now be enjoyed in 3D as well, with the incorporation of the newly developed dual core processing engine.
This engine, which is centered around a 3D CiW1 chip, conducts high-speed, high-precision signal processing, producing high-grade 3D images.
Frame Creation 2 for Motion Blur Reduction in 3D/2D Viewing
A double-speed frame interpolation display for 2D viewing, and also in 3D viewing, greatly improves the clarity of motion images, reproducing sharp and clear images for fast moving scenes in sports and action movies. For 24p signal input, four frames are calculated and interpolated for each existing frame, to enable 5x speed (120-Hz) display.
Detail Clarity Processor 3 Gives Natural Clarity to Even the Finest Details This digital image processing circuit brings greater clarity and sharpness to details embedded in the image. After analyzing the video signal frequency in each scene, the circuit optimizes the sharpness of each part of the image based on the extracted information. The resulting images, 3D or 2D, have more natural, lifelike expression than those of previous image-processing methods.
3D Viewing Monitor for Adjustment of Depth-of-Field
The projection size for viewing 3D images can be selected from among 9 different sizes, ranging from 40 inches to 200 inches diagonally.* The amount of parallax is optimized according to the projection size, so comfortable, easy-to-view 3D images can be enjoyed at any size. Furthermore, the 3D Viewing Monitor makes sure the field of depth is within the comfortable zone by a graphical representation and make adjustments accordingly.
* Projection size for 2D images covers from 40 inches to 300 inches diagonally.
3D Viewing Monitor
The white lines of the 3D Viewing Monitor indicate the comfort level of parallax set forth by the 3D Consortium Committee. By making sure the parallax is within the white lines, comfortable 3D is realized. Amount of parallax can be adjusted if necessary.
3D Picture Balance with Waveform Monitor
The projector is able to show the right and left image side by side to check if the two sides have the same colors. The difference may occur due to poor content quality. With the Waveform Monitor displayed, you can adjust the contrast, brightness, color and tint as desired, and up to three adjustment settings can be stored in memory for instant recall.
The left and right picture balance sometimes varies due to differences in the camera's shooting conditions for the left and right images.
2D-3D Conversion 2D to 3D image conversion is possible, with five 3D effect modes to select from.
Precisely Tuned 3D Projection with Optional Panasonic VIERA 3D Eyewear
The PT-AE7000E uses frame sequential technology for 3D image projection. When viewing 3D content, signals from the PT-AE7000E’s built-in infrared transmitter precisely control the left and right shutters of the active 3D eyewear, which can be shared with VIERA 3D TVs.
Built-in 3D Infrared Transmitter
The PT-AE7000E comes equipped with a built-in transmitter with maximum transmission distance of six meters (about 20 feet).* For more range up to ten meters (about 33 feet), an optional infrared transmitter, ET-TRM110 is
available for greater installation flexibility.
Built-in 3D infrared transmitterOptional 3D IR transmitter ET-TRM110
* The indicated distance between the projector and screen is valid when the conditions described below are satisfied. Also, note that the transmission distance can differ largely due to strong light, such as sunlight and fluorescent lamps, at the installation location or due to the screen type or material. CONDITION 1: The distance between the screen and the 3D Eyewear (viewing position) is 5 meters to the front of the screen. CONDITION 2: The screen is 100 inches, measured diagonally, and has a screen gain of 1. CONDITION 3: The projector is set up in front of the screen, and the lens shift function is not used. CONDITION 4: The [3D IR TRANSMITTER] setting in the main unit is set to [STRONG].
Customization and Installation Flexibility
Intelligent Lens Memory with Auto Detection
Up to six settings can be stored in the Lens Memory, including zoom and focus positions for projecting in the normal 16:9 or 4:3 image ratio, and wide cinema projection settings. These memories can be recalled manually or can be set for automatic switching. The projector is able to detect 2.35:1 and 16:9 source and retrieve the stored setting automatically. This Lens Memory function lets you easily enjoy images with different image ratios on a wide 2.35:1 screen for an immersive movie theater-like experience.
2x Optical Power Zoom/Focus and Wide Lens Shift Range
A 2x optical power zoom/focus lens and a lens shift function together make it possible to project a 120-inch picture from as close as 3.6 meters (11 feet 10 inches) to the screen or as far as 7.2 meters (23 feet 7 inches) away. In addition, the image can be shifted ±100% vertically, and ±26% horizontally. This gives you outstanding setup flexibility. If you choose to ceiling-mount the projector, you can zoom and focus by remote control.
Waveform Monitor for Precise Calibration
With the PT-AE7000E you can view the waveforms on the screen and adjust the settings both automatically and manually as you prefer.
Advanced Gamma Adjustment Function
The gamma curve can be flexibly controlled, allowing precise calibration according to the signal source and environment. Brightness (Y), R, G and B can each be adjusted at any nine points. Adjustment point positions can be shifted both horizontally and vertically to bring out the desired gradation level.
Split Adjust Mode for Easy Picture Adjustment
You can freeze any scene you wish, and then make adjustments while easily comparing the original image and the adjusted image side by side.
Cinema Color Management Premium Enables Flexible Color Control
This color correction system enables free color control in two different modes. The Point Color Correction mode lets you pick a point in the image and adjust that color without affecting the neighboring colors. The Six Color Correction mode enables independent adjustment of red, green, blue, cyan, magenta and yellow.
Abundant Connection Terminals
HDMI™ with x.v.Color™ and Deep Color
The PT-AE7000E has three HDMI input terminals for digital transmission without image degradation. The HDMI input terminals also support Deep Color and the x.v.Color color space. Deep Color provides 10-bit (over 1.07 billion) and 12-bit (over 68.7 billion) color depths for smooth gradation between colors, while x.v.Color compliance reproduces natural, lifelike images.*
* Effective in Rec. 709 image mode.
Programmable 12V Trigger for Automated Theater Setup
Two 12V triggers are provided.* Since the input and output can be set independently (menu selectable), they can link flexibly with powered screens, room light and powered curtains. When combined with the Intelligent Lens Memory, they let you create a truly classy home theater.
* The trigger terminals also operate as the 3D shutter outputs to connect the optional 3D IR transmitter ET-TRM110.
VIERA Link for Easy Operation
The PT-AE7000E supports VIERA Link. If your home theater system contains VIERA Link-ready equipment, projection can be started by using only the remote control unit of the PT-AE7000E, regardless of whether the source is a Blu-ray Disc or a TV program stored on an HD recorder. This eliminates the need for hassling with several remote controls.*
* Cannot be used simultaneously with TV that supports VIERA Link. Some operations may not be available depending on the equipment. In this case, use its own remote control to operate the equipment.
Up to 5,000-Hour Lamp Replacement Cycle* and Simple Maintenance
Panasonic’s proprietary lamp drive system helps maintain lamp performance, resulting in a up to 5,000-hour lamp replacement cycle. For easy maintenance, you can replace the filter from the side and the lamp from the top of the projector. The dust filter and lamp are easily replaced even after the PT-AE7000E is installed on the ceiling.
* When a lamp power is set to ECO. The lamp replacement cycle is up to 4,000 hours when the lamp mode is set to NORMAL. The values above are maximum values when they are used in cycles of being turned on for 2 hours and off for 0.25 hours. When the lamps are turned on and off more frequently, the lamp replacement cycle is shortened. The usage environment affects the lamp replacement cycle.
16-bit (full 12-bit) gamma correction for natural gradations.
3D noise reduction for high-precision noise detection and reduction.
Featuring a wide range of aspect modes, including ones for anamorphic lenses. (JUST/4:3/16:9/S16:9/14:9/ZOOM1/ZOOM2/H-FIT/V-FIT)
NOTE: The selectable modes vary depending on the input signal.
Up to sixteen sets of PICTURE adjustment settings can be stored in memory with custom names that make them easy to remember (PICTURE MEMORY).
Masking function to match the desired projection area to the screen.
User-friendly ergonomic remote control.
Built-in test pattern including color bar and gray scale.
On-screen input guidance.
Auto input search.
Quiet operation: 22 dB (lamp power: ECO).
NORMAL/ECO lamp power selection.
Each Panasonic projector is produced by a vertically integrated production process, which extends from R&D to manufacturing, at the Panasonic factory in Japan, under strict quality control. This ensures stable, top-quality performance in every product.
100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
285 W (0.08 W in standby mode)
18.7 mm (0.74 in) diagonal (16:9 aspect ratio)
Transparent LCD panel (× 3, R/G/B)
2,073,600 (1,920 × 1,080) × 3, total of 6,220,800 pixels
200 W UHM lamp (The lamp replacement cycle is up to 4,000 hours
(lamp power: NORMAL) / 5,000 hours (lamp power: ECO)*4)
Powered zoom/focus lenses (1.35:1–2.70:1), F 1.9–3.2, f 22.4–44.8 mm
*2 The projector uses a type of liquid crystal panel that typically consists of millions of pixels. This panel is built with very high-precision technology to provide the finest possible image. Occasionally, a few pixels may remain turned on (bright) or turned off (dark). Please note that this is an intrinsic characteristic of the manufacturing technology that affects all products using LCD technology.
*3 The projector uses a high-voltage mercury lamp that contains high internal pressure. This lamp may break, emitting a large sound, or fail to illuminate, due to impact or extended use. The length of time that it takes for the lamp to break or fail to illuminate varies greatly depending on individual lamp characteristics and usage conditions.
*4 The values above are maximum values when they are used in cycles of being turned on for 2 hours and off for 0.25 hours. When the lamps are turned on and off more frequently, the lamp replacement cycle is shortened. The usage environment affects the lamp replacement cycle.
*5 Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO 21118 international standards.
*6 In dynamic mode, with dynamic iris on.
*7 In cinema 1 mode, with dynamic iris on.
*8 Shift range is limited during simultaneous horizontal and vertical shifting.
*9 When a 3D signal is being input or when a 2D signal is converted to 3D, the keystone correction does not function.
*10 Effective in Rec. 709 picture mode.
*11 CEC is an abbreviation for Consumer Electronics Control. Operation may not be possible with some connected equipment or settings.
*12 With legs at shortest position.
*13 Average value. May differ depending on models.
*14 When [HIGH ALTITUDE MODE] is set to [ON]: 0°C – 35°C (32°F–95°F)
*15 Operation range differs depending on environments.
*16 If you do not have a Panasonic 3D TV that supports 3D video, use a SANYO eneloop Mobile Booster KBC-L2 series to charge your Eyewear.
The code that follows KBC-L2 may differ depending on the country of purchase. The code at the end of the model number of 3D Eyewear may
differ depending on the country of purchase.
Panasonic 3D Glasses TY-EW3D3MW Wireless IR Glasses
Light and easy to use "weigh about 27g".
About 5 hours of continuous use. Compatible with Panasonic PT-AE7000E & PT-AE8000E projectors.
Premium HDMI 1.4 Digital AV Cable - For 3D Projectors
High Speed HDMI cable is ideal for use with your Foxtel IQ2, PS3, Blu-Ray, HDTV and home theatre installations. It‘s an affordable, quality cable which features 24K gold plated contacts for optimal conductive ability and resistance to tarnishing and corrosion.
High Speed HDMI 1.4 CAT2 cable
Bandwidth: 340MHz / 10.2Gbps
ATC (Authorised Test Centre) certified for high speed
Supports resolutions up to WQXGA (2560 x 1600p) and Quad Full-HD (3840 x 2160p)
Supports all 3D formats
Deep Colour, x.v.Color™ and xvYCC compatible
Shielded cable construction for optimum RF and EMI protection