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Panasonic PT-AR100E Full High Definition Bright Home theatre Projector


Quick Facts:  
Panasonic PT-AR100E Throw Distance Chart (Examples for common Sizes)
Image Size Installation Distance
(Approx. To Lens)
92" (16:9) 2030x1140mm From 2.7m to 5.5m
100" (16:9) 2130x1200mm From 3.0m to 6.0m
110" (16:9) 2435x1370mm From 3.3m to 6.6m
120" (16:9) 2580x1450mm From 3.6m to 7.2m
Native Resolution: WUXGA 1920 x 1080 16:9
Brightness: 2800 ANSI Lumens
Maximum Contrast: 50,000:1
Weight: 8.6kg
Fan Noise: 29db (eco)
Warranty: 2 Yrs/2000hrs (+1 Year $135)
Lamp Life Up To: 5

- 2.0x Zoom
- 2x HDMI Connection
- Horizontal & Vertical Lens Shift

Panasonic PT-AR100E Reviews:

Ease Of Use

"In a classic home theater situation, where ambient light is not a factor, the projector's less than solid black level becomes more noticeable and digital noise can be distracting. When compared to the Epson EH-TW3600, it becomes clear that Panasonic made some compromises in order to design a better home entertainment projector, and these compromises make it less effective as a home theater projector--though not by much.

The bottom line is this: if you want a projector that performs in the living room, whether that be for games, or sports, or just television, the AR100E is about as good as it gets. The fact that it can multi-task as a home theater projector is a bonus, and a good one, but its faults in that area in no way take away from its performance in its intended niche."

"Extremely bright and ideal for the family room type environment, the PT-AR100E offers extensive placement flexibility, especially compared to most of the similarly priced competition. Choose your color modes for your content and tastes (and brightness).

The projector itself, physically looks good - a mid-sized home projector. Its remote control is great, and the menus are well designed. The memory area lets you save settings, as we propose you do on our Calibration page. The projector has a waveform generator for those so inclined to use it."

"The Panasonic PT-AR100E is an awesome machine with standard 2D movies bringing out good black levels and vibrant colours but with the flexibility to operate in bright rooms. It isn't 3D compatible but many people still consider it a fad and this offers an excellent non 3D option. Panasonic are covering the AR100E with only a 1 year warranty which does loose the Panasonic some points against the new Epson EH-TW6000. But all in all the PT-AR100E is an excellent choice if you have a bright living room situation and aren't too fussed with 3D."

Large-Screen Entertainment for the Group

2,800-lm Brightness from Newly Developed 280-W Red-Rich Lamp
The PT-AR100E projector produces bright, sharp images by employing a new, high-power 280-W Red-Rich Lamp and optical unit that combine to generate 2,800 lm of brightness for comfortable viewing in various lighting conditions.

Light Harmonizer 3 Produces Quality Pictures in Various Lightings
Together with 2,800 lm of brightness, Panasonic’s Light Harmonizer 3 technology assists the versatile use of the projector by automatically adjusting the picture quality of the image to match the living room or theater room conditions. This is made possible by utilizing built-in ambient light and color sensors that adjust the white balance, gamma curve, and sharpness settings to maintain bright, crisp pictures that match the viewing environment.

PT-AR100E Light Harmonizer

Picture Modes for Different Occasions
The PT-AR100E features seven picture modes for various viewing situations, including modes that are ideal for sports, games and movies: Normal, Dynamic, Game, Sports, Rec. 709, Cinema 1 and Vivid Cinema.

Cinema 1 Mode Offers Hollywood Picture Quality
Movies can be enjoyed in Cinema 1 mode that has been tuned carefully to faithfully express the director’s artistic intent. Panasonic has continued to work side by side with Hollywood experts to deliver this ideal image reproduction for viewing movies.
PT-AR100E Cinema 1
Game Mode for Stress-Free Playing
This mode improves signal processing for better response, allowing you to play games with minimal stress. It also reveals gradation in saturated areas to show details that are otherwise lost in very dark areas.
PT-AR100E Game Mode
Sports Mode with Motion Effect for Sharp Action Scenes
In Sports mode, together with the Motion Effect feature, the PT-AR100E detects and extenuates detail on moving objects, resulting in intensified action with clearer, more highlighted players.
PT-AR100E Sports Mode

[NORMAL] For a general image.
[DYNAMIC] For viewing at high brightness and sharpness.
[GAME] For use with games.
[SPORTS] For sports programs.
[REC. 709] For HDTV standard (ITU-R BT. 709) color temperature of 6,500 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.
[VIVID CINEMA] For use with a high luminance, clear picture mode.

Superb Picture Quality

Dynamic Iris Pro Delivers High 50,000:1 Contrast Ratio for Deep Blacks
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 achieves an astounding contrast ratio of 50,000:1, providing 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.

PT-AR100E Iris

Pure Color Filter Pro for Rich, Vibrant Colors
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) DC28 Digital Cinema committees.

PT-AR100E Filter

PT-AR100E Digital Clarity Processor Detail Clarity Processor 3 Gives Natural Clarity to Even the Finest Details
This digital image processing circuit brings greater clarity and sharpness to details, by reproducing fine nuances that were lost due to image compression. After a two dimensional analysis of the video signal’s frequency in each scene, the new circuit optimizes the sharpness of each image portion based on the extracted information. The resulting images have a more natural, lifelike expression than those of previous image-processing methods. The detection of super-high-frequency image components also enables more faithful reproduction of highly detailed information, such as the film grain in movies. The effect can be adjusted in eight steps from 0 to +7.
PT-AR100E Digital Processor 3

Motion Effect Adds Smoothness and Sharpness to Fast-Moving Scenes
This digital image processing circuit brings greater clarity and sharpness to details, even in fast-moving scenes.
The resulting images have a more natural, lifelike expression.

Waveform Monitor for Precise Calibration
When the output level of the source device fluctuates due to the performance of the device or its cable connections, the original black and white levels of the image content cannot be reproduced. With the PT-AR100E, you can view the waveforms on the screen and adjust the settings either automatically or manually as you prefer.

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.

PT-AR100E Split Adjust

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 of nine points. Adjustment point positions can be shifted both horizontally and vertically to bring out the desired gradation level.

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.

Installation Flexibility and Ease of Use

2x Optical Zoom Lens and Wide Lens Shift Range
The 2x optical zoom lens provides a wide throw range, and the image can be shifted ±65% vertically and ±26% horizontally. This outstanding level of setup flexibility lets you enjoy large-screen viewing in different-sized rooms. Position it on a table in front of you, suspend it from the ceiling, or place it on a bookshelf behind you.
Note: This illustration shows the projection distances for a 120-inch screen.

PT-AR100E zoom

Abundant Connection Terminals

PT-AR100E Inputs

HDMI™ with x.v.Color™ and Deep Color
The PT-AR100E has two HDMI input terminals for digital transmission without image degradation. The HDMI input terminals also support Deep Color and the x.v.Color color space of the 1.3 standard. 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 Cinema 1 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 lights and powered curtains.

VIERA Link for Easy Operation
The PT-AR100E 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-AR100E, 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 a 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.

Function Button for Instant Recall
A frequently used function can be assigned to the Function button located on the remote for instant recall.

Eco Management Functions
A number of functions are provided to reduce power consumption. They adjust the brightness according to ambient light conditions, and reduce the lamp power when there is no signal input or the projector is in AV Mute mode. You can easily set the Eco Management functions according to operating conditions by using the ECO button on the remote control.

Energy-Saving Intelligent Lamp Power Control
Advanced Panasonic digital circuitry intelligently determines the necessary power output of the lamp depending on the content being displayed by analyzing more than 3 billion different image patterns. This advanced analysis process reduces the main power consumption by as much as 10 percent when the Dynamic Iris Pro function is operating, thus saving energy.

Up to 3,000-Hour Lamp Replacement Cycle* and Simple Maintenance
Panasonic’s proprietary lamp drive system helps maintain lamp performance, resulting in a up to 3,000-hour lamp replacement cycle. For easy maintenance, you can replace the dust filter from the side and the lamp from the top of the projector. The filter and lamp are easily replaced even after the PT-AR100E is installed on the ceiling.
* When lamp power is set to Eco. The lamp replacement cycle is up to 2,000 hours when the lamp power 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 hour. When the lamps are turned on and off more frequently, the lamp replacement cycle is shortened. The usage environment affects the lamp replacement cycle.

Other Features

  • 16-bit (full 12-bit) gamma correction for natural gradation.
  • Scene-adaptive MPEG noise reduction effectively blocks regular noise and minimizes mosquito noise.
  • Scene-adaptive resizing LSI improves quality when resizing 480p images or those from other sources with resolution lower than the PT-AR100E’s native resolution.
  • 24p compatible.
  • Progressive cinema scan (3/2 pulldown) and HD IP.
  • Up to sixteen sets of PICTURE adjustment settings can be stored in memory with custom names that make them easy to remember.
  • User equalizing function lets you adjust the high, mid and low gamma levels.
  • Screen Area Memory.
  • User-friendly ergonomic remote control.
  • Built-in test pattern.
  • On-screen input guidance.
  • Auto input search.
  • Quiet operation: 29 dB (lamp power: Eco).
  • Normal/Eco lamp power selection.
PT-AE7000E Made In Japan 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.

Projector Screen Bundle  

Model PT-AR100E
Power supply 100–240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 350 W (0.08 W in standby mode)
LCD*2 panel Panel size 18.7 mm (0.74 in) diagonal (16:9 aspect ratio)
Display method Transparent LCD panel (× 3, R/G/B)
Drive method Active matrix
Pixels 2,073,600 (1,920 × 1,080) × 3, total of 6,220,800 pixels
Lamp*3 280 W UHM lamp
Lens Manual zoom (1.33–2.69:1), manual focus lenses, F 2.0–3.4, f 21.5–43.0 mm
Projection size (diagonal) 1.02–7.62 m (40–300 inches)
Colors Full color (1,073,741,824 colors)
Brightness*4 2,800 lumens*5
Center-to-corner uniformity ratio*4 85%
Contrast ratio*4 50,000:1*6 (full on/full off)
Resolution 1,920 × 1,080 pixels
Scanning frequency RGB fH: 15 kHz–74 kHz, fV: 24 Hz–85 Hz,
dot clock: 154 MHz or lower
YPBPR (YCBCR) 525i (480i), 625i (576i), 525p (480p), 625p (576p), 750 (720)/60p, 750 (720)/50p,
1125 (1080)/60i, 1125 (1080)/50i, 1125 (1080)/24p, 1125 (1080)/60p, 1125 (1080)/50p
Video/S-Video fH: 15.75 kHz, fV: 60 Hz [NTSC/NTSC4.43/PAL-M/PAL60]
fH: 15.63 kHz, fV: 50 Hz [PAL/PAL-N/SECAM]
Optical axis shift*7 Vertical: ±65%, horizontal: ±26%
Keystone correction range Vertical: approx. ±30°
Installation Ceiling/desk, front/rear (menu selection)
On-screen menu languages English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Swedish,
Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Portuguese, Thai, Japanese
Terminals HDMI IN HDMI connector × 2, HDMI™ (Deep Color, x.v.Color™*8, CEC*9 ),
HDCP compliant, supports HDAVI Control Version 5
COMPUTER (RGB) IN D-sub HD 15-pin (female) × 1 (RGB/YPBPR/YCBCR × 1)
TRIGGER IN/OUT M3 × 2, 12 V, max. 100 mA
(input/output selectable using on-screen menu)
VIDEO IN RCA pin × 1
S-VIDEO IN Mini DIN 4-pin × 1
SERIAL IN D-sub 9-pin × 1 for external control (RS-232C compliant)
Power cord length 3.0 m (9 ft 10 in)
Cabinet materials Molded plastic (PC+ABS)
Dimensions (W × H × D) 470 mm × 151 mm × 380 mm*10 (18-17/32˝ × 5-15/16˝ × 14-31/32˝ )*10
Weight*11 Approx. 8.6 kg (19.0 lbs)
Operation noise*4 29 dB (lamp power: ECO)
Operating temperature 0°–40°C (32°–104°F)*12
Operating humidly 20%–80% (no condensation)
Remote control unit Power supply 3 V DC (AA/R6 type battery × 2)
Operation range*13 Approx. 7 m (23 ft) when operated from directly in front of the signal receptor
(W × H × D)
48 × 138 × 28 mm
(1-7/8˝ × 5-7/16˝ × 1-3/32˝)
Weight Approx. 125 g (4.4 oz) (including batteries)
Supplied accessories Power cord (× 1) (× 2 for PT-AR100EEA)
Wireless remote control unit (× 1)
Batteries for remote control (AA/R6 type × 2)
Lens cover (× 1)
Optional accessories Replacement
lamp unit
Brochure Download Panasonic PT-AR100E Brochure Manual Download Panasonic PT-AR100E User Manual
*2The 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.
*3The 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.
*4Measurement, measuring conditions, and method of notation all comply with ISO 21118 international standards.
*5 In Dynamic mode, with dynamic iris on.
*6 In Cinema 1 mode, with dynamic iris on.
*7 Shift range is limited during simultaneous horizontal and vertical shifting.
*8 Effective in Rec. 709 picture mode.
*9 CEC is an abbreviation for Consumer Electronics Control. Operation may not be possible with some connected equipment or settings.
*10 With legs at shortest position.
*11 Average value. May differ depending on models.
*12 When [HIGH ALTITUDE MODE] is set to [ON]: 0°C – 35°C (32°F–95°F)
*13 Operation range differs depending on environments.
Rear Panel
PT-AR100E Inputs


Optional Accessories

Projector Warranty Upgrades

Extended Warranty For Projectors
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- Does not cover consumable items or accessories such as projector globes or remotes
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Universal Flush Projector Ceiling Mount FB-1 *Recommended*
White - $149
Black - $149

Projector Mount

Available in BLACK (FB-1B) and WHITE (FB-1W)
• Swivel: 360°, Adjustable roll, pitch and yaw.
• Rigid Steel construction.
• Durable powder-coated finish (Black or White).
• Supports up to 10kgs.
• Mounting hardware included.
• User manual included.
• All bracket models come standard with 4 x mounting arms.

- Direct to ceiling mount (150mm)
- Suits most projectors with 3 or 4 holes

HDMI Cable

Premium HDMI Digital AV Cable

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Premium quality AV cable for use with HDMI enabled digital displays, projectors, LCD screens and Plasma TVs!

- HDMI 1.3 with an increased single-link bandwidth to 340 MHz (10.2 Gbps) to support the demands of future HD display devices
- Compatible with HDTV and HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection)
- Connectors: HDMI Male/Male, Type A
- 10 year warranty

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