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Panasonic PT-AE8000U
Panasonic PT-AE8000U

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Panasonic PT-AE8000U Projector

500000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 22dB Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £99.94 Electricity cost over 5 years
Excellent owner reviews
Acceptable noise level
Good technical guidance
16 Reviews

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Reviews

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 16 owner reviews the average owner rating of this 500000:1 contrast ratio projector is outstanding. Over 87% of reviewers gave this data projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Panasonic Has Excellent Projector Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Panasonic multimedia projectors and also specifically for Panasonic 500000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors and found that in both cases Panasonic had excellent reviews. 100% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Four owners agreed that it was quiet. Zip50 said in their Panasonic PT-AE8000U review on Bhphotovideo.com “The unit is really quiet”. Krupar wrote three years ago “Silent fan! At the current pricing, this projector is a steal even at a time when 4k” in their review of this projector.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Three people said in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Detailed Pdf Manual”. Three years ago Zip50 mentioned “The unit has a manual lens position adjustment” and rated the Panasonic PT-AE8000U 5 stars.


Design

Well Designed

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well designed. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this projector “Lens Shift Design”. Zip50 mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The remote is small, uncluttered”.

One customer considered that the Panasonic PT-AE8000U was smooth. Bhphotovideo.com said “Smooth Motion-no Blurring”. One customer concluded that this projector was neat. Gus gave this projector a rating of 7 stars and he wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Clear and neat images” in his review of this projector.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Krupar gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned “Setup was well explained in a CD pdf style manual and easily carried out”.

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Robust

One owner who reviewed this projector thought it was well made.

Good Quality

Three owners who purchased it considered that it was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Quality Construction”. Ricky mentioned in his review of the Panasonic PT-AE8000U “Fantastic projector with great picture quality, black blacks” . Three years ago Sam said “The picture projection quality is great and I am so happy that I bought the Panny AE8000U projector” in his review of the Panasonic PT-AE8000U and gave it a score of 6 stars.

Easy to Use

Three people who reviewed the Panasonic PT-AE8000U considered that it was easy to use. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this projector “Intuitive Controls”. Two customers considered that it was easy to setup. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Easy To Set Up”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that this projector was easy to use the menus.

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Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

One customer mentioned that it was good in terms of power usage. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic PT-AE8000U “Energy Efficient” although they scored it 20 out of 100.


Price

Good Value for Money

One person who reviewed the Panasonic PT-AE8000U mentioned that it was good value for money. Three years ago Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this projector “Good price”.


Good Sound Quality

Two customers said in their reviews that the Panasonic PT-AE8000U had good sound quality. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic PT-AE8000U “Clear Sound” .

Good Remote Control

Two people who bought the Panasonic PT-AE8000U wrote that it had a good remote control.

Good Contrast Ratio

Two customers who reviewed this projector thought it had a good contrast ratio. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “500k To 1 Contrast Ratio”. Bhphotovideo.com also said “Contrast Ratio Superb” in their review. Two people agreed that it had good picture quality.

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it had image blurring. One person who bought it considered that it was good for playing games on.

One customer said in their reviews that the Panasonic PT-AE8000U had good colour saturation. John wrote in his Panasonic PT-AE8000U review two years ago “This is my first projector great pic & colors” .

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Bugatti mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “3d works well and 2d to 3d works” in their review of this projector and gave it a score of 8 stars. In the same month Jda gave this projector a rating of 7 stars and said in their review of this projector on Bhphotovideo.com “The picture is nice and bright and the 3D delivers as expected”. Krupar said in their review of the Panasonic PT-AE8000U in the same month “I purchased third party Active IR 3D glasses since Panasonic discontinued their line” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic PT-AE8000U was good structurally.


Video

Supports Full HD

The PT-AE8000U supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as this projector do not support full HD.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors which support full HD and we think the VPL-VW500ES, and the VPL-VW600ES both from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors of this spec and age.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,400 ANSI lumens, the Panasonic PT-AE8000U has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other 2,400 ANSI lumens brightness projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PT-AT6000E (£1,999.00) is also worth considering.

If this 500000:1 contrast ratio projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the Epson EH-TW6600 (£1,299.00) (2,500 ANSI lumens), or the Optoma GT1080 (£584.99) (2,800 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PT-AE8000U has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector.

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Performance

Very Quiet Noise Level

Multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector have noise levels of between 21dB and 45dB. The PT-AE8000U has one of the quieter noise levels (only 22 decibels) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

We compared all the other 22dB noise level data projectors to this projector and we think the Panasonic PT-AT6000E (£1,999.00), and the Optoma HD83 (£1,999.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PT-AE8000U does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to this multimedia projector which have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at including the Benq SX914, or the Gigabyte BRIX (£116.33) which is also higher rated.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The PT-AE8000U does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Small Bulb Power

At only 220 Watts, the PT-AE8000U has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. The average bulb power of data projectors of this spec and age is 270W.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released in April 2017.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the PT-AE8000U will cost £100 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic ptae8000u
Barcodes 00012303843390, 00115971221085, 00132017738932, 00163120856497, 00168141609800, 00885170095526, 08851700955266

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