Panasonic PT-AE8000U
Panasonic PT-AE8000U
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Panasonic PT-AE8000U

Good Gear Editor's Choice Best Buy
An award winning 500000:1 1920 x 1080 projector with a best buy award from one expert review website
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 scored the Panasonic PT-AE8000U as follows for Summary.
75 Reviews + 2 Awards
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
£100 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has great expert reviews and superb user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others. This projector has received two awards including a "Best Buy" from and an "Editor's Choice" from Good Gear Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However this Panasonic projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
The PT-AE8000U has running costs of £100 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report good picture quality, acceptable noise level and superior product quality.
It is missing some features:
Does not have a built-in speaker
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite dim projector brightness

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Panasonic PT-AE8000U In-Depth Analysis


Two Industry Awards

The writer at review website gave this multimedia projector a "Best Buy" award and thought it was a sensible purchase and it received a Good Gear "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including,, Good Gear and this multimedia projector has an overall expert rating of 88%. This means that projector experts think this projector is one of the better projectors.

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Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this projector is superb based on 71 user reviews. Over 80% of reviewers gave this data 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 Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic data projectors and found that Panasonic had excellent ratings. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Three customers said in their reviews that the product had good picture quality, two people reckoned that it was good for watching movies and two customers who reviewed this projector thought it had good colour saturation.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Four owners reckoned that this projector was quiet.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Three customers who purchased it considered that it was good quality.


Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The PT-AE8000U does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most other projectors. 76% of projectors have a built-in speaker.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the PT-AE8000U of only 22dB is very quiet compared to most other data projectors. It is in the quietest 2% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The PT-AE8000U supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The PT-AE8000U has a 1920 x 1080 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This Panasonic data projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The worst resolution of all projectors is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The PT-AE8000U's projector brightness of only 2,400 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 16% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in March 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The PT-AE8000U has an average running cost of £100 over 1 year based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic ptae8000ubundle, panasonic ptae8000ubdl, panasonic ptae8000uob, panasonic 1920x1080
Barcodes 00012303843390, 00115971221085, 00132017738932, 00163120856497, 00168141609800, 00616348020008, 00616348050852, 00617401946341, 00617401947133, 00804067181524, 00808112921998, 00809393893059, 00885170095526, 08851700955266
44 more awards
Vastly brighter projector brightness
User review Rating is much Worse
48 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
Louder noise level