Panasonic PT-AE8000U


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Panasonic PT-AE8000U

Panasonic PT-AE8000U
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Good Gear Editor's Choice Best Buy
A staggeringly quiet and astonishingly high contrast ratio 1080p 3D projector, with great features and two industry awards
22dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 500000:1 Yes Mar 2013
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Panasonic PT-AE8000U Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Panasonic PT-AE8000U number 493 in 3D projectors.
75 Reviews + 2 Awards
5 Years Old
Running Costs
£72 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has very good expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this data projector to others. This projector has received two awards including a "Best Buy" from and an "Editor's Choice" from Good Gear Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia 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 2018.
The PT-AE8000U has running costs of £72 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
Customers report good picture quality, acceptable noise level and superior product quality.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Supports 3D

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Panasonic PT-AE8000U In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Two Industry Awards

This multimedia projector received a "Best Buy" award from review website who thought it was was a sensible purchase and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from review site Good Gear who concluded it was outstanding.

Good Expert Reviews

This Panasonic projector has an average expert rating of 88 out of 100 based on four expert reviews from sites including,, Good Gear and The expert review sites think this multimedia projector is one of the better projectors.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 71 user reviews this projector has a marvellous overall user rating. 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

Panasonic has excellent average reviews across its entire projector range compared to other manufacturers. 98% of those that bought a Panasonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Three people who bought it reckoned that it had good picture quality, two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good for watching movies and two customers who reviewed this projector agreed that it had good colour saturation.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Four people mentioned that the product was quiet.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Three owners wrote that the Panasonic PT-AE8000U was good quality.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the PT-AE8000U is £72 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This data projector was released in March 2013.


1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The PT-AE8000U has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This data projector has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution, whereas most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Panasonic PT-AE8000U's noise level of only 22dB is very quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 1% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The PT-AE8000U's contrast ratio (typical) of 500,000 is very high compared to most other data projectors. It is in the highest 1% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The PT-AE8000U's projector brightness of only 2,400 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 86% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Panasonic PT-AE8000U does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most other projectors. 77% of projectors have a built-in speaker.

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Supports 3D

The Panasonic PT-AE8000U supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Panasonic PT-AE8000U has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of data projectors.

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Average Bulb Power

The PT-AE8000U's bulb power of 220W is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 58% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The Panasonic PT-AE8000U supports full HD. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic ptae8000u


00885170095526, 08851700955266

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