The PT-AE7000 HD 3D Home Cinema Projector from Panasonic maximizes the image quality of the full-HD content in Blu-ray discs and HD broadcasts for large screen viewing, and adds a newly engineered red rich lamp and optical system that achieves a 300,000:1 contrast ratio and 2000 lumens of brightness.
The incorporation of the red rich lamp increases the luminance efficiency of the projector, to achieve 150% brighter cinema picture modes compared to its predecessor. Prior to the development of the red rich lamp, much brightness was lost to attain the desired color purity/balance for the rich color reproduction of cinema picture modes due to the lack of red luminance.
A variety of advanced signal-processing technologies, beginning with Detail Clarity Processor 3 and Frame Creation2, push the performance level of the LCD projector to an entirely new level of picture quality and provide viewers with the true beauty of full-HD images. Detail Clarity Processor 3 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.
Frame Creation2 offers a double-speed display (120Hz or 100Hz) greatly improves the clarity of motion images. Frame Creation2 interpolates one new frame for each existing frame by analyzing the characteristics of the adjacent frames to reproduce sharp and clear images for fast moving.
Finally, Panasonic works from every angle to minimize environmental impact in the product design, production and delivery processes, and in the performance of the product itself over its life cycle.
Red Rich Lamp
The incorporation of the new red rich lamp increases the luminance efficiency of the projector, to achieve 150% brighter cinema picture modes compared to its predecessor. Prior to the development of the red rich lamp, much brightness was lost to attain the desired color purity/balance for the rich color reproduction of cinema picture modes due to the lack of red luminance. The newly engineered lamp successfully adds red luminance, and enables the projector to produce brighter images with excellent colors. With the ability to produce a stunning brightness of 2000 lumens, the PT-AE7000U unleashes the beauty of 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 centre to the edges of the screen. As a result, the PT-AE7000U produces stunningly clear and beautiful images
Pure Contrast Plates Deliver High 300,000:1 Contrast Ratio
The pure contrast plates in the PT-AE7000U use a newly engineered 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 dynamic iris to achieve an astounding contrast ratio of 300,000:1
480Hz Compatible LCD Panels
The PT-AE7000'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 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) to the color gamut used in digital cinema. This gives images the deep, rich coloring that distinguishes movie images
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. Smooth screen technology is designed to give you the kind of smooth, vivid, and three dimensional images you see in movie theaters
Dynamic Iris Adds Beauty to Both Dark and Bright Scenes
The fifth generation 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
Full-HD LCD Panels Enhance Motion Response
The PT-AE7000U's full-HD LCD panels have a double speed drive capability that improves the projection clarity of moving images. 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 and the substrate remains black (called normally black operation), providing higher contrast
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
Frame Creation2 Featuring Motion Blur Reduction
A double speed display (120Hz or 100Hz) greatly improves the clarity of motion images. Frame Creation2 interpolates one new frame for each existing frame by analyzing the characteristics of the adjacent frames to reproduce sharp and clear images for fast moving scenes in sports and action movies. For 24p signal input, three frames are calculated and interpolated for each existing frame, to enable 4x speed (96Hz) display. There are four modes (mode 1, mode 2, mode 3, and off) to choose from. The effect is more pronounced as you ascend through the modes, to provide crisp, clear images to your liking
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-AE7000U you can view the waveforms on the screen and adjust the settings both automatically and manually as you prefer
16-Bit Gamma Correction for Natural Gradations
The PT-AE7000U handles up to 16-bit (full 12-bit) digital image processing. It faithfully reproduces even subtle hues and brightness variations
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
New 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, so it is easy to get just the right color equalization in hue, luminance and saturation. The six color correction mode enables independent adjustment of red, green, blue, cyan, magenta and yellow
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
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 sources 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 theatre-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 11´10. (3.6 m) to the screen or as far as 23´7. (7.2 m) away. In addition, the image can be shifted ±100% vertically, and ±40% horizontally. This gives you outstanding setup flexibility. If you choose to ceiling-mount the projector, you can zoom and focus by remote control
VIERA Link for Easy Operation
The PT-AE7000U supports VIERA Link. If your home theatre system contains VIERA Link-ready equipment, projection can be started by using only the remote control unit of the PT-AE7000U, 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
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 with powered screens, room light and powered curtains. When combined with the intelligent lens memory, they let you create a truly classy home theater
HDMI with x.v.Color Deep Color
The PT-AE7000U has three HDMI input terminals for digital transmission without image degradation. The HDMI input terminals also support deep color and the x.v.Color space of the HDMI 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
Newly Developed Dual Core Processing Engine
High quality 2D image processing, including Frame Creation2 and detail clarity processor, can now be enjoyed in 3D as well, with the incorporation of the newly developed dual core processing engine
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 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
Built-in 3D Infrared Transmitter
The PT-AE7000 comes equipped with a built-in transmitter with maximum transmission distance of 20' (6 m). For more range up to 33' (10 m), an optional infrared transmitter, ET-TRM110 is available for greater installation flexibility
3D Viewing Monitor for Adjustment of Depth-of-Field
The projection size for viewing 3D images can be selected from among nine different sizes, ranging from 40-200" (1-5 m) 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
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 PTAE7000U is installed on the ceiling
Intelligent Power Management System for Eco-Friendly Power Consumption
The PT-AE7000U realizes an extremely low standby power consumption of 0.08W, lowest in its class. In addition, the PT-AE7000U's main power consumption is reduced by as much as 10% when the dynamic iris function is operating because it intelligently determines the necessary power output of the projector by analyzing over 3 billion different image patterns, to optimize and eliminate excessive power consumption. LSI chip integration further lowers the PT-AE7000U's main power consumption, making it an eco-friendly projector
Other Ecological Considerations
An off-timer that reduces wasteful power consumption
Lead-free solder for mounting components to printed circuit boards
No vinyl chloride in interior wiring
No halogenated flame retardants in the cabinet
Lead-free glass for the lens
Up to 5000-Hour Lamp Replacement Cycle and Simple Maintenance
Panasonic's proprietary lamp drive system helps maintain lamp performance, resulting in an up to 5000 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-AE7000 is installed on the ceiling
Panasonic works from every angle to minimize environmental impact in the product design, production and delivery processes, and in the performance of the product during its life cycle. The PT-AE7000 reflects the following ecological considerations.
No halogenated flame retardants are used in the cabinet.
Lead-free glass for the lens.
Standby power consumption of only 0.08W has been achieved.
A sleep-timer that reduces wasteful power consumption.
Seven picture mode includes cinema 1, cinema 2, cinema 3, normal, dynamic, color 1 and color 2
3D noise reduction for high precision noise detection and reduction
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-AE7000E's native resolution
Progressive cinema scan (3/2 pulldown) and HD IP
Selectable frame response
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). The selectable modes vary depending on the input signal
Up to sixteen sets of adjustment settings can be stored in memory with custom names that make them easy to remember
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
Normal/Eco lamp power selection
200W (Approx. 0.08W in Standby Mode with Fan Stopped)
20-80% (No Condensation)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
18.5 x 5.9 x 14.3" (470 x 151 x 364mm)
19.2 lb. (8.7kg)
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